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Pestana Bahia Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

In 2015 I stayed at Pestana and everything was really good. 3 years later I was shocked. I felt like in a ghost hotel. The room was smelly, the hotel has no service and its look awful, make me feel sad to see all the potencial of this hotel in this currently condition. I wish the hotel gets a full renovation.

The only nice thing about this hotel is the pool, although trying to find a towel can be difficult. The room was a 1 bedroom suite: neither tv worked, the safe didn't work and the bathroom was dirty - mold growing everywhere. It was so bad that I checked out after 1 night of a 3 night booking.

Besides the fact that there is usually only one person at the reception, which means you have to wait alot before even been served, we also had issues with the staff working at this establishment. We were told to not unpack as we were going to be moving rooms to a sea view. We waited for over 3 hours wasted our prescious time we could be exploring the city, expecialy important to us as we told them we had limited time. They didnt change us rooms untill the next day. Waste of our time. Secondly we had booked a tour that without our knowledge had been cancelled. We had provided the agency with out room number and hotel number. The hotel never called us to inform that thr tour had been cancelled even though the agency called them repeatedly to inform us. Another waste our time, of our entire day actually. Also when we called to ask for them to take our luggage from our room to the reception ( which is a very long walk ) they told us no because there was no one available. We had to drag our heavy suitcases IN THE RAIN to our cab ourselves. Also the tv was unwatchable since it was all static, they will put you on hold for minutes at a time when calling the reception from our room and the shower head spread out so far it seems to hit everything but my head. Conclusion, old hotel with very spacious rooms, terrible and rude service and poor maintanance. Oh and i speak fluet portuguese and had a hard time so if you only speak english you would be digging your own grave booking it

The hotel is located outside of the overly crowded neighborhoods with good access to Barra, historic center, shoppings, restaurants and bars. It is overlooking the bay side from both sides of the building. The pool is good although the quality of the service is poor. Great location.

i stayed here for a few days a few years ago. my room was so nice, lots of space, very comfortable but the best part was the view of the sea. beautiful! also the hotel has a good location. the drawaback is that it doesnt have a beach in front, there are rocks. but you can also enoy your stay while at the pool which is also in front of the sea.

The hotel is ideally situated to celebrate carnival in Salvador, outside of the overly crowded neighbourshoods such as Barra or the historic centre. It provides easy access to the festivities but still a quite and peacefull surrounding. The hotel is overlooking the bay side from both sides of the building. The pool is good although the quality of the kind staff at the poolbar is poor when it comes to preparing drinks. In general our stay was a big disappointment, we paid a hefty price to stay 4 nights during carnival. The building is run down outside and in, the hallways and bed linnen smell bad. When we had a problem with our toilet overflowing at the middle of the night the front desk did not answer the Phone. When going down to report the incident in person the manager offered no apologies for the incident nor for not answering the Phone earlier although he appeared to be occupied with nothing. A maintenance guy went up a minute later to perform a check. Afterwards no cleaning service was offered, leaving us to clean the bathroom for the night with towels. The bar closes before midnight.

Hello, we just stayed at this hotel in Dec 2015 for 4 nights 5 days and enjoyed our stay. Taxi from hotel is about R80 and is in the Rio Vermelho area of the city. View is fantastic, rooms very clean and spacious. Breakfast was included for our plan and there was lots to chose from. Check in was good but a bit old fashioned as some of it was filling out forms by hand.y only complaint was that neither pool was very clean, water not very clean and smaller pool had stuff floating in it. Tour bus to major attractions is R55 per day and well worth it. Hotel close to a few decent places to eat and beach nearby small and safest to go earlier as weird teens loom around later on. Staff friendly and good stay overall.

I spent 5 days in Salvador with my family. I honestly have to state it was a nightmare. Unreliable people since we didn't get what we had paid for. I booked (and paid) a suite room 7 months before and when we arrived our room was not available and they gave us a level down one. Room was pretty dirty. Several services promoted on the web sites (hair dresser, nursery) where not available at all. Extremely unprofessional and impolite employees (I called the lobby at 2 PM for towel replacement and they came at 5.30 PM). Many food menu' options were not available. At the check out they wanted to charge us and extra bed which has never been placed in our room. Shameless. Don't try it.

As a business traveller I stayed in this hotel for two nights over a weekend. The room was good with excellent views. But what could be a top class hotel is spoilt by lack of staff and attention to detail. For example: breakfast is chaos with not enough staff as a result plates, cutlery and food all run out and you have to wait around for them to be resupplied; the gym is a good size but it is let down by the fact that some of the equipment is broken; checking in and out can take ages if you hit a busy time. It is however close to some good local restaurants and in a reasonable area.

This hotel has great views...that's about it. The hotel is old, the reception looks like the computers are from the 1980's, the elevators are rusty, the rooms and old. The breakfast is good, but the window look like they have never been cleaned.

Rua Fonte Do Boi 216, Rio Vermelho Salvador BA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Rio Vermelho within a short walk of Paciencia Beach, Pestana Bahia Lodge is within a mile (2 km) of Amaralina Beach. This 4-star hotel has 63 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Jesus da Barra and Farol da Barra Beach are also near this Salvador hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 63 air-conditioned accommodations feature lanais and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Other standard amenities include minibars, safes, and phones.

Property features

At Pestana Bahia Lodge, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. Valet parking is BRL 11 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1490 reviews