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Reviewed January 21, 2017

We only had dinner there. Very nice building, perfect atmosphere (a little bit too dark), good food but we wait a little bit too much to be alone in the hotel. The food is quite good i ate meat and risotto. Good!

  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank EmanueleCigliuti
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

This perfect hotel is a stroll away from the muvuca (party) downtown so that you can relax at the pool or sleep peacefully in complete security and confort OR walk into where the action is. Romantic place with amazing plates... Núbias cocada de forno (oven coconut candy) with tapioca icecream is worth you get the plane just to eat it by the pool with a caju caipirinha close by. The hotel takes children and they'll have a blast at the coral ponds at the beach but watch for mosquitos and beware that the room is not private enough with them around, specially the shower box, which barely fits a stronger person. When we were at this hotel they gave out a tea party including all sorts of cakes, tapiocas, coffee and tea... generosity abounds and the care in every thing is strongly noticed!

Room Tip: Todo o hotel parece excelente, não há grandes problemas em escolher qualquer quarto ali.
  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Thank Nessa87654321
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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 under construction,with a lot of dust in the air and noisy...well,really noisy!!
Not safe to come late at night,you gonna be robbed for sure!!
The place seems to be lovely on the photos...good job mister photographer!!
This place is a nightmare...go somewhere else!

  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank WilhelmH85
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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, bla, bla). So, during 4 days you bring with you all your papers, money and keys to the beach with you. So safe. The minibar in the room is not in a furniture. So glad to be awake by the compressor in the night. Wifi connects, disconnect, connect, disconnect.... Exhausting. Some days there is a tea time in the lobby, some days not. Depends on the mood of the chef. Same for the food, really not good, avoid picanha, dry, hard, oily. I am afraid I can't recommend this place. BTW last award is from 2014.

  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Maria C
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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 offered to join the breakfast while the room was prepared

The atmosphere is a fake rustic, although full of bamboos and wood everything is very well thought

By the way, if you are lucky you might have Angelo - yeap, Angelo - to help you. Very polite, educate and willing to help

Stayed: July 2016
Thank Luiz Eduardo S
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