Pousada Tabapitanga

Pousada Tabapitanga

Sitio Costa do Sol S/N Praia do Cupe, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 55590-000 Brazil
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4.5
#12 of 60 hotels in Porto de Galinhas
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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A Pousada Tabapitanga fica localizada no Pontal do Cupê, possui um ambiente charmoso e tranquilo à beira-mar, trazendo o objetivo de proporcionar paz, conforto e muito descanso. Todos os funcionários são atenciosos e bem treinados, fazendo sua estádia ser ainda mais especial! Geralmente é muito frequentada por casais em férias românticas, famílias e amigos que procuram um refúgio para descansar e recarregar as baterias; também somos Petfriedly, então seu Aumigo de quatro patas será super bem vindo! Aproveite a brisa do mar e a experiência de viver dias de muita tranquilidade em contato com a natureza e viva a filosofia calma da Pousada que é realmente um convite ao sossego!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Banquet room
Full body massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Massage
Solarium
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Sitio Costa do Sol S/N Praia do Cupe, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 55590-000 Brazil
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Marcus M wrote a review Nov 2022
Plano, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic pousada at the best location of Porto de Galinhas. Recommend an ocean view room. Super friendly staff, very well trained to make you not want to leave the hotel. Food is really good and prices are decent. Right next door to the natural pool and 5 km to downtown. You can walk to downtown on the beach. Massage was also outstanding. Live music events occasionally also very nice. I would rank this number 1 in Porto.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I would not recommend going to praia dos Carneiros. I would rather stay in the pousada and enjoy...
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Response from Tabapitanga Pousada, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 9 Feb 2023
¡Hola Marcus! ¡Gracias por elegir hospedarse en Tabapitanga! Estamos muy contentos con su experiencia positiva en nuestros alojamientos, es muy importante saber que le brindamos una excelente estadía durante su visita y esperamos su regreso pronto. 😁 Tuyo sinceramente, Equipo de Servicio al Cliente
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scott L wrote a review Jun 2017
Mount Vernon, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This could be my first TripAdvisor review. I've been helped so many times by other reviews so I thought I'd give it a crack.

Read the other reviews and I won't disagree with the following: the place is beautiful, room was fine (though not always a great hot shower and note to self: septic system requires that you put your toilet tissue in a trash bin by the bowl--been to Cuba, Thailand etc. and had worse!), staff friendly but minimal English-we never met the fluent owner-and were confused by the sign on the door to clean vs. do not disturb (duh) so we didn't get a clean room one day.

Breakfast: I don't mean to be a snob, but for the people saying this is an amazing breakfast...this is a 3 star hotel with all-around 3 star food, morning, noon, and night. I'm not a fan of tapioca so I didn't use the tapioca bar.

Transportation: this pousada is one of the furthest from town. Great for quiet and relaxation, and closer to the beaches on the northern end of town, which are lovely, but you need a car or taxi or uber to get to the main area (average 12 minutes). Uber was never more than R $13, a much better deal than a taxi. The road to the pousada off the main road is a 1.5 km cobblestone street. Don't even think about taking public transport.

The beach: okay, do not expect comfy bed cabanas on white sandy beach. You get plastic chairs and lounges, usually without cushions on a grassy or half-sandy area around the pool above the beach. The property is in a state of erosion and it looks like they're letting it go for now. The stairs down to the beach just end, and you have to jump a bit to get down, and hoist a bit to get up. 3 stars people. Not the Taj mahal. Overall, a lovely experience at the right price, but I may have spent a few more bucks to get something a bit higher quality and a little closer to the center.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tabapitanga Pousada, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Hello! Thank you for choosing to stay at Tabapitanga! We are very happy with your feedback and we are glad that you had the best time in our accommodation! We look forward to your return soon for more leisure time!😊 Yours sincerely, customer service team
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BigGFoodie1 wrote a review Aug 2016
West Hartford, Connecticut
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a weekend here and it was very difficult for us to be able to enjoy the Pousada without being able to refill our Pokeballs. Although there were plenty of pokemons on the beach and around the beautiful pousada property, because there was no PokeStop within walking distance we ran out of balls pretty quickly. I recommend going to Porto de Gallinha town center for dinner to refill balls and catch a lot more Pokemons.

