internet is terrible, sometimes it works, some times it doesn't. Tried to explain to staff but they didn't accept it was a problem. I was on the 26th floor and even if I asked someone to come up and see the problem, they never helped. I had to go to the 27th by the pool but it was raining so overall I hated this. The breakfast was very good and the staff was really nice, they offered Tapioca and it was sensational. Shopping mall is Around the corner 5 min walking, lots of eating options.
We were in Salvador for a conference, and Hotel Matiz was one of the preferred hotels -- with good reason! Although our Portuguese was limited, the highly professional staff did everything to make our 5 night stay a delight. The food was excellent, both the evening meal and the included cafe da manha. Great selection and very plentiful. Taxis were always at the ready, and tours were quickly arranged.
Take a day trip to Praia do Forte and Projeto Tamar. The half day tour of the old city is wonderful.
With its office towers and shopping mall, Iguatemi serves as Salvador's modern commercial center. Major thoroughfares, including the Avenida Antonio Carlos Magalhāes and Avenida Tancredo Neves run through Iguatemi and a bus hub also serves travelers. Find the Edificio Casa do Comércio to see an example of contemporary architecture in this neighborhood.
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