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Forte de Sao Joao da Barra

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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“historic fort”(2 reviews)
“nice weather”(2 reviews)
“honesty bar”(3 reviews)
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Suites
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Wonderful 300 year old fort, but like being a guest in someone's home - it even has an honesty bar! Lovely rooms, kind and friendly staff, especially Cecelia, great views. They even have their own boat which ferries you too and from wonderful beaches. Can't...More

Thank jwoody2016
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our experience here was fantastic and so relaxing. The manager (Claudia) was lovely and such a gracious hostess. The room, just off of a breathtaking courtyard, was clean, well-appointed and spacious--especially considering it was one of the smaller rooms. The pool is small but lovely...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Tough call here for a 5 or 4 score. First we really enjoyed it because for us the natural beauty and the views were just calming and peaceful away from the overcrowded and overbuilt of the area. As others described, it was an oasis and...More

Thank ketel_always
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three nights during our two-week Portuguese honeymoon, and it was the perfect peaceful respite after a week of high-paced sightseeing in the cities. I don't think I've ever felt so at home in a hotel before. We arrived...More

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed in this heaven of peace for three days. Its private, nearly a sense of non commercial, very historic , yet much had been done to this beauty subtly and blending in to provide comfort and warmth. The hostess and staff welcoming and timless...More

Thank Livius J
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Pool
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Free Internet
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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US$213 - US$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$213 - US$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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28 August 2015|
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Response from Ceci T | Reviewed this property |
Many of the rooms do have air conditioning (ours did). In August we didn't really need it; I think in late September evenings must be very pleasant and cool. The place is amazing so don't let AC considerations get in the way... More
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"Visit here in the early fall, when the weather is still great and the crowds are gone!"
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"I don't know why the rooms in the house cost more. The new rooms have just as much space and character."
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"The rooms built over the former soldiers' barracks foundation are modern but designed to showcase the..."
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"Maybe a torch to navigate the walk back at night"
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