Location: The hotel is located near the airport in place called Itapua. It is far away from the city centre, and the historical places,about 1 hour by car and 1,30 by bus. The beach is across the road from the hotel. The beach is very nice but restaurants and shop are at least 10 minutes by bus.
The hotel is build in the grounds of Vinicius Moraes house,which is there as a kind of museum. The building is only a 2 storey block with sea view rooms or garden view rooms. I had a sea view one and can be a bit noisy due to the traffic of the main road.
Facilities: The hotel has 2 small swimming pools, lovely gardens and children play ground. Has also a business centre with free internet and free WiFi all around the hotel. There is a small restaurant reasonable priced that save you go go out to find the nearest one.
Rooms: I had a sea view one on the ground floor. The room has a small fridge a good size flat screen TV, air condition and safety box. As a welcome they leave a big bottle of mineral water. It´s a shame that they do not extend the courtesy to at list a small bottle a day since the is no drinkable water.
Breakfast: very good selection of fruits, breads,cakes, some hot sausages and cold meat. Scrambled eggs not made with real eggs but edible, juices, yogurt, cereals, etc. There is something for everyone.
The hotel won the trip advisor awards in 2012, and although is nothing wrong with it, just getting a bit tired and need a bit of modernization specially in the reception area, it is just no so special to deserved the award. The staff is great but still the hotel is in the middle of nowhere and not so peaceful if you choose a sea view room.
I will define the hotel as a middle of the road one, very good for families with children but no so sure for those looking for action or the ones who want peace and quiet. I wander how the hotel copes with those 2 small swimming pools at high season, or when the hotel is full.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mar Brasil is a charming hotel located across from Farol de Itapua beach, right among the best beaches in the city and just 10 minutes away from the airport. It is attached to Vinicius de Moraes' House, the place where the poet lived in Bahia. It is the perfect combination between a heavenly place to rest and a strategically located place for business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mar Brasil Hotel Salvador, Bahia, Brazil