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Pousada Esmeralda

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Ladeira do Baluarte, 29, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this pousada is the best choice in Salvador.we were very lucky to have chosen it because oif the many positive reviews, which turned out to be true. It started with heartly welcoming of the owners, then our room was so nice and clean and spacious with comfy bed. the french breakfast was excelent!the lovely cat was another nice detail which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most pleasant, interesting and helpful hosts that I have ever come across. They made our stay in Salvador truly amazing and memorable. From great restaurant recommendations to guiding us through events happening in Salvador, they were always on point. Each morning we were greeted with big smiles and delicious breakfast. The location is perfect as it is right in... More 

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Thank Ross F
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had THE most fantastic time whilst at Pousada Esmeralda. We stayed our first few nights in Brazil there and the hosts, Natalie and Marco, couldn't have made us feel more welcome and relaxed. We had big kitesurfing bags with us and they were so helpful letting us keep our extra bags at the Pousada whilst we went away on... More 

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northern california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

what a great way to experience salvador and bahia! marco and nathalie are so helpful and knowledgeable about their adopted country. be sure to leave time in your schedule for suggestions from them (like accompanying nathalie to the old market, where she'll explain candomble ritual products, as well as all the exotic fruits and spices). this couple always knows about... More 

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3 Thank trujim
TALIANI M, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to make this great review, Trudy These kind of reviews make us work with passion to make a real confortable stay to our guests! Our doors are open to future travels to Bahia and you and James are more than welcome! Kind Regards More 

San Diego, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were thrilled with our visit to Pousada Esmeralda. The owners, Marco and Nathalie were both charming and generous with their time and insights. We were frequently given outstanding advice about places to go, things to see, and where to eat, including the suggestion of a restaurant that has no external sign and is only open on weekends! The rooms... More 

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TALIANI M, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review

It was nice to meet you too Take care Nathalie and Marco More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Pousada Esmeralda excels in all the factors important to my husband and me: location, rooms, food, and, most importantly, the hosts. We travel a lot and, when possible, avoid hotels with hundreds of rooms, in favor of something more personalized, local, and memorable. We stayed about a week at Esmeralda, a small bed and breakfast run by a French-Italian couple... More 

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TALIANI M, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thanks you very much It is so nice to receive an so detayed description of our pleasure to be yours hosts!! Thank you so much More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

this not short of 5 stars... you get it all. the location is top, the breakfasts are fantastic, the advice for activities are spot on... and to top it up.. the hosts are knowleageable about Salvador, its culture and history and are so so lovely and generous.. what else do you want! four languages to chose from. .you got it:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

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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bahianat, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review
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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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

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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