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“Very nice option in Natal”

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Pousada Castanheira
Ranked #37 of 92 Hotels in Natal
Certificate of Excellence
Campinas, SP
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111 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very nice option in Natal”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

If like me you prefer a cosy place rather than the impersonal big hotels, this place is for you.
The pousada is in a very well located house near Morro do Careca in Natal, 30 meters from the beach. The owner and staff are very nice, the rooms are correct (without the usual mold smell you find in many Natal hotels). Breakfast is served in a nice room overlooking the ocean. Try the tapioca dishes.
The whole pousada is covered with nice plants that help creating a relaxing atmosphere.
The only negative point, that is a constant in my experiences in Natal is that the quality of cleaning could be better.
There is free wifi, but the signal did not reach my room.
Another important detail is location. I had chosen this place as an alternative to Praiamar hotel because in several sites (including TripAdvisor!) it seems to be very close to Praiamar. However the correct address is Rua da PraÇa rather than Rua da PraIa.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to noise avoid the rooms near the breakfast room or the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

If you like small, friendly, well run hotels near the beach this is for you. Lovely little bar and pool, nice rooms and excellent staff. We were at the nearby Serhs Hotel but hated it. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will be back. Breakfast was great too. Highly recommended but bring your mosquito repellent!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

this is an amazing B&B a bit off from the center, but it is really amazing. The rooms are nice the facility is amazing - very relaxing and comforting. the grounds are immaculate and the location for the breakfast is really nice. The quality of the breakfast was so and so - I had a lot better and was expecting more due to the cost of the B&B and the facility, but was Ok.

It is a bit of a walk from the main street - it is up hill - but irt is really worth while. I wished I could had stayed a bit longer.

Room Tip: room in the top floor are better
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Pousad Castanheira is very centrally located - just few steps from the Ponta Negra beach. The staff is very gentle and helpful. Really, nothing to complain about! The rooms are quite simple but comfortable (some are a bit dark), there are hammocks, plenty of trompical plants in the garden. A nice spot if you're staying in Natal for a night of two.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Dover, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2010

The pousada had the warmest of welcomes, we arrived late at night and availed of the excellent selection of meals available, eaten by the pool, with a free welcome caipirinha. Excellent facilities, with a touch of real character throughout, where every item of furnishing is clearly chosen to enhance the overall effect. Very spacious public areas. Spotlessly clean. Great local advice on tours etc, extremely helpful staff. Location is about 25 meters from the (very well policed) beach. By European standards, the cost is almost laughably cheap for accommodation of this quality.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Latin America
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2008

I got an all in price of R$110 a night. For this I got a large clean room with air-con, spotless en suite bathroom and a small veranda with a hammock. The breakfast was okay by Brazilian standards, not the widest variety of fruit, juices and breads but the staff are happy to whip up eggs and omelets on request.

The pousada itself is very clean (as you come to expect in Brazil), has a small pool, internet connection and is a quiet and relaxing place to hang out. The TV in the room had cable. The beach is all of two minutes walk away and along the beachfront you have all the bars, cafes and restaurants you need.

Tereze and João run the pousada and are a friendly helpful couple and speak English. From what I saw while there this is a great option for someone going to Ponta Negra, much cheaper than the hotels but still very comfortable and giving up little in terms of what's on offer. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2007

Don't be fooled by the glossy website! This Pousada is on a steep hill, and near some distinctly dodgy areas. Electrified wire fences are testament to that. The "sea view" is partly obscured by advertising hoardings. Some friends of ours had paid a deposit, but were told on arrival the room wasn't available, and were dumped at another Pousada. There are dozens of places to choose from in Natal, pousada castanheira is best avoided.

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Property: Pousada Castanheira
Address: Avenida Engenheiro Roberto Freire 5620 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-165, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio Grande do Norte > Natal > Ponta Negra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Natal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pousada Castanheira 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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