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Etnia Pousada & Boutique
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

We spent the 2nd week of our honeymoon in the little known Trancoso at the Etnia Pousada. The place is simply stunning. Built into a tropical forest and with only 8 villa's, the place is calm and your every whim is catered for. We had the Goa Suite, with touches of India all around. The pool and bar/restaurant is the centerpiece of this amazing little place, and it's a great place to hang out if you don't fancy the 15mins walk to the beach.

Trancoso is also a chic/bohemian hang out, it's not cheap, but generally the food in the town is of a high standard (especially Maritaca for pizza/pasta), and there's a great selection of boutique shops to pass the time before and after dinner.

The only criticism is the breakfasts which seem to only consist of (beautifully presented) ham and cheese and fruit. I would like to see this improved and varied especially for guests who stayed for 7 nights as we did.

Overall though, Trancoso and the Etnia are wonderful places, and definitely worth the trek to get there.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tal1976
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Reviewed 3 March 2009

had a very enjoyable 5 nights at pousada etnia. Lovely place, attentive staff. Transcoso is a great place to visit.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank oyetey
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Reviewed 18 February 2009

My mother and I stayed at Etnia for a week having heard about it on i-escape and it really lives up to it's reviews. The hotel is a beautiful retreat away from the hustle of town, set amidst gorgeous gardens (mind the mozzies - they are rampant!). The staff were fantastic - Paulo does indeed make a mean caipirinha and he's endlessly cheerful - and the owners were on hand to check that all was ok or just even to say hello. I had a birthday whilst staying at the hotel and the owners were kind enough to throw me a party - cake, champagne and guests all present! We were staying in the Tribal room which was lovely and I would have leapt at the chance to see the other rooms having heard so much about them! The main communal area was beautifully designed and offered a luxurious contrast to the surrounding gardens. The three dogs - all labradors - were gorgeous and very much part of the family! We had a great time in Trancoso in general and at Etnia Pousada and I would love to go back!

  • Stayed: January 2009
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1  Thank sophym
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Reviewed 24 January 2009

only three days in Etnia for a wedding in July 2008. We stayed in Trancoso room, every 8 room has a different theme. The hotel's owners are very friendly and willing to help the guest in every aspect.

The rooms are very well decorated, with large bathrooms and very good amenities. The swimming pool is great. The location is very good too because is very near the quadrado, much better than staying in the beach

The only complaing is that thay should have wi-fi instead of cable internet.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Zamorano
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Reviewed 28 November 2008

we spend a wonderful week at the pousada. from the minute we walked in it was just perfect for us. the way everything is set up, the villas, especially the pool area - its just wonderful. the description of the pousada does not come close to the real beauty. perfect to relax, you don´t feel like staying at a hotel, its rather home away from home. very layed back, still a lot of attention to small details, so you don´t get the impression you are just a number in any hotel or resort. t the staff is very nice and helpfull, and very well trained. thanks to Andre and Corrado. there are lots of restaurants in trancoso, but you should also try the food at the pousada - delicious. we hope to go back soon - a wonderful place!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank RobEdAustria
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