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Very nice decorated and clean rooms in a very old but stylish building. The bar downstairs is nice as well.
Wonderful personnel, very very friendly and helpful. The hotel is beautifully decorated in colonial style, the best we've seen on our 4-week trip across Brazil. Delicious and grand breakfast with self-made jam, many fruits, fresh fruit juices, eggs, delicious bread, etcetera etcetara. (the best breakfast we've had during our trip). Did not like the beggars, drugdealers and obtrusive sales people in the surrounding streets. There's no place for a quiet walk. That's a shame because Pelourinho is just wonderful. During daytime it's fairly save in the squares and streets where the tourists are (lots of police). When the night falls, it becomes very unpleasant and dangerous (less police).
I liked shopping and eating at the Pelourinho. The elevador Lacerda and Mercado Modelo are all walking distance too. Bus and taxi are a few steps away. There wasn't curtains in our bedroom, and it got sunny pretty early in the day.
In the city center, very convenient, very kind personnel
Inside the hotel the facility is attractively decorated, very elegant. The breakfast was delicious with the best coffee of our three week trip around Brazil. It was handy that an internet cafe was in the lobby of the hotel. Our room was small. The staff was not very conversant in English but we were not at all conversant in Portuguese..
The breakfast was fantastic with freshly squeesed fruit juice. We had to ask for eggs though but they were happy to oblidge. The bed and pillows very comfortable and a lovely bathroom with a wonderful shower head. No air-conditioning therefore very hot and noisey as we needed to leave the window open at night and no TV or safe. Also no hanging space for clothes. The reason I would not reccomend the hotel is no air-conditioning otherwise I would reccomend it.
the owner and how he handled things / the breakfast / the location slightly noise area on a saturday night
Loved loved this hotel. It was so beautiful and very artistic. The location is right in the center of old town. This has to be the best hotel in the old town. They paid a lot of attention to detail in the place. It also has a cute cafe and internet. The only negative thing has nothing to do with the hotel but the location. It is very dangerous at night and early morning. There are many drug dealers and prostitutes but they have police walking around all day to protect the tourist.
The staff was charming and solicitous. The location was perfect for exploring the rich Cultural Heritage of downtown Salvador. There were quite good restaurants nearby. The décor had a lot of local flavor, and a nice touch of Bahia's history. The room was comfortable and well-furnished, though not big. The breakfast was simple, but very good. If you are mainly interested on the beaches, the location might disappoint you. The hotel is also a restaurant, a café and an internet house, so sometimes you cannot find anybody at the reception desk. Two minor inconveniences: the bathroom door did not offer much privacy, and the room lock was slightly misaligned, making it difficult to close.
Very good location in center of Salvador in Pelourinho, close to the harbour. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast, specially the juices.
location in historic center. great view of the Praca. small and intimate. hepful staff. very noisy--sometimes until 2AM, when Samba show across street was open.
Charming , helpfull staff with good knowledge about the area. the breakfast was fantastisc good! No elevator, beacuse of the old historical building. But its not really any problem , because the staff helped us all the way with our luggage.:-)
Intimate high quality hotel in a gt location i the old city. Staff, especially Rickardo (excellent English) were very helpful. Good recommndations re eating out. Friendly hotel staff, gt breakfasts served in your room Can be noisey with music outside but this finishes 11-11.30pm
very nice staff - great location in the middle of upper town - very nice and helpfull staff: apart from being very helpful throughout my stay, they contatcted me immediately when they found one of my travel documents and couriered it to my new hotel...
The room was fab. The balcony overlooked the main square in the old part of Salvador. I would highly recommend this Pousada
The location and ambience of the Hotel Villa Bahia are exceptional. The rooms are large and elegant and one feels as if they are truly living a moment in the past...but with very comfortable ammenities! The staff is multi-lingual and very helpful. I enjoyed the first moment of our stay to the last! Awesome, truly!
The Hotel Villa Bahia is housed in what was originally two adjoining houses one XVII century the other XVIII century. It is beautifully furnished with antiques and antique copies. It is located in the heart of Pelourinho, the historic disrtic of Salvador and a great starting point for explorations of this remarkable neighborhood so rich with cultural treasures. Irecommend it highly.
Best Hotel in Bahia! Location No 1! Interior Design No 1! Service and Food No 1!
Beautiful antique colonial design, very large room (luxury room), staff very helpful. Wireless Internet didn't work in the room because of some kind of special security protocol on the second floor only. Had to go to reception area to connect with a normal protocol. Internet being very important to me, I had to change hotels, since the hotel staff didn't really understand what to do.
