If you're looking for accommodations on Natal's Praia dos Artistas, with easy access to downtown and some of the city's most famous sights, Marina Travel Praia Hotel might be the right choice for you.
Long a favorite urban beach among locals, Praia dos Artistas is just a 5-minute cab ride from must-see Fortaleza dos Reis Magos, a stunning, star-shaped fortress built standing where the Potengi River meets the Atlantic. For a different perspective on the medieval fort, head up to Ladeira do Sol, about the same distance away: This hill offers breathtaking views of the coastline and the city stretching out before you. You can also take a 10-kilometer (6.5-mile) drive down Via Costeira to Ponta Negra, popular for its beautiful beach and bustling nightlife. Bring your own car? Parking is free at the hotel.
Start the morning with an energizing workout in the fitness center, then enjoy Marina Travel Praia Hotel's breakfast buffet, offering breads, tropical fruit, cereal, cold cuts, and juice, as well as hot items. The restaurant, overlooking the water, also serves regional and international dishes for lunch and dinner. Room service is available during limited hours.
Traveling for work? A conference facility with audiovisual equipment accommodates up to 120, making it easy to plan an event. An Internet point is available and wireless Internet is complimentary throughout the hotel. If you're flying in or out for a meeting, you'll appreciate transportation to Aeroporto Internacional Augusto Severo, about 18 km (11 mi) away, available for a surcharge.
Whether you've spent the day sightseeing or getting some work done, you can unwind with a drink from the poolside bar in the outdoor leisure area. Two outdoor pools are offered, and kids can also romp in the playground.
Relax in your air-conditioned guestroom, where the TVs are equipped with cable channels and you can find a treat in the minibar. Desks and direct-dial phones are added conveniences. All rooms have private bathrooms and some have balconies where you can step out for a breath of evening air.