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“rude staff...but it will do if you're on a budget” 2 of 5 stars
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Salvador Praia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Presidente Vargas, 2338 | Praia de Ondina, Salvador, State of Bahia 40170-010, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #21 of 108 Hotels in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“rude staff...but it will do if you're on a budget”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2006

On the positive side, our room was clean and spacious, with a beautiful ocean view. The free breakfast was delicious (try the tapioca pancakes and the coconut cake!). On the negative side, the Salvador Praia has the rudest hotel staff I encountered in Brazil. The front desk was staffed by a series of snide and unhelpful people who seemed inconvenienced by such simple requests as a map of the city and another bath towel (our room only had one). We were robbed right down the street from the hotel (during the daytime) and the front desk staff expressed no concern for our welfare and no desire to warn other guests about potential danger in the area. "If you're so worried, just go back to Pelourinho and make a report to the tourist police. They won't be able to do anything anyway," spat the clerk. True, there is nothing that anyone could have done at that point, but a little concern would have gone a long way. The bed and chairs were uncomfortable, and I had the impression that the place hadn't been redecorated since the 70's. I would definitely not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2006

We had a nice, large, very clean room with a sea view. The hotel is a bit old ('70's style) but they were painting and making some improvements when we were there. The staff was nice and helpful. It is a bit far away from all main tourist attractions (pelourinho, barra, etc.) but close to the Othon hotel so there are plenty of expensive boutiques and internet coffees around the place. The swimming pool was great and so was the breakfast "all you can eat" buffet. The worst thing was the bed, apart from that, I'd say it's a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Salvador Praia Hotel

Address: Av Presidente Vargas, 2338 | Praia de Ondina, Salvador, State of Bahia 40170-010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Salvador
#11 Luxury Hotel in Salvador
#12 Family Hotel in Salvador
Hotel Class:4 star — Salvador Praia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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