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“A Great Walker's Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Recife Plaza Hotel
Ranked #34 of 55 Hotels in Recife
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4 reviews
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“A Great Walker's Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

From this hotel you can walk to everywhere in Recife Antigua, the Casa da Cultura, the 13 de Mayo Park and a great mall in Boa Vista. The hotel staff is friendly, as is everyone in Brazil. The rooms are comfortable. The AC and WiFi worked perfectly. I could not figure out the hot water even after it was explained to me at check-in. Make sure you get the staff to demonstrate the hot water with proof that it is working ( it comes out of the shower). I am sure they would be happy to do so. The breakfast is pretty typical cafe da manana (spelling) for Brazil. I had no trouble getting a taxi to the airport at 4AM. If you are staying here to visit Recife Antigua, go during the middle of the week, lots of things are closed on Sunday and Monday. I would definitely stay here again instead of Boa Viagem or some tourist beach area of Recife. The hotel and the area have a lot more character, Boa Viagem could be any beach city in the world. Recife Plaza Hotel is a view of the real Recife.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

I don't quite agree with the very negative reviews on this hotel. Everything in this old and shabby hotel is cranky, but a few things compensate: it is very clean, located near city centre (in a city with terrible traffic this can save you a hour in the peak hour), It has a good wifi system, an excellent breakfast, and a small swimming poor with a fantastic view in the top floor. It may have been a good hotel in the past. Today it badly needs maintenance... And they are doing it, but starting by the most urgent. Shower didn't work one day, I reported it and was fixed that same day. I've stayed in better hotels where things simply don't get fixed. Location: near city centre but not a place to walk at night and very few restaurants in the area. Conclusion: this is definitely not a hotel to stay for tourism, but if you only go to sleep and do business, I would recommend it and I would go back. Recife doesn't have too many good options in hotels, unless you go to Olinda or Boa Viagem, so all things considered this is probably a good choice. Value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2011

My partner and I stayed at this hotel for two nigths at 145 Reias per night (regular double bed room) - booked on internet via booking.com and much fairer price than the prices anounced in the reception of the hotel

Recife Plaza Hotel must once have been a hotel with real grandeur. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is a restaurant, polyvalent rooms and a tennis court and swimming pool on the roof. But like most buildings in the old center of recife the hotel sadly lost its grandeur. The outside of the building as well as the swimming and tennis faciities suffer from old age and are not inviting at all, the rooms begging for restauration.

Nevertheless, the hotel and its rooms were very clean and the staff very friendly and helpfull. In addition the hotel has a unique location: it is one of the only hotels (we could find) near the old city center. Therefore we found this hotel charming and a good value for money.

Other positive points: good view over old recife from the rooftop, non-noisy air-conditioning, free car-parking.
Negative: very few restaurants in the direct neighbourhood, located in a poorer (although not threathening) neighbourhood

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Recife Plaza Hotel

Property: Recife Plaza Hotel
Address: Rua da Aurora, 225, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50050000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Recife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 55 Hotels in Recife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Recife Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the new management, the hotel was renovated and expanded for comfort and convenience. Now we have: FREE WIFI (wireless Internet) throughout the hotel including the rooms, new restaurant, indoor bar and outdoor, new pool deck, fitness room (Gym), sauna, new sports court, new halls events, new club (nightclub) Private, game room, and more. In addition, we are now upgrading our 3 apartments types (Luxury, Junior Suite and Master Suite) and soon part of the exterior facades of the hotel. Our hotel is close to everything. We are located in the heart of all trade of Recife and 1 km from the famous and historic old Recife. By bus, car or taxi, you are also near the Pina Beaches and Boa Viagem (about 6 km) and about 5 km to Olinda. Recife Plaza Hotel is ideal for your business and leisure. Come stay with us and enjoy our beautiful Recife. ... more   less 
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