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Refugio da Vila

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

the room was not the same we booked on the site,we asked for an explanation on the main desk and they told us:"there are 2 rooms with low fare(100uss/day?? low fare??)if you want an upgrade you have to pay more!!)...we declined of course so we had to stay in a smelly,backdoor,favela-view,1star decorated tinny room!! the road beside the pool was... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The hotel is decorated in a Thai style, such a pity, we are in Brazil. All the dishes have chips, so ugly and neglect impression....There is no safe in the room, you ask for a safe (it is included in the room description and in the price of the room) that never comes (but you get a lot of bla,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We decided to return to Bahia after 10 years and opted for Praia do Forte, Refugio da Vila became a natural choice after reading the reviews and exploring the alternatives available The reception was OUTSTANDING - although the flight arrived earlier than expected in Salvador and the transfer didn't present any delay, we were accepted in a early checkin. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at this hotel over the Easter holiday. We really enjoyed our stay. The pool and gardens are beautiful. We loved the monkeys that came down for breakfast each morning. Swimming in the pool we saw humming birds collecting nectar. You can walk to the local beaches very easily. The Main Street with restaurants and bars etc... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Very good first impressions when we arrived at this hotel. Beautiful lanterns hanging outside, a nice reception area and a beautifully decorated pool/outdoor area. The reception staff are helpful and they always made sure they had someone who spoke English. The standard double room we had booked was tiny. There was no room to move once we got our 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

The first impression of the hotel is very positive: it has a nice lobby, a lovely garden with a small swimming pool. The decoration is pleasant. Our first room was however a shock: tiny, (2 people with a suit case each do not fit) and gloomy. After a discussion with the front desk, we were given a better and bigger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is really a lovely hotel. The rooms are comfortable, nice AC, bathroom is a bit small but functional. The pool area is very nice, well stocked bar with excellent caipirinhas. The food at the restaurant is top notch. It is important to state that the hotel is not on the beach front, but a 3 minute walk to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I visited This Hotel in May, The room was very clean and had a lovely veranda over looking the swimming pool, you could open the doors and allow the brease to blow into the room from the veranda at night, (on the first floor). the food was excellent and more than enough. The beach was just a 5 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Very good location for beach and main street. The staff were all lovely and many spoke English . Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were superb with everything you could wish for ,including individually cooked items. We ate in the hotel in the evening several times and really enjoyed the meals, although the restaurant was often empty,maybe because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is excellent for a grand event. I came here for a friend's wedding and had a tremendously positive surprise: lots of room to put together the altar and chairs, additional room for round tables and a beautiful decoration. The wedding had around 150 people who enjoyed themselves eating, drinking and dancing. The hotel catered the food and beverage... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting

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: $159 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Refugio da Vila 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Refugio Da Vila Praia Do Forte, Bahia
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
#3 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte
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