Given the choice to stay at Vivaz again, I would. Although my rating for this hotel is not through the roof, that is only because they were still in the process of putting the finishing touches on the hotel to be ready for the World Cup. Apart from that, the hotel staff were truly remarkable people. Vivaz is a smaller family run hotel, and as such, they treat you like family. From the fresh breakfast made in the morning to their recommendations on where to go and what to see, they really know how to make your experience the most enjoyable and comforting. I believe once they finalize the remaining construction this hotel would be my top choice every time (actually already is!).
I stayed at the Marante Plaza for 4 nights in March. I will never return to the hotel. It is old and run down - save for the remodeled reception area which is quite nice. The hotel smells of mold and my room looked and felt more like a prison cell than a hotel. The two beds were just large enough for me to fit on and the sheets and spread were old and worn out. Combine that with the high price and unhelpful staff and you have an terrible experience. I would caution anyone away from every staying at this shabby hotel!
"If you have to stay in Recife, this place is okay"
I had to stay in this hotel because my friend and I got stranded in Recife after flooding and TAM Airlines did nothing for us. It is a safe hotel with nothing too spectacular. It has everything you need to get some sleep and be safe in a city that is a little sketch. Go to the restaurant across the street and a BBQ option. It is one of the best steaks I have ever had.
Overall, a good experience with this hotel. The room size was bigger than I was expecting and the king size bed was a nice change. Close to the beach and shopping for those who don't mind walking. Otherwise, a cheap taxi to big shopping malls and farmers market shopping is worth it. I would stay here again if I ever went back to Recife. The rooms don't have WIFI, but they do in the lobby.
Scott from Oklahoma City, OK
Locate in the heart of the famous Boa Viagem Beach District. Only two blocks away from the beach. Hotel features Standard …More
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