Situated in Fortaleza's popular Beira Mar neighborhood, the Hotel Coimbra is within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and beaches. Rooms feature city view and free WiFi.
Brazilians and increasing numbers of foreign travelers head to Fortaleza for its renowned urban beaches, year-round tropical weather, and relative safety for a Brazilian city of its size (more than 2 million people). Iracema Beach, one of the city's most popular beaches, is just 2 blocks from the hotel. From the beach, walk a short distance to the Ponte dos Ingleses pier for great views of the city skyline. Some truly unique shopping can be found 1.5 miles (2.3 km) away at the Centro de Turismo. This local crafts market is housed inside an old jail, where vendors sell their goods from former jail cells. Seafood lovers should make the 2-mile (3.2 km) journey to the city's largest open-air market at the end of Avenida Beira Mar, where you can pick up fresh seafood to prepare back in your room.
If you're arriving by air, take the 20-minute taxi ride to the hotel where the 24-hour front desk staff can arrange a car rental for you, if you need it. The hotel also offers complimentary onsite parking. Ready for breakfast? Head downstairs for a free, authentic northeast Brazilian meal, featuring fresh fruit and juices. In addition to the nearby beaches, the Coimbra's outdoor pool offers a sunny spot for a swim with a rustic stone wall for some added privacy. If you want to do some last day exploring or souvenir shopping, you can store your bags in the hotel's luggage locker. If you are in Fortaleza for business, the hotel features a 24-hour business center, 1 meeting room, and free WiFi.
When you're ready to head in for the night, you'll return to a spacious, air-conditioned room that includes city and garden views. Rooms also come with free WiFi and 14-inch TVs.
Cons: The room was not ready when we arrived so they gave us a smaller one. They forgot the towels... and the room was not very clean...
Cons: Very old hotel. Very old matirial
Pros: Breakfast was quite good Location very central
Cons: Wi-fi very poor. Breakfast also poor.