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Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive

Mata de Sao Joao beachfront property with 6 restaurants and golf course

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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8.6.Fabulous.
  • É a 2a vez que nos hospedamos e, mais uma vez, saimos pensando nosso próximo retorno…

    Nov 23, 2020

  • This property is very run down. The rooms smell very musty and moldy. The bathrooms are a…

    Mar 13, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Protected Tourist (Brazil), Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 536 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Golf course
  • 6 restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • Full-service spa

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Klaus Peters Municipal Natural Park - 24 min walk
  • Papa-Gente Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Humpback Whale Institute - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Armazem da Vila Shopping Mall - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Timeantube Lagoon - 3 mi / 4.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room (No children included)
  • Standard Double Room ( 1 Child Until 12 years old included)
  • Standard Double Room (2 Children under 12 years old included)
  • Spa Room (No children included)
  • Spa Room (1 Child Until 12 years old included)
  • Spa Room (2 Children under 12 years old included)
  • Double Side Sea View (No children included)
  • Double Side Sea View (1 Child Until 12 years old included)
  • Double Side Sea View (2 Children under 12 years old included)
  • Double Superior (No children included)
  • Double Superior (1 Child Until 12 years old included)
  • Junior Suite (No children included)
  • Junior Suite ( 1 Child Until 12 years old included)
  • Junior Suite (2 Children under 12 years old included)
  • Junior Suite Sea View (No children included)
  • Junior Suite Sea View ( 1 Child Until 12 years old included)
  • Junior Suite Sea View (2 Children under 12 years old included)
  • Suite Júnior Premium (2 Crianças até 12 anos de idade incluídas)
  • Suite Júnior Premium (1 Criança de até 12 anos de idade incluída)
  • Suite Júnior Premium (Crianças não Incluídas)

Location

  • On a private beach
  • Klaus Peters Municipal Natural Park - 24 min walk
  • Papa-Gente Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Klaus Peters Municipal Natural Park - 24 min walk
  • Papa-Gente Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Humpback Whale Institute - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Armazem da Vila Shopping Mall - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Timeantube Lagoon - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Imbassai Beach - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Praia do Forte Beach - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Itacrimirim Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Sao Francisco Church - 6 mi / 9.6 km
  • Garcia D'Avila Lighthouse - 6.2 mi / 10 km

Getting around

  • Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Intl. Airport (SSA) - 57 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 536 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25

Children

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Nightclub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Food and beverages
  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Not included
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tennis racquets
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities

Spa

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Dining

Pelo Buffet - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bahia Odoia - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Oriental Mai Tai - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Do Lago Gourmet - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Maresias Beach - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Iberostar Praia Forte
  • Iberostar Praia do Forte All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Praia Forte All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Iberostar Praia Forte All Inclusive Mata de Sao Joao
  • Iberostar Selection Praia Forte All Inclusive Mata de Sao Joao
  • Iberostar Selection Praia Forte All Inclusive

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Please note: Optional medical insurance can be purchased on site for a daily fee.

Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Protected Tourist (Brazil).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 5 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Jerimum Café (5.2 mi), Cajueiro's Bar (5.3 mi), and Restaurante É Mass...a! (5.4 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Tee off at the onsite golf course, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools. Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive also has 2 poolside bars, 5 bars, and a nightclub, as well as a private beach, a fitness center, and spa services.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The food is amazing. The beach is super clean. Staff could be trained to speak English to foreign guests.

    7 night family trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I really enjoyed the staff’s pleasant attitude and welcoming vibe.