That said, we were very impressed by the property, it was probably the nicest pousada we've stayed in Brazil. Would recommend it for sure.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Luciana M, Gerente de relações públicas at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 12 Aug 2016
This is true, we don't have pokeball, so let's enjoy the beach and our beautiful pool!
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michael c wrote a review Mar 2024
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Decent hotel on the beach. We went for one of the front sea facing rooms. They have massage and 2 small pools but that is all. We found the food in the restaurant of poor quality think frozen chips served cold. The online menu is only in English and as we were the only non Brazilians at hotel that makes sense but how difficult would it be on a digital menu you download yourself to have an English version. House keeping was excellent. You need to take an Uber I to town which is 12 minutes away. It is a as lyses part of beach.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring a book and something to do as not much going on.
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Response from Tabapitanga Pousada, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 3 Apr 2024
Hello Leo! Thank you for choosing your stay at Tabapitanga! We are grateful for your feedback, which is very important so that we can continue offering a complete and positive experience. We regret what happened and your comments have already been recorded and will be directed to the responsible sectors. We hope to welcome you soon for an even better experience! 😄 Yours sincerely, Customer service team
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englishrat wrote a review Nov 2007
Reading (W)
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not be beguiled by the wilfully misleading website of this awful place. This is NOT a a remote paradise of tranquil bungalows by the ocean. Rather this is in fact a collection of dirty, smelly, noisy 2/4/6-apartment blocks away from the ocean with a handful of twin-bungalows facing the public terrace by the ocean, none exactly private. Rooms are sepated by a simple door thru which you can hear (and watch if u desire) your neighbours rutting/consumating their relationship if not the TV or chat until the early hours. Then at sunrise the native workers start the day agitating your insomnia by noisily shouting and laughing across footpaths. In the bathroom you will find dirt, mould and soap stains from generations past. The bed rooms boast an antiquated squeaky fan and aircon noisier than a diesel truck. A late breakfast is a stale breakfast with food and drinks served at room temp. The eVening buffet makes school dinners look palatable with overcooked rich food prepared in the afternoon then reheated until all diners do part. Forget a glass of wine here because service is by the bottle only. Internet was intermittent (off 4 days) because the US owner wouldnt pay for a local technician. We changed rooms once and there was no surprise (as advertised) for our 'honeymoon in hell'. This place is conspicuous by the lack of senior management so well-meaning staff do little but smile to any requests of better service.
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Date of stay: November 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from FilomenaMiami, manager at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 16 Apr 2009
We were very surprised with the awful comments... Everything went absolutely wrong looks like with this couple in their honeymoon. We would like to have a chance to invite this couple to come back and stay with us once more, maybe the sun will shine, the beautiful and friendly staff will be helpfull and our rooms better and we can maybe make their experience much better. Our Pousada Tabapitanga is small, cozy, clean, charming and confortable, very well located in front of the best part of the beach, on low tide perfect for soaking on the cristal clear and warm waters of the sea. The breeze is nice and this small Inn is perfect for romantic getways.
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Jorge Z wrote a review Jul 2016
Bassersdorf, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very nice stay in Tabapitanga. I would give 5 stars but for dinner, it is really useless. The breakfast buffet is great, also the tapiocas they offer, but dinner a la carte is really under average for the price, compared to any other restaurants we tasted in porto. You have to take tha taxi to the village for dinner, which is nice but sometimes you would like just to stay in the very nice pousada and have a nice meal there. This could definitely be improved.

Other than that, I would strongly recommend it!

For lunch, go to the beach bar ponta do Cupe around 300 meters north, for dinner any place in Porto de galinhas, best ones were Peixe na Telha and Beijupira.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Luciana M, Gerente de relações públicas at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 29 Jul 2016
Jorge, thank you very much for your contact!
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Danilo M wrote a review Jan 2016
Nore og Uvdal Municipality, Norway
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is very friendly, breakfast with a good variety of fruits, cakes and my preferred, tapioca which you order at the counter together with freshly squeezed orange juice for no extra cost. We had to shorten our stay for one day, the previously paid rate has been returned with no whining. We got a room front to the sea and although nothing particularly special about it it was very quiet and decently comfortable. The only downside is not particular about the Pousada but Porto de Galinhas as a general. Everything is overpriced, particularly the site tours. I arrived with high expectations but found nothing special, particularly if compared to other destinations in Brazil where you get breathtaking views, decent infra structure for more affordable prices.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Luciana M, Gerente de relações públicas at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 22 Jan 2016
Hello, Danilo! Thank you for your contact. It's very importante for us. Regards!
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GrumpyOldTroll wrote a review Jul 2015
Dunstable, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Health warning for this review: we had LOUSY weather. Rooms were good, wifi and TV worked well. The restaurant has limited but good choices, mostly meat and fish, and those choices are available as beachside food. We don't speak Portuguese, and the staff on the whole, don't speak English, so service is, well, mixed. Full of Brazilians, which must be a good sign.

For a place where according to our travel agent "sunshine is guaranteed", it rained a lot. We had three days there and it rained solidly for 48 hours. Proper driving rain. We got so bored we actually went swimming on that wonderful beach in the rain. The location is awesome, the beach fantastic. It is about 35-45 minutes from Recife airport and about 10 minutes terrifying ride by beach buggy from Porto de Galinhas. PdG. Hmmmm. Don't see the alleged hippy charm, it just looked a bit "funky" if you know what I mean. Beaches were packed and those jungado things just ruin the beach views.

