The hotel has nothing special but is just in front of the beach. In the morning you can have a very nice view on the sea. The breakfast is great. The staff is not very nice and the room is bit humid, not very clean.
Well, my expectations were modest upon arrival and I just needed a decent place to sleep during a long conference week. And what I knew about Joao Pessoa before, it became a more recent holiday resort for Brazilians in the North of Recife and is situated along the coast. Joao Pessoa is also known as the city "where the sun rises first", because it is the easternmost city in the Americas. One of the hotel's amenities is its location just across the beach road with almost direct access to the beach (what I never used) but it feels better (sound of the sea) than somewhere in the city (noise). The Intercity hotel offers a number of large rooms basically equipped (medium standard), nothing special but clean -- what is my basic requirement. The breakfast buffet (included) is OK but just average as well. A potential problem I perceived during my stay (not only in the hotel) is the lack of any language knowledge besides Portuguese -- an omnipresent phenomenon in most Latin American countries while trying to attract international tourism.