Natal Hotels and Accommodation
(Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
A large city with accommodation for all budgets, Natal's most popular hotels tend to be concentrated around the Ponta Negra area, being within close proximity to the beachfront. December is always a busy time in Natal, when the carnival season begins and subsequently the demand for hotels peaks, with lodging rates rising accordingly. In the low season, you can expect discounts of up to one third.
Backpackers looking for budget accommodation in Natal will find a few choices worth considering. The Albergue da Costa Hostel on the Avenida Praia de Ponta Negra stands right next to the beachfront itself and is well-placed for sightseeing. Standing on the Rua Manoel Augusto Bezerra de Arujo, the Lua Cheia Hostel is another popular choice for those counting the pennies and has become well-known for its unusual Halloween theme.
Where to Stay
Holiday makers who favour chain hotels may like to stay at the three-star Holiday Inn Express Natal, which is located on the Avenue Engheiro Roberto Freire, within the vibrant Ponta Negra Beach community. Close by, the Safari Hotel on the Rua Pedro Fonseca Filho features jungle-style accommodation, with rooms boasting balconies and private terrace areas. Of note, many of the most popular resort hotels line the coastal road known as the Via Costeira.
Situated on the Rua Potengi, close to the Civic Centre and within walking distance of Urbanas Beach (around 15 minutes), the Tulip Inn Potengi comes highly recommended by past guests and suits those looking for lodging based in a less-touristy situation.
Overlooking the Potengi River, the Rosa Nautica Hotel on the Avenida Erivan Franca is a popular choice, although has mixed reviews. For top-end luxury accommodation in Natal, the Hotel Atol das Rocas on the Avenue Engheiro Roberto Freire has apartments with sea views and landscaped gardens. The Manary Praia Hotel on the Rua Francisco Gurgel is another exceptional upmarket choice in Natal, famed for its seafood restaurant.