Salvador's colonial treasures, fun-loving nightlife, and famous beaches are all within easy reach of this boutique hotel in the Pelourinho district, the historic heart of the city. Stroll Pelourinho's narrow cobblestone streets, lined with colonial buildings. Stop for a savory Bahian snack, browse the artisan shops, and take in a high-energy capoeira show--a mixture of martial arts, acrobatics, and dance. Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also home to the Igreja Sao Francisco, a Baroque church with gorgeous gilded interiors--it's just a 2-minute walk from Bahiacafé Hotel. Visiting during Carnival? The hotel faces bustling Praca da Se Square, and you'll be steps from music, dancing, and revelry. In the mood for sunbathing and surf? Porto da Barra Beach, Farol da Barra Beach, and Ondina Beach are all within 4.5 km (2.8 mi) of the hotel. Airport shuttle service is available (surcharge).
Wherever you're heading, you can start the day with the Bahiacafé Hotel's complimentary breakfast, featuring the freshest of local fruit and juices, along with pastries and eggs. An Internet cafe on the main level provides complimentary Wi-Fi for guests. And the restaurant showcases local specialties--including cocktails made with cachaça, the "spirit" of Brazil.
The hotel occupies a handsomely restored colonial building, and each of the 10 guestrooms provides a blend of old and new. Flat-screen TVs come with complimentary TV Internet access. Other conveniences include free WiFi, compact refrigerators, and in-room safes. Furnishings are a traditional Bahian style. Windows open to the fresh sea breezes; rooms also have ceiling fans.