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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 #30 of 107 hotels in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked my stay here last September for a few nights during the World Cup. It was amazing to stay at. Right by the main square of Rio Vermelho, everything I needed was within a walk and it was a short cab ride to Barra for the Fan Fest and to the stadium for the matches. The staff didn't speak... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 3 am to music and people down the street. Turn left or right to go to a town square for friendly locals and tourists out for fun, food, and conversation. The hotel is a bit rustic, but we chose it for its' character. Loved it. The staff was extremely helpful. Breakfast was good with enough variety for... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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We were surprised with this comment, so we would like to explain some facts: First about the room , this is one of our three duplex rooms, situated in the old restored house, because of that, we could not change the size of the windows, all the other rooms were build in a new structure, with large windows. About the... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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12 hotel reviews
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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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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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4 hotel reviews
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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 helpful votes 12 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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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Address: Rua Joao Gomes, 128 | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40210, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catharina Paraguacu 3*
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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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