Villa Bahia, Salvador

Its exterior takes you back to the Portuguese colonial period. Its interior will give you charming glimpses into the colourful history of the Bahia region.

Soft pastel-toned buildings faded by sunlight and the passage of time. Graceful mansions with ornate balconies and ancient tiled roofs. Charming garden courtyards, shuttered windows and a sense of grandeur from a previous era. Small wonder the Pelourinho area, in the heart of Salvador’s most historic quarter, is highly regarded - even in this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

Villa Bahia is part of a history that stretches back to the Portuguese era. The hotel itself has been sensitively created from two former colonial mansions, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, and the interiors reflect the varying styles of the region’s past. Make the Bahia your hotel of choice on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Brazil and you’ll notice modern refinements too. Like a swimming pool, and chic en suites.

Villa Bahia, at a glance

  • A different style of hotel, comprising two colonial period mansions
  • Set in prized Pelourinho – in Salvador’s historic centre
  • Choice of 17 guest rooms that have been carefully renovated to reflect the style of the original mansions and different times in Bahia’s history
  • Tented, four poster beds and fashionable en suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning and entertainment systems
  • Private terraces to top floor rooms
  • Great restaurant typically serving a mixture of Bahia and international cuisine

For leisure and pleasure

  • Tempting plunge pool and sun deck
  • Two garden courtyards for relaxing and socialising
  • Panoramic terrace with grand views over the colourful facades and roofs of the historic quarter
  • Perfect setting for exploring Pelourinho and the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Salvador
  • Close to the city’s major sight-seeing opportunities, restaurants, galleries, museums, bars and nightlife
  • Outstanding service from the start. Listened to our requirements, came up with perfect package that suited us totally.

    AU, Canada, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7