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“We'll Be Back!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villas de Trancoso Hotel

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Villas de Trancoso Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Trancoso
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
“We'll Be Back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2008

I took my parents to Brazil for a well deserved break in June 2008 and we stayed at Villas Trancoso. What can I say - it was the perfect holiday all round for all of us. My father is not a beach lover but by the end of the holiday we couldn't get him out of the sea or out of his hammock!
We were incredibly well looked after - the staff were absolutely lovely and made us feel very much at home. We went out a couple of nights into Trancoso which was really nice but honestly we would have been happy staying at the villas all 7 nights.
The food was delicious - I would highly recommend the Brazilian BBQ! The breakfasts were excellent too - they made us something different every morning and there was great variety. The villas were great - very well maintained and good attention to detail.
All in all it was the perfect combination - staying in a villa gives you that 'home away from home' feeling but with the hotel aspect too it makes for the perfect break.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank AlexandraCharlotte
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English first
London
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2008

Three years ago my girlfriend and I went on holiday to Trancoso and happened to stumble upon a little oasis of paradise - Villas de Trancoso. With its inviting private beach, complete with wooden excercise machines and beach bar we ventured in to have a closer look and immediately fell in love with the exquisite surroundings and relaxed atmosphere.
We loved it so much we decided to get married in Trancoso and have the reception at the Villas. The service and assistance provided by Galen and his team can only be described as first class. In particular Sabrina was immense!! She corresponded on a daily basis with my now wife to organise all aspects of the wedding - from the Cocktail party on friday night to the church service in the quadrado and the most awesome of evenings at the Villas after the ceremony. As we live in London, England, the help she provided was instrumental in us deciding to have the wedding at the villas. There was nothing missing from the most perfect of occassions which will never leave our or our guests memories. Flavia and Rupert

  • Liked — The place is beautiful
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Harlequinsmad
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2007

Villas de Trancoso is a stunning place. We spent 5 days there, and left feeling wonderfully relaxed. The food is superb, and the staff so so friendly. You are put right at ease right from the start. The location is stunning - right on the beach (important in Trancoso), and only a 5 minute drive from the quadrado.

I would highly recommend this quiet, small, and extremely well run place.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tandrew
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Colorado
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2007

Our experience at Villas de Trancoso (also know as 'My Brazillian Beach') was one which we will never forget. We were treated to impecibly clean rooms, wonderfully manicured villa grounds, meals made from the freshest ingredients of the region, and a staff that is well-trained, professional and in tune to quests needs and desires.
Galen Briggs, the owner, is located on site and knows how to run a resort! His sincere friendliness puts the guest at ease and helps to ensure a wonderful experience for all the guests.
The surrounding area offers everything from spectacular golf, to back country jungle tours, to ocean excursions, to meeting the local people in near by towns that sell their handmade wares crafted by everyone in their family.
Save us a room Galen! We'll be back again!
Jimmy and Mary

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boston
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2007

Long leisurly dinners at a large rectangular family with 15 or so family members - the children were comfortable, visiting the buffet often for Fanta, kid-friendly food and wonderful ice cream. The adults leisurly sat at the table drinking wine, telling stories and feeling at home for a couple of hours at night.

During the day the many different ages of our group were satisfied by the great range of activities. Lots of body surfing in the large, warm waves of the ocean. Babies, moms and dads relaxed by the pool. Those of us who liked to be pampered reserved time at the spa. The kids' club was friendly and welcoming and the younger set liked to visit for a game of soccer or just ro relax with kids their own age.

The staff made us feel welcome. The guests represented many different countries, not so many US people which was a nice diversion from the states.

Beautiful visits. Ability to walk along the beach to local towns. Definitely a great experience for a large family with many different ages and interests. We'll probably go back.

  • Liked — the beautiful beach
  • Disliked — i liked it all
  • Tips/Secrets — decide how you are going to travel from the airport to resort before you go
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank ilovetravelboston
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2007

We have just returned from Paradise! What a wonderful place! The best holiday we have had and we travel a lot! Have visited some outstanding places but Villas de Trancoso is truly special. Relaxing, comfortable, delicious food ( Val and Rosie are THE BEST) and the most friendly, warm and caring staff we have ever encountered! Nothing was ever too much trouble. Being small (5 beautiful villa accomodations) means that the staff get to know their guests really well, by the end of our 14 night stay we felt that we were leaving family behind. Our teenage daughter fell in love with everyone, they treated her with such kindness. No matter how busy the staff always had time to chat with her and she even spent time in the kitchen baking biscuits! Much of the success of Villas is down to Gaelan the owner who is always on hand, checking to see that all is well with his guests. Friendly and laidback he may be but absolutely nothing escapes his attention! Stunning scenary, beautiful beaches, nightlife nearby if you want it. What more could the jaded traveller ask for? A return visit at least once a year for the foreseeable future!

  • Liked — The hammocks on our private terrace, mosquito netting,relaxed/comfortable, generous wardrobe space, like being in your own private villa without the hassle
  • Disliked — toilets get blocked! but think thats because guests flush paper instead of placing in bin provided!
  • Tips/Secrets — Take plenty mosquito repellant and cool casual stuff you dont need much!
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank dottybengal
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USA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2006

Beaches where you can walk undisturbed by yourself ; a pool made of marble; a full service bar and elegant restaurant in the middle of the jungle. We found it all at the Villas of Trancoso. Beautiful gardens surrounded us in our private villas where we awoke to birds alerting us to a full breakfast. My husband and I are world travelers. We have deemed Villas of Trancoso our Peaceful Paradise, bikinis optional. Jeanne of USA

  • Liked — Beach, villas, staff, food, wine, owner (Galen Briggs-expat)
  • Disliked — nothing!!!
  • Tips/Secrets — hidden gem!!!
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank JeannaMaria
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Additional Information about Villas de Trancoso Hotel

Property: Villas de Trancoso Hotel
Address: Estrada Arraial D_Ajuda/Trancoso 192 | Km 23,5, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Porto Seguro > Trancoso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
#1 Spa Hotel in Trancoso
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Trancoso
#1 Luxury Hotel in Trancoso
#1 Family Hotel in Trancoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Villas de Trancoso Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and just 1.5 kilometers from the historic "Quadrado" of Trancoso you will find our Villas. An oceanfront boutique hotel offering an extraordinary combination of manicured gardens, superb cuisine, attentive staff, world class golf and miles of endless golden sand. Recipient of Trip Advisors "Traveler's Choice Award" in 2013 as the #1 boutique hotel in Brazil. ... more   less 
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