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Hotel Catharina Paraguacu

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Joao Gomes, 128 | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40210, Brazil
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Ranked #16 of 104 hotels in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bern, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked a apartment room. The room was on two floors, very dark (just a small window) and stale smelly. The badroom was very small. Far too small for this room class. We asked for another room after the first uncomfortable night. Of course only smaller rooms (lower class) were available. The new room was little more comfortable and had... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Stayed here for 4 weeks - the staff is very friendly and courteous - the ladies who run the kitchen are great! The breakfast buffet is very good with a huge selection of cakes, pastries, fruits, juices etc. The location is good - enough bars/restaurants around the area for every possible budget. Security is very good - never felt unsafe.... More

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed upstairs in the newer part, Rm 370 with a small ocean view -- quiet, adequate space well laid out, solid wi-fi. Captivated by the good taste of the restorations and the atmosphere of a quieter era. Very appetizing breakfast buffet strong on local cakes, one of them a little heavy for foreign stomachs but overall a fine cross-cultural... More

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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed in 2 family rooms (split level room) which are spacious and confortable but had no windows. Despites windows it is still very noisy at night because of the night-club across the street. Difficult to get any sleep even on week days. The breakfast room is very charming and food is good with variety. The hotel staff is helpful... More

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327 reviews 327 reviews
44 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

At first glance this is a lovely place. A bit if the old colonial about it. But a number of the rooms are a bit like a Holiday Inn. Depending on what you need this could be good of course. Staff are really helpful, and speak English, and security seems ok. They have a couple of quirky ways of doing... More

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have been in this hotel for 3 days. The service is excellent, from the receptionist to the lady in the kitchen, everybody is very polite and smiling. They make you feel happy when you start a new day. It is an antique house restored in a very nice way, the atmosphere is perfect. Inside there are photos that show... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The hotel is very charming, the staff is helpful and friendly, breakfast is really delicious (even though there´s not much variety). There are many good bars and restaurants (including the best acarajé in Salvador) within short walking distance. On the downside, it is on a noisy street, and it looks a bit old (everything - ar conditioning, minibar, shower, etc... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This was the second hotel that my husband and I stayed at in Salvador - just for one night between our return from Boipeba and our departure to Rio. Originally, we stayed in the Vitoria neighbourhood, and much preferred the Rio Vermelho neighbourhood around Catharaina Paraguacu because it was quite lively with restaurants and bars. I really don't understand why... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel in good position to visit the city and the beaches of Salvador.The building is beautiful. The room we had small but comfortable. Staff very nice, as usual in Brazil. Breakfast ok. A good hotel to stay a couple of days in Salvador avoiding the risks of Pelourinho at nighttime.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

It's a charming home-like converted colonial hotel. Rooms are air-conditioned but otherwise it's warm. Lovely breakfast and great service, very polite and pleasant staff. Close to Fogo do Chao - Brazilian steakhouse!

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Also Known As:
Hotel Catharina Paraguacu Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Address: Rua Joao Gomes, 128 | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40210, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Salvador
#17 Romantic Hotel in Salvador
#24 Family Hotel in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catharina Paraguacu 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Catharina Paraguacu Hotel blends, with great charm, the old and the new into one, rich in detail setting and ornamented with regional materials. Located in Rio Vermelho beach in a charming antique 19th century residence, carefully restored and enlarged, near Salvador’s key tourist attractions, beaches, bars and restaurants.All apartments are equipped with cable TV, free wi-fi access, air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, individual safes and bathroom. Laundry service, business center, 24 hour front desk service, car rental and a free private parking are also available for your comfort. A delicious, typically Bahian, Breakfast Buffet is served every morning in the breakfast room, decorated with unique Maragojipinho ceramic.Recommended on both editions of the New York Times Best-seller “1000 places to see before you die” by Patricia Schultz, for its character and architectural flavor ... more   less 
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