We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Praia do Forte hotels

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
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Refugio da Vila to your Saves list
Refugio da Vila
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
90%
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
Matthew F
Write a Review

183 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    116
    49
    15
    3
    0
See reviews for
56
82
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
rio de janeiro
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brazil
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
40 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fortaleza, CE
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Very charming place, good service, good food, and the pool area is awesome. Close to the "main street", and far enough from the noise. The rooms are kind of simple (no luxury), but are fairly confortable and clean. We would certainly come back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bodrum, Turkey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to staying here, imagining a peaceful refuge. However, it is IMPOSSIBLE tl sit bythe pool, the pool and garden borders a noisy road where lorries and buses pass constantly and because it is on the bend they love to use their hydraulic brakes. Our room -2- was not able to pick up wifi,despite the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Refugio da Vila, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Refugio da Vila? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Refugio da Vila

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Refugio da Vila reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Refugio Da Vila Praia Do Forte, Bahia

69 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (70)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (31)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Praia do Forte with
any amenities