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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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Stowe, Vermont
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Spent seven days here. Would go back, just for the sunset across the street on the beach and the excellent breakfast. Good location on the beach, WIFI OK a little slow during busy hours, best included breakfast while traveling in Brazil, helpful staff. Rooms OK but a little dated, but good a value.

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

That was the worst price/quality ratio we got through our 3 weeks travel in Brazil. We booked a double room with the sea view and were put in the room on the 1st floor with half of our view hidden by the rooftop of the nearby building. On request we were quickly moved to the 5th floor, which definitely was... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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52 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I loved the location, amazing view of the ocean, nice staff. Breakfast was a lot and very good. The hotel is very clean and inexpensive. Taxis will charge you about 100 Brazilian Real which is 30-40 US dollars to take you to the airport which is 45 minutes drive.

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

Dear Matthaus, Thank you very much for taking the time to share on TripAdvisor your recent experience at Grande Hoterl da Barra. We really appreciate your comments about all our services and hope you come back to visit us again very soon! Cordially, Ivone K Gorges Relationship manager More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Firstly the manager of this hotel went above and beyond to assist us during our stay in Salvador. A lovely man. The hotel was in a great location right across from the local beach. Our timing was great going off season. Relatively inexpensive. Room was nice. Pool is lovely. Had a high floor with an ocean view. Great sunsets. The... More 

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

Dear Nancy, Thank you very much for taking the time to share on TripAdvisor your recent experience at Grande Hotel da Barra. What a great review and highlights, especially the comments from our location, our nice room, lovely pool and about our hospitality manager. We really appreciate your comments about all our services and hope you come back to visit... More 

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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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65 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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
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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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