Pestana Bahia Hotel

3 stars
View map of Rua Fonte do Boi, 216 - Rio Vermelho, Salvador, BA 41940-360

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
8 reviews
Really great location

We loved the location on the beach front. It's a slightly older building, but it's still in great... See full review

  • missionary couple in BR
  • Jun 8, 2013
Perfect location, a little on the old side

Pestana Bahia was the first hotel that I stayed in in Salvador in 2005. They haven't mad many... See full review

  • Oxala
  • Jul 22, 2012
In the traditional Rio Vermelho neighborhood overlooking the sea, the hotel is the biggest and most complete five star hotel in Salvador/Bahia.
All 430 apartments have:
  • a view to the sea,
  • cable TV,
  • personal safe,
  • radio,
  • two telephone lines and broadband internet access.

  • The hotel also makes available:
  • Restaurant available for breakfast ,
  • Room Service from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm,
  • lobby bar,
  • shopping and an executive program

  • For recreation, the hotel offers:
  • swimming pool,
  • fitness center,
  • games room,
  • massage room,
  • sauna,
  • whirlpool bath
  • and shuttle service to Amaralina natural ocean pool.

  • The convention center at Pestana Bahia has an area equivalent to 15.100sq ft. Carefully prepared to receive up to 3.600 people in 19 multiple meeting rooms. The convention center also features a 12,900sq.ft. exposition area and fully equipped business center.

    IMPORTANT: Children under 18 years old are required to present identification at check-in and must be accompanied by both parents, guardians, or have permission of the Juvenile Court, in case of travelling with others. In case one of the parents is not traveling with them, they must show his/her parent permission to travel with the person accompanying them.

    Pestana Bahia Hotel Rooms

    Deluxe
    Room from the 19th to the 22th. floor, wooden floor, twin bed, sea view, cable TV, personal safe,radio, two telephone lines, broadband Internet access.
    Superior
    Room from the 2nd to the 18th. floor,carpet, twin bed, sea view, cable TV, personal safe,radio, two telephone lines, broadband Internet access.

    Amenities

    • WiFi
    • Airport shuttle
    • Pool
    General
    Concierge
    Activities
    Pool
    Spa
    Dining
    Restaurant
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    Conference facilities
    Internet
    WiFi
    Transportation
    Airport shuttle
    Parking
    Parking
    Accessibility
    Accessible Rooms/Facilities

    Hotel Map

    -13.0166 -38.4868
    Area served
    Salvador city - Bahia
    Nearby airports
    Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Airport.
    Area description
    Lying upon the sea in the traditional neighborhood of Rio Vermelho (Red River), the Pestana Bahia hotel has all 430 apartments with a view to the sea.

    Dining

    Cais da Ribeira Restaurant
    Cais da Ribeira Restaurant - serving international cuisine. Available for breakfast from 6:00 am until 10:30 am

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    15.100 sq ft event area, with 19 event rooms an exhibition area, that can accommodate up to 3600 people, as well as a Business Center.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1:00 PM
    Check-out:
    12:00 PM

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Guest Reviews (8)

    Ratings and reviews for Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Overall score

    3 / 5
    5.01.0
    8 out of 8
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3.3
    Hotel staff:
    2.9
    Comfort:
    3.6
    Location:
    4.6
    Value:
    3.5

    62% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    missionary couple in BR
    Couples
    Goiania, Brazil
    Jun 8, 2013

    Really great location

    We loved the location on the beach front. It's a slightly older building, but it's still in great shape, and everything about it was exactly how it should have been. Clean rooms, quality food (not amazing, but good), friendly staff. It was a very relaxing stay for us. The value was unbeatable.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Couples

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    In the tourist areas, the street vendors are just absurdly pushy. They will tell you things are free that aren't. They aren't bad, but you have to be firm in telling them no.

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Road Warrior Mark
    Business
    Fort Worth, TX
    Mar 8, 2013

    Nothing special, a real disappointment

    This property looks impressive at first sight, but once you get past the front lobby you start to notice a lot of wear and tear. Management is not keeping up with routine maintenance and room amenities are all subpar. The only positive is the nice setting. The front desk staff are friendly and want to please, but the restaurant and bar staff are completely indifferent and inattentive. One come away feeling like most hotel staff dislike the hotel patrons and wish they were someplace else. I won't be returning to this location

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    1
    Comfort:
    2
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Oxala
    Business
    Sao Paulo, SP
    Jul 22, 2012

    Perfect location, a little on the old side

    Pestana Bahia was the first hotel that I stayed in in Salvador in 2005. They haven't mad many upgrades since then. You can't beat the proximity to the water though and it is truly unique in that some rooms you can see both the sun rise and sun set over the ocean.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Nightlife tip: In Hotel

    The club in the hotel is pretty good, albeit a younger crowd and a little bit expensive.