All in all, take my review with a grain of salt. Had the sun shone, it would have been paradise. But it did. So it wasn't.
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Date of stay: July 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Nearer the beach, the better
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Response from Tabapitanga Pousada, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 16 Feb 2023
Hi! Thank you for choosing to stay in Tabapitanga! We are very happy with your positive experience in our accommodations, it is very important to know that we delivered an excellent stay during your stay here, we look forward to your return soon!😊 Yours sincerely, customer service team
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Dee R wrote a review Mar 2015
Houston, Texas
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Nice beach
Beautiful grounds
Friendly staff, owner (Scott) was really nice and helpful. Also the supervisor Karo was just so sweet and kind to us. Both spoke English very well (Scott is fluent).

Cons:
Ocean Front Room - This room had some maintenance issues. The corners of the room were broken down and some bugs were coming in. The floors were old and just felt sticky all the time (we ended up just wearing only shoes inside).

Electrical - We noticed when we flipped the switch for the fan some sparks go off. This is really scary on a 220V circuit! There was a smell of burning plastic also. We noticed the wrong light bulbs were used and it had melted the surrounding plastic- this is quite a fire hazard. We chose not to use the fan or those lights during our stay. I'll also note the power wasn't working for one of the days we were there (this might not have been their fault though, perhaps a city wide issue not sure).

Restaurant - The waitresses were nice enough, but the service was very slow. For example, my husband ordered a bloody mary and by the time we got it (about 30 minutes later) the ice had melted and it was warm. We noticed this a few times, the food took on average 45 minutes to arrived. We also ordered some Brazilian dishes like Moqueca and although the flavor was good, there were so many fish bones in the food it was inedible.

I spoke with Karo about the room and she said they understand there are some maintenance issues and will be remodeling that room soon- sucks for us we were too early! Our friends rented a room in the back it was muuuuuuch much nicer. I would have rather had that one!
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tabapitanga Pousada, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 16 Feb 2023
Hi! Thank you for choosing to stay at Tabapitanga! Your feedback is very important as we are promptly following up on needs and suggestions to continue providing a complete and positive experience. We are sorry for the inconvenience and have already recorded your observations that will be forwarded to the responsible sectors. We hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to your return soon for an even better experience!😊 Yours sincerely, customer service team
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Jennifer T wrote a review Nov 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely amazing!! Staff friendly and welcoming always ready to help! The resort is well maintained and beautifully done. Rooms are kept to a high standard and always clean food is delicious and very cheap, family friendly and just an amazing place to stay! Would highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tabapitanga Pousada, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Pousada Tabapitanga
Responded 22 Feb 2023
Hello Jennifer! Thank you for choosing to stay at Tabapitanga! We are very happy with your positive experience in our accommodations, it is very important to know that we delivered an excellent stay during your stay here, that we can always be an option to return in your leisure time! We are waiting for you soon! 😄 Yours sincerely, customer service team
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Claudia M asked a question Dec 2019
Seropedica, RJ30 contributions13 helpful votes
Aceita cães pequenos, de colo?
Paradise51640215570 asked a question Apr 2024
quero saber se aceita animais
Nayane Dias asked a question Jun 2021
Belo Horizonte, MG
Olá, tudo bem? Existe piscina aquecida no hotel? Obrigada e abs!
Cláudia B asked a question Jan 2021
Campo Grande, MS7 contributions1 helpful vote
Boa noite, alguém pode me.dizer se a pousada fornece toalhas para piscina e praia?
Answer from Tamyris Ribeiro
Niteroi, RJ17 contributions3 helpful votes
Fornece sim. Logo no check in cada hóspede recebe um cartão que é um “vale toalha”. Ao final do dia, na recepção você descarta a toalha e escolhe se quer uma nova toalha ou se quer o cartão de volta. Essas toalhas vem embaladas. No quarto também tem toalhas para serem usadas no quarto. Tudo maravilhosooooo! O ambiente trás uma paz... Você vai amar!
Joana Duarte wrote a tip 17 Jul
37 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"there is a parking."
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michael c wrote a tip Mar 2024
46 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a book and something to do as not much going on."
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Marcus M wrote a tip Nov 2022
Plano, Texas32 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would not recommend going to praia dos Carneiros. I would rather stay in the pousada and enjoy this cozy place and local beach."
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DorsetMother wrote a tip Nov 2017
dorset32 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All seemed fine"
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ShivvieAng wrote a tip Jan 2016
Beckenham, United Kingdom96 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the Beach Bungalow - its worth it. Although the garden view rooms look onto a beatifully manicured garden."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 421 - RM 623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
BrazilState of PernambucoIpojucaPorto de Galinhas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
62
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Tabapitanga
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Tabapitanga?
Nearby attractions include Muro Alto Beach (1.2 km), Porto de Galinhas (2.9 km), and Pontal de Maracaipe (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Tabapitanga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Tabapitanga?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Tabapitanga?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Tabapitanga?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Tabapitanga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Minha Praia, Costelão Grill Porto de Galinhas, and Lugano Porto De Galinhas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Tabapitanga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Tabapitanga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Tabapitanga?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Engenho Massangana (5.2 km) and Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill (1.0 km).
Does Pousada Tabapitanga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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