This amazing one bedroom apartment sits directly across the street from the beach at Barra (on the Carnival parade route), in a safe & guest friendly building located in the midst of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, shopping of all sorts...just about everything one might need. The rooftop pool is a great place to chill out & network with other like-minded vacationers while enjoying the fabulous panoramic views.
The apt is perfect for Carnival – you can head up to the rooftop, watch the trios drive by while conveniently ordering drinks from the rooftop bar.
There is an air conditioner in both the bedroom & in the living room.
Dedicated Wi-Fi broadband internet connection.
Phone line that can be used to dial local landlines.
32" LCD TV, with Sky TV and movie channels.
Daily maid service.
We can supply a double mattress to sleep 2 additional pax as needed.
Decorated in high-style, with impeccable taste. This is the loveliest, best kept apt in the co-op!
Electricity is charged separately.
Keys can be left at the reception desk.
Handyman on premises to handle emergencies.
Dial 9 to talk to clerk at reception.
Take service elevator & exit through garage if you're not wearing a shirt or are coming back from the beach in your swimwear.
Guests are welcome, as long as they don't become a nuisance.
Quiet time after 10:00 PM; put volume down on stereo, TV etc.
Excelente apartamento, muy amplio, con sus instalaciones, vajilla y demás enseres completisimos, el WiFi perfecto, dos equipos de aire acondicionado, y la ubicación es realmente inmediata a la playa, apenas 50 metros a poner el pie en la arena, y repleto de comercios de todo tipo dentro de los 200-300 metros: farmacia, lavadero de ropa, supermercado, cajero bancario y decenas de restaurantes (para todos los preusupuestos). Y hasta un muy completo Mall (Shopping Barra) a unos 600 m. El distrito de Barra, es efectivamente uno de los principales epicentros turísticos de Salvador.
Alain, nuestro anfitrión estuvo varias veces en contacto por teléfono o por mail, para asegurarse del correcto servicio al cuarto y que no tuviésemos ningún inconveniente. En resumen, muy recomendable.
My sister and I had a wonderful time at Alain's apartment in Barra! The apartment was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect and conveniently located to the beach, shops, and restaurants. I would hands down stay at this apartment again and highly recommend it to anyone looking to experience everything Barra has to offer!
The place was functional, but had very few bells and whistles.
Here are the good points:
- The apartment is extremely close to the beach and the nice restaurants in this area. You cannot find a better location.
- The bed was amazing. Brazilians like hard beds and this one was soft with a memory foam on it. I had some of the best sleep here at this apartment.
- The door staff is amazing. They know no english, but they are friendly and bent over backwards to assist me.
- You get maid service. They won't change your sheets, but they will make your bed and empty the trash among other things.
On the negative side, pretty much nothing worked
- The wi-fi was broken in the apartment. Alain suggested I use the buildings wi fi, but that was just as unreliable. At the most, it was available about half the time I tried it.
- The shower was ice cold. I believe that they had a heater but it barely warmed the water.
- The toilet was really weak. So weak that you could not throw any paper of any kind in the toilet - including toilet paper.
- The doors, windows, and drawers we mostly broken and unable to open or close properly. Alain said he would fix this for the next tenant.
While I never met Alain, he was reasonably responsive during my stay.
I was anguished, after reading your review, by images of you trying to sleep while rain pelted you from the broken windows & the cold winds howled all around you from the doors that wouldn’t close, and, as if all this wasn’t bad enough, you had to shower in icy water after a miserable, cold, wet night in a derelict old building, the type that not even crack addicts would want squat.
I, therefore, grabbed my checkbook, along w my list of handymen & ran to the apt after you left only to find out that it is still the same wonderful apt that has gotten rave reviews from a ton of guests that stayed there before you. To wit:
-All the doors in the apartment opened & closed effortlessly
-Not a single window has as much as a hairline crack in it
-The toilet bowl, which you had plugged up, and the chambermaid unplugged for you, is working fine & the flush is functioning properly
-There is hot water in the shower & you could have turned the dial on the electric shower head if you wanted it hotter – it was set to warm, which most people find more than adequate, given that our winter temperatures never go below 25 Celsius.
The only “problem” I found was a closet that needs to be reformed or replaced. And I thank you for bringing that to my attention.
And yes, there was a problem w my own dedicated hi-speed internet connection through no fault of my own. I pay my GVT bills on time (GVT is the highest rated ISP provider in Salvador) & have never missed one. I did notice that someone had tampered w the outlet in my apt & I was able to get this fixed right away. In the meantime, when I called you & helped you get on the building’s Wi-Fi, you told it worked fine & was very fast.
While I do like you & appreciate your pointing out what you perceive as “problems” with the apt, I have to ask myself if you were actually IN MY APT. The apt was remodeled this year & is in near perfect condition:
-New a/c units, the silent energy efficient type
-New HD 32” LCD TV
-Pay TV w movie channels
-New paint job
It has garnered very high praise from the tenants that were there before you, though not all of them booked through Airbnb, and I’m sincerely disturbed by the fact that you were able to trash it in your review the way you did. If you were expecting a mansion w a butler, that’s one thing, but to find so many inexistent defects is truly troubling & is causing me problems w others who have booked it & are surprised to hear what you had to say.
Alain ist ein super Host und hat uns genau das geboten, was er auch auf Airbnb anbietet. Er ist sehr freundlich und antwortet zügig auf Fragen. Wir waren sehr zufrieden mit dem Appartement, welches sich in einem sehr guten Zustand befand.
Die Putzfrau hat jeden Tag das Appartement gesäubert. Wir waren zufrieden und würden Alains Dienste wieder in Anspruch nehmen. Merci Alain
Alain ist ein super Host. Das Apartment bietet super Meersicht ist direkt am schönsten Strand von Salvador und hat Fitness-Center, Supermärkte, Bars und Restaurants in Laufdistanz... Das Apartment wird jeden Tag gereinigt selbst das Geschirr.. Die Wäsche wird für sehr wenig Geld gemacht und am nächsten Tag ins Zimmer gelegt... Die Terrasse bietet einen Pool und herrliche Sonnenuntergänge. Meine Portugiesischschule ist ebenfalls in Laufdistanz... Sofort wieder, jederzeit würde ich hier wohnen.. Die Gegend ist zudem sehr sicher und hat 24 Stunden Rezeption und Sicherheitsdienst, wo Schlüssel abgegeben werden kann..
Alain is an excellent host!
The location of the apartment is excellent, direct at the beach road..clean beach just over the road, sea view from the window. Excellent service, cleaned every day, even dish washing made.. For little money laundry is made for you. Hot water available for shower which is not a given in Salvador. Shops, bars, restaurant and supermarket, as well as an excellent Portuguese school in walking distance .. Excellent pool and sunning deck on the roof .. TV with many channels, WIFI was there all the time...
While sleeping you will hear the waves and get a fresh wind through the open windows, thus you can save energy and your bill is less..
24hours security guards downstairs and you don't have to care about the keys just leave them at the reception..
I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Salvador de Bahia.. Stunning beaches all around Bahia..
Thanks Alain for your lovely welcome.
Alain se comportó de una manera muy profesional con nosotros. La recepción fue muy sencilla y el servicio diario de limpieza, muy cómodo. Ademas, teniendo en cuenta el horario de la salida de nuestro vuelo, nos permitió que el check-out fuera más flexible.
Su atención fue excelente en todo momento.
En cuanto al apartamento, sí debo comentar que necesita urgentemente una cortina black-out en el dormitorio, pues entra muchísima luz por las ventanas que impiden dormir a partir del amanecer (a las personas que no estén acostumbradas, claro).
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