Best Western Shalimar Praia Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The pool is very good. The breakfast is delicious. The hotel staff is helpful. The site should have other language options. Localização boa, próximo ao centro e as praias de Porto Seguro - Bahia, Brazil.
Even if this hotel is a little shabby it still has it charm. You cant beat the location with the beautiful seaview and on the other side you have the jungle with all the lovely noisy birds, even monkeys ca be seen if you are up early. As said, some parts are shabby, the gym for instance must be from the 80's, and the breakfast is not the best.
This hotel is not on the beach but with easy access from all roads. 3 minutes from the airport . Breakfast could be better because of the high price charged for the night . The pool is outstanding and the rooms are okay, nothing spectacular and worth what is charged . Lots of mosquitoes .
We were looking for a base in Porto Seguro for a couple of nights before heading to a Pousada at Praia do Espelho and this filled the bill. The room was very nice, clean and quiet. Meals are all buffet style and very adequate if not a gourmet experience. The hotel is within walking distance of the centre with a good variety of restaurants.
I have stayed in a few different hotels in Porto Seguro. Best Western Shalimar Praia Hotel is definitely one of the best, with good chances of being the top choice. It has a very professional service, good structure and honest location (very close to city center, but slightly far from the main daylight beach attractions). Also, their breakfast is really good. If you're not brazilian and have plans of going to Porto Seguro for some days, I recommend you stay there. Given the natural cultural limitations, this is probably the most prepared hotel to have you. Oh, and get yourself a mosquito repellent - the whole city is filled with them.
I stayed here with my wife for an overnight stop off before heading to Trancoso the following day. We arrived late on a flight so got there around midnight. We were taken to a room at the front of the hotel so had the noise of the traffic outside and there was a really strong smell of urine in the corridor and the room itself. To be fair, the breakfast was really good and the next morning, after having a look around the rest of the hotel, I'd say we must have been given one of the worst rooms because the area around the swimming pool looked much better than our room. We would have asked to move if we had got there earlier in the day but because it was so late we were too tired to complain and the staff didnt speak english. Overall a bit disappointing bearing in mind it s a Best Western which normally provides a much better standard of room.
We lost our flight and Lan sent us to this hotel. It was really luxurious. The food was very good. A recomendation is having dinner early because late some menues run away. The swimming pool, the gym, the relax area, the staff are amazing. Location: it is close but not very close. I need to take a bus or a taxi to go to the beaches and downtown. It is in the midle of those places. Very close to the airport. I did not pay because of what I explained before, but it is a little expensive I think (450 $R per night -standard doble room-).
The hotel room was ok, but had strong damp smell! I got bitten by mosquitos and got a terrible allergy reaction which left my legs with red spots for at least 15 days, and still hasn't cleared up (around 6 months later) as they left dark marks on my legs. I had stayed in another hotel before moving to Shalimar only because they had 'better' internet wifi connection, but i regret it until today. The breakfast was good, had a variety of things and tasted very nice. After nearly a week in the hotel, in non-peak season (but still costing a LOT of money), we wanted to get a late checkout, but they said we would have to pay FULL price. RIDICULOUS! Do not recommend it and would not go back there!
Very good base for exploring surroundings (within walking distance to restaurants and markets) and / or staying around swimming pool. Hotel is clean and staff is helpfull. It got a bit too busy during breakfast hours as the hotel was full. A good designated jogging/bike lane across the street.
My third visit to this hotel which I use due to its location with regard to a base for my business in Bahia. The rooms are of a good size and comfortable. The hotel Breakfast is also fine for the class of hotel. Staff always helpful very little English but then I should learn Portuguese. Close to the airport with a good swimming pool to unwind after a day at work.The hotel offers good value when booked locally.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 711 reviews