Pestana Bahia Hotel - Salvador  5 stars

Rua Fonte Do Boi,216, Salvador, Brazil, 41940360  show mapSave
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Presenting comfortable lodging in a tranquil atmosphere, the Pestana Bahia hotel is an ideal place for a relaxing stay in Salvador or a facility-filled business trip.

With the Pestana Bahia property`s very convenient location in the center of Salvador you will always keep your touch with the city.

Being designed in a talented way, the Pestana Bahia property provide the atmosphere and comfort of the new millennium.

Very nicely designed rooms of the Pestana Bahia venue include most modern services and conveniences including air conditioning, cable television, minibar, safe deposit box, high speed internet access, 2 telephone lines.

By managing facilities and paying great attention to the services of the Pestana Bahia hotel we have managed to gain reputation of a very decent property.

You will find plenty to suit your tastes in the Pestana Bahia venue.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of floors   22.  Number of rooms   430.

City Center Salvador - 3.7 mi
Airports Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (SSA) - 13.2 mi
Restaurants Casa de Tereza (cuisine: Brazilian) - 1100 ft, Mercado do Peixe (cuisine: Seafood) - 1000 ft
Beaches Amaralina beach - 4100 ft

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The hotel Pestana Bahia provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is BRL 17.50 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's pool
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health club
  • Boating
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Animation
Room view
  • Sea view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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    Size: 755 sq. feet
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          Size: 615 sq. feet
          View: Sea view
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                            What's nearby

                            Tourist attractions
                            • Solar do Unhao
                              2.9 mi
                            Popular areas
                            • Fish Market
                              700 ft
                            • Bus Central Station
                              3.0 mi
                            Shopping areas
                            • Barra Shopping Mall
                              2.6 mi
                            • Iguatemi Shopping Mall
                              2.8 mi
                            • Alliance francaise
                              3.0 mi
                            Monuments and Landmarks
                            • Governament House
                              1.5 mi
                            • Mangabeira Stadium
                              2.9 mi
                            • Amaralina Headquarters
                              2700 ft

                            Local Attractions

                            • Getulio Vargas zoo
                              5100 ft
                              Alto de Ondina, s/n, Salvador
                            • Fundacao Pierre Verger
                              2.2 mi
                              2a Travessa da Ladeira da Vila America, 6. Engenho Velho de Brotas, Salvador
                            • Dique de Tororo
                              2.7 mi
                              Salvador, State of BahiaBrazil
                            • Farol da Barra beach
                              3.1 mi
                              Avenida Oceania, Salvador
                            • Carlos Costa Pinto Museum
                              3.1 mi
                              Avenida Sete de Setembro, 2490, Salvador

                            Near the hotel

                            • Amaralina beach
                              4100 ft
                              Amaralina Salvador, State of BahiaBrazil

                            Restaurants Nearby

                            • Casa de Tereza

                              71% likes this, based on 97 reviews
                              Cuisine: Brazilian

                              1100 ft
                              Rua Odilon Santos, 45
                            • Mercado do Peixe

                              63% likes this, based on 56 reviews
                              Cuisine: Seafood

                              1000 ft
                              Largo da Mariquita, s/n
                            • Companhia da Pizza

                              60% likes this, based on 78 reviews
                              Cuisine: Pizza

                              1200 ft
                              Praca Brigadeiro Faria Rocha, s/n

                              Phone: (71) 3334-7443

                            • Dogma

                              60% likes this, based on 20 reviews

                              1200 ft
                              Rua Fonte do Boi, 24

                              Phone: (71) 3334-1454

                            • Manjericao

                              74% likes this, based on 35 reviews
                              Cuisine: Eclectic

                              1200 ft
                              Rua Fonte do Boi, 3B

                              Phone: (71) 3013-0015

                            Pestana Bahia Hotel Reviews

                            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Pestana Bahia Hotel

                            Average guest rating

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                            Based on 480 reviews

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                            • Family with children

                              I was charged r$355 on my credit card by "Pestana Curitiba" during this stay. This is not right, since I stayed in Pestana Bahia, and payed all the charges when I left. I assume the r$355 was some kind of "no show charge", but I did not no show !! I cannot risk this kind of un-traceble charge, so I will not be using any more

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                            • Couple

                              Nice location (sea front), although need a car or ~10 minutes walk to main road to catch a bus to the center.

