LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS NEARBY *** Porto da Ilha Hotel is located in the central, municipal part of Florianopolis. It’s very close (2 blocks away) from a famous gay club Jivago and this was also one of the reasons of my stay there. I wanted something within walking and safe distance from there, so I can come back easily during the night. This was the best choice and the area seem to be safe as well. Of course, normal safety measures must be met. HOTEL OVERVIEW *** This is quite small, boutique style hotel mainly serving leisure guests (at least when I was there). It is for sure not the most spacious or luxurious hotel in the area, but offers very polished rooms for a reasonable, fair price. My expectations were lower, so this was a really nice surprise what they offer and how they actually care. Loved the attention to details there. Valet parking is also provided for charge of 23 BRL. Hotel is STRICTLY NON-SMOKING and they remind you about it everywhere (a little bit too many of these reminders in my opinion). PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP *** Leisure RESERVATION *** I have booked it using my British Airways Avios miles – through BA Holidays. LENGTH OF MY STAY *** 1 night – Dec ‘19 CHECK-IN *** I arrived there early afternoon. Check-in was quick, professional and hassle-free. LOBBY & RECEPTION *** Quite small, but perfectly clean and elegant. You can see already there, that the owner and the staff likes to keep everything in a perfect condition as everything was spotless clean, placed in a right way and where it should be. There’s also coffee and lemon-water for guests if they want to help themselves. ROOM *** #904 – Executive Queen Bed Room – their standard room. It was quite small in size, but quite smart built, so you do feel comfortable there. There’s plenty storage space, working desk, big mirrors and lovely bed. There’s also a safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, mini-bar (very reasonably priced). As mentioned before, the entire hotel (incl. rooms) is strictly non-smoking (I think penalty they charge is 300 BRL). Not that I cared as I don’t smoke, but clearly noticed all notifications. Air-conditioned very efficient and easy to operate. BATHROOM *** Also boutique elegance. I loved that you can open the window there as well. Everything was spotless clean and also good quality toiletries were provided. BREAKFAST *** This was included in my room rate and breakfast was served downstairs. Really nice selection of warm and cold meals served in a elegant restaurant. I really enjoyed it and it’s definitely one not to be missed. Good selection of various freshly prepared meals, fruit, juices, various hot and cold dishes etc. And, as always in the Brazilian hotels, a choice of just baked cakes and coffee. I did enjoy it. INTERNET ACCESS *** Complimentary Wi-Fi was also included in my room rate. Easy to log-in and connection was good. CHECK-OUT EXPERIENCE *** Quick and efficient. Paid for my incidentals and also got my car taken from the garage in minutes. Very efficient. STAFF *** Professional and friendly. OVERVIEW *** I did enjoy my short stay there and it was perfect for the night out at Jivago (famous gay club). I would definitely consider that option if you wanted to be within a walking distance from there. Rooms were plush and comfortable and even standard room for the lowest price – luxurious and comfortable enough. Happy with the choice and value for money. Would I come back? Yes, definitely. I would just probably higher category rooms next time. It’s a good choice with a solid delivery.…
We stayed one night to make maximum use of our time in Florianópolis. We explored the southern beaches upon arrival and checked in at the end of the day. The hotel’s conveniently located a 15 minute walk from the waterfront and lots of restaurants. The room was nice and functional. Breakfast was very good. A great value!
Very clean!!! All star staff!!! Nice hardwood/tile floors. Very good continental breakfast and also the room service was tasty and quick! Security elevator was a plus. Climate control in each sleeping space made it pleasant for everyone. Valet parking made it very easy and extremely convenient. Florianópolis is full of one way streets you may want a vehicle with GPS.
The hotel staff is very friendly. The private room and public space were very clean. I had breakfast at the hotel breakfast buffet, and it was of good quality and varied. The hotel location is great location - the downtown Florianopolis. Overall, a nice and safe place.
I’ve been great time in Porto da Ilha Hotel with my wife. They have a very good breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms. They have a good price. It’s important to say if you go by car, you have to pay extra.