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Villa Bahia

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco, no 16/18 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 107 hotels in Salvador
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Salvador with my son for the World Cup and we were both very pleased with our choice of hotel. It was clean and comfortable and we were so close to the center of the Pelourinho. The staff were very friendly and were happy to give good advice and guidance about where to go and what to do, this... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After reading all the reviews on here, we had high expectations. Not only were they met, they were surpassed! The hotel itself is beautiful - lots of thought has gone into the decor and the little details. The location is also brilliant. We'd heard some bad things about the city (crime) but we felt really safe here, despite really being... More

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place is a true gem. Beautiful decorated, spacious rooms. Friendly and extremely helpful staff. One of the best hotel-breakfasts in Brazil. A woderful restaurant and some of the best cocktails in town. Beautiful vistas from the roof-top. Only downfall: The pool isn't as inviting as on the pictures. Will definitely come back!

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Coimbra, Portugal
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This cozy little hotel is an oasis in brazilian hospitality industry. Very clean, very beautiful. The whole property is all about details, from the decoration, full of regional handicraft, to the service itself, everything was very good. Breakfast was delicious, and the restaurant was also very good. The location is also superb, close to the main attractions and points of... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We read all the rules of the hotel upon arrival. We had invited another couple to come visit us for lunch during our stay here. Now when we wanted to take them up to show them how lucky we were to be renting this apartment in the center of the action of Carnaval, the Authoritarian of the hotel came over... More

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Villa B, Gerente at Villa Bahia, responded to this review

Dear Jeffery, Thank you for your comments and we are really glad that you felt lucky with the room that we booked for you when stayed at Villa Bahia. Unfortunately there are some thoughts that does not match with our goals, ideas that we work with. In order to ensure privacy and safety for our guests, visitors are welcome in... More

Sofia, Bulgaria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Perfect location to explore the old town, wonderful ambience, lovely historical building(s), clean and spacious room, and the best of all - the reception staff, who were amazingly friendly and helpful. If we're ever in Salvador again, there is no doubt where we'll be staying.

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The location in Salvador is the best possible, and the hotel itself is a beauty. The visual appearances of hotels all over the world are mostly kitsch, but Villa Bahia has taste. It is nice to have your breakfast in a small garden, and there is a roof-top terrace that you can probably have all to yourself (it is a... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Charming, rustic, and primitive. After the second night of a 3 night stay we couldn't wait to leave. If you're looking for a good night's sleep, the constant drumming and music in the immediate area makes it impossible. The miniscule plunge pool gets no sun. Restaurant service is indifferent at best. The need for heavy armed military police just outside... 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*
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Villa Bahia Hotel Salvador
Bahia Hotel Salvador
Villa Bahia Salvador, Brazil

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#3 Luxury Hotel in Salvador #4 Romantic Hotel in Salvador #5 Family Hotel in Salvador #12 Business Hotel in Salvador
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The Hotel Villa Bahia is set in the historical centre of the city of Salvador, only steps away from the city’s main attractions. Fully renovated, this hotel boasts unparalleled Brazilian charm, and reflects the most important moments of Portuguese explorers and Brazilian history in general. This establishment invites you to come experience the magic of Brazil in comfort and first-class accommodations. The rooms, each named after a specific Portuguese explorer, these spacious suites are dressed in an opulent décor which reflects the majesty of the culturally rich and historical country of Brazil. Opulent furnishings come together with spacious proportions and modern commodities to create the ideal place for rest and relaxation. ... more   less 
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