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“Precious little quiet gem amidst Porto's turmoil”
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Pousada Tabajuba
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Recife, PE
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Precious little quiet gem amidst Porto's turmoil”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Porto de Galinhas is Pernambuco's main tourist destination.it's warm emerald green waters will attract hundreds of thousands of tourists, brazilians or foreigner. High season (sept-feb) can be somewhat chaotic, with noisy, crowded streets, drunken teenagers partying heavily and street kids begging for money. But if you're heading for Tabajuba, scratch all that: this charming B&B is a sea of calm and tranquility.
Tabajuba is not located on the downtown area, where the fisherman's used to be. It is a 10- minutes drive away from the buzz and you can easily ask for a cab, so, that's a good thing. Their moto is QUIET AND CHARMING, and so, kids under 12 are not allowed and they will do their best to enforce a quiet environement where you can hear the ocean whisper a sweet song.
Glass reading room and ayurvedic massages facing the ocean help you get in the mood, while workers salute you with cute uniforms and a warm smile on their faces. Nothing can be as relaxing.
The B&B owner comes from a traditional hotelier family and their costumer service owns up to that tradition. All workers are natives that have been personally trained by Kiki over the years and they run the B&B with their hearts on their sleeve. They will do their best to assure your stay is as pleasant as possible.
Breakfast is comlimentary and superb. Food is good and reasonably priced, but if you want something special, go downtown and visit starred restaurants.
One more thing worth noting: pernambuco is an EXTREMELY hot and humid place. Most people are not used to this level of humidity, and so, most things will seem damp all the time, inclunding towels, bedsheets, sometimes floors. This is quite inevitable and it gets worse the closer you are to the seashore.That is something we will hear from people all the time, no matter where. So, yeah, take it as a given and do as locals do: just ignore it. No point in asking for a different set of dry towels, really.
Whenever couples come to Porto and asks for recommendations, Tabajuba's on my list, and it is possibily the one that never failed to charm guests.
Entry-level rooms are bigger, more luminous and generally prettier.
If you are looking for cozy, charming and romantic, this might be your best choice.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

This hotel is comfortable, cozy and quiet. No children under 12 is a plus, The staff is super friendly mostly cute (lol) and gay friendly. Every day the maid will ' build' a different sculpture with your towel, Awesome !

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boise, ID
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Just returned from our first trip to Porto de Galinhas and loved our stay at Pousada Tabajuba. When you're in such a fabulously beautiful place and catered to by such warm and friendly staff it is hard to find anything to quibble with. The hotel grounds are very lovely and intimate. Food in the restaurant was very good. Staff eager to help with every request. Beach access impossible to beat. I don't think any of the rooms on the property have direct ocean views except from their balconies, which would be nice but we didn't mind. I would recommend getting a room with a balcony since swinging in the hammock is a great way to idle away your time in this heavenly place. We walked back and forth to the village of Porto de Galinhas several times - it took us about 25 minutes one way. Be aware that after dark the beach is teeming with little crabs that may creep out your paramour. Unlike the beach nearer the village, the beach in front of Tabajuba is not served by hotel staff or any vendors but the tradeoff is a much greater degree of privacy. One tiny flaw was the wifi, which was so slow as to be nearly unusable. We loved this place and I highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

I decided for this pousada on the basis of good tripadvisor comments, and I found it even better. Just in front of the seaside, on a very quiet part of the beach but if you like the crowd and fun of Porto de Galinhas you can walk there in 30 minutes on the beautiful sand. Clean room, looks much more real and typical than nearby hotels. Everybody in the staff was extremely helpful and kind. All the services at the hotel have a very reasonable price (free wi-fi, beer around 1.5 euro, breakfast included, don't forget to try the manioca) and also the cost for the stay was quite convenient. No kids allowed, thus really quiet at night.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pousada Tabajuba
Address: Beira Mar s/n | Acesso PE-09 altura Km 6,5, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 55590-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Ipojuca > Porto de Galinhas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Porto de Galinhas
Price range (per night): $93 - $253
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Tabajuba 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming and very colorful Ocean Front medium size Property.This charming Inn is considered one of the coziest yet simple and comfortable in Porto de Galinhas. With a well put together infrastructure for whoever looks for peaceful and relaxing days by the beach and romantic evenings. Since this Inn is very popular among newly weds kids are allowed but only 12 years and older, no exceptions. Local employees are well trained and have high standards coming from an area being developed recently. The most important info that you can give us is your honest point of view,as we are always trying hard to improve!! Thank you! ... more   less 
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