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Catussaba Resort Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rooms - 2* Grounds of the hotel (pool, garden etc) - 5* Service - 5* Catussaba Resort Hotel is a lovely hotel and my "poor" review is only for their rooms, as they are in a dreadful state. When i booked this hotel i did see other people commenting saying that rooms need to be refurbished, but i never thought that they are that outdated. And it is a shame as the hotel itself is very nice, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, the pool is very nice and grounds of the hotel are beautiful. We stayed there one night as we arrived very late and had to move the next day. Saying that, we moved to Catussaba Suits - which is next door. And my suggestion for anyone who wants to stay there to do the same - stay in Catussaba Suits (newly build) and use the facilities of both hotels.

I have been 3 times in the Catussaba, it is right - it is already a little old but ok if you do not expect 5 star luxury. The location directly at the beach is extremely nice - the service people are very nice - if you are nice and friendly to them. All in all I can recommend the hotel.

It is a wonderful place, the beach was very nice (take care of young children in the waves) and beautiful pool to play. A competent pool service. A very good hotel for families with children up to 12-14 years old.

Family atmosphere, ideal to rest with the family. Good beds, great breakfast. In the hotel you can enjoy the swimming pool and also the sea. The leisure area is good, has security and lots of space. Located in the historical city, Salvador - Ba, the Hotel offers comfortable rooms, meeting rooms and parking in a modern building with excellent connections with the transportation ...

Very near to Salvador Airport, so you can planing very well the best time to arrive or leave the resort. I was there with my family (spouse & children) and the rooms are comfortable but the air conditioning needs to offer cooling option (not just turn it on and off). The food is very good, but have a lunch or dinner there is expensive in comparision with other options you can find outside from resort. The swimming pool area is very nice and it is surrounded by a beautiful and well maintained garden with tables and chairs and sun loungers as well. Finally, contemplate the ocean view enjoying a beautiful sunset walking along the soft sands of Itapuã beach.

I've been there for a business trip and my family stayed for vacation. Beach is in front of the resort and is ok, not spectacular, but ok. Rooms are renewed, simple furniture and clean. Good cost benefit for fast trip and if you want to have some fun in the city of Salvador

For a resort, the gardens are beautiful - enjoy the peacocks and the other animals in the little area - rabbits and monkeys, etc. The pool area is also very nice, and of course it is great to have access to the beach. So yes, all the outdoor areas are very nice. But inside not so much - the rooms are so old and tired. minimal furniture and decor. It is clean enough, so basically acceptable. But it was okay to be there for work, it would not be a place I would pay for vacation.

The resort is in Salvador. On Itapuã Beach, not so far center city. It offers baby kitchen, swimming pool, sauna, room service, the hotel restaurant serve typical food, the sea waves were angry, but there was life guards. We liked!

