Stay away from this hotel. Far away.
Posted Oct 11, 2010
We urged Expedia to remove this hotel from the list. It is located in a very unsafe area of town and we are certainly not timid travelers.
We rented a car to explore the city. The hotel is in the old part of town, but not the touristy one. It is very diffocult to find and the roads there are in very bad condition. The road to the hotel was full of men loitering, many sleeping on the sidewalk. Military police was very visible in the area with roadblocks and machine guns drawn. And that was all during the day.
There was just no way we would stay there, come back at night with the road condition, and the neighborhood the way it was. Stay at the more touristy, but definitely safer resorts along the coast and avoid the area of this hotel at all cost.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Hotel Management, Hotel Management
We ask sorry about the inconveniences in Salvador.
In your comments you only talked about the location around the hotel, but your grades were bad to all quesions about the Hotel. So we´d like to know if you had any problema with the services in the Hotel.
The Hotel is located on the old center in a protect area by Unesco, only five minutes to the Pelourinho (the principal touristic point of Salvador). We are near from important roads like Seven Avenue and Bonocô Avenue. Bonocô Av. connect the old center to the new center (Tancredo Neves Avenue and Paralela Avenue – the principal roads of the city). It can be visible in any map.
We are located behind of a military area (Quartel da Mouraria), so it’s a place that we really see military police in front of the Quartel. Around the touristic places, there are a lot of polices to protect the citizen and tourists. About the condition of the roads we don’t understand. All the historic streets of Salvador are paving stones.
We work to our guests, so we ask you how we can improve our services.
Thank you very much.