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Rua Praia do Amor 1000, Praia da Pipa, Tibau do Sul, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59178-000 Brazil
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#4 of 158 in Praia da Pipa
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Foot massage
Full body massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms


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Grade: 93 out of 100
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Leo F. wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
I have traveled over 83 countries and spend 100+ nights per year on the road. I know hotels. Here's the rundown: The good: INCREDIBLE grounds, fascinating variety of swimming pools, really great food, best EVER (no exaggeration!) breakfast spread (Grand Hyatt Singapore comes 2nd), good location. Staff (particularly the bar / restaurant staff) are sincere and truly nice folks who enjoy their jobs. The not so good: Staff are lacking in training. At this price point (~US$400/night +), I would expect little things to be done right - 3 towels for three people (not two, or 1), minimal water to be left behind as 'courtesy', and maintenance of rooms to be up to scratch. The bad: Some rooms are approaching 25+ years old since they were last updated. Gisele Bundchen slept on my bed in 2004!!! It's clear from my 10 days spent on the property(ies) that they place an incredible amount of attention on the beautifully manicured landscaping and well cared for pool (too much chlorine at times, by the way). However, little things such as reliable A/C, taps that don't fall off, doors that lock properly, and wardrobe inner walls that are actually attached are a must! The property's obvious focus on external groundskeeping over their rooms is a stark contrast. Lastly, the 'gym' at the Resort property is DISGUSTING and falling apart. Come on guys, either have a proper gym or get rid of it. The current gym is EMBARRASSING!!! Would I come back again? YES - Like the very fun / nice group of German / Dutch / Portuguese / Italian families that come back to this hotel year after year, despite the myriad 'small' issues that would drive anyone prone to 'first world problems' nuts, Pipa is an amazing and geographically / naturally blessed, the food is amazing (unless you're a vegan / vegetarian - then consider not coming at all!), and the hotel properties TRULY enable you to relax and 'disconnect' from the trials and tribulations of 'back home'. Furthermore, upon checking out, I approached the General Manager with some feedback in line with the above, and he mentioned that a 'containing full of goods from Bali' was en route to Pipa in order to update the last remaining 'old rooms' in the room. I look forward to re-visiting once the rooms have been finally updated (April 2020 estimate). However, I do hope Fernando, the GM can do a better job as it pertains to delivering true five star service / treatment at the price point being charged at this hotel. Lastly, it's unclear if they plan on adding additional 'family services' to draw more family with younger kids - a small kids play center / babysitting services would make a MASSIVE positive difference.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Choose rooms 7, 9 or 1 in the Hotel property. Alternatively go for rooms H or L in the Spa property.
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2 Helpful votes
Marcia A wrote a review Dec 2019
Rio de Janeiro, RJ183 contributions79 helpful votes
This is a very pleasant, exclusive and expensive hotel. The staff kindness is great and confort and architecture are mesmerizing .The gardening, the swimming pools. Breakfast buffet goes from non gluten to all you can eat. The restaurant is also good, but prices are higher than in similar ones, I did not like only the musical selection of the happy hour by the pool: sinthetic electronic music. breaking the Bali and tropical quietness,
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Date of stay: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
Steph_Gray_IN wrote a review Mar 2019
25 contributions21 helpful votes
So many great things to say about Sombra e Agua Fresca: apartments are spacious with comfortable beds, pool areas are inviting, plants and landscaping offer much to look at and admire, and last but not least, an incredible staff! Cookie, "Naldo" and "Nino" went out of their way to ensure our group had an amazing time! The trek to breakfast is quite a walk but the views from the restaurant are worth the daily effort.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Aky1972 wrote a review Aug 2018
Wilmslow, United Kingdom75 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed with the family (2 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 12) in one of the houses - amazing. Huge living space, swim up pool with a hot tub and hammock on the balcony. It's also a 5 minute walk to Amor beach which is stunning and has a number of fabulous beach bars. Breakfast at the hotel is amazing - one of the biggest selections of food I've ever seen. A leisurely walk into Pipa of an evening to some amazing restaurants - a fabulous place
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
Stef M wrote a review Apr 2018
Lagoa, Portugal46 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent 3 days and enjoyed every minute of it . Friendly staff. Beautifully set on highest point of Pipa with lovely views. Enormous bedrooms with jacuzzi and fab views. Restaurant serves excellent food with great service. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled
US$169 - US$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BrazilState of Rio Grande do NorteTibau do SulPraia da Pipa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Nearby attractions include Amor Beach (0.2 km), Mirante Sunset Bar (0.3 km), and Praias Do Amor E Do Moleque (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and a rooftop bar.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Dolce Vita, Pipa, Exotica Restaurante, and De Boca Em Boca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Praia da Pipa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Does Hotel Sombra E Agua Fresca have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.