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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).
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.
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.
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.
the owner and how he handled things / the breakfast / the location slightly noise area on a saturday night
In the city center, very convenient, very kind personnel
Very nice decorated and clean rooms in a very old but stylish building. The bar downstairs is nice as well.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
The room was fab. The balcony overlooked the main square in the old part of Salvador. I would highly recommend this Pousada
Superb location. The best breakfasts of our trip. Lovely bedrooms. Very good restaurant. Really, really recommend it. Nothing
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!
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.
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.
Best Hotel in Bahia! Location No 1! Interior Design No 1! Service and Food No 1!
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 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.
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
The breakfast was incredible. Great variety, well presented and friendly kichen staff. The hotel including rooms was very comfortable and furnished with quality furnishings, fabrics..... The internet speed was incredibly slow. Told by computer technican the hotel wouldn´t pay more for higher speed. Not good!
The Staff were very friendly, the room was lovely and the breakfast was excellent. Overall we had a fantastic stay. The only thing we didn`t like was the fact that we couldn`t walk to the historic town... But the hotel knows this and they offer you a free cab ride there and back so it was easy to get around this one small problem.
Service. The hotel was placed in a very dangerous zone. That information should be showed to me before closing the deal.
stylish, friendly, cosy, clean nao
overall the hotel is very well presented and the room was clean and stylish The area and distance to attractions makes this a hotel we would not recommend. The shuttle service to the Pelo was not explained to us, so we had to make our own way back in the rain at our own costs. The staff emphasised that this was not a safe area.
Beautifully restored place with good facilities such as library, bar, restaurant. Very tasteful and classy. Well appointed room with fridge. Nice bathroom. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Superb buffet breakfast with wide choice of tropical fruits, cereals, cakes, bread, juices, yogurts etc. Taxi provided to and from Pelourinho. Very nice Italian restaurant on site. The place is in a dangerous neighbourhood which means you cannot walk around. However, taxi shuttle is provided free of charge.
Very nice hotel in a not so nice position. The staff is wonderful and helps you in everything. All the interior, including rooms are so weel decorated. The neighborhood is a sort of scum. The opposite of the hotel. It's a pity.
The hotel is at a perfect location, Its on the border of Pelourinho (~400m walk and safe at night)and Centro. Its walking distance to the Mercado Modelo (200m). Perfect location, very clean rooms, amazing view from the room where we stayed (Loft 1) and good staff. Would highly recommend this hotel. None.
The stylish interior arrangements, the view from breakfast room and room 27. Full harbor view from high point of city. Good beds, efficient and silent airco. No real complaints, but not enough furniture in room. Only one cupboard and one chair. All suitcases on the floor.
Excellent location in historical center and not far from elevator to low level of city. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast Free wi-fi while my stay. romantic colonial interiors The room was tiny. Top of the room's door is glassy so when somebody goes in corridor at night time and lights turn on automatically it slightly disturb sleeping ...