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Refugio da Vila

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loteamento Aldeia dos Pescadores | Lotes 6, 7, 8 -Quadra 39, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The resort is as billed: very clean and well decorated. Rooms are spacious and nice. Loved that they offer personal hammocks for your balcony! Nice pool that is good to go to before or after the beach. Do try the restaurant, it's excellent, especially the house specialty, which is some shrimp served in a mild coconut curry... absolutely amazing.... The... More 

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Klosters, Switzerland
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41 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I was Told PdF was the place to visit outside Salvador. I don't know about the other beach areas near Salvador but this was disappointing. Very Small beach, half of which is shut off as a turtle sanctuary. Nice shops full of stuff you don't really need. The Refugio is close to the beach but that has its drawbacks as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There's not much of a price difference between this hotel and others in the area, despite it being miles ahead in terms of quality. The staff at the front desk were exceptionally friendly and helpful, gave detailed answers to queries, and some of them spoke fluent English (a rare thing in that region of Brazil, even at hotels closer to... More 

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rio de janeiro
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited Refugio da Vila for a night during a visit to Bahia for the WC. We arrived before the check out time due to an early flight and were greeted by a lady who I assumed was the general manager, who made us feel comfortable and welcome (invited to the breakfast area, and offered to store our bags). The breakfast... More 

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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at refugio da vila at praia do forte during world cup , hotel is very nice and service is excelent .All staff even if busy was very friendly and helpfull...swimming pool is also nice , not to big but enough for hotel size.Restaurant and breakfast were of good quality and variety , recomend the shrimps on coconut .

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are looking for a good place to relax, here is the right choice.Small " pousada", but it is better than hotels.You can have privacy service.There is an afternoon tea with homemade cake and tea once a week.We arrived early before check in time,but they offered a wonderful breakfast for us.There is no place where you can taste an... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Pousada is located in the village of Praia do Forte. The architecture and the decoration are lovely. Then, you notice the kindness and warmth of the staff! Even though the rooms are very small, they are cosy and prepared to make you feel comfortable. Breakfast is in itself an experience: several types of bread including a homemade version, homemade... More 

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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We returned to Praia do Forte this year and chose to stay in Refugio da Vila for 2 nights. Excellent location, away but not far from the buzz of the main area with the shops and restaurants and the beach. Rooms are small but clean and do not feel cramped. Our room, as most rooms, faced the nice swimming pool.... More 

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41 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The room was simple but comfortable, the bed was large and the sheets were very clean and soft, the bathroom was clean but small, although that wasn`t a problem. They offered us a crib for our baby girl, and there was a baby kitchen for parents to clean bottles and cook baby`s food. The breakfast was very good and rich... More 

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37 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The Good:‎ The room is simple, but overall comfortable, the bed is large nice and comfy and there ‎is a mini bar with some drinks too.‎ The shower is powerful and has good constant hot water, the towels are not too thin ‎either.‎ The air con is good, it cools the room, even during the day, when it’s really hot... More 

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Address: Loteamento Aldeia dos Pescadores | Lotes 6, 7, 8 -Quadra 39, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Praia do Forte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Refugio da Vila 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Refugio Da Vila Praia Do Forte, Bahia
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#1 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
#4 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte

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