                              This hotel used to be a 5stars run by Meridien. Now the Pestana group still sells it as such, but runs it with personal, occupancy rate and maintenance budget < a 3 stars, so the experience is definitely no longer the same... Ok if you are just passing by, but if you are planning to relax I'd rather recommend the Mercure, 200m away, cheaper, more modern and not filled with mid-class families from the "Pestana Holiday club..." Also, they are overly aggressive in selling a package of 80 weeks of holidays to be used in the next 15 years...

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                            • Single

                              Just has good ocean view & accessible dance club downstairs. but the price of the entrance fee to the club is not reasonable.

                              Not a good value for money. Hotel needs renovation. I could hardly close my door. Swimming pools are too small. It's better in pictures. The surroundings are not that nice. I think it would be better if I book somewhere near Barra beach. Honestyly, I would not rate this as 5 or 4 star hotel.

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                            • Older travelers

                              The room was nice.

                              It was dirty, service was poor, food ordered a la carte at dinner was absolutely inedible, although breakfast was was the grilled cheese sandwich in the lobby at lunch. This hotel seriously needs to be gutted and started over rather than the renovation effort going on which is trying to hide the warts with paint.

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                            • Couple

                              Only location

                              It´s too expensive for the quality of the room,it´s rather old design and the bedsheet were tore

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                            • Single

                              The room is good, the staff is friendly, the location is nice and safe.

                              1. Maintenance of some areas would benefit this 5 star hotel. 2. The listed room price does not include 15% of local taxes. Although this was stated on the booking page, it is not fair to the other hotels that list the full price

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                            • Group of friends

                              It is in dire need to bringing up to date and seriously lacks day to day maintenance.

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                            • Older travelers

                              Friendly and helpful staff and good breakfast

                              The rooms were Ok but the swimming pool was old and in poor condition. Far from the old city of Salvador.

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                            • Single

                              Nothing. The hotel is decaying rapidly, the athmosphere is of a two-star in a run-down neighborhood. The restaurant buffet is among the worst I have ever seen in Brazil, would be better placed in a mid-level school. No value for money, totally overpriced. By all means avoid this hotel until prices have been adjusted to what it is really worth.


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                            • Couple

                              We eventually enjoyed staying at the hotel a lot, and considered it very good value. It has a fantastic location, right on the rocky coast of the Atlantic, and is near Rio Vemelho centre, which we preferred to Barra and Ondina, feeling like more friendly place in the evenings, with more restaurants and cafes. The hotel itself in huge, and is like a kind of 70/80's icon of architecture and style. Ok, it is well past its glory- days, and to be honest could do with quite a lot of touching- up, but if you can look past the rough-edges it is a very enjoyable place to stay, with a large swimming-pool and outdoor bar-area, and other facilities such as sauna and gym. The rooms themselves are perhaps the best thing, all with the most spectacular high-rise sea- views, and large, comfortable beds. I need to add however, that all of this came after a very poor arrival-day, which gave a very bar first- impression (described below).

                              We arrived from an early flight, knowing that we could probably not check in at that time, but found the hotel reception at first very uninformative, telling us we should just come back later. Then, another staff-member said we could have breakfast, (charged later), but when we came back from that, hoping to get more information, we found a line of about 40 people waiting to check out, and all 3 reception staff (in a hotel with 20 floors) busy continually. This situation continued till about 2 in the afternoon, and it was later explained that a number of bus-groups were checking out (apparently ignoring check-out deadline). After waiting all morning by pool and walking around the town in the heat and standing in line for 30 minutes from 1.30 - 2 we eventually got our room, which we were told was available earlier (if we could have got anywhere near desk). To be fair, amends were later made by management, after a complaint, who blamed it on unhelpful staff-member, but we thought it seemed more like poor planning and surveillance by management. One other thing, drinks etc were expensive (compared to a similar hotel in Salvador).

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                            • Couple

                              Location Security

                              No hot water Bugs in room Poor plumbing (toilet overflow) Poor service ( no tolews at pool and after room cleaning) Sauna is very old. Wood very warn. Temp 35 degrees C. Standard Sauna temp 60 degrees c Men shaving in steam room not sanitary Telephone in room not working upon narrival

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                            • Group of friends

                              Old facilities, old furniture, expensive for what offered

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                            • Family with children

                              Dark and dirty and expensive ($20 for water)

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