The Pestana Bahia Lodge is a new and beautiful building next to the old Pestana Bahia. So all the reviews that almost scared me, claiming that this is an old and decaying hotel, don't apply here (I must say that I only saw the old Pestana on the outside and the common areas like pool and restaurants seemed quite old and asking for a rapid intervention from the managing, so probably these reviewers were right...).
In the new building however I found myself in a beatiful loft with an amazing view from the balcony. The decoration is a bit cold and even here signs of passage of time are starting to appear and for a place with 6 years it could be much better. The breakfast is perfect though! You get to eat in a quite small restaurant over the sea and by the pool, listening to quiet Brasilian music while you eat a very good food (try the cheese tapiocas, the best I had in my 3 weeks in Brazil, and believe me I had a lot!). For me this was the top of the hotel.
Staff in reception is regular and I can't say I had the most warming arrival or check out ever. Also one day I arrived at my room by 17h and it had not been cleaned.
About location the hotel is located just next to the Mercure and the Ibis hotels, in a quiet and nice neighborhood with some nice places to eat nearby. It is a 30 minute taxi drive to the city center though. I used taxi only once and did the rest of my journeys by bus (there is a stop about 200 meters from the hotel), what I thought I was safe by day.
At the end I was quite happy with the hotel, although I think somethings like service, maintenance and cleaning could definitely improve.
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Bahia Salvador
- Hotel Pestana Bahia
- Pestana Bahia Lodge Salvador, Brazil