The rooms and the breakfast were good and the lobby was very good (spacious and well maintained). They had a viewing room for the World Cup games. The view of the beach was good.
When I booked, the booking said Wifi was available everywhere and free. When I got there it wasn't free in the rooms (only in the lobby) but I was told that since I used Booking.com (via Kayak), it would be free. I had to go every night and have them give me access to wifi in the room (instead of providing it for my 5 days in one shot). They tried to charge me for it at the end of the stay but I didn't pay for it writing a note explaining that my booking confirmation stated it was for free. The location was not too safe at night.
Perfect location and view
Noisy (bad sound isolation between rooms)
Great ocean view, nice pool and good location just outside the citycenter.
Poor english speaking of staff and they work slow
I loved the view from our room and also the breakfast buffet had a good selection of various dishes and the staff working the breakfast buffet were all very pleasant.
Housekeeping was not the best..when I walked on the floor with bare feet they picked up dirt..also one day we left the green light on to clean the room, returned some 12 hours later very tired and the room has not been cleaned. The explanation was that the cleaning staff saw the light and just thought it was red. Anyway, the room was cleaned somewhat about 10pm while we had to wait in the lobby. Please..even an apology and an offer or a drink while we had to wait!!
Very large room with modern furniture. Immaculately clean. No noise from the corridor or the street. a nice pool with a good view of the sea. Breakfast buffet had a wide choice and good quality.
Many members of staff spoke no English or Spanish at all, even to the point of not even understanding a room number. Not really anything nearby, no beach, no restaurants and not even an atm.
We thought the rooms were lovely and the staff helpful and the breakfast excellent
We wanted to use the sauna but it wasn't working unfortunately
Quite convenient location if you want a mix between a city break and beach holiday in Salvador. Clean and spacious rooms. Small but nice pool, gym and massage on offer. You can book a very good boat trip to the islands in Bahia bay in the hotel reception.
This is a hotel mainly used by Brazilians, so not much English spoken. Staff not always helpful - we had booked 2 rooms but only 1 room was ready for us. Nearby beach is small and hard to access from hotel. If you want to eat/drink in the Pelourinho it tends to be a pricey taxi ride.
everything especially the staff were very pleasant
Rooms were comfortable and the staff was very caring and helpful. Breakfast was the best part of the stay.
Though I was on a non-smoking floor, one of the guests smoked continuously and the smell of his smoke was annoying. The hotel staff needs to enforce the non-smoking rules.
nice room with view over sea
terrible food. No choice inrestaurant for evening meal a la carte - only the grande buffet.
nice pool area/views, comfortable rooms
the restaurant did not have a lot of atmoshere
A stay at Vila Gale Salvador places you in the heart of Salvador, a 2-minute drive from Farol da Barra Beach and 12 minutes from Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Limited parking is available onsite.