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  • Reviews: 257

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Barravento Beach Hotel: lost hotel.....

I'm actually still baffled by this hotel...... I wanted a budget holiday and this was, according to the travel site, the best option on the beach.... I looked it up on the map and there it was right on the beach, so I took it...... BIG MISTAKE ! This hotel, nothing really wrong with it itself, is most probably on the worst location in all of Ilheus !!!, Across from a strip of brown grass, a dusty soccer field for street kids lies a bay with grey water and greyish dark sand, I didn't get close to check out that "beach" which is totally inept for any beach activity....... across the bay were the anchored cruise ships.... I had to take taxis back and forth to the nice beaches spending the difference in price between the Barravento "Beach" Hotel and the much nicer ones right of the real beaches.... Really p*ssed me off but I quickly conformed myself so I wouldn't let this spoil my 4 day holidays there.... I asked about a rumor and the waiter at the hotel confirmed: Malhado, the bairro where Barravento is, is considered "dangerous" in terms of asking for a chance of being mugged if taking a stroll at night..... So much as to the location.....

But I also want to be fair to the Barravento Beach Hotel,..... mentioning another negative point first though: The hotel has no charm whatsoever, a concrete block with dull corridors and a lobby you wouldn't want to spend much time at...... BUT, the room was very spacious, clean, comfortable, view to the bay with the cruise ships, breakfast was fine and ample and satisfying, the pool was nice, cute and inviting and the cataract waterfall sort of a little bit "sensational".... We had twice dinner at the otherwise empty hotel restaurant and food was delicious, absolutely no complaint....
I took a look at the license plates of the maybe 12 cars parked there, they were from cities in São Paulo and Minas Gerais States... So, I figured they were families of 4 or so, much cheaper by car than by plane, staying at a budget hotel and taking excursions to all places, especially beaches..... The exact right way to do it if you don't mind driving 800 km or more..... For this, Barravento Beach Hotel is the perfect spot.....

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Cruise
  • Written February 1, 2014
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  • Reviews: 644

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Pousada Praia Bela: Pousada Praia Bela

It was a GREAT option. It's owner Ricardo is a GREAT person and the hotel was perfect!!!
I recommend this place!

Great swimming pool! Amazing hospitality!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written April 18, 2008
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  • Reviews: 1221

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating


Pros :
- Owner Murilo speaks English and is friendly
- Owner runs an internet cafe downstairs
- Huge dorm room, with good powerful fan
- Convenient location, near the Plaza and other places of interests and the main shopping streets
- Kitchen facilities available upstairs at owner's apartment. Better to ask first.

Cons :
- No breakfast
- No lockers available
- No key to the dorm but it's OK. The security guy / receptionist sleeps just on the couch outside.

Dorms : R$15 (2002)

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 9, 2004
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  • Reviews: 428

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Ilheus Praia Hotel: Inexpensive and Good

The Ilheus Praia Hotel is the city's top-drawer accommodation. It offers ten superior rooms and about 40 standards.

Five of the superiors are spacious and overlook the beach. Bathroom facilities are primitive, though kept spotlessly clean as are the rooms themselves.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is provided in the restaurant Gabriela Cravo e Canela.

Standard rooms offer views of the Praca Dom Eduardo and the Catedral Sao Sebastiao and partial views of the beach. The superiors offer two-window views of the beach or of the Cathedral.

There's a small pool at ground level.

Under 'Restaurants' ('Two Bargain Restaurants') I discuss the restaurant Gabriela Cravo e Canela.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel, Seniors, Beaches
  • Written August 31, 2003
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