Hotel Mercure Salvador Hotel 3 star
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Rua Fonte Do Boi 215 Rio Vermelho Salvador Ba Bahia Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Mercure Salvador is a modern, comfortable hotel, located in a residential area of Salvador da Bahia. It meets international standards, but those in search of authenticity will be disappointed.

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

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    Location 4.58 /10

    The hotel is located in the residential neighbourhood of Rio Vermelho, on the southern point of Salvador da Bahia, 9 miles from the historic centre, or 20 minutes by taxi or car (approximately 30 minutes by bus), and 12.5 miles from the international airport (count about 20 minutes for transfers by car).

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    The hotel 175 rooms are accessed through a modern elevator opening onto bright corridors decorated with paintings on the walls and sitting areas. Otherwise, the room garnishment is basic. No paintings on the white walls: only a photo of Bahia on the natural wood headboards. Rooms are modestly sized: approximately 162 feet². Request a room on one of the upper floors for the view of the bay and the light. All rooms offer Internet connection, satellite television, safe (paying), individual air conditioning, full mini-bar, bathroom with shower or bathtub, welcome toiletries, hair dryer. Toilets are in the bathroom. 24/24 room service.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    The Mercure Salvador is nestled in a cliff, surrounded by other hotels, although far enough to feel isolated. Therefore, this is an ideal place for a rest. The white building, without any particular charm, has seven floors with a strongly air conditioned lobby on the ground floor. Decor is simple but practical in light tones, and with exotic flower arrangements. The modestly sized swimming pool is pretty, almond shaped and curvy, and is located in front of the hotel, overlooking the ocean. It offers a magnificent view of the bay. Deckchairs, a small bar, Brazilian music... Nice environment. We noticed a beautiful, spacious fitness room overlooking the sea, and a nice sauna and massage space nearby.

    Food and drink 8.45 /10

    The restaurant serves mostly local cuisine for all three meals, à la carte. Beautiful wooden furniture, impeccably set and well-spaced tables with a view of the ocean and beaches through a wide bay window. Large wine cellar, wide food selection, varied menu. A pleasant bar located at the end of the large dining room offers sandwiches and cocktails before and after the restaurant's opening hours.

    Beach 6.95 /10

    Even though the setting of both beaches surrounding the hotel is excellent (quiet and isolated area), cliffs and rocks in the water makes swimming dangerous. When the ocean becomes rough, swimming is impossible. No amenities. For seaside recreation, go to Barra beach, about 15 minutes away by car.

    To know

    The Mercure Salvador is located in the far south of Salvador da Bahia, in an isolated, quiet neighbourhood, and far from the hubbub of the city. It is ideal for holiday-makers in search of a good rest in a comfortable setting. No internal entertainment. Surrounding beaches are dangerous for swimmers. A car is recommended.

    Equipment

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

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, water-polo, fitness

    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • A modern hotel
    • The fitting out of the restaurant
    • Beautiful fitness room

    disadvantages

    • The lack of conviviality
    • Unauthentic building
    • Beaches are not convenient for swimming

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