"Serves its Purpose"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 29, 2013
I think the location of the hotel is the best. If you are looking to stay close to the beach and for a nice and friendly staff at a reasonable rate, this hotel serves its purpose. Its in a prime location just to people watch.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 12, 2012
If you like botiques, rather than chains, this is definitely the place for you. The hotel has a unique flair due to its decore and ambiance. My room was a bit small but very comfortable, and it and the bathroom were very clean. Best of all, the staff give highly personalized service - everyone seem to know who I was soon after I checked in. Do wander around the hotel, as there are little nooks and cranies here and there where you can plop down and read or watch TV. They have a breakfast spread in the morning, but be sure to ask the waitresses for anything special you want, like eggs or whatever. Also, while the hotel is actually quite near many toursit sites, it's in a slightly hidden area. My taxi driver from the airport knew exactly where it was, but the front desk told me that you might have to tell a driver its "atras da Guarnicao Mangueira" which is a police barracks. They also told me that the immediate area is not safe after dark, and I should go by cab then. By day it took me a few minutes to get oriented, but once I did I found my way all over the downtown area and the many tourist spots - they are really quite close-by.
"Surprising. Nice. Quaint. Great front desk!!!!!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jun 13, 2012
The room was a bit smaller than I imagined, as we had our 5 year old in a bed next to our king -size bed, but we were only there for the night. The front desk was excellent! We had the chicken sandwiches from room service....and they were delicious.
"an oasis in a variable neighborhood"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Apr 24, 2012
very intriguing property with a Zhen type of feel to it. The core is quite eclectic and native. The walls are coated with dark pastel colors with luminescent lighting creating a soothing environment. The smell of scented oils in the corridors was unique touch contributing to the feel. Unfortunately, the room we stayed in did not have any carpeting, but did have very high ceilings and a small little balcony area where you can look down on an adjacent alleyway. While there was a flat-panel TV, storage space was scant. There was no dresser and the only countertop was with the TV was sitting. I did speak with the owner of the hotel, who was very friendly and did tell me that he is currently in the process of updating this hotel. The neighborhood itself is nothing short of historic, with beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets, and much hustle and bustle, as one would expect in a major tourist zone. However, BEWARE of the area at night, since many vagabonds do wander the streets begging for money. What's worse is that they don't even get the hint-they continue to pester you as you are walking away. breakfast at the hotel, which is included, is far superior than any breakfast. I've had at a Brazilian hotel, including fresh breads and rolls, fresh fruit, eggs, granola,… You name it! all in all, it is an excellent property to consider if planning on staying in the historic Pelourinho district.
"Matiz during carnaval"
Reviewed by Gadi B of "New York, NY" on
Apr 14, 2012
The hotel is new. Its staff is super warm, welcoming, and very helfpul. Food was great, and service outstanding. The pool is also very nice. The only snag is that it's a bit far from central Salvador where the main carnaval action is taking place.
"Golden Tulip - a faded charm"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 25, 2011
Whilst the building could do with a bit of an external rennovation and decoration it still provides everything you could need at a reasonable price.
The location is ok for getting into the centre and to the Barra region its also safe enough walking around with a couple of decent restaurants in close walking distance.
The breakfast buffet was good along with the lobby bar for snacks.