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Pousada Esmeralda

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Ladeira do Baluarte, 29, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California, USA
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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 2 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 3 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

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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