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Hotel Marsol Hotel 3 star
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Avenue Senador Dinarte Marinz 1567 Via Costeira Natal-RN Cep 59090-002 Natal, Brazil -
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The Marsol hotel is a seaside establishment with 140 rooms that occupies a 3 storey building on Via Costeira. Thanks to the numerous activities it offers, the Marsol is a good hotel for families and for those who can't imagine just spending their holiday lazing around by the pool. With a tennis court, a sports field, and numerous swimming pools, it's the perfect place for active guests and sports enthusiasts alike. It affords direct beach access so that you can enjoy the sea all day long, and even in the evening (while bearing in mind the tide factor). However, the guest rooms at the Marsol are quite Spartan and offer only the bare essentials.

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

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      Marsol   -   © M. Challe / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 6.47 /10

    The Marsol stands on Vía Costeira, one of the main hotel districts in Natal, right by the sea. The hotel is approximately 13 mi from Natal Airport and a little over 3 mi from the city centre.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The Marsol has 140 guest rooms (60 standard, 60 deluxe, and 20 villas) for a capacity of 380 guests. The rooms occupy the various wings of this long and narrow 3 storey building and the deluxe rooms and the villas open onto the garden in the middle of which you'll find the jacuzzi. The main asset of the standard rooms resides in their location, as they all face the sea. The interior decorating is eminently simple: white tiled flooring, colourful paintings, a TV set, narrow bed, simple desk, and not much else. The rooms are simple and rather charmless but well lit and clean. You can ask for a safe at reception. Next to the minibar, you'll find the wardrobe with its sliding doors made of fake wood. In the bathroom, a door separates the toilet from the shower and wash basin, and the dated shower curtain doesn't make the best of impressions. The hospitality products include shower gel, soap, and shampoo and conditioner.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    The Marsol is a 4 star establishment located in the middle of Via Costeira. It was inaugurated in 1985 and renovated in 2009. Visitors drive past the large entrance gate and head for the car park before entering the hotel's premises. They are then welcomed in a large and cool entrance hall with a wooden ceiling, dark concrete flooring, and drapes that hang from the ceiling. There are many comings and goings through this doorless and cool area. The room that lies beyond the reception counter includes a table where you'll find all the information you need about excursions or buggy rides in the dunes of Genipabu. You will also find a space in this room area where you can look at photos that were taken of you during your stay, a computer with all sorts of information for tourists, and some rattan armchairs. If you climb a few steps you'll arrive in a vaulted TV room. Next to the car park you'll find a tennis court and a multi-sports pitch where you can join in some sports. The activities on offer change on a daily basis but generally include aquagym, watervolley, art workshops, table tennis tournaments, or forró lessons (a northeastern Brazilian dance).

    Further on is the swimming pool area, facing the sea and surrounded by a garden with palm trees. The swimming pools are built on different levels and the deckchairs, tables, and chairs are all plastic. The gym was still under construction when we came here in March 2010.

    Finally, next to the tennis court, in a yellow-roofed hangar, capoeira demonstrations and dancing sessions are held in the evenings during high season.

    Food and drink 5.45 /10

    The restaurant at the Marsol is a rather simple room next to reception. It serves a buffet-style breakfast daily from 7:00am to 10:00am either indoors in an air-conditioned room (the AC works a bit too well, remember to take a jacket) or outdoors on the terrace that looks over the swimming pools and the sea. Lunch and dinner are served as complete buffets with traditional local dishes (fish, shrimps, coconut sauce, meat stew) and various salads. The poolside bar serves sandwiches and drinks all day long.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    The hotel offers direct access to the Vía Costeira beach, down a a short ramp at the end of the garden. The Marsol doesn't provide any beach services, and depending on the tides and the time of the year, the beach may only be accessible for 6 hours a day. A large stretch of fine sand with warm sea water, the beach is nevertheless a bit narrow and highly exposed to wind. There are various types of algae in the sea, but of course this depends on the time of day and season. You should find out about the prevailing currents before taking a dip.

    To know

    If you're keen on beach volleyball, you'll enjoy the facilities at this establishment.

    Equipment

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

      sauna, massage, Turkish bath, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      aqua gym, tennis, water-polo, volleyball, sports, basketball, gym, fitness

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The location on Via Costeira
    • The leisure activities
    • The architecture of the hotel blends in nicely with the surroundings

    disadvantages

    • The interior of the rooms

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