Wifi was slow, and not working some days. I noticed this was an issue all over the country. Internet is just slow in Brasil, overall. Claro (a cell phone carrier) is showing a commercial for their new 4G (didn't see it once while in the country, only 3G), touting it as being the "fastest in the world"
The area of Jardim de Alah is not as popular or close to the city center as Rio Vermelho or Lapa, but it was fine for me, and just a bus ride away. This may be an issue for people who want to be more centrally located.
The hotel is right across the street from the beach. We got an ocean view room and it was amazing.
The staff was great, everyone we spoke to was very accommodating and friendly.
The breakfast was good, albeit the same everyday. A lot to choose from and food was fresh.
The price was what made this a no brainier for me. World Cup prices were higher at most places, but non-game days here were surprisingly low. Game days shot up about 350%, so I actually ended up checking out for one day, walking next door, and staying at a different place for one night.
When hearing this, the front staff were going to work with me about the price and let me stay there, but I had already booked the other hotel by then.
I liked this place and people so much, I stayed here a second time when I came back to Salvador later in the tournament.
I would stay here again. What small gripes I may have with the hotel (wifi), the people made the difference.