Superb location. The best breakfasts of our trip. Lovely bedrooms. Very good restaurant. Really, really recommend it. Nothing
Friendly staff, antique type furnishings, excellent location in the most picturesque part of Salvador, delicious breakfast. Good wifi connection. Occasional loud music from outside, although not fault of hotel. Somewhat dim lights in room.
extremely helpful front staff was excellent for recommendations on food, tourism, and local events.....specifically, "Jefferson" was amazing! nothing......loved it all and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore the historic part of Salvador
the atmosphere/feeling you get at the hotel - warm bahia style.Nice selection of local furniture/decoration. fyi- the reception staff are French english speaking. Very friendly people . Nice boutique hotel. price premium compared to other hotels
The restaurant, the reception and the character of the rooms
great location, good breakfast with fresh fruits and juices. comfortable pool, the manager Glauber Cayres was extremely helpful in english. It is close to the old city which is great, but can be a little noisy...
Very close to old quarter, Pelourinho. Staff very friendly helpful about places of interest and where not to go. Good advice about safety of tourists. Casual eating area with great view of old city, and pleaseant good sized pool.Recent renovations will enhance the reception areas and accommodation. Room we had booked wan't available due to renovations. Staff very apologetic and reduced the booked price. Standard double rooms a little small and air conditioner was noisy.
Very nice hitel, well situated, great for carnaval because close to the attractions but still far enough to get some rest
Everything was really good except that the hostel did not offer us the room that we booked. We were downgraded since the hostel double-booked our room. Having said that, we got a discount and the rest of our stay was excellent.
This was a great place to stay in Salvador! It is very close to the Pelourinho, which has busses that run to the rest of the city. I felt very safe here (as safe as one can feel in Salvador), and the staff was able to help us in both English and Portuguese. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was great!
Excellent location and quality of staff, very helpful and going out of their way to please guests. My son visited while we were there and he was treated like family! Not really !
everything I loved it, people were fantastic, so friendly. The location is great. Amazing views of the historical center, and still really near by. Yummy breakfast!
The manager was very friendly and helpful. The location is good, away from the central bustle and noise of central Pelourinho but near enough to fall part of it. The outside areas of the Pousada are very nicely maintained, with a good sized smimming pool and lawn area. My rook was spotlessly clean, with air conditioning, TV and fridge. A very relaxing place to stay.
Nice people, clean elegant place near the Pelourhino. Good internet service. 5% discount when paying cash.
I was given a room with a balcony and view! Staff really helpful. Maybe more local products for breakfast.
Very nice decoration, excellent service, very friendly management, a boutique hotel like we like -
A very special hotel, with a great helpfull staff, beautiful interior and rich in details. Absolutely a must for the art-loving visitor.
- Beautiful building, the integrated art studio, and the exceptionally helpful staff that must have at least spent an hour and a half on our several queries
I really liked the quality of the bed and the fact that breakfast was served at our room. On top of that the breakfast was excellent. I found it disapppinting that after staying there for 5 nights, we could not get a late checkout. All we could get was 1 hour more and we needed max 3. The hotel seemed quite empty so it did not make a lot of sense to us.
Very friendly and helpful front desk. Very nice breakfast served to your room. Central location at the heart of old town. Nothing
charming hotel, friendly hosts,good breakfast, nice restaurants in the neighbourhood rooms are orientated to inner courts with some lack of natural light and privacy (for a small cityhotel acceptable)
A wonderful botique hotel in Pelorihno. Comes with an excellent breakfast delivered each morning to your door on a tray. Tuesday nights there is a musical festival on the steps right outside the hotel door - our room overlooked this festival.
The place is a fantastic charming hotel, well situated, in the historic center. The rooms are big and romantic, and the people are really nice and helpful. Breakfast is delicious and has every day another surprise We really enjoyed our stay, and highly recommend this place!
The hotel owners, an extremely friendly Italian couple creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast is delicious and has every day another surprise. The location is great and you can easily walk to the center or to the peaceful Santo Antonio. I traveled by myself and certainly recommend the area and the hotel for female single travelers as well as couples. no
I liked both the room, very spacious and cosy, and the warm welcome received upon my arrival. Indeed the location is strategic if you want to visit the city. The only think that I would change is the the bathroom, it was not as big as the room, but for me it was ok.