If you’re looking for a quirky hotel in Porto Belo, look no further than Refugio do Estaleiro.
While staying at Refugio do Estaleiro, visitors can check out Ponta do Estaleiro (1.3 mi), which is a popular Porto Belo attraction.
As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a minibar and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.
Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, room service, and a sun terrace while staying at Refugio do Estaleiro. In addition, Refugio do Estaleiro offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Porto Belo trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.
The staff at Refugio do Estaleiro looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
We had two of the Chale (Barracuda and Garoupa) and a regular room (suite Premium) - stayed there with some of our family. Each Chale is for four people, with two bedrooms/ bathrooms each. Private terraces off of each bedroom as well as a very large terrace off the main living area. Full kitchen with charcoal bbq (churrasqueira). Large sitting area. AMENITIES - one main pool and lounge area, off of the main bar. Tennis courts, snooker/pool table and two indoor jacuzzis. There is also a full restaurant with a complimentary continental breakfast. FOOD - we ordered food (calamari, shrimp, french fries and oysters) and drinks when we first arrived. Average at best and we ended up cancelling our dinner reservation (for 10 people) there after tasting the food. The best part? There are charcoal bbqs (churrasqueiras) in each Chale, so we went to the supermarket (about 25mins drive) and bought a bunch of food and drinks and had a great dinner in the Chale. Highly recommend doing this if you have the option. ROOMS - MOST. STAIRS. EVER. The website says nothing about this. Pictures on the website don't show this. It was seriously challenging. If you have any sort of difficulty with stairs, this is not the place for you. No handrails. Our parents found it extremely difficult and tended to want to just stay in the room because of the amount of and difficulty traversing the stairs to and from the rooms. Even our younger cousins that had a regular room mentioned the absurd amount of stairs. Big thank you to the staff, especially Vicente, for helping us with our luggage and groceries while we were there. Even the restaurant had a ton of stairs to get up to it. Aside from the stairs, the Chale itself was beautiful and spacious, even with a giant spider or two (seriously inspect your room/ bed as they are often inside your accommodation). OVERALL - if you have a Chale where you can cook for yourself and don't mind a serious stairs workout, the rooms and views are spectacular. - Not on the beach (15mins drive) - Access can be tricky if raining as roads are not paved - staff does NOT speak English - There is only one Chale Master (with private jacuzzi) so plan ahead if that is what you want…
I expected a lot from this hotel, but it could not reach it. Good points: Restaurant and prices: very good options, good quality and prices not too high (especially because the hotel could abuse the situation that other restaurants are far away) , View and Quietness Weak Points: In total, the hotel is relatively simple (and not everything in a good shape). Resort is quite misleading. In addition, we had several issues: we wanted to go to a viewpoint via a trail from the hotel. We walked and suddenly 2 large dogs were blocking our way (1 very aggressive making the person accompanying person me afraid and causing a headache). So, we needed to return and could not get to the viewpoint which was a waste of time. Complaining at the reception the simples answer was: yes, those are the dogs of the trail (thank you very much for not mentioning this to us before!) Breakfast is ok but simple and some issues (one yoghurt was expired, I ordered an omelet without cheese, it was coming with cheese). Access to the beach is also difficult (and do not follow the instructions from the hotel!). The hotel itself just has a trail to some rocks at the Atlantic. We went outside and got an instruction from the hotel (1km to the right after the street turns back to paved road). However, if you follow this, you will end up somewhere. The beach access is the second right and the second paved road change after 1.6km. Beach there is ok. The hotel also mentioned to us that it is possible to walk (for me getting back this 1.6km upwards would be very tiring). Finally, even despite a comparatively high price, the hotel tried to charge 10% service fee on everything (not only on the restaurant bills). I have never seen this in my life before. Ultimately, for me it is more a BRL300-400 Pousada than a Resort.…
We were driving to the end of look out point late in the day. We saw the sign for Refugio do Estaleiro and decided to stay, no reservations. It is not a busy time of year but the staff acted as though we were the only guests. They made us feel so welcome and relaxed. The room had a glass doorway to the balcony. The view of the setting sun was stunning. Dinner was absolutely excellent. We shared the Camarao en Abacaxi for two (shrimp in pineapple halves. This is a wonderful, private restful getaway.
It’s a great please to relax with your partner or family! There are two restaurants, both with excellent food! The view is amazing, I totally recommend this place, but don’t be scared by de road to the hotel ahshshhs
In the middle of manicured forest, and a beautiful sea view. Please continue to take care of the Mata Atlantica. My favorite part was watching the boats of the fishermen at night in the middle of the silence of the sea, and the breakfast was excellent. I stayed in the Superior Master Suite with excellent size and a wonderful view of the sea. The people were very friendly, I felt safe. It does not have a private beach but It has an amazing beach very close, but the area of the pool was very nice. The price is very great, and I spent 12 nights! and my purpose was fulfilled, rest and peace! Thank You all.