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Grande Hotel Da Barra

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Forte Sao Diogo, 02 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130001, Brazil
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Ranked #47 of 107 hotels in Salvador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here during the World Cup in July. Positive - Great view of the beach from my room - Nice swimming pool - Reasonable buffet breakfast - English speaking front desk Negative - Construction work outside balcony caused a lot of noise - Extremely tired, old and smelly room - Sketchy wi-fi

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Hotel images online NOTHING like the hotel itself - old, run down, not very clean and staff were appalling apart from 1 or 2. They used every and any opportunity to add costs to tourists like us, gave us a difficult time over minor things and were extremely unpleasant. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL...don't do it! It is NOT a... More

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Ivone G, Gerente at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Joan, Thank you for your staying with us and for your comments. The Grande Hotel da Barra worried about your clientes, we want to give them more comfort, that's why we are constantely make renovations and modernize our instalations. There must have been some misunderstanding, we are sorry, but that's not our regular procedure. If you want to e-mail... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

At present construction work is going on outside and it is noisy. The hotel itself is only average.Rooms are spacious but furnished in basic 1950s style.The tv and wifi work fine. The swimming pool doesnt have any lounge chairs so if you want to soak up the sun go to the beach nearby. The restaurant food is ok but the... More

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Ulm, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Maybe this Hotel was a four-star hotel 20 years ago... Everything is very old and needs renovation. The Bed is a joke: just two matresses on top of each other and the sheet was too short for the matress, so the feet woukd lie on the pure matress... disgusting.. we sleept in a sleepbag in a "4-star hotel". Also, one... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Possibly the worst hotel I've ever had the misfortune to stay in. Expensive because of the World Cup. Indifferent staff. Poor rooms with little security. Lacklustre food. Don't be fooled by the pictures. But the absolute worst thing is the extremely loud construction works at the front of the hotel. Still ongoing work at 1.15am. Avoid this place like the... More

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Constanta, Romania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Quite a nice hotel, good restaurant and you can spend quality time at the pool. Also you can ask at reception to rent a car for a good price, but use a GPS. Even if hotel need some renovations, and some english training for all receptionists, is a good choice at a fair price.

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Cordoba, Argentina
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The hotel is good, but it is located in front of a beach which is too crowded by noisy Brazilians (day and night). For that reason I didn´t stay in that beach and had to search for another one a little bit more quiet, like the one we found close to the Farol da Barra. Nearby the hotel you can... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel is old but clean, the main problem is the location, I was there for 15 days and could not sleep for the entire duration, close to the beach where Brazilians do beach party's all nights whether its winter or summer and trough fireworks and bombs all night long making it impossible to sleep has the windows are paper... More

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Chandigarh, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Had stayed in the hotel for 3 days. The hotel building is very old and outdated. The rooms were small and the linen was dirty. The hotel overall gave a quite shabby and dark look. the hotel staff does not know english. Explaining even the basic things can be a problem. The hotel wifi though free is extremely bad.The only... More

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GHBARRA, Gerente at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review
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Prezado Hóspede! Em primeiro lugar, agradecemos os comentários enviados por nossos clientes que, sem dúvida, muito nos ajudam a melhorar... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 5 days in room 232. The room was big, had a small balcony overlooking the pool. It had A/C, flat screen tv and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is in a very good location, steps away from the beach, restaurants and 3 miles from the historic town of Pelourinho and the public market. The hotel... More

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Address: Rua Forte Sao Diogo, 02 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grande Hotel Da Barra 3.5*
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