Superclubs Breezes Costa do Sauipe
Rodovia BA-099 s/n, Km 76, Linha Verde-Cep, Mata de Sao Joao, State of Bahia, 48280-000, Brazil
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Great place to relax
Was a little unsure what to expect after reading some of the reviews but over all we had a great holiday. The hotel was clean and the staff very helpful. The buffet restaurant was a little repetative but evening restaurants were excellent, although we had a little trouble booking them. If you are looking for a busy holiday this is not for you, my husband was bored during the day as there was not many activities but if you want to relax this is a great resort. The village is ideal to break the nights up and bottles of beer are about 80p.The Rio trip is really expensive about £400 each so if you can book it cheaper before you leave do so.
Weather was warm through the 2 weeks with lovely sunny days & not so good rainy days-and boy when it rained it rained trust me!! The hotel staff made us very welcome on arrival and the rooms are very spacious and well contained with tv cd player iron and board air con & safe.The rooms were cleaned every day with fresh towels daily. Jimmys buffet was average i found the choice limited being a vegetarian but my other half recommends the steaks!! Look out for James the waiter there we found him very helpful!! The language barrier can be a problem but you get there in the end!! We booked the Japanese & pasta restuarants duing our stay for a change of scenery and service & food were of high quality.The wildlife around the hotel & complex is entertaining spider monkeys birds and other creepy crawlies to name but a few!! The sea was a bit too rough to swim in but it is the atlantic!! The small shopping village on the complex is nice to have a walk down to safely but the choice is limited if you need to present hunt go to praia do forte better choice you can get a bus from the hotel. We had a trip to Salvador & we done the "cooks adventure" which we both enjoyed. We went with Thomas Cook & our rep was "Lane" who was really helpful and went the extra mile to help and it also helped with him being on the same wavelength!! Would definately go back but would book the Rio trip before we went. But recommend Brazil for friendly people & culture,wildlife etc a taste of paradise maybe!!
Campylobacter a go go
We went to Super Club breezes at the end of June, the start of their winter, and it did rain a lot. The hotel looks impressive when you arrive but all that glitters is not gold. We were booked in quickly and our luggage taken up to our room. The rooms are spacious and reasonably clean but I do agree with other comments re the dirty floors. Dont make the bed and you get sheets changed every day. Make it and they never change them. Drop the towels on the floor as thats the only way to get clean ones. Rooms have a hari dryer and an iron and ironing board plus well stocked fridge (water and soft drinks but no alcohol).
Safe deposit box is provided free. Coffee machine to get hot water for tea/coffee which was not very efficient, so take a travel kettle. Tea and coffee provided but their tea is terrible so take a bag of UK tea bags. Electirc socket plugs need to be of the two prong thin blade variety. Also take a travel washing line!
The hotel is advertised as all inclusive in the First Choice brochure but it is not. If you go to the pool you will not be served any drink until 11.00am. In fact at certain times it is impossible to get an alcoholic drink. Its not all inclusive as stated. If you want soft drinks at the pool bar then you have to fight your way through a thousand wasps to use the machine. They only have one beer, a sort of watery version of San Miguel. You will find it difficult to get drunk on it. The bars do tend to run out of gin from time to time.
The restaurants at this hotel are a joke. The standards of hygeine leave a lot to be desired. Cats wander around and hundreds of wild birds land on tables and mess on cutlery and glasses and the chairs. You are effectively eating off a bird table and it is dangerous.
Flies land on food in both Jimmys restaurant and the pool bar restaurant.
There are three themed restaurants, a japanese one, Pastafarri and the Market Place.
The first was so poor we got up and walked out after half and hour of poor service and terrible food. The service in the other two restaurants was poor and the food was probably a bit better than you could get in Jimmys restaurant. All in all crap really.
Some of the `chefs` do not seem to understand the dangers of using the same tongs to handle cooked food as they use to handle raw chicken. Within two days I went down with campylobacter food poisoning as did some other guests. This poor pratice was witnessed by a number of guests, who complained to the staff.
The trays of food in the restaurant are sometimes warm but definitely not hot and if you are not careful might contain bird droppings. I complained to the rep and the hotel staff about this and they did say they would address it. The risk of food poisoning is perhaps the worst feature of these restaurants and if they dont deal with it people will stop booking.
It is nigh on impossible to get a drink from the waiters in the restaurant before you have actually finished your meal. They will quickly serve you water but if you want a glass of wine its easier to go and serve yourself.
Jimmys bar is a joke. Wait for ever to get served often with a completely different drink to the one you asked for. The same goes for the piano bar.
The entertainment at this hotel is poor. Bizarre even. The shows seem aimed at children, and the mentally defective, as opposed to adult guests.
You can only change currency at a little bank in the plastic village further down the road. They will charge you 3% commision plus a fee of US$ 20 so be careful. At the airport duty free shop they will only accept US dollars not Brazilian Reals!!!
Also be careful how much Brazilian currency you take. It is all inclusive at the hotel and you need little if any money at all. You will need it if you plan to go on any trips ie the Rio trip (expensive £620 approx each and food/drinks and some excursions not included) but remember when you get back to the UK you will lose a lot of money because of the poor buy back rate.
On the subject of trips and excursions we thought them very expensive for what they were. For example the information for the shopping trip to Salvadore invites you to go to the local cinema to take in the latest film not yet released in the UK.....tells you all doesn`t it.
Do be careful though, they also have muggers who are quick to spot a tourist bearing gifts.
The hotel has a nice enough beach nearby but it is very rocky and the sea can be very rough. Not the best I have seen sadly.
Ok the good points are that the staff at the hotel are very friendly and a smile goes a long way. Few speak very good English, but hey this is Brazil. The First Choice Rep is a very helpful guy who will do all he can to help you but I think he has a hard job.
Overall I am afraid I would not go back to Brazil and certainly not Super Club Breezes. I did not enjoy getting food posioning from the restaurant and I would urge people going there to be extra careful of what you eat and with what. I lived on pasta for the rest of my holiday as I could actually watch it being cooked and even then I had to ask the `chef` to well cook it.
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Address: Rodovia BA-099 s/n, Km 76, Linha Verde-Cep, Mata de Sao Joao, State of Bahia, 48280-000, Brazil