Ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel

Posted Mar 2, 2017
Pros: The staff is very helpful.
Cons: The breakfast selection is not that great.
Location: The location is a bit sketchy and dogs could be heard barking throughout the day and night. The place is difficult to find by local drivers.
The hotel was surprisingly nice. It does not look like much outside, but the rooms are clean and up to date. The lobby area is good to sit in and relax. The Wifi worked fine. The place has all you need. I was pleased.
4 out of 5
by Richard

Great stay in old town

Posted Jun 18, 2016 on Hotels
Good people run a good hotel. Tastefully removated in a very location.
Comment from Hotel Management
by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Richard, Thank you for your visit and for the comments regarding your stay at the Gran Hotel Stella Maris. Additionally thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. The philosophy behind Sun Express Network is to receive our guests with a quality service, providing them with a stay that will meet their needs and expectations. Best Regards, Rede Sol Express, Contact Center Customer
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 13, 2016
Staff is professional, knowledgable, and always friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2016 by Rede Sol Express, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and for the comments regarding your stay at A Casa das Portas Velhas. Additionally thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. The philosophy behind Sun Express Network is to receive our guests with a quality service, providing them with a stay that will meet their needs and expectations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and stylish.

Posted Jan 1, 2016
Nicely decorated, cozy room, fantastic breakfast. The surroundings are a bit shabby but well, Salvador is like that. It's a 5 min walk to Pelourinho but most people would recommend taking a taxi.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2016 by Rede Sol Express, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and for the comments regarding your stay at A Casa das Portas Velhas. Additionally thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. The philosophy behind Sun Express Network is to receive our guests with a quality service, providing them with a stay that will meet their needs and expectations.
5 out of 5
by Edgard from London

A gem in the middle of the city

Posted Nov 2, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel is amazing, helpful staff and great breakfast. The hotel has a lot of charecter and history, just around the corner lots of street restaurants with a verity of of traditional food. Highly recommended to those who like history and don't care much about the neighbourhood.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and for the comments regarding your stay at A Casa das Portas Velhas. Additionally thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. The philosophy behind Sun Express Network is to receive our guests with a quality service, providing them with a stay that will meet their needs and expectations. Best Regards, Rede Sol Express, Contact Center Customer
5 out of 5
by John from Palm Beach, Australia

Located on the edge of the Old Town

Posted Apr 13, 2014 on Hotels
The hotel is located on the edge of the Old Town and only 300 metres walk to the elevator connecting the upper and lower levels of the Old Town. The hotel service was excellent. Very helpful with suggestions for day activities and how to walk to the Old Town. The square the hotel faces is also fronted by a university building. The walk to the Old Town is through a very run down area, but the locals are friendly and will warn you to keep your cameras etc secure. Walking during the day is safe but the Hotel stongly recommends a taxi at night. If you want to be close to the Old Town and not at one of the beaches and having to spend 30 minutes or more in traffic as well as see how the locals live then this hotel is ideal.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and for the comments regarding your stay at A Casa das Portas Velhas. Additionally thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. The philosophy behind Sun Express Network is to receive our guests with a quality service, providing them with a stay that will meet their needs and expectations. Best Regards, Rede Sol Express, Contact Center Customer
1 out of 5
by visitante

need to take in account: location

Posted Jan 5, 2014 on CheapTickets
I found the hotel and the staff very nice and welcoming. The hotel is located in walking distance with historic site. However the plaza in front has children begging for money and men sleeping on street all day. My family didn't feel comfortable walking around and to the hotel and ended up taking taxi every time we went out. Very kind and helping staff though.
4 out of 5
by JC from London

Posted Aug 19, 2013 on Hotels
We thought the hotel was great - really friendly & much more spacious than the photos suggest. Sadly the surrounding area is very run down - like much of Salvador. The Pelourinho is a 5/10 min walk but the road is very dirty & you wouldn't walk after dark. But having said that, Pelourinho is still very much worth a visit & we very much enjoyed our time there.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by sjaramillo from bogota

Very nice hotel staff, beautiful building

Posted Aug 4, 2013
Pros: the staff was really good, the rooms were authentic, and it was an overall good exeperience
Cons: well, the neighbourhood is sketchy, but again, nothing a called in cab cant fix
Location: the old side of town, is being renewed and a bunch of bars and restaurants are being stablished
the hotel is located in a bas side of town, coming in and coming out by taxi is recommended. We would recommend this hotel to other people who want to experience the old side of Salvador
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by John from Xiamen, China

Nice hotel close to famous tour sight.

Posted Jun 8, 2013
Pros: The hotel is kind of 19th style, and is maitained well.
Location: There are many historic buildings there, very near. And the people from the hotel will give two maps and explain them to help you.
I am mainly for business purpose this time, but people in this hotel are very kind and helped me with the transportation and suggestions.