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Bahia Othon Palace Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This must have been state of the art Brazilian hotel back when it was opened back in 1975 but property upkeep has been neglected ever since. Booked one of the premier rooms with ocean view that had plenty of space but only ocean view if you put your head out of the window and looked right. Wrong marketing. Bedding was absolutely terrible. Bed was nothing that hotel calling itself a "Palace" should have. Hard and thin blanket. AC worked but was mainly ON/OFF only and nothing in between. Morning only one person was working in the front desk. Left without checking out because would have taken too long to stand in line. Inadequate staffing.

Great breakfast with a good food selection to choose from especially all the different types of bread. We had a superior room on the 7th floor which was very spacious, with a large and comfortable bed. The room had views of the pool and sea on one side and the sea and famous lighthouse on the other. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Deuza at breakfast and Monica at the bar making delicious caipirinhas are the best! We highly recommend staying there. The hotel is perfectly located and it's great value for money.

Unfortunately everything at this hotel looks like at least fifty years old, last cleaned a few years ago. Luckily the bathroom and the bed were clean, so we could survive. Breakfast was totally minimalistic, too. The view through the rusty and dirty windows is beautiful. Why did our travel agent book this hotel? Making money on tourists is fine, but there are limits!!!

Old and outdated hotel. Rooms furnitures look and feel like they were kept from the 60's. Breakfast is dull. Lobby bar bartender did not understand any English. But the lady who waits the lobby bar is very friendly.

This hotel is about a 45 minute drive from the airport. ( Tip: Use Uber from the airport, it was easy to use. Just walk outside the arrival area and request your Uber online. Uber R$70.00 one way vs Airport taxi R$140.00.) This hotel has an amazing ocean view from every angle of the hotel, hotel room, pool, fitness room and my favorite ocean view was from the restaurant. The hotel grounds are decent, only thing hotel rooms have to be updated!!!!! The hotel room furniture is from the 80's. Overall it's a GO , for the price under $70.00 USD Ocean View cannot beat the price ( month of April ). Good area for walking and exploring. Many restaurants 10 minute walk either direction of the hotel, even a pizza hut nearby lol for all my fast food eaters.

This hotel should have been demolished 30 years ago everything is outdated its old Service is horrible everything is dirty cleaning staff should be changed plumbing problems it's a north American or European no star hotel

It was supposed to be a great place to stay but hotel needs to be renovated. Room has a good space, clean but furniture is old. On the other, you will not complain once you open the windons the view is breathtaking. Staff is friendly but they should receive better training in order to provide better customer services.

Highlights: view from the bedroom on a top floor, swimming pool (and all scenario around it). Location is fine. Lowlights: quality of some services (e.g. No flexibility for a 30-minute earlier check-in), no detailed information on the SalvadorBus, long line for checkout. Fitness room could be better (the view is great, though). Hotel used to be an icon. Price is inviting. All things put together it is a good option for a couple of days in Salvador on a tight budget.

When I booked this hotel, I expected it to be a very good 5-star Resort in Salvador. The location is very good - at Ondina neighborhood - and waterfront with a spectacular ocean view (awesome sunrise and sunset). But the hotel has been a 5-star hotel long time ago. Its entrance is very huge, but makes you feel as you were in a train or a bus station. Lifts don't smell good. Carpet on floors are old fashioned. Rooms are very big, with comfortable beds, bath tube on bathrooms. Although breakfast has plenty of food options, it's not very tasty, it seems like mass production and once there was an event taking place at the hotel, breakfast room was very crowded, noisy, with lines for everything and lacking almost everything as well. We experienced the hotel's restaurant fir dinner: although staff was very kind, the restaurant does not make you feel comfortable and food seemed to be a frozen meal heated in microwave. We ordered a sandwich from Room service that has been the most awful cheeseburger on my entire life! The "bahianas" (waitresses wearing typical clothes) were very kind at breakfast... By the reception there was a lady who was selling tours. We passed by to ask some questions; she answered but with arrogance and with no kindness (she let us talking to ourselves and started taking to another person that showed up!) In my opinion, the hotel is at most a 3-star. And they should be less greedy and invest more updating it and training their star t be more kind and treat customers better. If you are planning going to Salvador think twice in choosing this hotel.

I enjoyed this hotel first because of the price and the size of the rooms. They have an excellent breakfast buffet. The hotel is close to the beach. Easy Check-In and Check-Out. I found a cab driver at the hotel that took me and my friends on an excellent city tour and lunch for a wonderful price.

Av. Oceânica 2294 Salvador BA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Jesus da Barra and Farol da Barra Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Ondina, Bahia Othon Palace Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Jesus da Barra and Farol da Barra Beach. This 3.5-star hotel has 278 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra and Porto da Barra Beach are also near this Salvador hotel.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy dining at Lampiao Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 278 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Stretch out in the soaking tub.

Property features

Bahia Othon Palace Hotel features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2611 reviews