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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I had the misfortune of spending 2 nights at this hotel. Negatives 1. Airconditioner does not cool. Only has a fan function. 2. The room looks like a 1 star room from a 3rd world country 3. The internet is slow 4. No one in the hotel seems to speak any English or Spanish. Strictly Portuguese. 5. Lot of noise...

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GHBARRA, Gerente de relações com clientes at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Sally M, We thank you for your comments,athough negatives. You can be sure that we will pass them to the managers responsible for carrying out the necessary actions and corrective maintenance for their comments. After all, this is the way, getting the feedback from those who use our services, we can keep in continuous improvement. We regret and...

Stowe, Vermont
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Spent seven days here. Would go back, just for the sunset across the street on the beach and the excellent breakfast. Good location on the beach, WIFI OK a little slow during busy hours, best included breakfast while traveling in Brazil, helpful staff. Rooms OK but a little dated, but good a value.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 December 2015

That was the worst price/quality ratio we got through our 3 weeks travel in Brazil. We booked a double room with the sea view and were put in the room on the 1st floor with half of our view hidden by the rooftop of the nearby building. On request we were quickly moved to the 5th floor, which definitely was...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I loved the location, amazing view of the ocean, nice staff. Breakfast was a lot and very good. The hotel is very clean and inexpensive. Taxis will charge you about 100 Brazilian Real which is 30-40 US dollars to take you to the airport which is 45 minutes drive.

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GHBARRA, Gerente de relações com clientes at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Matthaus, Thank you very much for taking the time to share on TripAdvisor your recent experience at Grande Hoterl da Barra. We really appreciate your comments about all our services and hope you come back to visit us again very soon! Cordially, Ivone K Gorges Relationship manager

Reviewed 5 September 2015

Firstly the manager of this hotel went above and beyond to assist us during our stay in Salvador. A lovely man. The hotel was in a great location right across from the local beach. Our timing was great going off season. Relatively inexpensive. Room was nice. Pool is lovely. Had a high floor with an ocean view. Great sunsets. The...

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GHBARRA, Gerente de relações com clientes at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, Thank you very much for taking the time to share on TripAdvisor your recent experience at Grande Hotel da Barra. What a great review and highlights, especially the comments from our location, our nice room, lovely pool and about our hospitality manager. We really appreciate your comments about all our services and hope you come back to visit...

Reviewed 24 June 2015

The Hotel is located in one of the best areas in Salvador! You can walk to the famous "Farol da Barra" where there's plenty of restaurants and landmarks. Beach front, spacious rooms and magnificent breakfast with continental and local food. Only 10 minutos (drive) to the famous "Pelourinho" (taxi only R$10.00 = $3.5) . Beautiful pool area, good restaurant and...

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GHBARRA, Gerente de relações com clientes at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Jana S, Thank you very much for your excellent review about our hotel. Your comments about our staff were fowarded and they were very glad for the recognition. We also appreciate your comments about our strategic location. We hope to have you back with us shortly. Best Regards, Ivone Khoury Gorges Relationship Manager

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The hotel is very well located just in front of Barra beach, which is one of the best in town. Rooms are big but a bit bare-bones, and my room had an unpleasant cigarette smell on the first days. Breakfast was average. The hotel provides towels for beach and pool goers, but they are not always available in sufficient numbers....

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Ruda nad Moravou, Czech Republic
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I classify this hotel as a 3 star hotel, not 4 star. Even though the rooms are clean, spacious, good breakast choice and hotel provides everything what you need for short stay in Salvador for quite a good price. Location is really popular resting place for local residents, so it should be quite noisy for somebody.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed here during the World Cup in July. Positive - Great view of the beach from my room - Nice swimming pool - Reasonable buffet breakfast - English speaking front desk Negative - Construction work outside balcony caused a lot of noise - Extremely tired, old and smelly room - Sketchy wi-fi

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Hotel images online NOTHING like the hotel itself - old, run down, not very clean and staff were appalling apart from 1 or 2. They used every and any opportunity to add costs to tourists like us, gave us a difficult time over minor things and were extremely unpleasant. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL...don't do it! It is NOT a...

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Ivone G, Gerente at Grande Hotel Da Barra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Joan, Thank you for your staying with us and for your comments. The Grande Hotel da Barra worried about your clientes, we want to give them more comfort, that's why we are constantely make renovations and modernize our instalations. There must have been some misunderstanding, we are sorry, but that's not our regular procedure. If you want to e-mail...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Grande Hotel Da Barra

Address: Rua Forte Sao Diogo, 02 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range: £41 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grande Hotel Da Barra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Grande Hotel Salvador
Grande Hotel Da Barra Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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#19 Family Hotel in Salvador
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“If you are booking the room with the sea view, ask for the one on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Dainty_Maid, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“High floor with an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 159nancyj, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ocean front higher floors”
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 of 5 bubbles janas803, 24 Jun 2015 | Read review
“higher seaside rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles RussellM396, 1 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Carol380, 18 Jun 2014 | Read review
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