Surfers and beach bunnies alike will rejoice at Gran Hotel Stella Maris Resort's prime beachfront location. The resort is right on beautiful Stella Maris Beach, one of Salvador's best-regarded waterfront areas. Praia do Flamengo, the city's other surf-friendly beach, is just 3.5 km (just over 2 mi) northeast. Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport is 11 km (less than 7 mi) north, easily accessible with the resort's complimentary airport shuttle, available at scheduled times. You must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival to arrange airport pick-up. The hotel’s contact information is in the confirmation email received after booking.
You won't only have the Atlantic Ocean to play in--Gran Hotel Stella Maris Resort has an outdoor pool that joins a relaxing freeform area with a space just for swimming laps. Children have their own areas for fun with a smaller pool just for kids and a children's club offering activities just for younger guests. At the fitness center, you can use the cardio equipment, take a dance class, or paddle the ball back and forth on the tennis or squash courts.
You'll start each day with a complimentary buffet breakfast that includes delicious local dishes. The 2 on site brasseries, Trattoria Abaete and Sol Nascente, specialize in Italian and Japanese food, while the buffet restaurant Palmares serves a variety of international cuisines. In the mood for a caipirinha? One bar is located off the lobby, while another offers drink service by the pool. 24-hour room service is available. And if you need to get a little work done, you can stop by the business center, use the Internet point, or connect to complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. Parking is complimentary. The hotel offers a number of accessibility features including handicapped parking and in-room accessibility.
In the guestrooms, balconies have hammocks and offer a variety of views--you could overlook the resort, Salvador, or the beach and ocean. LCD TVs come with cable channels, including HBO. The bathroom includes a hair dryer and a shower, and turndown service is performed nightly.