SuperClubs Breezes Costa Do Sauipe Hotel, Mata De Sao Joao
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s Eve!from gillianrh
Wonderful place to visitfrom KSergey
It is a great enclave complex with its own infrastructure providing all kinds of services, such as entertainment and shopping, golf and horse riding, sailing and surfing, etc, etc…
I stayed at the Sofitel Costa do Sauipe hotel for 6 days in April 2005 and spent a nice time there. Multilingual staff are efficient and friendly, especially at the reception. Unlike their colleagues from the Sofitel Rio Palace, they provided me with early check-in as soon as possible absolutely free of charge.
Sofitel Costa do Sauipe is the biggest hotel in the whole resort (near 400 rooms in comparison with 200 rooms at Sofitel Suites) and has a nice territory with palm trees, canals, bridges, dunes and numerous swimming pools. Being a northern inhabitant, I really was impressed very much by this landscaped tropical exotics.
The room was quite spacious and stylish according to Sofitel’s standards and possessed all the necessary equipment.
The hotel has three restaurants - the main one with buffet service, and two with menu service. The food was good though sometimes it seemed to me to be rather common. The waiters are not very skilled but try to do their best.
In general, service at the hotel is regular. The staff adequately react at your requests but wouldn’t be initiatively interested in your preferences (except barmen, of course). Neither better nor worse in comparison to other big hotels.
The only hotel’s drawback is the beach full of big rocks at the water edge that make swimming too dangerous because of strong ocean waves. For beach fans, it’s better to use the beaches in front of the Marriott or Superclubs Breezes hotels – they are more sandy and out of rocks.
Anyway, you wouldn’t be disappointed once visited this wonderful place.
Never going backfrom didizinha
After several months of planning, my husband, our children and me set off to Costa do Sauipe in Brazil for a nice summer vacation. We always stay at Marriotts for the nice clean rooms and prompt and pleasant service. We stayed at the Renaissance hotel at Costa do Sauipe in Bahia. On the first day after waiting for 2 hours we had to shower without towels to dry our bodies. It was the very first time in our lives that we had to use our bed sheets to dry ourselves. Only twice during our stay were we able to have towels already in the room for our showers. Every time we requested some room service it took more than 2 hours for a response. The food was cold and the service horrible. If you wanted good food we had to go out, buy our food and bring it to our room because it was so much faster and tastier. At the pool they also did not have enough towels to accommodate everyone, and if you wanted to take a swim in the late afternoon or just hang out by the pool you had to walk around garbage, pop cans and beer bottles. The staff and manager weren't very friendly either. To send a Fax it took 3 hours, I had to walk over to the Marriott reception and almost personally send the fax myself. I expected a lot more for a Marriott hotel in a resort. I still cannot believe that after what they charged us for a room we endured one week like that. It is embarrassing for a company with such good reputation to be placed in a situation like this. We are not planning to go back and will not recommend this resort.
There are probably betterfrom Peter_R_Smith
The hotel is a long, long way from the main airport at Salvador. It is very safe, because it is in a compound. It is situated right on the beach, but on a part of the beach where swimming is impossible because of large rocks just offshore. Even on those parts where swimming is OK, the beach does slope very steeply - any children would need very close supervision.
The hotel is well laid out, and the grounds and public areas are magnificently maintained and very attractive. Service in the restaurants, bars and cafes is excellent. Services to the rooms leaves a lot more to be desired - five requests for a power adpater, three requests for a hammock. Only by two calls to the manager were the problems resolved.
Outside pool was spotless, though unheated. Gym was a bit of joke. Entertainment team was very enthuisiastic - with very limited resources.
Meals are buffet style and despite a lot of effort on the part of conscientious staff did in the end all taste the same.
We did stay out of season, and there was an atmosphere of trying hard. But it just didn't feel like a great hotel with 5 star service and facilities.
I think there are probable better hotels to choose from for the money.
Great experience at the Brazilian Marriott!from junkgalore
On arrival, we were not disappointed. We had a top corner room overlooking the beach and pool. On the other side was a breathtaking coconut grove (this is where the sun would set...sigh).
The rooms were clean, well lit and had a fantastic balcony. *HINT* It's set up with a couple of chairs and a table but if you ask -- they can replace it with a very comfortable hammock. Ours looked so new it looked like they just took it out of the packaging!
There was also a chair and small table in the room...as well as a a desk and chair where I would normally set up "shop" with all my girly things. The armoir held the tv but afforded plenty of drawer space to put our clothes. There was also a small "bar" by the closet that held the coffeemaker and refridgerator.
OK, enough about the room...the building itself is fantastic. Very light and airy with plenty of places to relax and have a drink. We never leave home without our travel scrabble so some of these places were perfect for a "friendly challenge" while sipping on an exotic & fruity "fire water" drink.
