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Villa Bahia

4.0 of 5 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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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is located on a pedestrian only part just off the main square. This is perhaps the most important part of the hotel because it's easy to get out and walk in a safe area. In this part of Salvador there's a specific area where tourists can go and some of the other hotels we considered were off the... More

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Broadway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is on a main square in the heritage old town part of Salvador so really well located. It has been beautifully maintained and decorated In a colonial style, with staff dressed in colonial house servant 'uniforms' ( which did seem a little odd initially). The rooms are decorated in reclaimed and vintage style colonial furniture which is well... More

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Cochin room which has a small private roof terrace and is overall very well appointed. We felt the rooms were of a higher standard than the common areas (fairly small albeit very beautiful). The location is fantastic as it is very close to pelourinho but be aware that there are a few streets in the areas... More

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Paris, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is the most beautiful we've seen in Brazil. The staff speak English very well (and french too). We even got a special gift for our honeymoon! The interior are incredibly well decorated with colonial style furniture everywhere. The breakfast is very good, and the bar is definitely to try (our favorite cocktail was the Mediteranean caipirinha).

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Santiago, Chile
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice boutique hotel located in the best part of old town Salvador called Pelourinho. It is an old style colonial architecture and atmosphere. Service is very friendly and attentive. We hesitated to book this place or the other top rated similar hotel called Aram Yani which we noticed is in a more noisy and remote part... More

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
74 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Villa Bahia is certainly very well located in the historical center of Salvador, the old house is renovated with charm with spacious rooms nicely decorated with old furnitures. However the hotel is over rated and hence overpriced- it is far from being a luxury hotel, the common area (restaurant, lounge and swiming pool) are extremely small, and the breakfast is... More

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Toulouse, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything is perfect. The hotel is located in a beautiful old building, the rooms are vast, beautifully furnished, and very bright thanks to large Windows. The staff is very helpful and welcoming, the bar is great, the restaurant super (as is breakfast). The hotel could hardly be located more centrally.

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This has to be one of the most memorable hotel stays I have ever had in my life (to date). From the friendly staff to the immaculate well-kep colonial style mansion. This is the place to stay in Salvador - Pelourinho. Each room is carefully decorated to reflect a particular period of Bahia's interesting history. I had the pleasure to... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

i stayed at the villa bahia during the FIFA world cup for a total of three seperate times in three seperate rooms. it was a wonderful experience. every room is different, every room is perfect in it´s own way. amazing service. and the highlight: the breakfast. highly recommended!! (only one little word of caution: one night, there was a really,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent 5 weeks in Brazil for the World Cup, staying in a wide range of accommodation, and this was definitely are favourite place! The location is perfect, in the centre of Pelourinho, and the rooms are gorgeous - comfy beds, great sheets and loads of individual touches. The staff are very helpful, always smiling, and breakfast is just incredible... More

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Address: Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco, no 16/18 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Bahia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Villa Bahia Hotel Salvador
Bahia Hotel Salvador
Villa Bahia Salvador, Brazil

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