“Another lodging option with architectural character is the Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu in Rio Vermello, 15 minutes away. A pink, art-filled, 30-room Colonial mansion, it has lovely gardens and rooftop views of the beach.”

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"There are some large international beachside hotels, but they don’t come close to the character and architectural flavor of the Hotel CATHARINA Paraguaçu, a pink colonial mansion with rooftop views of the Rio Vermelho beach that’s just a taxicab ride away from Pelourinho."

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"Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu, an art-filled oasis in the midst of bustling Rio Vermelho night life."

The New York Times Journal, Feb. 2009

"The Catharina Paraguaçu ally simplicity and style to create a cozy atmosphere... The Hotel's charm are on the details."

O Globo Journal , Feb. 2009

"The sleeping areas at this intimate charming Hotel – set in a 19th century mansion, are comfortable and include tree split-level suites. It’s family-run and in a neighborhood of good restaurants and bars. Fodor’s Brazil – First Edition."

Fodor’s Brasil – First Edition.

"Perfect Place to Stay in Bahia” The hotel is small and personal, with artistic touches throughout."

January 2005 - www.tripadvisor.com

"This hotel is a favorite thanks to the historical manor that houses it, the tasteful decoration, and efficient service."


"The Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu is the closest thing Salvador has to a boutique hotel. It is located in the seaside neighborhood of Rio Vermelho, a lively area with lots of restaurants and bars. Conveniently located , good service and comfort!"


"“Plutôt agréable..;” Curieux mélange architectural avec une maison ancienne collée à un petit batiment moderne avec le béton à nu... Hotel bien tenu, excellent petit déjeuner."

Sep, 2006 www.tripadvisor.com

"Part renovated colonial home and part modern addition, Catherina charms with its gorgeous antiques and folk art. The surrounding gardens are lovely… The hotel centers on its oldest structure, whose historical character is only enhanced by its arty elements. Colorful, hand-painted, mismatching tiles line the entry hallway and those of the back wing. "


"The Catharina Paraguacu Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service, modern comfort and convenience are seamlessly combined to ensure the guests' satisfaction."


"It offers nicely decorated guestrooms with comfortable services for your pleasant stay. Visitors to Salvador will see that the hotel is the right choice with its convenient location and complete service and facilities."


"Le Catharina Paraguaçu est une adresse agréable à Salvador. Son charme de maison coloniale ravira les amateurs d'ambiance traditionnelle et d'accueil personnalisé. Dès qu'on entre dans le Catharina Paraguaçu, on a l'impression d'être chez des amis."


"This charming hotel is a restored historic colonial house located within walking distance from the beach. The rooms and common areas are beautifully decorated with high ceilings and antique lighting, and have balconies overlooking a garden. Its desirable location is one of its special assets."


"The Hotel Catharina Paraguaçu is situated in the district of "Rio Vermelho", a privileged neighborhood... It is considered as a very charming three star hotel."