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Neil T
Toronto, Canada

Good choice near the beach in Recife

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 Mar 2024
The hotel is very nice. Well located, especially if you want to go to the beach. The public areas are well-maintained and kept clean. Breakfast is great: lots of choice and lots of food. I didn't use the pool area, but it looks great. Internet was very good. Staff were very nice and some speak English.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

We had a great time at Kastel Manibu. The location is excellent, only 2 blocks from the beach. The staff is very friendly and helped us to rent a car for the following day (daytrip to Maragoji - which was amazing!)
Rooms were silent and very clean. Gym is basic but there is enough equipment for a decent workout. Breakfast was delicious, lots of options and all very fresh.
Would definitely stay here again when travelling to Recife!

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

The hotels in Recife all seem to be pretty utilitarian, and Hotel Manibu Recife is no exception, but it offers very good value compared to some other hotels that are quite similar. For $50 USD a night my room was clean and functional, with a small view of the ocean through some buildings. The lobby is nicely decorated but the attached restaurant is drab. The rooftop pool area has a nice view but is rather small. The point of all these qualified statements that I am making is that basically, for $50 a night you are getting a clean room with a utilitarian bathroom and shower, which is a pretty good deal for the area. My room at the Radisson was basically the same (minus the balcony at the Radisson) but cost twice as much. Some high points to the Hotel Manibu are that the front desk clerk spoke excellent English, and there is a good restaurant called Entre Amigos on the beach in close walking distance. A low point of this hotel is that I did not see any other restaurants open in close walking distance (others have said there are some, but I walked around and didn't see anything open besides Entre Amigos). Anyway, if you don't want to pay top dollar for a hotel on the seafront this is a very reasonable choice.

Date of stay: January 2020
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976mildak, Gerente geral at Kastel Manibu Recife Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thanks Veronica. Our team is grateful ! We have some nice restaurants around hotel, like Mingus, Ça Va, Filipe, Faaca, and more. And we like to thank you to choose our hotel. Regards, Milda Kruger.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The facility is quite old and rooms are inconsistent. Shower has a gap and made bathroom all wet, cable was not properly connected and ar conditioning kind of loud. I did not have the chance to have breakfast (which is included) and have not seen the pool area. The surprise was a littl note with a small piece of handcraft that made the stay more human.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Milda K, Gerente geral at Kastel Manibu Recife Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Good Morning, Unfortunately our guest did not have time to know our hotel and our breakfast. We thank you for choosing us during your visit to Recife. Regards, Milda Kruger - Hotel Manibu Recife

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Recife is not exactly my favorite place to go, but can be inevitable, so here we go... This hotel is a good place to take the family. Clean and spacious rooms, friendly staff, parking available (25 RS/night), very good breakfast buffet. Good gym, sauna, a pool and overall updated. Showers are warm, not hot!

They have a newer and an older part of the building, one with ocean view, the other one with a view of the wall and A/Cs. We still prefered the one without a view because of the bed arrangements and the size. Didn't come there to see the beach anyhow.

Most of Recife's hotels are expensive (for Brazil) and generally not very nice, but we were pleasantly surprised with this one since we were on a budget. Beware of Recife's reputation for sexual trafficking and violence issues in general. Eating at the hotel's restaurant or order in at night instead of going out is not a bad idea unless you know exactly where you are going. We asked if walking at the beach was okay, and two separate locals told us it may be risky. Oh, and if you are scared of shark attacks, this is not your city. They are not very frequent, but they do happen. If you want to actually enjoy the beautiful coastline, drive an hour or so south or north to find a nicer spot.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Milda K, Gerente geral at Kastel Manibu Recife Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hello,
Thanks alot for the very detailed comment about our hotel.
And also many thanks for choosing us to stay in Recife.
Regards, Milda Kruger - Hotel Manibu Recife.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stayed one night, very comfortable room, clean and value for money. Breakfast was good. Location is close to beach and suitable for family; and many good restaurants and clubs in the nearby walking distance.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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mildakruger, Gerente geral at Kastel Manibu Recife Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks Sunil, Nice words about our hotel service make us very happy.
Thank you very much. Hotel Manibu Recife

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