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    JML Abroad
    Business
    East Lansing, MI
    Jun 20, 2012

    Be careful with this one

    This online service stated that this room had Internet, but when I arrived, I had to complain and show my reservation to get it and not pay for it. They lost our reservations and seemed unaware of the booking through this online service. The room was generally clean, but the bathroom was a mess. My safe did not work and had to be replaced when I arrived, my AC stopped working part way through the visit and needed to be fixed, and the room clearning was very haphazard (they took one of my pillows and the only blanket one day). Hotel staff were not overly friendly and hard to communicate with unless you speak the language. Hotel itself was not tidy, smelled in some locations like mold or bacteria, especially the lower floors which seemed not to have been redone and the steam room. On the positive: food was good, view is amazing, and the pool is nice. Location is somewhat removed from the city, safe, and has services that are walkable.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    1
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Pizza place down the street is amazing. They have English menus and entertainment on some nights.

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    CoracaoBaiano
    Business
    Portland, OR
    Nov 29, 2010

    Great location overshadows extra fees

    I was there to visit a school which I work with near Pelourinho. And, this was a working vacation so I needed a safe place to work, with good internet access. I liked the hotel a lot, the staff was superb, the place was clean, great amenities. I ended up using the Internet access through Vex, which cost about $10 a day. I did not mind this fee, though it always seems like something a 4 or 5 star hotel should provide for free. I found out after setting it up that I could not use it for more than one device, which meant I could not use it with my smart phone and laptop (and I needed to sync these across the network at times). And, when I left, I accidentally clicked on a different page and found out that I could have paid $12 for a month of service through the Internet company (Vex) that provides the network service and get unlimited access at the hotel and 40,000 other places around Brazil and the world. It seems unfortunate the hotel would not tell me this as I am sure they get a cut. I just felt cheated, even though it was a small amount and it colored the impression I had of the hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

    The best thing about this hotel is the neighborhood. You have Tom do Sabor (Piramide) which is a nice restaurant with superb jazz and acoustic musicians playing most nights at the bookshop or music hall. It is not cheap (by Brazilian standards), but well worth it. And, a bargain in US dollars. And, there are many more places in the area that are comfortable, fun and upscale.

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Single
    Bronx. NY
    Jul 9, 2009

    Not BAD

    This hotel has all of the basic ammenties that you would expect to see in a first class hotel. I was annoyed by a few things like the extra daily charge for internet usage and the ants in my bathroom. I also got sick off something I ate at the pool. The staff was helpful, but I would not necessarily say friendly. They were not rude or anything, but that extra warm touch was lacking. Overall, its in a great location, has a nice pool,decent gym, nice rooms and amazing views. I've stayed at another hotel in the area and would prefer to stay there if I return to Bahia because I think its a better value.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Single

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Single
    Los Angeles, CA
    Jun 21, 2009

    One of the best hotel in Salvador Bahia

    Great!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Single

    Review of Pestana Bahia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Single
    USA
    Apr 21, 2008

    after a look DID NOT STAY

    Americas Best Inn Greenville SC was anything but ! I arrived to check in a bit early on April 20 2008 at 9:30 a.m. I was informed by several of the permanent residents that the landlady never was out of bed before 11:00 am ( check in time ),so one of them went to wake her, so the lobby could be opened. When she arrived ~ 20 minutes later I was obliged to wait while she secured the aggressive dog that had been shut in the lobby all night. Deciding to give the place a fair evaluation and because I needed a restroom I decided to at least look at the room reserved. Stepping through the lobby I avoided the paper towel on the floor which had been thrown down to soak up the dog pee. The bathroom had no light and the toilet paper was stained with something blue to the saturation point. I was offered my choice of two rooms one I could not get into (key didnt work) The one I did enter was dirty. dirt smears visible on box spring and armchair, undusted, the carpet so worn there was no pile in places, room smelled very musty. I went back to the lobby to return keys. As I was leaving I slipped on a large puddle of dog urine in front of the entrance doors and went down on one knee ! The proprietor did ask if I was OK. I replied that I thought so.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Cleanliness:
    1
    Hotel staff:
    1
    Comfort:
    1
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Single

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