Bahia Othon Palace Hotel is on the southern tip of Salvador, the capital of Bahia, near the 50 kilometers of beach and coastline that frame the city. The hotel is perched on a high area overlooking rocky Ondina Beach and the Atlantic beyond. Jardim Zoologico is about 1 km (less than a mile) north. Just over 3 km (2 mi) east, you'll find Forte Santo Antonio da Barra, a 500-year-old fort that has survived numerous wars. The Federal University of Bahia is 4 km (2.5 mi) north. In the northern part of the city, 7.5 km (about 4.5 mi) away, you can visit Pelourinho, Salvador's historic neighborhood. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with buildings dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries--plus modern touches like restaurants and live music.
Once you get back to Bahia Othon Palace, you can relax in a pool area with commanding views of the ocean and crashing waves. The multi-level space combines a spacious patio, poolside bar, c-shaped outdoor pool, and children's pool. Start your morning with the complimentary buffet breakfast, and choose from a variety of cuisines for lunch and dinner. Two restaurants include Lampiao, serving dishes from Brazil as well as an international buffet all day, and Porto das Nacoes Restaurant, which specializes in the cuisine of the Bahia region. A bar connected to the lobby offers cocktails and live music. Prefer to dine in your guestroom? Room service is available 24 hours a day.
The hotel provides complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, as well as a business center. Printers and copy machines, translation, and secretarial services are also available. At the Cyber Cafe, next to the lobby bar, enjoy a drink or snack while checking your email, or get directions to your next destination. One more perk: complimentary parking is available.
You'll also enjoy ocean views--all guestrooms and suites have balconies overlooking the Atlantic. Grab a snack from the minibar, and you can nibble in front of the TV--it comes with cable, including international channels. Keep in touch with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge); you can stash your computer in the in-room safe. Cribs and rollaway beds are available (surcharge).