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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beautiful building Clean and well appointed room - great shower and AC
Gorgeous view from breakfast room
Lovely mezzanine room although would not be very happy to have young children up there - a bit unsafe
Loved the Juliette balcony
Comfy beds

Room tip: The front rooms can be a little noisy
Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

I dont' know what the problem is but I only know that after having reserved a room through booking.com and than cancelled it as per the booking terms (free cancellation) I didn't have my money back from the pousada (about 600 euros) and had to ask the intervention of booking.com that finally had to made the refund on their behalf.. I will not test if the place is good..

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Strambella
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Carmelo C, Proprietário at Pousada do Pilar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018
Google Translation

Egregio Signor Comense,
siamo spiacenti ma il suo nome non risulta tra i clienti che abbiamo ospitato e neppure tra quelli che hanno effetuato prenotazioni attraverso siti di intermediazione. La preghiamo di verificare presso quale struttura alberghiera Lei abbia avuto il problema citato, poiché il Suo nome é a noi sconosciuto.

Cordiali saluti,

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you love rooms with Bay views and a hotel/pousada with a great location close to Salvador's Old Town district (Pelourinho) than Pousada do Pilar is perfect for you! Pousada do Pilar is located on a very popular cobblestone street (Rua Direita de Santo Antonio) known for its hip bars/restaurants with Bay views. In fact, when Anthony (Tony) Bourdain brought his hit CNN travel show Parts Unknown to Salvador in 2013 he filmed several segments on this street. I love staying here because it's only a short walk to Pelourinho which allows me to easily move about freely on my own terms!

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank dreamtrips2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Very few positive things about this hotel that don't outweigh the disadvantages:
- bay view from our room and from breakfast rooftop.
- ok breakfast (mainly cakes and bread and some fruits)
- very close to Pelourinho. Easy to go out in the night: cafes and bars nearby

- dark bathroom (some light bulbs not working)
- dirty and filthy room (found HAIR and NAILS on the floor, spider webs on the walls)
- sheets had dirty marks, hair and sand all over them when we arrived. (asked to change)
- I drank from a WATER BOTTLE filled with CLEANING FLUID. A cleaning lady FORGOT it in the bathroom and I confused it with the similar water bottle we had bought earlier that day. The hotel manager just told she is sorry, so no real apologies, no compensation was offered.
- in general rather disorganised and poorly managed hotel. Unfriendly managers that after all we experienced during the first day there, didn`t even greet us during the next days neither asked if I`m ok.

We tried to spend as less time in hotel as possible, cause the room was just disgusting! On fotos the rooms look much better than they really are.

Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Alexandra N
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Having booked for a large family room (3 beds: for parents and two children) we had a terrace with a terrific view on the Bay Todos os Santos (4th floor), close to the partly open air breakfast terrace (third floor). Friendly personnel with humor, breakfast is good and tropical. Excellent bathroom. Daily life is just lively enough in an also quiet street, at walking distance to the Carmo church and Pelourinho square. Pousada expires arty ambience with paintings (Gilberto Gil!) and colourfull walls.

Room tip: fourth floor with terrace, Bay as well as street view
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Peter J
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