Portobello Ondina Praia Hotel is in Salvador's Ondina neighborhood, a short walk from the surf and sand of Praia da Ondina. You can see some of the region's tropical species at Jardim Zoologico, about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away. Praia da Barra, one of the most popular beaches in coastline-edged Salvador, is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) away, and the nightlife of Rio Vermelho is 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) east.
Forte Santo Antonio da Barra, a centuries-old fortress and museum, is 3.3 miles (5.3 kilometers) west. You'll find even more of Salvador's history on display in Pelourinho, just under 4 miles (6.3 kilometers) north. The city's most historic neighborhood is full of 17th- and 18th-century buildings. Exploring Salvador is made easier with onsite garage parking, available for a surcharge.
When you arrive, you'll be welcomed with a complimentary tropical drink. Caipirinhas and other cocktails can be had in either of the on-site bars, one of which provides drink service by the outdoor pool. A buffet breakfast is complimentary, served at Terra Mater, the hotel restaurant that also offers international and Bahian buffet options for lunch and dinner. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Other on-site conveniences include a 24-hour fitness center, a steam room, a spa tub, and you can even schedule a massage, also available at the hotel with an advance reservation. In addition to a 24-hour business center, the hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access in limited areas, multilingual staff, event catering, and 6 meeting rooms. Complimentary newspapers and a TV are in the lobby. Garage parking is available (surcharge).
Your guestroom offers several options for entertainment, including 24-inch TV with cable channels as well as a CD player and MP3 dock. Complimentary WiFi is available. Guestrooms also offer desks, clock radios, minibars, an iron and ironing board (on request), complimentary toiletries, and in-room safes. Cribs and rollaway beds are available. Daily housekeeping is provided.