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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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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a first class hotel with charming staff and first rate service. It is atmospheric, helpful and immaculately clean. Breakfast was excellent and served in charming surroundings in the back garden of the hotel. We were given a welcome drink and the welcome in the hotel when we arrived was faultless. Our room was large and well appointed. I... More 

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Wilmslow UK
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245 reviews 245 reviews
48 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The rooms may be charming, but staff attitude second rate. It may be 'in the heart of the historic centre' but its pool is a fragment of someone's imagination, and nobody takes responsibility when things go wrong with service - e.g. no coffee available after 20 minutes waiting. Not cheap either.

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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The perfection in Salvador. Charming house, exquisitelly furnished. Beautiful room with terrace and stunning view over the city. Nice restaurant. And the most important is a fantastic service delivered at the reception by Eloise

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Charlottesville
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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here-- it felt like a nice safe hotel. The food was great especially the assortment of fresh fruits and the coconut-rice cakes that came with breakfast. TV comes in the large, spacious rooms; the decor of the hotel is colonial with a breezy tropical feel to it. The strolling you can do just outside the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
28 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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 October 1, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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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
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Salvador
#3 Luxury Hotel in Salvador
#8 Family Hotel in Salvador
#9 Business Hotel in Salvador

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