    4 night trip, Feb 16, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Lovely property, comfortable room, really nice facilities. Family friendly, our 2 year old had a blast. Unfortunately, we had an issue with our bathroom that took 2 days and 2 complaints to address - there was a strong smell of sewage coming from the bathtub that made it unpleasant to be in the bathroom. They did address it though, and our last 2 nights were fine. Food was hit or miss, I don’t recommend going to the “snack” buffet near the pools, you will be disappointed and that was our first impression of the food unfortunately. You also need to make reservations ASAP if you want to eat at a restaurant instead of the primary buffet (which isn’t bad). We noticed the staff was not very happy or helpful. We made the mistake of inviting a friend who lives nearby to pick us up and show us around, and I ordered them a draft beer. Before we were even halfway through a receptionist came and informed us in the most rude way possible that they are not allowed to drink. We apologized, and offered to pay, to which we were rudely told “we don’t offer that service” before walking away. Because of the lack of apology or reaction when we said the bathroom smelled of sewage (I really had to insist), this ride treatment of our guests (innocents mistake on our part), and the so-so quality of food, I would not recommend staying here. Stay near the villa instead, you can find ample food options for not much money, and they are all fantastic.

    Erik, 4 night trip, Jul 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise in Praia do Forte

    Amazing hotel and an unbelievable level of good service. Very good food and range of drinks. The prestige part was well worth the upgrade fee.

    Kevin, 2 night trip with friends, May 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location

    This was my 4th or 5th time staying at this hotel. The grounds are beautiful, the hotel is very clean and the service was very good. There is a wide choice of restaurants in addition to the main buffet and several bars around the resort. English is not widely spoken other than at the main reception desk, however I did not have any problems getting anything I ordered. I recommend this hotel if you are looking for an all inclusive break away from the main city of Salvador.

    4 night trip, Apr 9, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Poor attention to details: room for 2 adults and 1 infant and only one glass and one cup are provided. Poor choice of toiletries, in fact, no hair conditioner was provided, had to request separately. Poor choice of sea food: staying by the ocean we expected to have a wide range of sea food, at least shrimps should have been a daily option. On a positive note, very child-friendly place, lovely surroundings and lots of great facilities to use

    5 night family trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Lovely spot by the beach but the hotel is a sprawling concrete monstrosity. It’s also a 20 min taxi from the town of Praia Do Forte which is where all the restaurants, shops, turtle sanctuary, castle etc is located. We also had a bad experience with trying to cancel the reservation, within 24 hours of booking it, as soon as we found out it was out of town. Expedia told us that there would be a 2 night cancellation policy despite the location of the hotel being wrongly advertised. They also then failed to adequately tell us that if we checked in without amending the reservation we would have to pay for the full length of stay. All in all a really poor and frustrating communication between ourselves Expedia and Iberostar. Both companies refused to accept responsibility and were blaming the other company, back and forth..... We ended up leaving early to stay somewhere much nicer but having to pay the full fee for the all Inclusive Iberostar. I won’t be using either companies again if I can help it ...

    4 night trip, Jan 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelente!

    Excelente! Todos os funcionários muito atenciosos e educados.

    Pedro Henrique, 3 night trip, May 6, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Comida - grande variedade e qualidade mediana. Quase não servem frutos do mar. Não há serviços na praia, e na piscina muito pouco. Restaurantes marcados: italiano e francês gostosos. Bahiano - gostoso, porém havia acabado alguns pratos. Oriental bem fraco.

    Antonio, 8 night trip, May 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Atendimento do hotel deixa a desejar!

    O hotel possui boa estrutura, piscina e instalações em geral. O atendimento deixa a desejar, não possui atendimento na praia, apenas um bar de apoio com poucas opções de bebida, o que de certa forma força o hóspede a ficar nas piscinas, inclusive fomos para outras praias e fizemos alguns passeios para lugares com mais opções, falta até mesmo frutos do mar, numa região onde fomos pensando em desfrutar de peixes, camarão.. o forte é massa, pizza e hamburguer. Restaurantes temáticos devem ser agendados no primeiro horário, marcamos no primeiro dia para às 21:30h porém já não tinham as principais entradas, bem desorganizados, o que nos levou a remarcar os horários dos demais. Nos disseram que o frances não estaria funcionando durante nossa estadia, mas lá estava ele aberto. Foram necessárias algumas reclamações desagradáveis para o "bom" atendimento.

    Izanelio, 7 night trip, May 1, 2021

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