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Hotel Pousada Colonial
Ranked #4 of 37 Sao Luis B&B and Inns
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Clean and authentic”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

As all the guides say, a really clean place. Authentic colonial flavor that honors their name. Very nice staff! Quite good breakfast. And location is perfect, inside the ancient "Centro Histórico". Price is also very correct.

Room Tip: High ceilings make long stairs. But the street level does not have nice rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Tokyo, Japan
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The Old Town (Centro Histôrico) of Sao Luis is much more abandoned than I would have liked it to be, with lots of buildings remaining in ruins and many more without residents. The same kind of fate could have fallen upon any of the buildings in the area, so the simple fact that Pousada Colonial is so well kept and positively clean and beautiful is a small heroic feat. The staff were helpful and well-informed, making it a very convenient place to stay. As the Colonial is located at the edge of the Old Town, you need to walk four or five deserted blocks to come back from the center of action every night which surely is a bit eery in the late hours, but we didn't encounter any real danger after all. The rooms themselves are not special at all, but the well-ventilated public areas are what make this hotel very pleasant.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

The inn is located at Sao Luis historical downtown, although pretty run down, many buildings are being restored at the moment.
The location is good, staff friendly, and ok breakfast. Clean and spacious room at a nice kept building. I would recommend it, though a bit pricey I would say.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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208 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Hotel Pousada Colonial is a beautiful old building centrally located in the historic district. Rooms have A/C, fridge, free wifi. One day is enough for São Luis.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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RJ
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

I always wanted to go to São Luis and Lençóis Maranhenses, so I decided to stay at this hotel because it was located at the historical center. When we arrived, I was really frustrated to discover how abandoned the historical center were. The receptionist warned us to avoid walk around it since it was Sunday and it could be dangerous. Since we’re from Rio de Janeiro, we thought he was over reacting. They weren’t - we felt unsafe and it was even hard to find a place to have lunch.
The hotel is almost like the historical center itself, with a huge potential, great historical heritage, but abandoned.
Breakfast was good, with traditional cakes and juices. Hotel staff is very friendly and helped me to find an “arraial” - it was the last day of June, when they celebrate the Saint John’s party with typical dance (bumba meu boi).

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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126 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

This pousada is so popular that they don't even ask for a deposit to book the room. It was enough to send an e-mail and the room was booked.
I loved the colonial style of the building and its interiors. The room was quite big, the equipment basic, but all clean and comfortable. Nice view from the window. Breakfast OK.

The receptionists were helpful, gave us city maps and advised about touristic places to see in the city + trip to Alcantara, which I had planned to see. I don't know if they speak English as I communicated with them in Portuguese. However, there are many foreign tourists in the pousada, mainly French people, so I guess they have to communicate with them somehow :)

It is very close to historic centre and best restaurants in the city, just few steps away. Location is really good.

We liked the pousada very much and would surely choose it again if we go back to Sao Luis, which is fantastic and very safe city.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2010

We had high expectations based on reviews online and their website. However, even if we had done a reservations two months in advance, we were bumped to a tiny room with no window. The hotel was pretty noisy and, while well located, there is nothing in the area. On the other hand, the receptionist was extremely helpful and there is a delicious breakfast. Poor service for the cost paid.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Pousada Colonial
Address: Rua Afonso Pena, N0 112, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65010-030, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Maranhao > Sao Luis
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Sao Luis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Pousada Colonial 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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