The Pontalmar Praia Hotel enjoys one of the best locations in town just one block from the main bars restaurants nightlife craft shops and the convention centre. Ponta Negra beach and the bus station are both only 5 minutes on foot and Praia shopping centre is a 15-minute walk. The Pirangi and Genipabu beaches are both 20 minutes' drive and the Pipa beach is an hour by car. The centre of the city is approximately a 20-minute drive from the hotel and Recife is roughly 300 km away. The beach hotel combines comfort charm and sophistication in a tempting atmosphere that invites guests to enjoy unique experiences in the beautiful Natal. Elegant and intimate the hotel cultivates the art of hosting and captures the spirit of the lovely City of the Sun. Renovated in 2010 the air-conditioned establishment offers 75 rooms in total and guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services a hotel safe cloakroom and lift access. Further facilities include a hairdressing salon auditorium games room TV lounge children's playground kids' club and a cafe bar pub and a restaurant. Guests may also take advantage of the conference facilities wireless Internet access room and laundry services and a car park and garage. The hotel has rooms with distinctive atmospheres all of which are comfortable and tastefully designed. The cosy rooms were designed with great attention to detail. All units are equipped with central air conditioning box spring double or king-size beds a flat-screen cable TV with DVD player wireless Internet access international direct dial telephone a minibar and an electronic safe. All accommodation units also feature a balcony an en suite bathroom with a shower a magnifying make-up mirror and a hairdryer. The hotel also offers apartment units adapted for guests with special needs. The hotel has 6 outdoor swimming pools in total with a children's swimming area a poolside snack bar and a sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols laid out ready for use. Guests may also relax in the hot tub sauna or steam room. Sun loungers and parasols are provided on the nearby sandy beach. A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning and buffet set menu and à la carte options are available for lunch and dinner.