My son and I returned from a week in Salvador for the World Cup. Pousada Colonial was our home base for the week. The driver Colonial arranged promptly met us at the airport, and not only was friendly but gave us an enthusiastic guided tour into the city in a mix of Portuguese, Spanish, and some French.
Our room on the top floor was neat and clean. The balcony had a view of the neighborhood, where we found some boys to play soccer on the narrow street behind the hotel. Safety was a concern traveling to Brazil, but we felt secure at Colonial and safe in the neighborhood. We saw many of the same faces during our week, and even made friends with some of the children in the neighborhood. Colonial is exceptionally well situated for jaunts into the old town, and was a 20 minute walk to the Arena Fonte Nova.
We enjoyed the breakfast of cakes, breads, fresh juices, fruit, eggs, ham, cheese, yogurt, and cereal. The coffee was superb.
While the building, rooms, common area, breakfast, location were all great, what made Pousada Colonial worth the stay was the staff. Their advice on restaurants, sights, places to walk or take taxis was always spot on. My son was sick for a day while in Salvador. There wasn’t a staff member that didn’t ask how he was doing. Tito made my son tea, that my son was convinced cured his illness. We were well cared for.
This was a genuinely nice place to stay, and immersed us in the city of Salvador. It exceeded my expectations, and was the cornerstone of a magical week in Salvador.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pousada Colonial is located in the beautiful Historic Center of Salvador. Since 2003, the Pousada preserve has offered something unique to experience in Salvador. Removed from modern tourism, the classic style of Brasil is all around. In an old townhouse you can feel the charm and elegance of colonial times. All the while taking advantage of the conveniences of the modern world. Our customers are attracted by the unmatched style and the ease of being located next to Pelourinho, the heart of Salvador and near other cultural and tourist spots. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Colonial Salvador, Bahia, Brazil