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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Our experience was outstanding because the owner - Giuliano, not only spoke Portuguese and Italian, he also spoke English. He went over and beyond the call of duty; not only did he drive us to restaurants an organise taxis, he also arranged breakfast around a very early airplane check-in for us, and made sure we felt at home, and all our needs catered for. If you are a first time traveller, I would recommend this hotel if you want a "a home away from home' experience in a family friendly environment. We felt safe, reassured, and all our home comforts taken care of. This helped make our holiday a memorable one. Thanks Giuliano, Leo, Patritcia and everyone here - Obrigado! BEAUTIFUL BEACHES!

Room tip: Any room is good
Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great service, perfect to get out of the city for a romantic weekend. Good breakfast (I loved the scrumbled eggs) and a very fair rate for what you get! The stuff is very friendly, almost a bit too much ;) I can´t say anything bad... Thanks!

Room tip: The king room is the most private one ;)
Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Fritz104
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My brother-in-law and I had a great stay at Villa Araca. Giuliano and his Family could not have been more accommodating, and were very helpful with dealing with untrustworthy taxi cab drivers in Salvador.

I would definitely stay at Villa Araca next time I am in the area, a really quality residence with world-class service.

Thank you!

Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I was disappointed.
Araca and Flamboyan Villas are run by a company called Pau Brasil. Directions to the accommodation take you to a small office - two desks, computers and a Manager - next to Araca. That's euphemistically called the 'Reception'. You pay up front. If you stay at Flamboyan you have to walk several blocks back to Araca for breakfast (although said manager will drive you if you prefer). I stayed at Araca for the slightly larger pool and breakfast which I had been persuaded I should have. However, I didn't stay long, I moved to a Pousada (B&B) closer to the beach after a few hours sitting by the 'pool' at Araca.
Basically, the so-called villas are converted suburban houses in a so-so neighbourhood about 15-20 minutes walk from the beach. There are no real restaurants within walking distance ( a few dodgy-looking eateries), no nightlife, no shopping. You need a car. The villas are in a neighbourhood in which you are recommended not to walk except in broad daylight... even to the beach...
No staff onsite, so no snacks or drinks available while you sit beside the small (Araca) and smaller (Flamboyan) pool. The only 'food' or 'drink' is in the minibar in your room, and there is a very clear notice about not using the fridge for your own purchased food/drink. No coffee/tea-making facilities.
Extra rooms have been added within the gardens so everything is quite cramped. Along with someone's full washing line in Flamboyan! Entrance to my room was through large French glass doors. No windows. Traffic trundles by the garden/pool area all day. It felt isolated and abandoned. It felt like staying in someone's house while they had gone on holiday. It might work for a family or group of friends taking over the entire property.
On the plus side:
The bedrooms are very nicely furnished, with lovely sheets and duvet (I can't believe it gets used!), good thick towels etc,; each room a different theme and colour on the walls, lovely paintings. All very tasteful and clean. The aircon and ceiling fan work very well. The house's living room was tastefully furnished with sofas etc,... There are plastic chairs and tables for breakfast (Araca) on a terrace off the living room, and for poolside sitting, as well as deck chairs.

Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank maggiepin
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Pau Brasil I, Direttore at Villa Araca Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

We are very sorry for his disappointment.
The Lady , as by his own admission on arrival, was looking for a different style environment like resort or Club Mediterranè, with many tourists and confusion.
Our pousadas are suitable for those who want an exclusive and refined , who like quiet comfort , privacy and personalized service like enjoy a breakfast cooked-to- measure with selected Italian products, in front the pool.
The beach is simply wonderfull, only 300 meters or 5 minutes walking and you meet many typical restaurants sea front who offer all the amenities and services.
Less than 450 meters there is the shopping street : 4 km of services, typical and international restaurants, shopping, bars with live music, night clubs, grocery, banks, pharmacy, hospital and many more attractions and facilities.
Vilas do Atlantico is a neighborhood noble, high-level , home to politicians, big businessmen , artists and people of high society and all the services here are plentiful and of excellent quality as well as safety. Many children and women alone at night and jogging smoothly.
Live or spend a holiday in Vilas do Atlantico is a privilege that not everyone can afford here in Brazil. Vilas do Atlantico is simply a paradise for those who know Brazil.
The lady has been less than an hour and did not have the patience to discover and appreciate all that our facilities and the district offer ....

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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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