NAME: hotel Ibis Rio Vermelho
WHERE: Rio Vermelho, Salvador de Bahia
WEBSITE: Ibis Salvador Rio Vermelho
IN ENGLISH: yes
PRICES ON THE WEBSITE: yes
LOCATION: the hotel is located in the Rio Vermelho neighbourhood, right next to a tiny and secluded beach. Rio Vermelho is one of the bohemiam quarters of Salvador, with lots of restaurants and an active night life. To get to the center of Salvador (Pelourinho) from Rio Vermelho you have to take a taxi or a bus. The tourist Salvador bus stops right in front of the hotel. See the location of the hotel on Google Maps.
THE PREMISES: the hotel occupies a building attached to the Mercure hotel – belonging to the same hotel chain. It has the classic structure of most Ibis hotels, with a dining room and bar on the ground floor.
THE ROOMS: your standard Ibis room, correct. Separate bathroom. Tv and telephone. For our travelling needs, more than enough.
PRICES IN MARCH 2009: we paid R$109 per room per night.
BREAKFAST: not included on the price. It costs R$10 per person per day. We ended up having breakfast at the hotel to avoid being delayed. Breakfast is correct, it lacks the charm of a classic breakfast at a Brazilian pousada but it is more generous than a continental breakfast.
FOOD: available at the restaurant. We didn’t eat at the hotel.
INTERNET: the hotel offers paid wi-fi access. There is also a computer offering paid internet access.
RECEPTION: efficient and professional.
CONTACT BY EMAIL: we booked through the hotel’s website. All the options and charges were presented clearly.
OUR OPINION: those familiar with Ibis hotels are unlikely to be dissapointed. Comfortable accommodation with no luxuries attached at a very competitive price. Those wanting to stay at the Rio Vermelho neighbourhood will find the Ibis hotel an excellent choice. Being far from the center of town wasn’t a problem for us.
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