Location. Pestana Bahia Hotel is in Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, in the nightlife- and hotel-heavy neighborhood of Rio Vermelho. This oceanfront hotel meets a rocky beach, part of the 31 miles (50 kilometers) of coastline that hugs Salvador on 3 sides. At Praia Amaralina, 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) east, you can grab a coconut water from a vendor and walk a boardwalk that runs parallel to a golden sandy beach. Head to Jardim Zoologico where you can visit a menagerie of South American animals. Historic Forte Santo Antonio de Barra, which dates back to the early 1500s, is nearby.
Hotel Features. At Pestana Bahia Hotel, 2 outdoor pools overlook the crashing waves of the Atlantic. The fitness center offers views of the sea and features a sauna, spa tub, and a range of cardio and strength equipment next to floor-to-ceiling windows. A poolside bar serves up cocktails and freshly squeezed juice. Cais da Ribeira Restaurant serves dishes from Portugal and Bahia for breakfast. Room service is available from 6 PM to 11 PM and complimentary breakfast is served daily. Research local attractions using the free WiFi access available in the common areas, or use one of the computers in the 24-hour business center. The Pestana Bahia Hotel also features 19 meeting rooms. If you are traveling through Salvador by car, self and valet parking are available as well as a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharges apply). A babysitting service is also available for an extra charge.
Guestrooms. In your guestroom or suite, you can take in dramatic sea views from the balcony. The TV comes with cable programming, and wireless Internet access is available for free. Accommodations also include in-room safes and hair dryers. Rollaway/extra beds are available on request.