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Villa Bahia

Salvador, Brazil

Villa Bahia is a beautiful boutique hotel with individual guest rooms and very attentive service in the heart of Salvador's historic Pelourinho district, with picturesque views of the city's rooftops, bell towers and colorful colonial facades.

At a Glance

  • Beautiful guest rooms all individually styled with vibrant splashes of color and historic touches- themed around the Portuguese colonies

  • Home to one of the city's best restaurants serving first class Bahian dishes with French-fusion influences

  • Wonderful location right in the heart of the action in Pelourinho next to the Igreja de Sao Francisco, Salvador's most impressive church

  • Great attention to detail and incredibly friendly staff who will make you feel right at home

  • Lovely roof terrace to soak up the atmosphere and buzz with views across the rooftops of colonial Salvador

Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

As an alternative to Rio, consider Bahia for Carnival, which is even more colorful and lively if that were possible.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Villa Bahia or take a look at our itineraries to Bahia


Step back in time at Villa Bahia, a beautiful boutique hotel lovingly converted from two beautiful colonial mansions dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The hotel has been designed to evoke important landmarks in Bahia’s colorful history, dating back to the Portuguese explorers, their trade exchanges with Africa and Asia and their maritime routes, which were all closely tied to the spice trade.

The 17 charming rooms at Villa Bahia take guests back in time to the very origins of Bahia and have been named after important trade routes including Cape Verde, Guinea, Mozambique, Goa, Ceylon, Malaga and Nagasaki. The rooms are spacious and colorful and each has been individually designed, with no two alike. Native wood furnishings and regional crafts and works of art have been carefully used to enhance the local character of the rooms.

The hotel also has a gourmet restaurant specializing in French-Brazilian fusion cuisine, a shady roof terrace, patio, a small plunge pool and relaxing living areas with deep couches and antique armchairs, to create a warm colonial atmosphere.

The hotel has a superb location right an the heart of Salvador’s historical Pelourinho center, next door to beautiful Sao Francisco church and just steps away from the Jorge Amado Museum and the Praca da Se square overlooking All Saints Bay.


The 20 rooms at Villa Bahia are beautifully decorated with native woods, crafts and furnishings and each has its a unique design and character. Four of the rooms have their own private terrace and all are equipped with modern facilities including television, air conditioning, WiFi and DVD player.


Children are welcome at Villa Bahia although there are no formal children's activities or facilities available. Cots, extra beds and babysitting can be arranged on request.


Villa Bahia has an excellent restaurant run by an acclaimed chef, serving fine cuisine with both French and Brazilian influences. There is also a rooftop terrace overlooking the city, two patios and a small pool, in addition to charming lounge areas.


Salvador is known for its wealth of beautiful architecture, colorful churches and vibrant atmosphere. Guests can arrange a private guided tour of the city to learn more about the culture and history or simply wander the cobbled streets at leisure, soaking up the ambience. It is also possible to arrange a visit to a Capoeira performance or a percussion class.

Location & Directions

Salvador, Brazil

Villa Bahia is nestled in the heart of Pelourinho, on Largo do Cruzeiro, in the historic quarter of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salvador.

When to go

Temperatures in Bahia vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°C. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnival (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million party-goers hit the streets for a colorful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.

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