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Pousada Esmeralda

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Ladeira do Baluarte, 29, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 138 Salvador B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
jean-christophe B Acapulco
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location next to historical center, to museums and to the beach. Nathalie and Marco, the owners, are exceptionnally helpful and kind : it's a real pleasure to share a moment with them. They know perfectly the local culture and have many interesting typical details to tell to there hosts. The homestay (pousada) is quiet, pleasant, clean and peaceful :... More 

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Jean Christophe merci de nous avoir choisi , je suis heureuse que ton séjour fut celui que tu souhaitais. Bonne... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't have had a better start to our trip. They picked us up from the airport, recommended things to do and places to go, helped us fixing our backpack and sent us to the best places north and south of Salvador!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a delightful pousada, i.e. a family home, located about a 15 minute walk away from the main tourist attractions around Pelourinho in Salvador. I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of 2014/ beginning of 2015. I had a lovely triple room with a hammock and my own private bathroom, which I paid 200 reals (about 50... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Me and my girlfriend went there for two nights in October 2014. The owners of this Pousada are an awesome family! They are really helpful, gave us many tips for our stay in Salvador and are just absolutely nice in general. You truly feel at home after the first second. I also wanna say that the interior is really well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We arrived in Salvador and Marco picked us up at the airport. After 30 minutes we arrived at Pousada Esmeralda. An amazing inspiring house with a lot of art. They really made us feel like home! The breakfast every morning was amazing! We really recommend This beautiful place with the nicest people. We hope to get back someday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You can stay in no matter how many hotels in the world and they would all look the same. This is not the case for this Pousada. Even though nicely decorated rooms are not super big and comfortable. This is not what you should look for in this place. The most important fact about this place is the atmosphere, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Marco and Natalie are warm welcoming hosts, who will ensure that your stay in Salvador is memorable. There is a lovely family atmosphere at the Pousada, great food every morning for breakfast, and Marco and Natalie are happy to help plan day trips and ongoing travel plans. The rooms are large, comfortable and clean. The location is good, and within... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Marco, and Nathalie are in the hospitality business! The property is safe, clean, stylish and in a very good location for exploring old Salvador. The old part of Salvador is very close and charming. It has cafes, bars, shops and interesting old churches to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I stayed at Esmeralda with several friends during the World Cup and Natalie and Marco were absolutely brilliant. Friendly, helpful with lots of suggestion and fun conversation - sharing good stories (and pictures) of their previous adventures in Madagascar and other places. We were a group of 4 and were on different schedules some days, eating breakfast anywhere between 7:30am... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently traveled through Brasil for 6 weeks, changing inns/hotels/pousadas/etc. every few days, and staying with Marco and Natalie at their Pousada Esmeralda was my absolute favorite. Natalie and Marco were incredible hosts, very kind and willing to share travel recommendations and providing an incredible home for us to stay comfortably. The food was delicious (lot of Natalie's own creations),... More 

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