My husband was attending a medical symposium and I decided to accompany him for a mini vacation.
The resort has several high points. The decor is really beautiful and well thought out. There is a real "rustic chic" feel. Lots of wood , fluffy pillows , native Brazilian art , hammocks. Very warm and inviting. There is a lizard theme throughout (calango) , which comes from the Afro-Brazilian culture. There are lizard mosiacs , paintings , really cool.
The rooms are extermely comfortable , with huge beds , nice linens and lots of pillows. There are flat screen t.vs. The pool area is attractive , with pretty loungers and umbrellas to protect you fom the sun. The a/c is excellent .
The beach is striking , with dramatic reefs. However , the sand was not inviting and I saw dogs on the beach , including one doing his " business" in front of a guard , who did not clean up.
The whole resort has a very relaxing vibe which I enjoyed very much.I love calm , tranquil atomospheres and this fit the bill.
Cida , in guest relations , was very helpful and nice.
The food was fine , but not great. And the food serving staff really needs to improve. Several times , I sat down with no set table . The wait staff observed this fact , just standing there. Only after asking did I get what I needed.
On 2 mornings , I went for waffles. There was nobody else in line. There was a stack of cold , hard waffles and batter with an open grill . Instead of making oa new waffle , on both occasions , the server gave me the rock hard cold waffle.
The day we left , the shower was ice cold. The other days it was fine , but the last day , early , it was not a pleasant way to end the stay.Also , the soap provided is institutional- small , no smell , not nice at all. The shampoo and conditioner were fine.
Overall , I´d go back , but there is room for improvement , especially in the staff training. There is a lot of potential , as the grounds , local , and decor are gorgeous.
- Also Known As:
- Eco Hotel Arraial d`Ajuda
- Eco Hotel
- Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort Bahia, Brazil
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