There are 2 big pools...one is the main pool with a swim up bar. This is where most of the guests seemed to hang around. The other pool is shallower and a few times we saw people playing water volleyball -- complete with net. I think the only grumble I had was that the pools were not heated. It made it not as inviting to hop in and wade to the bar...brrrrr. Of course, once I made it -- all was good ;)
A short walk will take you to the beach in front of the hotel. The water was a little cold and rough for me but hubby enjoyed playing in the waves. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas set up. There was also a "bar" for cold drinks. If you walk to the right (about 20minute walk) you will get to a small fishing village that has a tiny grocery store, a very yummy and cheap restaurant and a store with limited souvenirs.
Two restaurants were on the Marriott property, although it was very easy to walk to the nearby properties. I believe the Renaissance even allowed us to charge dinner at their restaurant to our Marriott room. Very convenient. The restaurants inside the Marriott were Orixas (Brazilian/Bahian) and an Asian themed one complete with habachi table cooking (Yummm). Breakfasts were served in Orixas -- every morning offered a good selection of American style foods like omletts, french toast, bacon, sausage etc. Also, the fruit selection was great! Lots of exotic types, it was fun to try some that we had never seen before. And if you're afraid -- just ask one of the employees. They were all very eager to practice their English and help the guests with any questions. While most employees spoke very little English, their genuine concern and desire to make your stay perfect, overcame any language barrier. Also, there was always at least one employee on hand that could help with the translations. I had asked our waiter for tabasco and ketchup during breakfast and the following mornings, he would set them on our table even though we weren't even in his section! And if you have dinner at night here -- be sure to try the "Moqueca", a traditional fish stew that's made with palm oil. Very delish!
Lastly, there's a complimentary shuttle bus that comes around every so often, you can hop on and get to the equestrian center (horseback riding on the beach or the sand dunes), golf course (HINT:be sure to bring a camera -- the view from the first hole is amazing), spa and the little "touristy" village. I know some people have said this village was cheesy but we enjoyed it for what it was...a tourist spot! There were several restaurant choices, a small grocery store (HINT: buy your bottled water here) and my favorite: the ice cream stand inside one of the restaurants. After tasting a scoop of the coconut ice cream on our second night, we were back almost daily for our fix. I'm not a big coconut fan but theirs was just so darn good! There is also a a store that you can book activities, we booked a tour that had some fun ziplining across a river.
*If you're going to play golf (very cheap for club and cart rental -- about $20 US) be sure to bring your own balls!!! I think a 3 pack cost us about $30 US!
*Go on a horseback ride to the sand dunes...we saw great wildlife like small owls and tiny monkeys.
*Take a trip to Praio do Forte -- the turtle sanctuary. Be sure to get some ice cream and buy your "fire water" (sort of like Brazilian vodka) in one of the grocery stores here. A bottle goes for just above a buck.
The only CONS I would say with this destination is that it's a very long flight from the west coast (LAX to Miami, then to Salvador, then an hour long bus ride). And getting the Brazilian visa was expensive and time consuming. Other than that, we would definitely go back!
Lovely resortfrom Tessa970
quiet relaxed vacationfrom Pedro
TIPS: buy your bottled water at the village, only a block away. Walking on the beach is OK, but Santo Antonio, a couple of miles away, is not worth the long walk. Teenagers might find it too relaxing, even boring. Great for couples and parents with small children.
Wow!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Everyone made an effort to bridge the language barrier and we didn't have any difficulty communicating.
The Sofitel Suites is the best of the best!from A TripAdvisor Member
I cannot praise this hotel enough! The atmosphere is out of this world; the service was impeccable;
the cleanliness of the entire resort was also impeccable. We found the food so unbelievably delicious - so many varieties for breakfast and dinner. The staff could not have been more charming and pleasant and welcoming. I have been to 37 countries and to dozens of 5 star resorts; but I have never been to anything better than the Sofitel Suites on the Costa de Sauipe.
The pool, the beach - EVERYTHING was perfect!
There was not one thing I encountered in my week there that I could say anything negative about. It was picture perfect in every way; and I will be spending New Year's back there and many other holidays in the future. The place is so beautiful, it is difficult to describe. The warmth of the entire staff make you feel so welcome! I praise this property highly; and I can promise anyone contemplating a trip there that they will not be disappointed! This resort is truly THE BEST of the best!
Wonderful place!!from LQGuy
The master-planned (and not authentic) village area is nice to have shopping and alternate dining options available. Plus, you're within walking distance of the other three large hotels there.
Everything was just very nice. Even though it was a 22 hour flight for us (LAX to Santiago, then to Rio, then to Salvador), we would jump at the chance to return! If you get to, go!!
Top Local Tips for Mata De Sao Joao
trip to salvador Get your rep to arrange a private taxi tour if there are 4 of you as this saves around 150 reals
rio de janerio don t bother going unless its the canival time
just book it taxis are expensive to some of the other shopping villages there is not much there to buy and what there is is expensive buy off the beach sellers or take the trip to RIO or SALVADOR. but dont let the bus go without you in Salvador dont pay anymore than 35 reals for a good, top quality football shirt,
Other names for SuperClubs Breezes Costa Do Sauipe Hotel
- superclubs breezes costa sauipe
- costa do sauipe superclubs breezes
- Address: Rodovia Ba 099 s/n, Km 76 - Mata De Sao Joao - 48280-000 - Brazil
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