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Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean hotel room , very nice reception work , only one thing we had problem when first arrived about using internet at the room , you need to buy the internet card 15reais for a day to use wifi in your room . We were not really happy but at the end the receptionist gave us free for... More 

Thank Kietto64
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153 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Not the best hotel to stay with children...Praia do Barra is not a safe place at night...prostitutes and junk walking around ...although Police station is 3 min from the hotel.The hotel facilities are not the best...breakfast buffet is one of the worst I've tried...and pool is small. Rooms are old and AC working really bad...Think it twice before the make... More 

Thank gorkazm
S0L_Express, Gerente de relações com clientes at Hotel Sol Barra, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are pleased for you to share your comments with us. We ensure that they will be forwarded to our team, especially the sectors mentioned. The Sol Barra Hotel is undergoing a restructuring and your observations will serve to improve our services and facilities. Thank you for your comment along to TripAdvisor. It was treated by our Quality... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived at this "4 star" hotel for a 3 night stay - thank god it wasn't any longer! We had booked a triple room for three people. When we arrived it became very clear that our room had been given to someone else even though they were checked in at 2:30pm. Firstly the hotel tried to squeeze three of us... More 

Thank Reena48
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The hotel's locations is strategic, close to shopping, beach, museums, sights e good restaurants. The hotel has a ample and secure parking. Coverage of the hotel provides a wonderful view of Salvador's marina and Farol da Barra.

Thank Jerry Marques S
Arezzo, Italy
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457 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately not a very nice hotel , only the location is ok . It needs an urgent total facelift/renovation. Management need to buy new beds, linen , towels etc etc. We spend far too much time waiting for the lifts , very frustrating . Not sure how it is a 4 star hotel , mystery....

Thank paolok66
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

The hotel is old, and I mean it in a negative way, the rooms are average in size but they show signs of heavy wear, skirting coming off, toilet falling apart, hot water only in the shower and not the sink, limited amount of sockets, annoying internet cards, black mold in the bathroom. The elevators leave a lot to be... More 

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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Well located to the Salvador city beach, real close to main attraction which is pier. Rooms are spacious, clean bathrooms, breakfast very good with lots of variety's. Swimming pool is available, with sunbeds free to use. WiFi available in lobby, but for rooms you need additional passwords and it needs to be bought for further use after initial password runs... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

This hotel is closed to barra beach, its clear and save! The building is a little bit old like other building at salvador area...but the rooms is big and comfortable! You can stay...olso the breakfast is good for the money that you will be pay!

Thank pavlos k
Leiden, The Netherlands
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163 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel is not as bad as some reviews would suggest. The rooms are very basic (why no lamps around the lightbulbs?)) but sufficient and the breakfast was excellent. We stayed here for 3 days but only received a one-day wifi card for one person, which was a bit strange. The neighborhood was like a huge building site at the... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel is rated as a 4 stars hotel but I would rather rate it 2 stars or less!! mmm... From where do I start? White lighting everywhere and two elevators only that looks like a service elevator and most of the time only one is working. The breakfast restaurant is terrible. The corridors are not air conditioned and to... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sol Barra is a 4 stars hotel, located in front of Porto da Barra beach, overlooking the waters of All Saints' Bay. The hotel is suitable for guests traveling for pleasure or business. It is just a few meters from Farol da Barra, 2.5km from downtown and 4km of the Pelourinho. It is also located at the beginnig of carnival circuit Barra-Ondina. The Sol Barra Hotel has standard apartments with split air conditioning, individual safe, minibar, cable TV and wireless internet (charged), besides there are a restaurant, space for kids, car rental and some shops at it's base. You may consult us to check our rates for presidential suite, master, executive and junior. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol Barra

Address: Avenida Sete de Setembro 3577 | Porto da Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130-000, Brazil (Formerly Praiamar Hotel)
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range: $64 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sol Barra 3*
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Sol Barra Express Salvador
Hotel Sol Barra Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Salvador
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“Select a room overlooking the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles jerrymarquess, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have a view on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles davidoffski, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
“rooms ending at 16, 15 will have better ocean view but probably only above the 4th Floor due to a tree that covers the ocean view in the 2nd, 3rd floor down”
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 of 5 bubbles MarceloN98, 7 Dec 2013 | Read review
“fitness center we gave a 1 but thats bc theres no room for a zero”
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“there are no good rooms to choose”
 of 5 bubbles 22LauraS, 14 Nov 2011 | Read review
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