Villa Bahia Hotel is centrally located in Salvador, this hotel is near Cathedral of Salvador, Terreiro de Jesus, and Fonte Nova Stadium. Other nearby points of interest include Forte Santo Antonio de Barra. A complimentary continental breakfast is available. Villa Bahia also features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and complimentary wireless Internet access. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access and premium bedding, guestrooms feature air conditioning along with sofa beds and in-room safes.
Villa Bahia is located in the heart of Salvador’s historical centre, a step away from the Jorge Amado Museum, from the celebrated Lacerda Elevator and the Praca da Se overlooking All Saints Bay. A hotel of charm, which has been renovated with care – 17 rooms, a gourmet restaurant and swimming pool. Indeed, so you may discover Bahian art de vivre from the inside out, they have combined authenticity and charm – it’s up to you to enjoy the good life that is offered here! A staff of 30 overseen by Bruno Guinard, your French host, and Laurent, your Belgian chef, both of whom have long adopted Bahia as their home.
Guest rooms recall the main stages in the history of the Portuguese discoverers, their trade exchanges with Africa and Asia and their maritime routes, all closely tied to the spice trade. The Villa Bahia therefore takes you back in time to its very origins, to evoke Cape Verde, Guinea, Angola, Mozambique, but also Ceuta, Ormus, Goa, Calicut, Sri Lanka, Malaga, Timor, Macau and Nagasaki.
The restaurant serves contemporary gastronomic cuisine by the great international chef Marc Le Dantec, who adapts French techniques to the flavoursome local ingredients that make Bahian cuisine so delicious.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant, whether you prefer the coolness of the dining room or you choose being on the patio to breathe in the morning tropical air while listening to the city’s sounds fading after the night’s festivities. Breakfast consists of both sweet and savoury Salvador specialities, such as tapioco cuscus or cassava beijus, washed down with fresh fruit juice.
We are in coffee country here, the café offering you a tasting of the best varieties. House roasted, its delicious odour regularly fills the room. For those who would turn down a pure Arabica, the café offers a wide range of tropical fruits, suco (fresh juice) of jabuticaba, of cupuaçu, etc., and of course the standard, the famous caipirinha.
The Villa Bahia has secreted away 2 hidden patios. One of them shelters a fountain surrounded with vegetation. Round marble tables with wrought-iron chairs invite you to sit and listen to exotic birds twittering in the morning, to crickets singing in the evening, to the sound church bells all day long.
On the other side of a narrow corridor: the white patio. It serves as backdrop to a pool set off very dramatically by its Maltese cross mosaic. From your deck chair, contemplate the wall covered with vegetation, or the bath decorated with azulejos tiles, rediscovered during the restoration work.
The terrace offers a view of historical Bahia’s roofs, belltowers and colourful facades.
The lounges come with deep couches and antique armchairs, to create a warm Colonial atmosphere.
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