Salvador da Bahia Hotels

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  • Reviews: 91

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Grande Hotel da Barra: Where I stayed while in Salvador

The hotel has all the standard facilities you should expect from a good hotel. I had a room with a view over the ocean and the beachside which was recommendable. The only thing is a woke up to some guys playing football and screaming out loud on the beach between 4 and 5 in the morning - but hey, that's the way it is over here.

The oceanview was nice, traffic was barely - if at all - noticeable, the bathroom and the shower was nice, a/c worked fine, the staff was pleasant. The restaurant in the hotel isn't the best place in town to eat, I would say, but you'll get by one night if you have to. They have some entertainment during the evening that is best suited for really "grown-ups", but the good spirited atmosphere makes it possible to sip a drink or two in the bar if you have nothing else going on.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Festivals, Beaches, Historical Travel
  • Written January 2, 2006
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  • Zarasher profile photo Zarasher
  • Reviews: 99

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Hotel Pelourinho: Looked very Nice

I did not actually stay here... but did check it out as I was thinking of moving out of the accommodation I was in and so ended up having breakfast here.

If I was going to stay in Pelourinho again this is where I would stay... and the breakfast... woooooo... What a spread!!!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Women's Travel
  • Written December 5, 2005

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  • hblu profile photo hblu
  • Reviews: 3

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Grande hotel da Barra: Great Location

Friendliest staff I have ever run across. Naturally friendly, not just polite. Very efficient staff, beautiful location. I had room 305 and had a spectacular view of beach and bay. Safe area..Military police station practically next door. Shopping, restaurants, drug stores all within walking distance. Rooms not super luxurious but clean and comfortable..truely. Take a room with an ocean view....you will not regret it...about $80.00US per night. Breakfast included...nice buffet.

Staff, Location

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 24, 2005

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  • Mariosz profile photo Mariosz
  • Reviews: 1

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Hotel Ilheus: A nice hotel to stay

It is a good hotel if your standard is not to high. For the budget-traveller who wants to stay in a private room, it is perfect. It is situated right in the center of Salvador and close to the elevator which brings you to the lower part of Salvador.
The staff is friendly.

It is located perfect. Not far from the famous Pelourinho, the nightlife capital of Salvador.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written November 24, 2005

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  • Travelogue2 profile photo Travelogue2
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Hotel Solar do Carmo: Avoid this Hotel

The hotel is still in need of major work. Our bathroom was only partially finished and the water did not drain properly causing a flood after each shower. Also, the 'seaview' is really a busy highway with an industrial port in the background. Unfortunately, the windows were not double glazed so it was incredibly loud both day and night.

To top it off, the hotel apparently does not accept any kind of credit or charge cards. The owner stated that no other hotels in the area accepted credit cards and therefore, we would need to pay cash. I know for a fact that Pousada Colonia, just across the street, accepts both AMEX and Visa. We originally tried to book there but there was no vacancy at that time.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written September 14, 2005

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  • leosantanajr profile photo leosantanajr
  • Reviews: 48

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Mar Brasil Hotel Residência: Facing the sea!!

Very nice place to stay....If you’re trying to avoid the expensive hotels and still want to have some comfort.
I’ve already stayed there twice…..their breakfast is awesome…..
10 minutes from the airport and the most beautiful beaches in town…..But I need to tell you, it’s like 30 minutes by car from places like Pelourinho or Farol da Barra. Anyway, I always like to stay in Itapuã because it’s very calm….

Nice pool.....awesome view.......
It faces the ocean.....
Wonderful breakfast....

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written August 3, 2005
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  • worldcam profile photo worldcam
  • Reviews: 100

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Tropical Salvador: Not the Tropical

I would not recomment the Tropical (owned by Varig) in Salvador. Typically the Tropical chain of hotels in Brazil are wonderful, however, the one in Salvdor is a showing it's age (others don't) and is situated in the very dangerous downtown. So dangerous in fact, our bus driver from the airport at night refused to let us off the bus at the bus stop only one block away from the hotel and dropped us 20 minutes later right in front.

Nothing outstanding.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 11, 2005

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  • sunlovey profile photo sunlovey
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Tropical da Bahia: Not my favorite hotel, but it served its purpose

This hotel is owned by Varig airlines. It is dark and foreboding and it's decor is very much outdated.

However, the staff, other than those at the front desk are more than accommodating.

There are many ammenities including a gym with regular exercise classes, a large pool with restaurant/bar, a small spa/salon, a business center with access to the Internet, a gift shop and a restaurant that serves three meals a day.

