Situated in the colonial heart of Salvador, amongst the jubilant façades of the Pelourinho, Villa Bahia occupies two adjoining colonial-era homes, the classic architecture evoking the grandeur of a bygone age.
Nestled deep in the historic centre of the city, Villa Bahia is 5km from Porto da Barra beach and 8km from the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim. The 17 rooms of this charming hotel tell the story of Bahian history, each inspired by far-flung outposts of the former Portuguese Empire such as Goa, Cape Verde and Macao, acknowledging these exotic cultural influences which have shaped the soul of modern Bahia.
These exquisitely designed rooms feature wooden furnishings and floors, air conditioning, a safe, state-of-the-art televisions and free Wi-Fi – some with four-poster beds and private terraces. Each room boasts a view over the delightful hotel courtyards or out into the cobbled streets of the city, overlooking the baroque Church of São Francisco.
Villa Bahia strikes the perfect balance between concept and comfort; the communal areas of the hotel echo the thoughtful design of the guest rooms and the restaurant celebrates the myriad of global influences in Bahian culture by combining advanced French cooking techniques with the richness of local ingredients. Guests can choose to enjoy their complimentary breakfast in the hotel restaurant or instead, can make the most of the Bahian sunshine and sip their morning coffee in one of the hotel’s two elegant leafy courtyards, one featuring a beautiful fountain and the other an outdoor pool.