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Villa Bahia

#3 of 109 Hotels in Salvador
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Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco, no 16/18 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had three nights here and rate this hotel very highly. It's in a good central location. We had a lovely, large, nicely decorated room. Large double bed and bathroom, big fluffy towels, antique furniture. Very clean and well maintained. Our room (Macau) overlooked the plunge pool and small garden at the rear. TV has sky and lots of channels... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a pleasure to stay here! The location could not be better. You can enjoy the beautiful, lively square right from the terrace, followed by a bite in the very nice and romantic restaurant. The colonial rooms are elegant and comfortable. The staff attentive and helpful. An ideal place for exploring the historic city center by foot.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff gave excellent service and this was by far the best hotel in the area. Salvador is reflected in the atmosphere of the hotel and its gracious staff and atmosphere. The breakfast is sumptuous and having dinner there is a delight. Hearts of palm spaghetti is a definite go. Do try it.

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Vienna, Austria
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This hotel was renovated with lots of annotation to detail. You feel like back in history when the Portuguese founded Salvador as the capital of Brazil. The whole hotel is in colonial style, all rooms are named after places that the Portuguese colonised in the past. We stayed in room Goa with a view to the square in front of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. There were some mixed reviews so I was a bit apprehensive. This place is great! Staff is very friendly, the service is great, the rooms are clean and well done, breakfast is AMAZING (don't miss it!), wi-fi worked great, and the location is exceptional. If you are expecting a pool area,... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First of all, the staff at the Villa Bahia are wonderful. The accommodations are superb. The food at the restaurant is great (and the breakfast is enough food to feed an army). Even the decor is fabulous. The location is spectacular - right across from St. Francis of Assisi church. For me - a hotel of this cache should, when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The hotel is great. The envirement and the decorarions are amazing. The food is great, since breakfast until dinner. Employees are helpful and friendly. Optimal service. The locations for the hotel is the best, lot of locations to visit and bus station at 5min footer. It was a great vacations, will return.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Staying at the hotel as part of a tour of brazil. It was classified as a first class hotel by the tour organiser. Issues at the hotel: a/c not working so sweated through most of the first night. Raised the issue through bleary eyes at 7am and was offered an inferior room and left to feel that i was a... More 

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northwood
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It's a bit edgy around here, not good at night in the side roads , vagrants sleeping nearby , plenty of dogs as well. Equally the police station is next door and lots of police visible. However it is a pleasant hotel, decent front desk staff especially theBelgian girl, and all the staff try hard but don't always get it... More 

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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Staff friendly enough buy not trained. Had to chase them for coffee, bread etc at breakfast each of three days of our stay - they always forgot something. Breakfast nothing special. There is no swimming pool, a small plunge pool at best. Didn't eat here apart from breakfast as many local good restaurants with more atmosphere and cheaper. Great position,... More 

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