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“Magnificent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Iberostar Bahia
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Magnificent!
We stayed in Iberostar Bahia the last week of February during the Carnival.
The location of the Hotel in Praia do Forte is superb and we would recommend it to everyone who is touring Salvador.
Our room was immaculate facing the sea and we loved spotting the dolphins. The food was delicious in all restaurants and we particularly enjoyed the Japanese, Meditteranean and Colonial ones. The sea was rough and we could not swim (mind you this is Atlantic and not Mediterranean!) but there were several enormous and fantastic pools and a variety of amenities catering for everyone. The whole ambience is exotic full of palm trees and flowers. The staff was friendly and helpful and we would like to express a special thanks to Gabriella and Louise for their hospitality and kindness since we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversrary. Despite the fact the hotel is enormous in size there is personal attention to all your needs. The only thing we wish is if more of the staff spoke English. Since they are preparing for the 2014 Football Championship it is highly recommended that more Brazilians in the tourism industry start practising their English if they want to have more tourists.
If you are a nature lover try to avoid Salvador town and stay in Iberostar Bahia the most fantastic Hotel in the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mrs Mary T
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IberostarHotelBrasil, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Bahia, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear guest,

First of all let me thank you for choosing our hotel during your recent holidays and also for taking the time to post your comments here on Tripadvisor.
We always value our guests opinions and try to maintain a high standard of quality and service. Wonderful to see that you enjoyed the pool srea and that our service was of a high quality.
We always welcome any type of comment so that we can always be on the look out what our clients need for a unforgettable experience here at the hotel.
We sincerely hope to welcome you back here among us.
Kind Regards,

Online Reputation Manager.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a fantastic resort. There are 2 at Praia do forte but Iberostar Bahia is more beautiful and bigger than Iberostar Praia do forte which is more expensive. As soon you arrive book the restaurants. There are four: Japanese, Mediterranean, French and a steak house. The French one is the only that doesn't accept shorts or Bermudas, so is more formal. There are big and beautiful swimming pools and there's a new one in front of the beach where you can take some classes of stand up paddle. There are activities everyday and even classes of Portuguese. Definitely I would return to this paradise.

Room Tip: Near that swimming pool
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank CMPP
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IberostarHotelBrasil, Quality Manager at Iberostar Bahia, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Iberostar Bahía for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home,

Kind regards,
Quality Manager.
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed in this hotel in 2013 for a convention from the company that I work for, even though the hotel is beautiful, the pools are great, beach nearby, the food is just terrible. It is also a good place to go with children and couples retreat. The rooms are clean and OK, nothing really fancy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ricardo G
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IberostarHotelBrasil, Quality Manager at Iberostar Bahia, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Iberostar Bahía for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff.
In reference of your opinion about our food, you can be sure that we will talk with the Cook Chef in order to check what we can do for improving still more, in order that comments like this wont be repeta at the web.
We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, we are expecting you…

Sincerely,

Quality Manager
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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

positive:
nice location, big and clean pools, wide and almost empty beach (although the sea was a bit muddy near the beach and infested with some jellyfish), good food, very good care service for children, big room

negative:
on one day the room was not cleaned, although we reminded the reception about that at around midday. room safe and TV dysfunctional. Free internet only in the lobby, in the room only against quite heavy charges. Lobby bar equipped mostly with low quality spirits (except the Gin selection), no live music, although it was top season (end of year) and a piano was standing around there. wine selection in the restaurants very limited (1 red, 1 white, both more or less drinkable but of rather cheap quality), red wine was ice-cold while white wine was lukewarm.

Overall very nice place and good to go there with children. In relation to similar places in Europe or Asia rather expensive.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank MKnoch
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IberostarHotelBrasil, Quality Manager at Iberostar Bahia, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all i would like to thank you for choosing our Hotel during your recent holidays in Brasil, and also for taking the time to make your comments known here in Tripadvisor.

We always welcome any type of comment or suggestion so that we can know what are the preferences of our guests. We take into consideration your comments and thank you for the time you took to tell us about your stay.We thank you for all your feedback and also for pointing out some of the aspects in your opinion where we can improve. The feedback from our guests are very important so that we can know how to improve and make each stay more exceptional than the previous.We are very sorry that you experience did no meet your expectations; please allow me to express our sincerest apologies. At Iberostar Bahía, we continuously strive to meet your needs and expectations; therefore you feedback is very important to us.

Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent any future occurrences.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back here amongst us in the very near future.
Kind regards,

Quality Manager.
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We bought a package using groupon and were a little suspicious with the all inclusive. It just blew our expectations. It is just fantastic place, not only nature, but the hotel amenities, the food, the drinks, the amusements. It is a fantastic place to go. We were superbly amazed. I want to go back!

Room Tip: Our room wasn´t a beach front, but it made no difference....with all the beauty outside, why would w...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TeresaAs
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IberostarHotelBrasil, Quality Manager at Iberostar Bahia, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Iberostar Bahía for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, we are expecting you…

Sincerely,

Quality Manager
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
163 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

As we were looking for a place to relax and find intimacy we chose low season in order to find space at this hotel and try to escape from crouds. our surprise at arrival: huge entrance inside a lovely Iberostar complex. Really spacious and every well taken care of, perfect care of gardens and facilities Staff is approachable. The beach is great as many people choose the pool..then we had the entire beach almost for ourselves...amazing. Along the coconut road the beach is very attractive. Your also have turttles to visit at the little town nearby. More than good value for money.Its an ALL INCLUSIVE PLACE that doesnt feel like it...and I believe thats a "plus"...enjoy it.

Room Tip: try not to be near the first pool which is more noisy due to the fun club activities. Choose buildin...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank yourtravelplan
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
97 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Fantastic resort blessed with a perfect beach with warm water. Accommodation, leisure, service, food, entertainment, surpasses all expectation.
The strongest point of this hotel is the friendliness of all the staff, besides the beauty of the resort.
The weakest point is the quality of the drinks served that are not compatible with the category of the resort.

Room Tip: Better location is building number 2
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Verastur
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Additional Information about Iberostar Bahia

Property: Iberostar Bahia
Address: Rodovia BA 099, km 56, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia 48280-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Praia do Forte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte
#2 Green Hotel in Praia do Forte
#2 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Praia do Forte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Iberostar Bahia 4*
Number of rooms: 630
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 5 star resort located in Praia do Forte, only 60km away from Salvador (Brazil). Sea–turtles reserve. 5 restaurants. Tennis courts. SPA and Golf course. ... more   less 
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