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.
We stayed a couple of nights only in Salvador, at this three star hotel in the city centre (the newer part, not Pelorinho), and found it absolutely fine for our needs. Its biggest draw was a good sized circular roof-top pool surrounded by sun-loungers and with a small bar selling snacks and cold drinks – a great place to unwind with an ice cream after the hectic streets of the city.
Apart from this it’s a fairly typical city centre hotel, with 12 floors and 275 rooms. The restaurant served a good buffet breakfast, and we also had dinner there one evening when we were too tired to go out (standard international fare and some Brazilian dishes). There is also a small lobby bar, ideal for a night-cap.
The rooms have the usual mod cons – air-conditioning, cable TV, hair-dryer and in-room safe. A standard double room is currently US$88, with a Brazilian buffet breakfast included.
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 It is dark and foreboding and it's decor is very much outdated.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.
Have recently been interested in apartment rentings in Salvador, and got this description from one woman there. Thought it is a nice place to stay and hope it will help other's:
The apartment has two rooms (bed and living) + kitchen (all equip.) + toilet + balcony, its on the second floor, the building has 24h door men and garagem. There is one bed at the bedroom and one sofa-bed at the living room. Size is about 35 m². Apartment has excelent location, near by bus stop (30meters), the beach (150meters) best pizza of Salvador (20meters)and also close by shoppings (closest 50 meters), bars, clubs etc. It has balcony/view to the calm Rua do Meio street. No washing machine, laundry about 50 meters from the building.
Rates are like following:
1 week USD 240,00
2 weeks USD 290,00
month USD 480,00
For long term rents you can negotiate better rates.
Rua Odilon Santos 225
Edif Maiana, Rio Vermelho
Photos from the appartment can be sent by E Mail to you! Contact Juha at
tel: (55) (71) 3453541
fax:(55) (71) 3301520 (office Tripbrasil)
cel. phone: (55) (71) 91347266
We are travelling on 23th of June untill 08th of July 2003. If you want to make reservation, kindly contact to Fernanda Pereira, her e-mail is Fernanda@tripbrasil.com or by phone/fax (55)(71) 3301520.
The Marazul ('blue sea') is in Barra, a 30-minute bus trip -- or 15-20 minute cab ride -- from the Pelourinho. It's near some of Salvador's best beaches and within walking distance of good restaurants, and two interesting historical relics -- the Farol (lighthouse) da Barra and the colonial-era Forte de Sta Maria.
If you like Holiday Inns -- and don't mind being far from Salvador's historical center -- the Marazul is a good choice.
A single room cost R$120 (about US$60 in 2002, maybe $45 in 2003).
Rooms are spacious and well appointed; all have views of the sea, either towards the lighthouse or towards the fort.
The restaurant is on the 2d floor and opens onto the hotel's small pool. A good breakfast is included in the roomrate; other meals will encourage you to eat outside the hotel. At the time of my visit the ground floor bar was closed.
Like a growing number of Brazilian hotels:
1) hallway lights are off until you step off the lift or out of your room, and
2) you must insert a card into a slot in your room to activate lights and air conditioning.
This youth hostel is situated on Barra beach, 30 meters from the ocean and 100 meters from Shopping Barra away.
Albergue Barra Vento
Rua: Arthur Neiva 04 - Barra
Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
Tel:. (55-71) - 245-2600 \ 9963-8110 \ 9112-9046 \ 9132-8821
Actual prices can be seen on http://www.viax.com.br/alberguebarra/precosing.htm
Services the hostel offers:
- Collective rooms and for couple with ceiling fan and individual closets with key
- Cyber coffee, where you will be able to use the Internet while take one cervejinha or even though a coffee
- renting of bed-linen
- Convention Room with TV available
- telephone to receive pluggings
- kitchen and laundry
- Reception 24 hours
Albergue do Porto -Hostelling International
Rua Barão de Sergy, 197, Barra.
CEP 40140-040 Salvador - Bahia - Brasil,
Tel. (71) 264-6600 / 264-4006, Telefax (71) 264-3131
This Youth hostel is situated near Porto da Barra Beach and Praia do Farol da Barra, next to the Shopping Barra and in front of a supermarket. If you take a bus from the youth hostel you can be in around 10 minutes in Pelourinho, 30 minutes to the bus station (Rodoviaria) and in around 50 minutes at the airport. It offers shared rooms (quartos coletivos) or suites (double-rooms).
Actual prices of the hostel can be seen under:
The daily prices includes : 24 hours access to the Internet with high speed, bed -linen and breakfast.
This place was great. From the front of the hotel, the Farol da Barra lighthouse is visible and the staff was helpful and courteous. The lobby has internet access and large breakfast buffet is included in the price.
Don't worry about the location, as it's only a 10 minute taxi ride from Pelourinho (taxis are cheap!).
My room was really clean and fairly modern. When you enter the room, you place the key in a holder on the wall and this activates all of the power in the room (i.e. TV, radio, lights, hairdryer, A/C). There was also a safe and plenty of closet space. The bed was comfortable and the shower was strong and hot.
There is a pool and many of the rooms have excellent views over the beach which happens to be just across the street.
The rooms are listed at between 190-280 reais ($70-100 US), but I paid less than $50, so be sure to negotiate your price.
It is located in Flamengo.
In my opinion the nicest beach in Salvador.
It's only 8 km. from the airport.
Esta localizada en Flamengo.
En mi opionion, es la playa mas linda de Salvador.
Queda a solo 8 km. del aeropuerto.
Almost infront of the beach.
Queda practicamente enfrente de la playa.
La atendion es muy agradable.
We had a small room with only the basic but with a lovely view over the port for a great deal!
The home like feeling of this place is the best that Dona Ilza and her daughter Dalva offers you. You gonna love this place.
Very nice, good prices, perfect for romance... not far from the beach at all (5 minutes walk), delicious cooking and green area. The rooms are bungalows (12) so privacy is more that guaranteed.
US 16, single room
Owned by the lovely Christine, it's a very cosy, small and humble inn, in a very good location.
The building has been recently reformed so it is rather clean and colourful! There are several apartments of one or two bedrooms, living room and private bathroom. The top floor apartment has a big balcony with a wonderful view over Pelourinho. Perfect to have a “churrasco” (Brazilian style barbeque)” with the other guests and friends.
Internet access is available in each apartment keeping away the travellers with their laptops spending extra money at internet cafes. All the Republik can be connected by a subnet very useful to exchange files, music and movies within each others.
Very close to street action, this building is right in the middle of Pelourinho, giving you full and safe access to restaurants, bars, shops, percussion and capoeira classes. Fresh and young atmosphere. Ideal place to group up and exchange ideas with a lot of people from all over the world.
Is it your instinct mixing up with locals to get to know directly the bahian way of living?
Then, you have to set up a space in a "dangerous place" and turn it into a Republik!
Sharing a house? Oh yeah...
Just put together a bunch of free-spirited-funky travellers with crazy Brazilians.
Ah! Yeah plus a sound system!!!
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.
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!!!
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!
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