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Pousada Villa Carmo
Ranked #80 of 111 Hotels in Salvador
Reviewed 22 September 2011

I found this pousada on venere when I was having trouble getting a room last minute. The owner was quick to respond to my questions and when our flight was delayed out of Recife the night concierge handled our airport transfer changes and our driver was there to meet us at 5am.

We stayed in room 1 overlooking the cobblestone street, with a view up to a spectacular church. Super high ceilings and lots of space, we regretted that our stay in Salvador was brief. Breakfast on the back terrace with sweeping views of Salvador and the sea was unforgettable.

But Salvador is quite intense, we felt it was more dangerous than either Sao Paolo or Rio. It's too bad, it is a special place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We were in room 4 (clearly the best, overlooking the harbor), two of the nights with our adult daughter. The layout of the room makes it a good choice for 3 people. We found the room, and little balcony, and the terrace downstairs to be very pleasant places to hang out. Now that we've been there, we know we would only want to be in a room like that, facing the harbor. Owner's English was very good. We highly recommend the location too - Santo Antonio neighborhood is enough away from Pelourinho hubbub. Very near a good "quilo" restaurant.

Room Tip: room for 3 should get you room 4, the best room
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2010

It's a very good place to stay in Salvador, near Pelo, pretty and clean pousada, very kind manager and staff.

Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2009

This is a beautiful pousada, right in the heart of the old city of Salvador. It was clean, comfortable and surprisingly quiet given the location. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was standard fare, and nice enough. Would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 November 2009

This B&B is located in the historic centre of Salvador, but slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Pelourinho. My room looked over the sea, admittedly with the port in the way. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast in particular is fantastic, the best I had in Brazil.

Having said that, the rooms are a bit on the basic side, but are clean.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

We had a nice room overlooking the bay and harbour incl. a romantic sundown from the nice balcony. Vila Carmo is ocated in walking distance from all attractions in Pelourinho.
Especially the Bahia breakfast is great.
Room is a little run-down and sanitary facilities are a bit smelly.
Enjoyed it anyhow.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2009

This is a beautiful pousada in a great location. The staff are very friendly and helpful, they organised a trip to a candomblé ceremony at the last minute, and booked us tickets to a fantastic traditional Brazilian dance show (Balé Folclórico da Bahia at the Teatro Miguel Santana, highly recommended). They had lots of suggestions for us when we told them what we wanted to see, and told us the no-go areas of the city that were not so safe.

We stayed in room 4, which had comfortable beds, a good bathroom (plus a second private toilet outside the room), a reasonably-priced minibar and a lovely balcony with a hammock and a good view over the bay.

The location is ideal, at one end of the Pelourinho - close to all the major sights but quiet at night. Our room's location away from the street meant that even on one night when there was a major festival and the streets were very busy, the room stayed quiet and we could get a good night's sleep.

Breakfast was lovely, a wide selection of great home-made Bahian food and fresh fruit juices with a dining area on a balcony overlooking the bay.

All of this combined with a 10% discount for staying 4 nights, we thought was excellent value for money. We highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rua do Carmo, 58 | Historic Center - Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
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Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 111 Hotels in Salvador
Price Range: £33 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Villa Carmo 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privileged location: The Pousada Villa Carmo is located In the heart of Salvador's Historical Center, where tourists and local residents are immersed in culture, tradition, leisure and fun. The atmosphere is cozy: the environment is family-like and offers comfort and safety, uniting antique and modern elements. The lobby area is welcoming and warming: nothing more natural coming from Pousada Villa Carmo owners, Ana Luz, Brazilian and Gianluca, Italian. Dating from the XIX century, the Inn occupies a colonial building at the traditional Rua do Carmo and neighbors a rich colonial architectural compound preserved since Brazil's colonial time. Leaning over the sea of Todos os Santos Bay, Pousada Villa Carmo is at a few steps from some of the most important architectural monuments of the city, such as the religious compound formed by Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Ordem Terceira do Carmo churches, including the Cruz do Pascoal Oratory. It's in this historic environment, joyful and strong cultural scenery, that Pousada Villa Carmo guests find the perfect environment to enjoy the best of Salvador, making good use of the coziness, culture and pleasures of Brazil's happiness capital. ... more   less 
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