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“a few steps from the beach but still close to Salvador...”
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Pousada Poesia
Ranked #62 of 111 Hotels in Salvador
Trieste, Italy
2 reviews
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“a few steps from the beach but still close to Salvador...”
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We spent in Brasil a month and a half, visiting many places and sleeping almost every night in another place. That is why we feel free to spend a good word for the pousada Poesia which was our first accomodation in Brasil. The pousada is located directly on the beach of Itapua (half an hour from the centre of Salvador), which is the best choice for those who want to visit the city but at the same time relax on the beach and stay in a quiet neighbourhood. It is well connected to the airport since it is very close to it, and busses are frequent for Praya do Flamengo and Praya do Forte as well and other nice resorts on the north of Salvador. The rooms are simply but very nicely furnished, they are very clean and comfortable. All rooms have the bar with fresh drinks available. Some rooms have the terrace open on the sea; all guests have access to a quiet garden with a swimming pool where they can have a refreshing capirinha or use the barbecue... The owners are very nice and descreet, they speak many languages (Portuguese, Italian, English, Slovenian etc.) and the breakfast is one of the best we tried in Brasil!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

The location is great due to the proximity with the airport (for whom has an early flight!). There are also very typical restaurants around (with Acarajé, Tapioca, etc) and the restaurant Mistura (Very higly recommended!). The hotel is old and our room (nbr 4) smelled very badly! There was hair on the bed and bathroom was also not very clean. Recepcionist of the first day was not very helpful however the manager and mornig recepcionist were helpful. Breakfast is nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Liomar, Manager at Pousada Poesia, responded to this review, 7 October 2012
We know that writing a review is boring for most people. For this we are grateful that you did it.
Regarding your comments we should say that the decor of our pousada is rustic, the furniture is solid wood (angelim) and have a characteristic perfume. The floor is made ​​in the traditional way.
Generally guests praise the cleaning of the pousada, so we are surprised for the reclamations. Obviously, for each new guest we put clean sheets, that pious are usually changed every second day. Anyway thanks for the comments, we'll keep in mind.
Best regards, Liomar Silva os Santos, manager
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philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We stayed here for the first few nights of our honeymoon in July, before joining an Intrepid tour. My husband and I are simple, no fuss travelers and were looking for a good priced hotel on the beach--and the Pousada Poesia did NOT disappoint!

Our room was simply furnished and very clean, and we could not have been more pleased!
The breakfast was traditional Bahian fare (note: mostly breads and fresh fruit, variety of drinks as well) and the manager Igor is delightful! We also met his dog, Tula, a sweet girl!

This is a quiet residential beach and neighborhood; not touristy at all, so a real taste of the state of Bahia! You can watch the local fisherman going about their work and teens playing soccer on the beach. There are very few hotels nearby, so this is a great place for a quiet retreat. At the same time, the small town, a few restaurants, and a supermarket are all within walking distance, so your basic needs are met. Also, you would never know you're just a 1/2 hour cab ride away from the center of Salvador.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The pousada is perfectly located directly to the beach. It has a small garden with a nice and clean pool, guests can also make churrasco / bbq in the garden.
The pousada is not in the center of Itapoan, even not directly to a big street so it is a very quiet and nice place to relax. Around you can reach a supermarket and some restaurants and bars within 10 minutes walk. Transfer from the airport is about 15 minutes by taxi, which cost around 30,- RS.
Rooms are very cosy and clean, all of them have a veranda, some of them with a stunning seaview.
Breakfast is a mix of european and tropical (various fruits and juices). Breakfast is served on the public veranda, which also allows a fantastic view on the sea.
Staff is very friendly and available for any of your needs, some of them even speak English. The reception is always staffed , also durig the night.
The beach is nice, you will find sand, palm trees and a reef there. Distance to Farol de Itapoan is about 5 minutes by walking on the beach, same as Praia de Sereia. It is a very nice place to relax in a quiet neighbourhood, the historic center Pelourinho can be reached by bus in 45 minutes (5,-) R$ and Praia do Forte will take one hour by bus (10,- R$).

I promise, I will return in 2013!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

we stayed here for our final few days in brazil so we were near the airport. the pousada was really clean and quiet and rooms were comfortable. the pool was like a lovely and refreshing. the staff were helpful and friendly and the caiporinias fantastic!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Enjoying the skyline of Salvador with the tranquility of this neighbourhood is possible. All you need is around so you can easily relax. Sea, clean beach, swimmingpool and also good restaurants and supermarket. Just perfect if you want to visit the old center (1hour car drive) but not want to stay there (eg with small children). Rooms upstairs with balcony are comfortable, clean and with great seaview and Salvador skyline.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Hong Kong
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

I stayed with three friends in this pousada on our holiday to brazil. I was welcomed by a lovely man named Igor, who helped us in every way to make our stay at the Pousada and Salvador a great one.
We had a great room which was very spacious and accomodated us well, we were up graded to the sea view room which also had a large balcony. The breakfast were great, with fresh juices each morning and freshly baked cakes and pastries.
Igor made us feel like part of the family and drove us to the centre and made our last night memorable by the BBQ he cooked on the beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Pousada Poesia
Address: Rua da Poesia 118 | Farol de Itapoã, Salvador, State of Bahia 41640-485, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Salvador
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Poesia 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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