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Hotel Sol Barra

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Sete de Setembro, 3577 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130000, Brazil (Formerly Praiamar Hotel)
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Ranked #59 of 104 hotels in Salvador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013
Marcelo N Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

It is a 3 star hotel in need of remodeling. It is not a dump but a few problems might get to you if you are on vacation. Rooms are of a good size but the safe was not working properly and the bathroom had a linkage and I changed room. The next one did not have the safe's door... More

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Monterey, California
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Everything about this hotel is ok. The room was clean. The breakfast was plentiful (and included). The pool was big. The hotel is located in a safe area - near restaurants and a mall. It wasn't great but wasn't terrible.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I want to start by telling you the positives about this hotel, which I might add are few. The room had a working air conditioner, and there was a bed. I believe they bought the mattress from the ninety-nine cent store, along with the toilet paper holder, the lamps, and the furniture. Ok, now the negatives. Upon arrival and walking... More

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S0L_Express, Gerente geral at Hotel Sol Barra, responded to this review

We are pleased for you to share your comments with us. We ensure that they will be forwarded to our team, especially the sectors mentioned. The Sol Barra Hotel is undergoing a restructuring and your observations will serve to improve our services and facilities. Our fitness room is only equipped with basic appliances, to give support to customers who are... More

Como, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

positive things: best position ever, located 1 minute on foot from the beach; from my window (9th floor) i can see the ocean, a wonderful view. rich breakfast. negative things: bed room service, you have to call several times to get something.bed elevator, always broken.very noisy, the bathroom door of the neighboars was communucating wirh our room and I let... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

Expensive for what it offers. The rooms have no acoustic isolation, you can hear the people talking in the neighboor rooms as if they were right next to you and can ever listen them flushing the toilet. To make ot worst the blackout on the windows are not long enough and it is one of the most sunny cities in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

absolutely the worst hotel in which i have ever stayed. was here with a group, it became the joke of our trip. some floors had no electricity, some floors the key entry would not work, all rooms were seriously minimal and not really clean. The entire hotel is run down. And one of the front desk women was not at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011 via mobile

From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived I could see what our stay was going to entail. The building is literally falling apart! I think only one person who worked at the hotel could speak English,and even she couldn't communicate properly. The elevators were ancient and quite scary as well as unbearably slow - we on a few occassions... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We stayed here 3 weeks - the roomrate we got via travel agency in germany was unbeatable- the breakfast is ok- a lot of different stuff - also we could order fried eggs without being charged extra- but the breakfast room was to small for all guests, sometime you had to wait for a table- the staff was very helpful... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

I took holiday in Salvador in May 2010 and stayed at the Sol Barra Express.In my many years of travel around the world, I never experienced items disappearing from the room until staying at this property. I spoke with the management and security for the property yet NOTHING was resolved. BEWARE!!! If you must stay at this property please place... More

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Campinas, SP
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2009

The hotel has a great location, a few steps from the Porto da Barra beach and walking distance from the Barra lighthouse. You can also take a bus in front of the hotel to go to Pelourinho (Historic Center). The hotel is used by big travel agencies, and that is how I came it, after a frustating experience on a... More

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Also Known As:
Sol Barra Express Hotel
Sol Barra Express Salvador
Hotel Sol Barra Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Address: Av. Sete de Setembro, 3577 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130000, Brazil (Formerly Praiamar Hotel)
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Salvador
#30 Family Hotel in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sol Barra 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sol Barra is a 4 stars hotel, located in front of Porto da Barra beach, overlooking the waters of All Saints' Bay. The hotel is suitable for guests traveling for pleasure or business. It is just a few meters from Farol da Barra, 2.5km from downtown and 4km of the Pelourinho. It is also located at the beginnig of carnival circuit Barra-Ondina. The Sol Barra Hotel has standard apartments with split air conditioning, individual safe, minibar, cable TV and wireless internet (charged), besides there are a restaurant, space for kids, car rental and some shops at it's base. You may consult us to check our rates for presidential suite, master, executive and junior. ... more   less 
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