The restaurant is actually beautiful, it's round in shape and has this huge colorful mural encircling its walls by a local artist.

The complimentary breakfast each morning features a row of hot dishes, an assortment of breads and pastries, cheeses and meats, fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese & cereal options and juice/hot chocolate/coffee/tea.

The room.... hmmm, overlooked the pool and a park. It was spacious, the AC was FREEZING (which wasn't necessarily a bad thing as it was really hot in Salvador), had a lot of storage space & had a mini bar. But like I said, this place could use a decor revamp.

Location left much to be desired. While it is close to the beach and to Pelourhino the area does not feel optimal for setting out on foot all about town. It is next to a really beautiful yet small park but I didn't go to Salvador to go to a small park.

I would recommend this hotel only if you were in Salvador on business.

Outstanding characteristics... like I said, their helpful staff (other than those at the front desk which seemed miserable and weren't so friendly).

Tim had an hour long massage for like $30 (dollars) and said it was great.

I utilized the business center Internet services for a minimal fee and enjoyed the suggestions its staff offered me where dinner and visiting Praia do Forte were concerned.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 16, 2005
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Solar do Carmo: Beautifully renovated hotel in the historic center

This old colonial building was transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel with an excellent view on the Bahia de Salvador. You are close to the main attractions like the Pelourinho and still in a quiet environment.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written May 15, 2005
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The Plaza: A great Hotel

It's a great place, nice rooms, nice attention and a great location.

Muy buen lugar, lidos cuartos, buena atencion y una excelente ubicacion.

The swimming pool is GREAT!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 4, 2005
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  • Reviews: 35

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Superclub Reezes Resort: Superclub Costa Sauipe

After week in Amazon wanted luxury for a week. Not a great fan of all inclusives but for a week they are ok. Site well kept and rooms huge with all the facilities you could want. Had an annoying habit of playing really loud party music from 11-2 everyday by the pool. meals average for all inclusive a bit repeticious after a while. Lacks a decent bar at night outside. The only hotel I've ever been to that has a trapeeze coaching session with full size swing. The beach is good but can be a bit windy.

All resort facilities accessed on foot apart from club nautica the watersport centre. Complimentary buses run from the hotel through the resort to this location. Resort looks like it will grow considerably in the future. Night time activity mostly Hotel based although there is a small man made village with a couple of bars and evening entertainment.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Water Sports
  • Written January 5, 2005

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Ibis Hotel: Ibis Accor Hotel

Ibis Hotel is a Accor Franch Hotel Chain....the price/quality is good, european standard, the price in febbruay 2004 during Carnival ( hig season) was 112 reais, but in the normal season are about 85-92 reais for a double, but you can check the price on the Accor website for a reservation.... the hotel is in a good position near the Orla maritima in , in Amarillina-Rio Vermehlo zone, on the sea. 252 rooms, bar, an restaurant.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture
  • Written December 28, 2004

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  • Reviews: 1

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Costa do Sauipe: Breezes

This Breezes Resort is very nice if you are trying to "get away from it all", but if you want to SEE Salvador, Bahia then it's to far off the beaten path.

I had only begun to learn to speak Portuguese when I was there and the Management went out of there way to find an employee who spoke English and we really appreciated that. Since then I've learned a little more, now if I could just get back there to practice.

*Customer Service is great.
*Food was plentiful and delicious.
*There is nothing near the resort, but there is plenty to do at the resort.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Golf, Beaches
  • Written August 21, 2004

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  • hmoitta profile photo hmoitta
  • Reviews: 141

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I don't remember: A cheap hotel in Barra

I stayed a weekend in a hotel in Barra facing the sea; I don't remember the name because I went with union friends; Although the hotel was very basic, the place was near of the places we wanted to go; if I come back to Salvador I would stay in Barra again.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written April 5, 2004

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  • Maillekeul profile photo Maillekeul
  • Reviews: 800

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Albergue bahia.com: Cheap... Pas cher...

Internet, kitchen, horrible dorms with daylight waking you up... But, come on, it's bahia, you're not here to sleep !

Internet, cuisine, des dortoirs horribles que meme la lumiere du soleil vous reveille... Mais, allez, c'est bahia, vous etes pas la pour dormir !

Dorms : 15 reals per person (5 USD) and one daily free hour of internet

Dortoirs : 15 reals par personne (5 USD) et une heure d'internet gratuite par jour

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written January 6, 2004

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