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“Nice hotel for business & leasure!” 4 of 5 stars
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Vila Gale Salvador
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Morro Escravo Miguel, 320 | Ondina, Salvador, State of Bahia 41700000, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #35 of 106 Hotels in Salvador
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice hotel for business & leasure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Well located near main attractions, nice and espacious rooms (which I loved!), breakfast with a good choice of fruits, breads, hot meals, and local food (for me was almost lunch all together!). Pool is small for the size of the hotel but was never crowded, so was not a problem. Pool bar has very nice employees, who made really good caiprinhas. For the price charge through internet website, it was the best choice in that area.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view, it is really nice!!!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I got a great rate for this hotel, so it´s really enjoyable.But it´s not a 5 star hotel in my opinion.
The breakfast could be much better with more variety of breads, yougurts and so one.The property looks in many aspects tired.The staff is gentle and warm.The gym although it´s located in a very pretigious position has old equipments, there´s no mineral water....but you do your jogging over looking the pool and ocean.
The pros are:The room size, very nice; the swimming pool with a great view.
In a overall if you get a great rate, is a great hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with ocean view!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

+ if you are on the ocean side, it is quiet and all you hear is the ocean
+/- buffet in the restaurant is ok and tasty, though the presentation and especially the worn down dining area are a downside
+/- location is what you can see on any map, not in the center wich means you pay for the taxi, but it is quiet
- in need of restauration, some work being done, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Rooms, communal areas are run down
- no access to the beach, and no beach worth mentioning either
- pool are is relatively small
- definetly not woth the money

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brasilia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011 via mobile

Used the hotel for a trip to Morro de Sao Paulo , and liked. A little decay,but in a nice location ( ask for an ocean view). Breakfast very fatty but with a lot of fruits. I recommend the restaurant Amado near the marina in cidade baixa, very expensive but almost flawless!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Stayed a weekend here while visiting Salvador with friends. The hotel is clean, modern and has a nice breakfast in the morning. We even had dinner there the night we checked in because we were all so tired from the flight. It was actually very good. Staff was helpful and we had a pleasant stay. We had booked because the hotels we wanted in the old town didn’t have enough rooms to accommodate us all.

The only downside I can see is the location, you’re going to have to take a taxi to any sights in Salvador. However, I read some reviews about how sketchy the old town gets after dark, so maybe that’s actually an upside.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

The hotel in general is declining as well. In the days I spent there, they were making small improvements. However, much more is needed. Cleanliness was not the best. Good breakfast and beautiful view. Frankly, not worth the price they charge. By visiting the "pelourinho", do not miss eating at garden of delights (Jardim das delicias), a must see restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Egypt
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I stayed in this hotel. I can tolerate every thing but the thing that I could not stand it was at the date of check out on 16 August at the morning. I was hurry to catch my flight . I used to take the taxi with 50-60 Reis from Ondina to the airport. The bellman of the hotel got me taxi waiting outside number AZ0456 Salvador Taxi. I asked him to switch the taxi meter. He did. Instead he transverse through the city he passed along the beach as the public bus does.I told him that I am hurry but he ignored me. Not only this but he go along the northern coast and access the main road of the airport from its right side and he took 45 min while I normally took 20-30 min which risked losing my flight and invoiced me 80 Reis!!!!!!!!!.I advise everybody to take the public bus .It is 2.5 Reis. The station is after the parking of the airport. It is 50 meter from the airport. It is more safe. the buses go every point in the city. Avoid the taxi called by bellman as I think it is involve commission between him and drivers!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Salvador

Address: Rua Morro Escravo Miguel, 320 | Ondina, Salvador, State of Bahia 41700000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Salvador
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Salvador
#22 Family Hotel in Salvador
#23 Business Hotel in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vila Gale Salvador 4.5*
Number of rooms: 224
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Vila Gale Salvador Bahia, Brazil

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