Stayed here before and after trip to lencois marenheses. It is about 25 mins from airport and 20 mins taxi ride to the old town. Rooms are fine but no drawers for clothes and terrace doors locked apparently to stop mosquitos. Poor restaurant that closes at 10 pm as does the bar it seems. Pleasant pool area. The hotel is across the road to the Calhau beach where swimming is not recommended. The excellent Cabana do Sol restaurant is 5 mins away by taxi.
Traveller from London
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Calhau Beach, Tropical Shopping, and Sao Marcos Beach. Jansen …More
I found São Luis' hotels to be a bit more expensive than what I expected. This taken into consideration, I'd say what you get at Brisamar is a very fair deal. The service is fine, rooms are very clean, breakfast is very good, and the pool is very welcome as it is always very hot in Maranhão. Location is good, and I was able to walk to several very good eateries (Cabana de sol, Peti´s Caldos, etc). Locals say, however, that the city is not very safe, especially after sunset. I had no problems, though.
The only aspect which could be improved is putting air conditioning in corridors and reception area.
Traveller from São Paulo, SP - Brasil
Nestled on the beach, this Ponta do Farol hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ponta d'Areia Beach, Sao Marcos Beach, and Calhau …More