One of Fortaleza's finest hotels, Gran Hotel Marquise faces Iracema Beach has a wide choice of accommodation styles, a well regarded spa, gym and rooftop pool.
Rooms and suites are contemporary in style with clean lines and well designed storage space. All have large windows and many look out over the ocean. Bathrooms are similarly modern and sleek, have hair dryers and come with a range of toiletries.
There are 2 restaurants, one where you can sample local dishes and the other a pan-Asian diner. The Gran Spa has an extensive menu of treatments including body wraps, exfoliation, massages and facials. Other spa facilities include a hot tub and sauna. Fitness enthusiasts will be at home in the large gym which has a good assortment of exercise machines. The rooftop pool and sundeck is a real bonus for a city hotel, and beach towels are supplied in your room.
Gran Hotel Marquise makes a good base from which to explore Fortaleza with its shops, museums, old town and coastline.
Open: Hotel Gran Marquise is open all year.
Location: The hotel faces Iracema Beach and is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. It is about 7kms from the centre of Fortaleza city.
Rooms: There are superior (29sqm), luxury (29sqm), studio (37sqm), superior gran class (29sqm), luxury gran class (29sqm), and studio gran class (37sqm) rooms, junior (37sqm), junior gran class (37sqm), executive (58sqm) and presidential (131sqm) suites. All have TV, clock radio, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, bathrobes, beach bag and towels, and en-suite bathroom. Many have sea views. There is 24 hour room service.
Activities: Visit Fortaleza’s museums, go shopping, spend time on the beach.
Facilities: These include a restaurant, a rooftop pool and bar, spa with sauna and jacuzzi, a gym, TV room, internet area and business centre.
Dining: There is a generous buffet breakfast each morning. Mucuripe is the main restaurant and serves regional fare including a weekly Feijoada buffet. Mangostin specialises in Asian cuisine and is open for dinner each day.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Fortaleza is a low to no risk malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.
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