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Hotel Catharina Paraguacu

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Curacao
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a place to stay in Rio Vermelho in Salvador de Bahia. This hotel/pension was a great recommendation. Room with a nice sea view and airco. Lovely breakfast and centrally located. Service was fine too. You could change the language from Portuguese to English on a couple of channels. For us that was a plus.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We are about to leave the Hotel Catharina and we have nothing but praise for the hotel and its staff. It is a small hotel to be sure so don't come here if you need all the amenities of a big hotel. But, hotel is beautiful and only a block from the ocean. The staff are excellent and speaking English... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I am so pleased I chose to stay in Rio Vermelho for my trip to Salvador - the neighbourhood is full of character, bars & restaurants, music and very friendly people. Catharina Paraguaçu is in my opinion absolutely *the* place to stay if you choose Rio Vermelho: full of character and charm, amazing Bahian specialties for breakfast, good service, stable... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This in an excellent place to stay - really. Everything works (including the WiFi), the location is great, the staff are friendly, the breakfast is good and its awesome value for money. It's a very charming building with history so it will definitely leave travellers with a good memory of the place.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This 30-something-rooms property carries a lot of history. This is noticeable on the way the property was restored and redecorated back in the 80s: nice paintings and a monumental outdoor sculpture by Mario Cravo Jr., photographs by Pierre Verge, a myriad of tiles by Udo Knoff's students and the pottery from Maragogipe covering the walls and shelves at the breakfast... More 

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Germany
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

This was the second time I stayed here during a conference - even though the hotel was far off the conference site, it was well worth the extra trip in the evening. The quarter is charming, very close to the sea, the hotel is cool, quiet, and the breakfast is simply excellent! The rooms are relatively small, but nicely furnished,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

My husband and I stayed in this lovely old hotel for 4 nights a couple of months ago in November. The room was small but very charming, and we loved the two-story aspect of it--kitchen, mini-bar, and living room downstairs..bathroom and bedroom upstairs. The breakfast buffet was more than adequate, and we loved the Portuguese tiles and colonial furnishings. Unfortunately,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Staff - pleasant and efficient however not so knowlegable or helpful with things to do and advice on the neighborhood. Rooms - dated and basic. Airconditioning does not work properly as Is old and needs to be replaced. Facility - no pool or relaxation facilities but in a beautiful building. F&B - very basic but interestingn breakfast spread. Location -... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This a very nice, calm hotel. We were lucky, had a room with sea view (there are only some). There is a beautiful yard with plants, etc. where you can read. a garden surounds the place. The breakfast is a miracle, so many choices! Very good time!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

The building the hotel is in itself is lovely. The location is not great, there are some restaurants and nightclubs, but it's far away from downtown Salvador and the nice beaches, maybe a 10 - 15 minute cab ride (well, it felt far away). Wifi was extremely spotty. I couldn't get it to work in the room except sometimes in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Catharina Paraguacu Hotel blends, with great charm, the old and the new into one, rich in detail setting and ornamented with regional materials. Located in Rio Vermelho beach in a charming antique 19th century residence, carefully restored and enlarged, near Salvador’s key tourist attractions, beaches, bars and restaurants.All apartments are equipped with cable TV, free wi-fi access, air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, individual safes and bathroom. Laundry service, business center, 24 hour front desk service, car rental and a free private parking are also available for your comfort. A delicious, typically Bahian, Breakfast Buffet is served every morning in the breakfast room, decorated with unique Maragojipinho ceramic.Recommended on both editions of the New York Times Best-seller “1000 places to see before you die” by Patricia Schultz, for its character and architectural flavor ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catharina Paraguacu

Address: Rua Joao Gomes 128 | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 41950-640, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range: €48 - €81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catharina Paraguacu 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“book if possible the partially sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles Spinniecur, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a street or ocean view”
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“Some rooms have a few of the sea, but I like the patio view best”
 of 5 bubbles kezia_BT, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The rooms of inner side are more silent”
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“Ask for an ocean view.”
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