Fera Palace Hotel
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
At a Glance
Beautifully restored 1930s building with art deco architecture and design
Rooftop lounge area with beautiful ocean views, a pool and bar serving casual snacks and cocktails
Located at the edge of Salvador's historic Pelourinho district, perfectly placed for exploring the rich culture and history of Bahia's capital
Back in its heyday, Fera Palace Hotel hosted many literary icons such as Jorge Amado, Orson Welles and Pablo Neruda
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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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Set in a 1930's art deco building on the edge of Salvador's historic Pelourinho district, Fera Palace Hotel perfectly blends the old with the new. The hotel has hosted many a literary hero and is rich with the history of its former occupants.
Having been beautifully restored and reopened in 2016, Fera Palace Hotel is modern in design yet still celebrates its art deco roots. The original and iconic 1930's architecture is complemented by cool and contemporary touches in the guestrooms and common areas which bring the traditional decor firmly into the 21st century. Despite its revival, Fera Palace is rich with tales of its former guests, from Brazilian author Jorge Amado to Orson Welles, Pablo Neruda and a host of presidents from around the world.
Rooms and suites are elegant, with all mod-cons to ensure a comfortable stay. Expect to find smart TVs, digital safes, Bluetooth speakers, USB chargers and complimentary WiFi. Facilities at Fera Palace include the Amastador restaurant, a lobby bar and the rooftop Fera Lounge where you can enjoy spectacular ocean views whilst enjoying a refreshing caipirinha or dip in the pool.
The Fera Palace is situated on Rua Chile, which forms the gateway to Salvador's historic Pelourinho district. Here you can find plenty of fascinating museums and its easy to gain a glimpse into the Afro-caribbean roots of Bahian culture, cuisine and music. Spend your days exploring the winding streets, sailing around the bay or getting stuck in with classes in cookery or capoeira to get under the skin of this vibrant city.
Rooms and suites are elegant, with all mod-cons to ensure a comfortable stay. Expect to find smart TVs, digital safes, Bluetooth speakers, USB chargers and complimentary WiFi. Original art deco shutters adorn the windows and artwork and photos line the walls to add a touch of character to each space.
Facilities at Fera Palace include the Amastador restaurant, a lobby bar and the rooftop Fera Lounge where you can enjoy spectacular ocean views whilst enjoying a refreshing caipirinha or dip in the pool.
Jenny Culverwell (Staff)
This hotel has been beautifully restored, maintaining its historical faade and impressively large foyer. It is the most luxurious option in Brazil. Although its location is slightly on the edge of the Pelourinho district, this does allow you a peaceful evening following a long day of touring the city with our guides.
Arte Consciente Social Project in Salvador
Set up in one of Salvador's poorest communities, Arte Consciente is a grassroots social project which was founded by three young men, each with a vision to improve the area & a talent for various arts, from playing percussion to circus skills and boxing.
Authentic Bahian Cuisine
Be captivated by Salvador's extraordinary culinary scene on a half day gastronomic tour of the city's markets, followed by a delicious local lunch. Be sure to try a mouthwatering seafood moqueca.
Candomblé: Religion in Salvador
Candomblé is an amalgamation of African religions and beliefs which were brought to Brazil with the slaves and has now become a prevalent part of the Bahian culture. Candomblé means 'dance in honour of the Gods' and remains a huge part of daily life here.
Contemporary Art in Salvador
The melting pot of cultures and ethnicities in Bahia is evident everywhere, from its festivities right through to its art. Discover some of Salvador's main centers for artistic expression on this full-day tour.
Drumming in Salvador
Bahia is the percussive heart of Brazil. Feel the soul of Brazilian music with a percussion lesson in Salvador, and fall under the spell of the mesmerising African rhythms. Workshops are pitched at levels to suit all talents and ages - great for families!
Half Day Historical Tour of Salvador
Explore Salvador, one of Brazil’s most striking cities steeped in history. Salvador is famous for its colonial architecture, its rich and unique local culture (which is particularly evident in the music, cuisine and religion) and wonderful coastline.
Introduction to Capoeira
Visit a traditional capoeira school and meet with the group leaders to learn the history and philosophy of capoeira, try your hand on instruments such as the berimbau, and learn some of the basic movements.
Salvador Full-day Bay Cruise
Set sail for a full-day schooner cruise, departing from Salvador and exploring a selection of the 36 islands which line the bay. Enjoy stunning ocean views, a breathtaking sunset and some of the islands' best beaches.
Location & directions
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Fera Palace Hotel is located on Rua Chile, a historic street which leads to Salvador's famous Pelourinho district.
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