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Villa Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Our rating: First Class

This boutique hotel in the heart of the Pelourinho is inspired by the Portuguese Spice Route. Each room evokes a different city or region on the Spice Route, from Calcutta to Mozambique to Timor. Each room is equipped with air conditioning and television, and the hotel also boasts a wonderful (expensive) French restaurant on the ground floor. Other services include a small rooftop terrace with 2 jacuzzis and a small outdoor pool.

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