Hotel Bahia Othon Palace Hotel 5 star
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Av. Oceânica 2294 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil -
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The Bahia Othon Palace stands out as one of the best choices for those who want comfort and peace while being close to the historic area. It is well-suited for families.

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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  • International Standard
  • Well located
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    Location 6.32 /10

    The hotel is located on Avenida Presidente Vargas. The airport is 27 miles away. Count 40 minutes for transfers by taxi.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The hotel has 268 rooms. All rooms overlook the sea; however, to avoid a side view, request a room ending with numbers between 20 and 26. The rattan and wooden furniture is nice and attractive. However, storage space is limited. The medium-sized bathrooms have a bathtub, bidet, toilet (in the room), welcome toiletries and hair dryer. The remaining amenities are satisfactory: air conditioning, mini-bar, direct telephone, safe, and satellite television.

    Overview 8.20 /10

    Overlooking All Saints bay, the Bahia Othon Palace, built in the 1970s and renovated in 2003,  is a 12-storey, L-shaped building. The outside architecture is dull: this building is not much different than a council housing building. However, inside, the surface of the lobby and bar, on a different level, is surprisingly immense. The decor is sober but efficient, lacking charm. One original detail: a reproduction of the Pelourinho (Salvador's historic centre) façades around the bar, located at the end of the lobby. For recreation, the outdoor swimming pool, accessed through several stairs, is rather small compared to the hotel capacity. It features a nice slide for children and a good size solarium, unfortunately poorly equipped. Only a few plastic deckchairs. One good aspect is the view: the Atlantic Ocean panorama is truly superb. The Bahia Othon Palace also offers a small wellness centre, with a fitness room facing the sea, sauna, and massages on request.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    The hotel has three good quality restaurants. The main restaurant serves all three meals à la carte. International and regional cuisine is offered. You will enjoy pasta, fish, Chinese dishes, or Salvador specialities with palm oil. The vast dining room, overlooking the sea, is below the gourmet, air conditioned and non-smoking restaurant perched above. If you prefer a light meal, try the excellent sushi bar: it offers super fresh seafood.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The beach is composed of numerous small coves separated by rock piles. Therefore, sand space is limited. Be aware, also, that the sea is often rough, even raging, in this area. However, the view is splendid. Ideal for a walk rather than for basking or swimming. If you do want to go to the beach, the hotel will provide deckchairs, parasols, and towels. However, no water sports are available. To swim, you will have to take a bus to Barra beach, the closest beach, two stops from the hotel, or 20 minutes.

    To know

    The Bahia Othon Palace is certainly one of the most comfortable hotels in Salvador. Located at the base of the rock, it benefits from a panoramic view of the Ocean while being protected from the noisy avenue. During our last stay, a beautiful gourmet restaurant was added.
    It is not recommended for seniors because of the many stair steps. However, we recommend it for families with young children.
    A good address for those who seek comfort, although those who want charm may be disappointed by its "international standard" atmosphere.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aqua gym, beach volley, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Hairdresser
    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Comfort and service.
    • The hotel location, close to the city centre, and quiet.

    disadvantages

    • Somewhat impersonal atmosphere due to the size of the hotel.

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