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Hotel do Frade & Golf Resort
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Angra Dos Reis
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

My fiance an I travelled around and looking for a golf hotel. Hotel do Frade ist officialy the only one near rio de janeiro. What a great location with many islands, but its really a 5 star hotel, very old and run down, clearly staff are not the best, indifferent und lazy mostly, with 1 or 2 exceptions. 600 Real per night; food is included but it is worthless it tasted like in retrirement home

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We were on our way back to Rio from a lovely stay in Paraty and decided to check out the hotel do Frade for future stays. We arrived at the gate to ask whether we could come in for 5 or 10 minutes to visit the resort and get some quotations.
The guy at the gate said that to go in we would have to pay R$150. I said we didn't want to spend the day, but just 10 minutes to get some info.
On this basis we will never stay in this resort. It is a pity for them as with this attitude they will probably loose a lot more potential clients in the future.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
2  Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

I stayed at this hotel in a business meeting, so i didn't have time to enjoy it completly, but what i can say is, it's located in a nice place, with view to the mountains and sea, the beach is calm and you can see many small island around it. The rooms's decoration are tropical and casual, so don't spect a luxurious hotel, because it isn't.
I enjoyed it at all, but i think it needs to be updated soon.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

I’ve just come back from a 3 night stay at Hotel dos Frades where I took part in an event being held at the resort. I was really expecting more especially after checking the web site. When I arrived I have the impression of getting to one of those tourist resorts at Punta Cana or Isla Margarita. Frades has a nice beach and social area facing the sea. But the main restaurant is closed during the week days; meals are served in a smaller one and food is ok but average. The bar during the evening is not prepared to serve many people at the same time - waiters are completely lost!
The front desk is OK but not very helpful. I stayed in room at BLOCO 3 which is completely plain and different from what is shown at the website. Even tough spacious the main problem is that each two rooms at this bloco are connected and instead of having two doors between rooms they have only a simple one which make stay very noise; I could hear everything in the other room.
It’s a good choice for family with children and golfers but they claim to be a five star resort and that’s not true.
If you are traveling by bus from Rio take the one to Parati and you can drop off in front of the resort entrance. A taxi from Angra dos Reis to the hotel can cost R$ 100,00 or more (USD 50,00) since the resort is 30Km from the city. Take cash because they only have a Bradesco cashier and USD and EUR exchange rates at the hotel are abusively low.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank ALBERTO_BR
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Reviewed 27 September 2007

Stayed 7 nights at Frade Resort, which overall was an ok experience... 5 star Hotel.. Hmmmm perhaps at South American standards but not for European´s... Would call it a 3+ star hotel / resort.
The resort is HUGE... we were told apprx. 600 people are employed - in total over a year.

The room was ok - As long as you have a bed / Air-Con and nice shower / bathroom - I´m ok...

Speedy wireless internet-connection can be bought via reception (Apprx. 11 Mgps speed) - costs apprx. 25 USD for 8 hours


Food is great - Buffet every day - did not hear of any stomag problems which is quite normal when talking buffet...
Local Drinks are included in meals (Local beers, Soft Drinks & the best of them all: Caparinha... :-) )
Outside the meals - you will be charged for drinks... Coca Cola apprx. 2,10 USD etc etc


The sourrounding´s can´t be better... A great garden - Nice pool wonderfull beach- Would recommend that you walk apprx. 500 Meters away from the small marina as it feels like small polution is comming from the boats (Oil - Gasoline etc)


Went on a boat-trip from the Marina (Catamaran boat) - apprx 4 hours - Very nice trip with 2 or 3 stops at some incredible beaches - Pure Bounty-Beaches... Clean Water - incredible...

Would I go again ? - Yes... Would not mind, however think Frade should make the resort a total "All inclusive" instead - would be much easier and cheaper at the end for all...

Stayed: September 2007
7  Thank Dinamarca
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Additional Information about Hotel do Frade & Golf Resort

Address: BR 101 Rodovia Governador Mario Covas Km 508 | Praia do Frade, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro 23900000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Angra Dos Reis
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Angra Dos Reis
#4 Family Hotel in Angra Dos Reis
Price Range: $193 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel do Frade & Golf Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 160
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