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Villa Bahia Hotel (deluxe category room)

  • The Villa Bahia hotel is housed in a Baroque 18th-century building (painted yellow)

Villa Bahia hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Pelourinho, Salvador’s historic center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is housed in 2 adjoining Baroque mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is decorated in Portuguese-antique and colonial styles.

Overlooking the colorful façades of the historic district, Villa Bahia’s 17 rooms have been renovated while preserving their original spirit. The hotel features a restaurant and bar, a small pool, a panoramic terrace and 2 patios.

Villa Bahia’s rooms are each unique in its decoration, size and configuration. Rooms are 300 sq. feet (28 sq. meters) or larger, save for 4 smaller rooms on the top floor, whose size is 204 sq. feet (19 sq. meters), and each features a private terrace. The rooms can be accessed by elevator or stairs.

IMPORTANT: The hotel is on a pedestrian street, around 60 feet (20 meters) away from your vehicle’s dropoff point. Once you arrive your driver will contact the hotel staff so they can help you get your luggage to the hotel.

Wi-fi is available in the rooms and in some of the common areas.

  • Location: Salvador de Bahia. this hotel is located in the historic center (Pelourinho)
  • Stars categorization for this lodging: 4 stars (Brazil's categorization standards)
  • Our categorization for this lodging: Deluxe category (see our categorization standards below)
  • Quantity of rooms: 17 rooms
  • Bar / Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking hotel (smoking not allowed in rooms and indoor public areas)
  • Has free Wi-Fi in lobby (Wi-Fi might be available in other public areas)
  • Offers laundry service (has an extra cost)
  • Does not have public PCs with Internet access for guests
  • Room category included: deluxe category room
  • Approximate room size: can vary from 204 square feet (19 square meters) to 419 square feet (39 square meters)
  • Bed options for double room: 1 queen sized double bed or 2 twin beds
  • Bed options for triple room: triple rooms can be requested with 2 or 3 beds. With the 2 beds (or 1 bed and 1 sofa bed) option, one of the beds is a queen sized bed to be shared by 2 people. The bed for the third guest is a rollaway bed that’s the same size as a standard twin bed.
  • Subject to availability, you can choose a smaller room (204 sq. feet / 19 sq. meters) with a private terrace, or a larger room (301 to 420 sq. feet / 28 to 39 sq. meters) without a terrace
  • Each room has its unique design and décor
  • Some bathrooms have a bathtub besides the shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom with shower (no bathtub)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Free Wi-Fi in room

Important: Room photos are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary from room to room.

Our Lodging Categorization Standards

Why have we devised our own lodging classification standards?

Brazilian hotels are often categorized using stars, but with different criteria from those used internationally. These criteria are sometimes abused or outdated and therefore they don't accurately represent neither reality nor international standards.

Read below to learn about our lodging categories*

Comfort Lodges in the Amazon Jungle or the Pantanal: being in remote locations, rooms are basic, rustic and rather small. There is no TV in the room and Internet service is available only in the lobby area. Still, they have a private bathroom with a hot water shower and air conditioning.

Comfort Lodges in Fernando de Noronha island: the island's ecosystem is strictly guarded, so there are no large-scale hotels, only lodges. Access to some rooms may require climbing stairs, and Internet service is rather unreliable throughout the island. All rooms have air conditioning, cable TV and mini-bar. They generally don't have in-room safe boxes.

Comfort hotels in all other destinations: nice hotels in good locations, with comfortable rooms including private bathroom, cable TV, phone in room and usually mini bar, internet access, a restaurant and in some destinations also a gym.


Deluxe Lodges in the Amazon Jungle: rooms are somewhat larger than Comfort rooms, they are better termed 'Comfort Plus' accommodations. in the Pantanal: rooms, while somewhat rustic, are spacious 2-room suites. At both destinations, Internet service is only available in the reception area, and it may not always work well.

Deluxe Lodges in Fernando de Noronha Island: the lodging standards on the island are inferior to those in large cities, so for our "Deluxe" options we have included what we rate as "Comfort Plus" lodges. Rooms are generally a larger than in the Comfort category. Common areas and furnishings are nicer throughout the lodge than in Comfort category lodges.

Deluxe hotels in all other destinations: A perfect choice for travelers who are looking for a hotel with more facilities and room amenities. Most deluxe category hotels have also spa facilities and a more luxurious decorative style.


On Fernando de Noronha Island these lodges are still rustic, but the rooms are quite large and the decor and furnishings throughout the lodge can be quite sophisticated for the island, making these "Unique" lodges far more upscale than our "Comfort Plus" options.
Would you like a room facing the Iguazu Falls, or to stay at the world-renowned and luxurious Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel? Enjoy the most unique and exclusive hotels of Brazil with our "Unique & Exclusive Accommodation" category option

This lodging category is only available in some destinations. In the other destinations the highest lodging category is the deluxe lodging category.

* Please check our detailed information page for each accommodation to confirm the specific facilities and room amenities provided.