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“Best atmosphere in Brasil”
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Refugio da Vila
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I have been going to Praia do Forte for many years and found in this small town a wonderful, quaint alternative for those longing for the Buzios of the 1980s. Really nice small beaches, an extraordinary ecosytem with options for snorkeling and whale watching, a pleasant town with no cars, and some decent restaurants.
But another attraction for me is staying at Refugio da Vila (this is my 4th time there), a very good contender for the warmest environment I found in many trips around the world. Breakfast may be the best in the world in my opinion (above Greek islands, Turkey, Paris, Rome, Prague, any US hotel and many other places). The variety of elegant home made cakes, pastries, local dishes and the exuberance of Brazilian fruits and juices are astonishing. The open and elegant living room, with little monkeys jumping in the nearby trees and running through the roof is pretty nice. The pool is outstanding (truly outstanding), and hanging out in the evening by the bar with a caipirinha and its magical illumination is a special experience. Rooms are comfortable and very nice, nothing extraordinary (not your routine Hilton) but if you are aiming for Northern Brazil, this is truly where you should go.

Room Tip: Rooms can face the pool and offer an awesome view of the are at night
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank FernandoPP
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Very warm and welcome atmosphere. Supportive staff and excellent environment to recover. A pool for kids, space for reading and relaxing and clean rooms. All service that you need as couple or family. Amazing time here. We'll come back.

Stayed: April 2017
Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We only had dinner there. Very nice building, perfect atmosphere (a little bit too dark), good food but we wait a little bit too much to be alone in the hotel. The food is quite good i ate meat and risotto. Good!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank EmanueleCigliuti
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This perfect hotel is a stroll away from the muvuca (party) downtown so that you can relax at the pool or sleep peacefully in complete security and confort OR walk into where the action is. Romantic place with amazing plates... Núbias cocada de forno (oven coconut candy) with tapioca icecream is worth you get the plane just to eat it by the pool with a caju caipirinha close by. The hotel takes children and they'll have a blast at the coral ponds at the beach but watch for mosquitos and beware that the room is not private enough with them around, specially the shower box, which barely fits a stronger person. When we were at this hotel they gave out a tea party including all sorts of cakes, tapiocas, coffee and tea... generosity abounds and the care in every thing is strongly noticed!

Room Tip: Todo o hotel parece excelente, não há grandes problemas em escolher qualquer quarto ali.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Nessa87654321
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

the room was not the same we booked on the site,we asked for an explanation on the main desk and they told us:"there are 2 rooms with low fare(100uss/day?? low fare??)if you want an upgrade you have to pay more!!)...we declined of course so we had to stay in a smelly,backdoor,favela-view,1star decorated tinny room!! the road beside the pool was under construction,with a lot of dust in the air and noisy...well,really noisy!!
Not safe to come late at night,you gonna be robbed for sure!!
The place seems to be lovely on the photos...good job mister photographer!!
This place is a nightmare...go somewhere else!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Wilhelm H
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Additional Information about Refugio da Vila

Address: Loteamento Aldeia dos Pescadores | Lotes 6, 7, 8 -Quadra 39, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Praia do Forte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
#3 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte
Price Range: €164 - €406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Refugio da Vila 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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