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Vila Gale Salvador

4.5-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Farol da Barra Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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8.0.Very good.
  • Staff was very friendly and we felt welcome. Weiters were well trained and very polite .…

    Jan 14, 2021

  • Vários pontos precisam ser melhorados: ar condicionado antigo barulhento com apenas 3…

    Dec 18, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 224 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking

What’s around

  • In Barra
  • Farol da Barra Beach - 15 min walk
  • Porto da Barra Beach - 32 min walk
  • Federal University of Bahia - 32 min walk
  • Shopping da Bahia - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mercado Modelo - 5.4 mi / 8.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Apartamento
  • Family Apartment, Sea View
  • Superior
  • Suite Superior
  • Apartamento Plus
  • Superior Plus


  • In Barra
  • Farol da Barra Beach - 15 min walk
  • Porto da Barra Beach - 32 min walk

What’s around


  • In Barra
  • Farol da Barra Beach - 15 min walk
  • Porto da Barra Beach - 32 min walk
  • Federal University of Bahia - 32 min walk
  • Shopping da Bahia - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mercado Modelo - 5.4 mi / 8.8 km
  • Lacerda Elevator - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
  • Salvador Shopping Mall - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Costa Azul Park - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Penha Beach - 20.2 mi / 32.5 km

Getting around

  • Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Intl. Airport (SSA) - 39 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 224 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (BRL 25 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2001
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 29-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Versátil - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bar do Lobby - Onsite lobby lounge. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Bar Piscina - This bar is located by the pool. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Vila Gale Hotel Salvador
  • Vila Gale Salvador
  • Vila Gale Salvador Bahia, Brazil
  • Vila Gale Salvador Hotel
  • Vila Gale
  • Vila Gale Salvador Hotel
  • Vila Gale Salvador Salvador
  • Vila Gale Salvador Hotel Salvador

Optional extras

Covered self parking costs BRL 25 per night


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

This property uses solar energy.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Vila Gale Salvador does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs BRL 25 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - noon. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Versátil offers Portuguese cuisine and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Lampiao (7-min walk), Cantina Volpi (8-min walk), and Supermercado Apipema (9-min walk).
  • Vila Gale Salvador has 2 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center and a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    I really enjoyed my stay but I have one complaint. The food at the buffet did not have proper labels. Specifically these labels were missing key ingredient for common allergies such as fish and shellfish. I ate a pepper oil sauce that was marinated in tuna fish. I'm severely allergic to fish and my air passages began to shut down. It was carnival so taxis/ubers could not reach the hotel and I was forced to call an ambulance for treatment. The staff was hesitant to call an ambulance but thankfully my friend insisted that they do it. So now I have a medical bill of undetermined amount. I contacted the hotel and they have not responded, which is unacceptable. A simple label could have prevented all of this an not put my life at risk.

    Nicole, 5 night trip with friends, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very happy

    We are very happy with our choice and we are looking forward to go back. We love the location and the staff, in special Sr. Joselito at Tapioca station, he’s service was excellent, especially in fix the scrambled eggs from the kitchen, what was the only flaw to us.

    Vincent, 6 night family trip, Jan 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Reception staff is very attentive and willing to serve customers well

    2 night family trip, Nov 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value for money. Need to improve internet

    Precisa melhorar a Internet. O resto esta de acordo com o preço.

    Eugenio J, 2 night trip, Jun 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value quality hotel directly on coast

    Nice quality hotel in safe area midway between Barra port and Rua Vermelho area. Very quiet area. Hotel has nice pool and bar. Rooms facing sea are worth extra fee.

    Craig, 1 night romance trip, Apr 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value for money quality hotel

    Excellent value - quality for money. One of best hotels in this price range in Salvador. Well located directly on the coast in a nice relatively safe residential area. Definitely worth pay little more for a room with sea view.. Staff were friendly and helpful.

    Craig, 1 night romance trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful scenic Vila Gale location

    Location, breakfast, staff, and amazing view of the bay; close to the Shopping Barra and Rio Vermelho with outdoor restaurants and on the bus route to downtown Salvador and the Pelourinho

    Dr. Carole, 8 night business trip, Mar 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good but a little dated

    Good but a little dated hotel. The hotel has great view over the Atlantic ocean and staff is superb. Breakfast and A la carte food is good (unfortunately only available 2 days a week) but I would skip the dinner buffe and eat in a restaurant instead. Location near the Barra lighthouse where you can find some shops and restaurants. Apart from that, no exciting location to be honest. Guided tours can be booked in the lobby, big +

    Jessica, 4 night romance trip, Jan 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The beach situation needs to be addressed and the locals have access to the property from the beach up the back stairs; trash all over the beach, and no steps. No beach umbrellas, no chairs. At least rent them to your guest. Floors in apartment were sandy.

    2 night trip, Jan 2, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nice time

    It was a pleasant stay, I’ve marked it down because when they realised I was staying on my own they downgraded my room. I asked them not to but they did anyway. I was meant to be in an executive room but they changed it. Some of the staff are nice some just unhelpful. Breakfast was alright. Whatever you do make sure you, if your looking at the sea with your back to the hotel, turn right and head to the marina it’s beautiful. I took a trip with the tour people located inside the hotel by reception and I can’t recommend it enough. I went to the turtle conservation and it was brilliant, you have to pay to get in $25 and snorkelling is $60 extra.

    Louise, 2 night trip, Dec 9, 2018

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