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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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Wilmslow UK
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232 reviews 232 reviews
42 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
#5 Family Hotel in Salvador
#9 Business Hotel in Salvador

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