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“The best and the worst of Brazil” 3 of 5 stars
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Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Ponta Do Apaga Fogo, S/N, Arraial d'Ajuda, State of Bahia, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Arraial d'Ajuda
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best and the worst of Brazil”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Lovely location, comfortable room (the second time around). The first room (203) was below the standards of a'5 Star' - pretty smelly. The serving staff were friendly and warm - typical of what we know of Bahia. Reception staff were occasionally helpful but mostly unhelpful or incompetent. Well situated for trips into Arrial d'Ajuda and Porto Seguro. The facilities are reasonable with a good selection of trips out and access to the nearby waterpark thrown in. Not a hotel for being pampered though. Food is not bad but not of the highest quality and lacking in variety. Beach is beautiful with a nearby reef for snorkeling. ECO Resort in Praia do Forte (just north of Salavador) is much nicer if you want a good hotel to stay in and a truer 'ECO' experience.

Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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3 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

We stayed for a week in December 2010 (2 adults, 3 childen with 5, 11 and 15 years old). Positive points: Location (the beach was very good ,nice reefs around), weather (warm and with a wonderful sun), breakfast was ok, nearly the aquatic park (the best atraction) with freepass for the guests
Negative points: the hotel really are not a resort,The staff was lost , however was friendly. The food was terrible(except the deserts,the best on that week),the room smell humidity,the air conditioner was leaking,after 2 days complaining all day long,they changed our room,good for todlers and kids,but not recomended for teens,

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

beatiful place. Nice room (ocean view) and gardens, very quiet. The swimming pool is great as the kids club. Far away from town, but good and cheap transportation available. The Eco park is very nice, a lot of fun. I will go back in a heart beat.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Porto Alegre
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

We arrive Arraial da Ajuda Eco Resort in Feb, 15, our transfer ocurred just like planed, we gotta a taxi and an special boat to pick us exclusively. The hotel is located across the river Buranhem, so you have to take a boat to cross it, there are public and crowded boats to do so, but the hotel offers a 24 hours boat to cross it for free.

The hotel is completely built with reused materials, since floor, furnitures and even ceiling, you have to keep that clear before book it... dont expect to find fancy furniture and finishies, everything is beautiful, but only for whom know hoe to appreciate eco stuff...

You gotta go! maybe you will find me there

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

I loved my experience at the Eco Resort. The room was very clean, the breakfast was great and the staff was really nice! The only bad thing about it is being away from the city centre, but that wasn't exactly a problem since they had free buses downtown many times a day and night. We also had free transportation to Porto Seguro, wich was nice and exclusive! We had free access to the Eco Water Park too, wich was great!
I recommend this hotel for a great family vacation, since they have special activities for children!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

We stayed in this hotel for a week (2 adults and a child of 2). The hotel has an excellent location, because it is near Arraial da Ajuda center and also as it has a private boat (the balsa) to take you to Porto Seguro.
The breakfast was just excellent and served near the pool. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant and found it very good. The restaurant itself was amazing.
The gardens are just lovely and different from everything I have seen, they have metal typical statues along the gardens and that is very interesting to see especially when you are traveling by boat along the riverside.
The beach was not very good but that is common for the Brazilian beaches. The water was warm but very wavy.
Arraial da Ajuda is a small typical village with lots of good and beautiful restaurants and quite a few interesting shops. If you take the boat you can visit Porto Seguro and you will find a completely different and noisy atmosphere. If you want to rent a car you can visit the place where the Portuguese arrive when they first arrived in Brazil and also a lot of places and villages that worth a visit.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The pool
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

I’ll take the opportunity to tell my experience in this hotel.

Positive Points:
- Good Location, near to Porto Seguro and Arrail d´Ajuda.

Negative Points:
- Food: quality/price very bad. Breakfast without variety. If you want to lunch or dinner in the hotel the prices will be too high. Is not worth.
Suggestion: is better to eat in Porto Seguro or Arrail d´Ajuda
- Facilities: Just one word “Terrible”. It is an old fashion hotel, stopped in early eighties.
- Swimming Pool: a little bit dirty
- It seems we are in 3 star hotels!
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Just for your information, there were several Brazilians complaining about their services.

Important advice: opportunities around 700 €, you may take the risk.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Food; room; bathroom
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort

Address: Ponta Do Apaga Fogo, S/N, Arraial d'Ajuda, State of Bahia, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Arraial d'Ajuda
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
#3 Family Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
#6 Romantic Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 163
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Also Known As:
Eco Hotel Arraial d`Ajuda
Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort Bahia, Brazil

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