We stayed in Catussaba twice during the same week (the first time, April 9th to 12th -in the middle we went to Morro de São Paulo-, the second time, the night of April 15th, 2017). First stay: to be honest, first impressions were not so good. Although the lobby is large, it's old fashioned and lacks of maintenance. The walls had spots and little dents, which is not a huge deal but being one of the first things I saw when I got there, I wasn't thrilled. We got there at 10.30 am (our flight had been changed) and after queuing at the front desk, they told us -in a rather unpleasant way- that we could leave our luggage and get changed in the toilet, but we couldn't check in til 2. Of course, all this made perfect sense (didn't expect anything different tbh), but the way they said it wasn't the best. We then proceeded to ask what time breakfast was and if we could have it, and they simply said NO and added it was until 10 and that we didn't have breakfast included that day because we hadn't even checked in. Again, reasons are understood, it made sense, BUT the way they said it wasn't ideal. I'm thinking maybe they could have offered that we paid extra and be able to eat breakfast, or at least we could have got an explanation that the breakfast buffet had been already picked up. It's the WAY I felt really uncomfortable with, NOT the reasons. Another thing I wasn't pleased with is service at the restaurant. After all this being said at the front desk, we got changed to our beachwear, left the luggage where they told us to and went to hang out at the pool (which was a very pleasant surprise by the way). At about 1 pm, we got hungry and sat at a table in the restaurant. After asking if the buffet was the only option (no one seems to greet you at the restaurant or tell you there's an a la carte menu), we were handled a single menu (for 3 people). We ordered moqueca (typical fish and shrimp stew with palm oil and coconut milk, comes with rice, farofa and pirão as a side). The dish was interesting but not a fave of mine. Having a one person meal at the hotel is the same price that having a 2 people meal in any of the restaurants that are just outside, so if you ask me, I'd have that any day, especially when service there was not that great. They also picked up our glasses before we finished our meal. I was confused. The grounds are the best thing the hotel has. The pool area is nice and spacious, and looks like a brazilian paradise. There are activities over there (dance lessons and the like) which are fun but the music could be an issue if you're looking to chill. The pool staff is extremely friendly too. There's a bar if you want to have a drink or coconut water by the pool. The room we stayed in the first time had central AC, it was spacious and comfortable, and looked clean (except for the little ants on the dresser). It also had a TV (we didn't even turn it on) and a small balcony. We asked for extra pillows and there wasn't any issue with that. Everything ok here (not the ants for course, but it's a beach hotel so it's sort of something that can happen), but the toilet was clogged. We called the reception and they were able to fix it. Just remember not to throw toilet paper in the toilet - always in the bin. The hotel offers free wifi - and it's not great. The restaurant is one of the few places you get coverage. Didn't have wifi access in the room (room 1358 if you're wondering), only in the toilet (really), so basically you can scroll instagram while sitting at the throne in the morning, but not while laying in bed. Don't even think about FaceTiming or making phone calls. The breakfast is okay: continental breakfast with good variety of local fruits (pineapple, not-so-ripe mangos, bananas, apples and more typical brazilian ones such as mamão, fruto do conde, caqui), bread, cheese bread (pão de queijo), coffee, juices (orange and cocoa), cereals, milk, yoghurt, brazilian cheese, ham, eggs, sausages, avocados (pretty watery for my taste). After we checked out, no one offered to carry our suitcases, we had to do so (stairs and such) by ourselves. Second time: We arrived at about 2pm (yay, just in time for check in) were greeted nicely by a bell boy (José Osvaldo) and proceeded to start the check in. (Note: after staying here for 3 days 3 days ago, the girl at the front desk asked for our information all over again, which was rather unpleasant). We were given keys to a 1 bed room (for 3 people), so we called the front desk from the room and the same girl that had worked with us before (which was rather rude and didn't make an effort to understand spanish) said she would ask for another bed (to be added in a tiny room, when our reservation was clearly for 2 double beds). We were lucky that José Osvaldo stayed there and waited for us while we asked for a change, helped us with our luggage over the stairs (the new room was in a different part of the hotel, same part where the room from the first stay was AND IT HAD WIFI ALL OVER THE ROOM). Overall, the hotel is located in a very nice place, there are restaurants and fast food chains in the area, the grounds are gorgeous and make you feel in a tropical paradise, but service is lacking A LOT. Would I stay here if I returned to Bahia? Probably not. Although we had a good time overall, there are things that need to be improved.

The price is OK considering the activies and the food. The bedrooms are OK but old fashioned. Some bedrooms don't have AC unit, only central. The swimming pool is big enough and pretty. The beach (praia de itapuã) is not very "calm" , it is not recommend for children. The recreation team is awesome.

Alamedas da Praia, SN - Itapuã Salvador BA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located within a mile (2 km) of Vinicius de Moraes Square, Catussaba Resort Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Flamengo Beach. This 256-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Itapua Lighthouse and Itapua Beach.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All of Catussaba Resort Hotel's 256 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Desks are also available.

Property features

Catussaba Resort Hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a steam room, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room (Master)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2012 reviews