The welcome in this guest house/pousada is second to none. The staff made sure we knew where everything was both in the accommodation and in Salvador itself. They recommended places to go and restaurants etc. This wasn't a normal check in of here's the key and get on with it! As we were at the end of our 3 week trip to Brazil and we had done pretty well in keeping to our budget we did decide to upgrade to their master bedroom, which actually consisted of 2 rooms with double beds, the upper room with sliding windows which looked out to the bay. Yes there was also a view of other roofs and the docks, but the view across the sea was excellent and the sunsets were spectacular! Not that we stayed that long in the place during the day as the historic centre is only 10 minutes away and there is plenty to see.
Breakfast is very good, but the terrace it is held on is small and does overlook another street/alley so get there early to overlook the small garden below rather than somebody's underwear on the washing line!
The house itself is a historic, brightly painted colonial building. It has a nice lounge with a public balcony overlooking the road. Saturday nights you can hear the drum beats from the city centre and the Capoeira performances etc but Sunday morning was as quiet as a mouse. The walk back at night can feel longer than the 10 minutes it is from the main square and can be a bit edgy but you can get a taxi even though this has to drive around most of the city centre as the historic centre itself is pedestrianised.
I have never commented on other reviews before and I am not now except to say please ignore the totally ludicrous terrible review somebody has given this excellent guest house. And yes I am over 50.
- 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