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Rua Francisco Gurgel 9067 Natal, Brazil -
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The Manary Praia is a charming boutique guest house of a kind not uncommon in Brazil. Its owners, Carla and Eduardo, love welcoming guests, telling them about the history of the Natal region and giving them advice on the best places to visit. They themselves chose the decorative objects, which come from more than 50 countries and can be seen dotted throughout the establishment. The quality of the dishes served in the restaurant makes it a worthy representative of Nordestina cuisine. The location, at the heart of Ponta Negra, is perfect if you wish to make the most of both the sea and the nightlife. It's just a pity that the swimming pool is such a modest size and the guest rooms lack originality in terms of their decorative style, especially when compared to the communal spaces.

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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      Manary Praia Hotel   -   © M. Challe / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 9.93 /10

    The Manary Praia is located on Rúa Francisco Gurgel, one of the main streets in Ponta Negra. It offers direct access to the beach and is also close to a number of bars and restaurants. The Manary Praia is 9 mi from the centre of Natal, and is about 10 mi from the airport. Allow about 20 minutes to make the journey by car.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The Manary Praia has only 23 guest rooms: 13 in the standard category, 5 superior rooms and 5 deluxe rooms. There are no lifts up to the rooms, so you will have to make your way there on foot. A four-poster bed presides over the centre of the room, flanked by two wooden bedside tables. There is also pretty basic desk of the same colour and a matching open-fronted cupboard. The walls are decorated with photos taken by the owner, including landscapes, views of São Paulo, and typical local scenes (of fishermen, for example). Each room is, of course, provided with a television, a safe and a mini-bar. The superior rooms are more spacious and have a balcony with views over the sea. Depending on the category of the room, the bathrooms are decorated in shades of brown or lighter colours. They are provided with a shower and hospitality products bearing the Roteiros de Charme label. The illuminated make-up mirror, towel hanger and hair-dryer are particularly useful features.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    The Manary Praia opened in 1995 and was renovated in 2009, and can count itself one of Brazil's boutique guest houses. The owners, Carla and Eduardo, like welcoming their guests in person, telling them about the Natal region and even a bit about the history of the hotel, which was one of the first to open in Ponta Negra. Having started with 11 employees, there are now 45 people working here, and the decor consists of objects picked up in the 50 countries they have visited. You can listen all day long to the jazz, blues and Bossa Nova music chosen carefully by Carla to create a relaxed ambience. From the outside, the yellow hotel building looks like a big house. When you enter, you will start to see the original decorative features on display, starting with the antique cash register, desk and picture of shells behind the marble reception counter. Close to this stands a display case showing objects on sale like cuddly toys, books and ceramics. In the restaurant, there is a reading space furnished with an orange armchair and two other seats.

    Outside is the rather modestly sized swimming pool, which is surrounded by plastic tables and chairs and overlooks the sea. You might also notice the webcam installed in this part of the hotel. The images recorded here of Ponta Negra beach and the surfers who regularly congregate next to the establishment are displayed on the hotel website. If well-being is more your thing, head for room 105, which has been converted into a massage room. In addition to the two-person hammam, the chromotherapy shower and a pebble path to pamper your feet, there is also a whirlpool bath. On your way in, you will be asked what kind of music you like, and once your treatment is complete you will be offered a cup of tea. The products used are made by the French brand L'Occitane, but even so, the main advantage of this facility is its therapists. One of them has lived in Thailand and China, so don't hesitate to ask her for a massage using the techniques that originated in these countries and are now famous worldwide.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    When the hotel first opened, the restaurant was a pretty basic affair. However, the owner's chef then started working there, preparing specialities from the Rio Grande do Norte region. They then came up with the idea of asking each of their friends to prepare a dish that would then be incorporated into the menu, and this is why the dishes displayed on the walls of the restaurant carry the names of specialities from different countries and the friends who concocted them. Meals are taken in a large dining room in which decorative wooden fruit hangs from the ceiling and little colourful fish accompany images of the dishes on the walls. As far as the cuisine is concerned, the Manary Praia prepares Nordestina dishes with a contemporary twist. The restaurant has even been given the seal of approval of Boa Lembrança, an association of restaurant owners. You can begin by whetting your appetite with shrimp milanaise or oysters au gratin, and then enjoy 'misto de mare', a dish served over an iron grill with a combination of fish, prawns, pulses and fruit. To finish, the dessert options include chocolate tart with passion fruit, sorbet or tropical banana pudding. Saturday is 'feijoada' day. This dish of pork, beef and beans costs around £13, and is served with a free caipirinha.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    Access to Ponta Negra beach and the seafront promenade or 'calzadon' is direct from the hotel swimming pool. Hotel guests can make use of the deckchairs, chairs and parasols there. Ponta Negra beach is a long stretch of fine sand, but unfortunately does get busy with tourists in the summer. The colour of the water changes depending on the season and, of course, the weather, and you should find out about the prevailing currents before taking a dip.

    To know

    The Manary Praia belongs to Roteiros de Charme, an environmentally-minded association that owns 50 boutique hotels. 'Manary' is a Guaraní word meaning 'spirit of good'.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      Turkish bath, sauna, massage, beauty salon, spa, wellness, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      beach volley

    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The original interior decor
    • The massage room
    • The restaurant

    disadvantages

    • The standard rooms
    • The size of the swimming pool

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