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“Great Location in Arraial D'Ajuda”
Review of Aquarela Praia

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Aquarela Praia
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Arraial d'Ajuda
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been in Aquarela during the first week of April 2014. We arrived from Porto Seguro airport and the hotel is located just before crossing the "Balsa" (boat that transport for Porto Seguro to Arraial D'Ajuda). In the surroundings, you have a pizza restaurant, some groceries that take credit cards, and the most important... the "vans" public transportation to Arraial city center (Trip ~ 10 minutes). In the vans, you get to meet the real Bahia people.
The hotel has a great beach restaurant, which is also used to serve the breakfast with a great view of the sea. By the way, the breakfast is highly complete (maybe they can improve the juices).
The hotel have 2 swimming pools. They are both excellent.
The crew (specially, Humberto) is always willing to give you some piece of advice regarding the excursions, restaurants in the center and, including weather!!!
I would definitely come back to Aquarela with my husband!!!

Room Tip: We used a triple room. Was located in the middle of the hotel area. Has a slight view to the sea. I...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

It's the closest hotel to the boat docks (to and from Porto Seguro) and even so with the van service across the street (communitary 'cabs') you can reach the night life, restaurants and lovely shopping alleys of Mucuge Street in 20 minutes or so!The beach is nice but with coarse sand and the hotel has beach service. Small rooms a little musty but ok for a few days if you're NOT allergic. No blinds at nich so it will be a light room at night, bring sleeping mask and you'll be ok. Nice but simple breakfast buffet within the sea view and the pool area which is a nice touch. Nice staff.

Room Tip: Weak knees = beware af the wodden stairs and ask for a level ground room.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

Last year I spent a week in the Aquarela Praia hotel with my partner. We had not had a holiday for a while and we needed a relaxing time.
The room we were given was comfortable and of a good size. The service was good and the members of the staff were friendly and professional.
For a week we could forget the stress of our life in London and just relax: walking along the beach, reading, eating good food.
Porto Seguro and Arraial are really nice places to visit.

Should we go to Brazil again, definitively we would have to stop there.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

A real little piece of heaven.
This is a cosy, brilliantly managed hotel.
Having breakfasts my my feet on the beach send. Great food, fresh, clean and well presented room. amazing people that makes you feel like home.

Spotless staying and unforgettable holidays.
A quick tip: Try the "moqueca de camarao". It's delicious!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

the best place in the world. very nice hotel. Wonderfull view.

Stayed: February 2009, traveled solo
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Room Tip: Existem apartamentos mais antigos mas mesmo assim gostosos. A parte nova custa um pouco mais e també...
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  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Aquarela Praia

Address: Estrada do Arraial d'Ajuda No. 7, Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Porto Seguro > Arraial d'Ajuda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
#5 Family Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
#6 Romantic Hotel in Arraial d'Ajuda
Price Range: $78 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquarela Praia 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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