The Holiday Inn in Fortaleza was my second refuge from my AirBnB from hell. It’s not far from my AirBnb but it’s like a fortress and forms the last part of the beach walk that is considered safe. The building are two huge towers that offer great views over the ocean.
Check-in was in English and the agent felt very proud to be ‘the only English speaker in the whole hotel at the time’. Apparently that is quite a unique skill than. I got a room in the 20th floor which was pretty big but had seen better times. It felt (and smelled) like the room I had at the Holiday Inn Waikiki a few weeks ago. It certainly needed a remodel.
Things were working well though – the AC would make the place an igloo in minutes. The Internet was fast at 20 Mbit and never disconnected.
The bathroom had great shower pressure and the bed was comfortable.
I made my way in the morning to try out breakfast and things looked decent there too. I found several items I liked.
$95 room rates are expensive for Fortaleza though. Alternatively you can book the hotel for 15,000 IHG rewards points which does not strike me as a better deal either.
The hotel is a great option for a stay that will not disappoint – but there is nothing that will excite you either.