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Bahia Othon Palace
Ranked #27 of 110 Hotels in Salvador
Reviewed September 26, 2013

As already mentioned a 5 star hotel... in 1975. Anyone expecting luxury, should head elsewhere. However I did find it very adequate considering the following:
- Air conditioning worked perfectly throughout the week.
-The rooms (and bathroom) were very comfortable, even though unsophisticated, and the view is great.
- In general, the hotel was kept very clean.
- I never had to wait more than a couple of seconds for the elevator
- Breakfast was complete and correct.
- The swimming pool area is great, next to the sea.
- Location is convenient, 5km away (15 minute bus trip) from the city center.
- Neither the hotel's restaurant nor the room service are excessively expensive.
- Although service level could be improved, staff was reasonably attentive and cordial.

- The only thing I really disliked about the hotel, was the service of the tourist agency working there (PriveTur). It would be wise for them to change it.

All in all, and considering the price, which I found reasonable, I found it a good option.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. Our guest opinion is very important and help us to improve our services. We are most pleased to learn that you liked the room, the cleaning, and enjoyed the gorgeous view.
We are renovating several areas of the hotel, including the rooms, in order to provide more satisfaction and comfort. We are sending your message to the tourist agency manager, which will analyze and correct possible flaws. Thanking your valuable feedback, we wish to receive you again in your next visit to Salvador.

Best Regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The hotel lobby is lovely and festive , decorated with bright colors. We had a room over looking the ocean, amazing views, we slept with the doors open and the sound of the ocean , best nights sleep. The bed was comfy and the maid kept it very clean . The rooms however need a renovation, all the furniture was really worn out. The breakfast is fresh, delicious and amazing !

  • Stayed: August 2013
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Bahia Othon Palace during your visit to Salvador and for sharing your experience. We are most pleased to learn that you enjoyed our facilities and the fascinating ocean view. We are renovating the building and furniture in many areas, including the rooms, and work daily to keep the hotel update to offer the best to our guest. We wish to receive you again in a near future.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I have know the Othon since 1985... It hasn't changed:
- Ideal location (Gorgeous view on the sea/on the passage of Carnival, not too far from the center of town)
- Typical bedrooms
- Trying hard employees

I totally support the travelers complaining about the lack of investment of the hotel. It is worth at best a 4*. It still has, however, a lot of charm. For sure, the quality of breakfast has gone down, the doors of the rooms still shake from the wind, the shutters sometimes open due to the force of the wind in poorly sealed windows.

But the cot benefit is excellent and people are trying hard.

If you look for top of the range or 2013 level experience. Do not go there. If you look for a typically Bahiano hotel where it is important to keep smiling when something not according to expectations is going on, then go. I will return there.

Room Tip: Demand view on the sea!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing our hotel during your visit to Salvador and for sharing your views about your stay with us. We regret, however, that some products did not reach your expectation. Certainly all your comments are very important for us to improve the service we offer. We look forward to see you back in a near future.

Best Regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed here for one night after a late afternoon flight into Salvador. The room was very nice and a good size, with stunning ocean views. The pool area is also great, and overlooks the ocean. The breakfast was excellent - a large buffet with a nice selection of pastries and fruits. For the price, this hotel can't be beat.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank pdub P
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Bahia Othon Palace during your trip to Salvador and for sharing your views with other travelers. We would like to thank you for your feedback and wish to receive I again in your next visit to the city.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed here with my daughter in March, 2013 and the hotel lived up to my expectations. It is very well located, reasonably close to the old downtown area. Rooms are very nice, reasonably large, the view is great overlooking the ocean. It has a nice pool, great for cooling-off after a day in the Pelhourino. There is a city bus you can get at the airport that stops directly in front of the hotel, no need for a taxi if you're on a budget. The breakfast was superb, while it is an "extra" it was well worth it, a huge spread in a lovely room overlooking the sea. The desk persons were very helpful, and checked my daughter in when my flight was delayed a day. It is an easy walk to the lighthouse along the beach with lots of restaurants on the way. As for safety, the hotel advised not doing that walk at night (after we had done it) but we had no trouble at all. If you are looking for a "beach hotel" I'd get one further north, nearer the airport, where the beaches are better and less crowded, but this location is great for exploring the city. I'd stay here again!

Room Tip: if you can get one with an ocean view
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We were very pleased to know that you had a wonderful time in our hotel, as our main goal is to fulfill our guest´s expectations and increase their satisfaction. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our product. We hope to receive you again at the Bahia Othon in your next visit to the city.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Prepare to wowed by an entire vista of the beautiful Atlantic if you are lucky enough to be on the ocean side of the hotel. We were on the 11th floor and when we entered out room, the bright blue panorama spread across the entire outside wall. It was simply breath taking and we never did tire of it. Below us was the rock strewn coastline, with breaking waves, palm trees, and tropical shrubs. The accomodations were modern, spacious, and clean built with local materials and in a Brazilian style.

The view was not the only spectacular offering. Have I mentioned the outdoor pool with the walk up bar? In March, we had the place to ourselves and our traveling companions, two other couples. The pool area was surrounded by artistic mosaic walls with waves and mystical creatures that added a sense of place and charm to the surroundings.

For two days we toured the city of Salvador and took in the cultural and historical aspects, but always returned to dine in the hotel's restaurant. The food was exquisite both at dinner and for breakfast, with regional specialities and the freshest of fruits. The restaurant also offered a full 180 degree view of the Atlantic which was especially lovely in the early orning and at dusk.

There were enough staff who could speak English to make our stay very pleasant indeed. This hotel was a highlight of our trip to Brazil!

Room Tip: Ask for the full ocean view!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013
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Prezado Hóspede,

É uma grande satisfação saber que vossa hospedagem conosco foi excelente. Observações como as suas nos estimulam a seguir aprimorando o nosso serviço para continuar merecendo a preferência dos nossos hóspedes. Salientamos que todos os apartamentos do hotel possuem vista para o mar, apenas os ângulos são diferentes a depender da localização. Agradecemos sinceramente os seus comentários e esperamos poder recebê-los novamente no Bahia Othon, assim como os demais hotéis da nossa rede.

Atenciosamente,

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Good location, beautiful view, big room, tasty breakfast. It seems that the property used to be gorgeous. The jewel needs some polishing. But I would stay there again. I had lunch at the hotel restaurant it is pricey and the food is just okay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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GERENCIABOPH, Gerente geral at Bahia Othon Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013
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Prezado Hóspede,

É uma grande satisfação saber que a sua hospedagem conosco foi excelente. O feedback dos clientes é fundamental para o incremento constante do serviço que oferecemos. Agradecemos a sua preferência e esperamos poder recebê-lo novamente em sua próxima visita à cidade.

Atenciosamente,

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Address: Avenida Oceanica 2294 | Ondina, Salvador, State of Bahia 40170-010, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Salvador
#23 Romantic Hotel in Salvador
Price Range: $45 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bahia Othon Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 278
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The irresistible charm of Bahia Othon Palace begins with its location: the top of a cliff, facing the turquoise waters of Ondina Beach in Salvador. Perfectly integrated with nature, with colonial arches, the hotel offers the utmost sophistication and comfort. ... more   less 
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