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Grande Hotel Da Barra

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Rua Forte Sao Diogo, 02 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130001, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Hotel is located in one of the best areas in Salvador! You can walk to the famous "Farol da Barra" where there's plenty of restaurants and landmarks. Beach front, spacious rooms and magnificent breakfast with continental and local food. Only 10 minutos (drive) to the famous "Pelourinho" (taxi only R$10.00 = $3.5) . Beautiful pool area, good restaurant and... More 

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GHBARRA, Gerente de relações com clientes at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Jana S, Thank you very much for your excellent review about our hotel. Your comments about our staff were fowarded and they were very glad for the recognition. We also appreciate your comments about our strategic location. We hope to have you back with us shortly. Best Regards, Ivone Khoury Gorges Relationship Manager More 

Pantin, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I ve been there in 2006. A perfect spot for tourism. Not so far from pelourinho. The swimming pool is perfect. The barrio is cool the barra beach is beautifull. In Winter the barra beach is incredibly crowded à must see for european looking for sun

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hotel is very well located just in front of Barra beach, which is one of the best in town. Rooms are big but a bit bare-bones, and my room had an unpleasant cigarette smell on the first days. Breakfast was average. The hotel provides towels for beach and pool goers, but they are not always available in sufficient numbers.... More 

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Ruda nad Moravou, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I classify this hotel as a 3 star hotel, not 4 star. Even though the rooms are clean, spacious, good breakast choice and hotel provides everything what you need for short stay in Salvador for quite a good price. Location is really popular resting place for local residents, so it should be quite noisy for somebody.

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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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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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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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GHBARRA, Gerente at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Russell, Thank you for your staying with us and also for your comments. Now the City Hall has finished the constructions in front of our hotel and became very nice our place. We hope having you again with us, that way you will can see all changes updated at Grande Hotel da Barra. Cordially, Ivone K Gorges Relationship... More 

Augsburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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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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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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