My husband and I stayed at Tivoli, along with two of our friends. We were given adjoining rooms which was great. We used the hotel transportation to and from the airport and had no issues. We were offered drinks upon arrival, and the front desk staff was faster and more responsive than many other hotels in Brazil I've stayed. The groundskeepers do a fantastic job as the greenery, flowers and trees were beautiful. We only used the adult pool, so I can't rate the others, but it was well kept and overlooks the water for a beautiful, relaxing view. We also got to see multiple HUGE iguanas up close since they hang out next to that pool. The restaurant next to the adult pool had amazing food as well. We each had something different (lamb, steak, sea bass, seafood linguine) and all the dishes were excellent. The other restaurant, Goa, is where breakfast and dinner is served buffet style. It has a good variety and we enjoyed trying some Brazilian dishes. My only complaint (which is not the staff's fault) is that cats, birds and monkeys all invade the dining area. They're cute, but I don't exactly enjoy them on my table when I'm eating, which they do because other guests continue to feed them, even though there is a sign posted asking people to NOT feed the wildlife. Make sure to bring bug spray as we got eaten up by mosquitoes and what we think were sand fleas on the beach. Overall, our stay was wonderful and relaxing. We would definitely go again.
Traveller from Cleveland, OH
This family-friendly Mata de Sao Joao resort is located on the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Timeantube Lagoon and Praia do …More
We are Americans who live in Brazil, so we're very familiar with service standards for both countries, which is why I say this hotel is good for Brazil. At first glance it appears to be 5 stars, but as you peel back the layers of the onion, it really isn't fantastic. Our room was nice and clean, except for the bathtub which was quite gross with mildew growing everywhere. The buffet is large with a decent variety, but the food is mediocre at best. We tried to get reservations for the "theme" restaurants, but were told they were booked up except for our last night there. When we passed the restaurants in the evening, they were only half filled, so not sure why we weren't allow to make a reservation. The service in general was not good, but very typical for Brazilian standards. As other reviewers have noted, most of the staff do not speak any English. This was not a major issue for us since we speak a fair amount of Portuguese, but did cause some confusion on several incidents (like when someone came knocking on our door and absolutely insisted on coming in to check something in our closet despite the fact that we were not dressed...turns out they were checking to make sure we had an iron. We politely told her no several times, but she refused to leave until we let her in the room).
Traveller from Brasilia, Brazil
Located within the Imbassaí Nature Reserve, this all-inclusive resort is situated near the ocean and the coastal village of …More
The hotel need to renew the exercise room and game room. It doesn't have Cable Tv at room and there is no activities coordination. The waiters attention's was kind of disappointed. They need to do something wit the river that comes from the rainforest; when it is rain or it rained this river grows and carry so unpleasant smell and you have to cross it to access beach number 4.
The hotel is nice and big. The garden is beautiful. Breakfast is great but restaurant was disappointed me.
Nestled on the beach, this Morro de Sao Paulo pousada is 4.3 mi (7 km) from Gamboa Beach.More