The overall experience was shadowed by what seemed to be very rigid behaviour on behalf of the staff at check in. It tinted our stay right from the beginning and gave it a bitter taste.
However, once our problem was resolved by meeting somewhere half way we did enjoy a few lovely days in the resort which seemed very well layed out as you never had the feeling of being
squished around the pool like sardines. The beach is absolutely stunning and a good place to have beginners surf lessons as well.
Iberostar Bahia is superbly located in Praia do Forte just 75 kms north of Salvador- the capital of Bahia State. Our …More
The Pousada has everything you need for a vacation. It's rooms are clean, with a balcony, the breakfast is good, the staff are friendly and helpful, especially front desk. The swimming pool is good enough for a dip after a hot day on the beach. It's location is perfect, as it is neither right on the beach nor is it in the town centre. It's close enough to both though, so really convenient. The car hire is next door and so is a supermarket.
We spent a very happy week in the Pousada and can recommend this place wholeheartedly
We had a wonderful experience. The hotel staff is super nice, but this was not unusual in Brazil where everyone treated us well. Most people do not speak English in Brazil but that did not get in the way of a good stay. The rooms are "rustic" with hard floors, '70s style, and while the size is adequate, they are small. We had two of our best meals there at this hotel. The service and the setting are ordinary, but the food was simply great. They offer free tea and coffee at 4pm daily. Internet access is free. If you are considering this hotel, remember that this is a resort type place and is located within a village like setting with some unpaved roads and when it rains it is a mess (but we considered that a part of the fun! People walk to the village center which consist of numerous shops and restaurants to walk around and shop. The mood is informal with 95% of people walking in flip flops. Two negatives about this area and this hotel if that there is no swimming pool and the beach appears rocky in some areas at low tide. It had rained for three days before we got there so the ocean was choppy, windy, and muddy. Still we saw people swimming. In low tide, pools are water are created within the rocks which is a marvel to explore on foot and see small creatures. The other negative is the cab ride cost of about US$100 each way to Salvador airport (65km). Our driver spoke English which was a nice change and the cost was small as compared to our overall expenditures in Brazil!
Saeed from Tulsa, OK
Let the sun tan your skin and feel the vibrant atmosphere of Brazil at the Porto da Lua hotel in Praia do Forte , a …More
Payments accepted on expedia.co.uk include American Express, Diner's Club International, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron and PayPal.
Flight-inclusive holiday packages and Flight-Plus arrangements created on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (under Expedia, Inc.'s ATOL number 5788). But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our general terms and conditions for further details on ATOL or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
For the sale of travel insurance Expedia Inc. is an Appointed Representative of Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited trading as Allianz Global Assistance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited's FCA registration number is 311909. FCA authorisation can be checked at the Financial Services register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/
Expedia, Inc., is not responsible for content on external Web sites.