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Ambar Pousada

Rua Afonso Celso, 485, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140 080, Brazil
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Ranked #17 of 130 Salvador B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Good place for a one-night stay, of if you're into backpacking. Clean hostel with private rooms. The private rooms are small, but clean. A/C, wifi. Great location in Barra. No TV, walls thin (even in the private room), many mosquitoes INSIDE our room (at least 10 that we spent all night killing), the receptionist didn't call our taxi for the... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I've spent 4 nights at Pousada Ambar and enjoyed my stay very much thanks to the kindness of the people, the awesome breakfast, clean room and great location - just a short stroll away from beaches, shops and restaurants. Also, I'm indebted to the staff who helped me organizing my motorbike trip in Bahia: they called the bike rental shop,... More

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed there for 2 days during a 1month travel in Brazil. Unfortunately it was one of the places we would not recommend to friends. Our room smelled of sweat and the hot water in the shower did not work - problem with the shower was fixed immediately and we could use the shower of an other room but the... More

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Backpacking around Brazil, we find a restful and relaxing place at Ambar Pousada. Everything is great there and it made us appreciate again more Salvador. Rooms are cute, stylished and clean with some terraces. The breakfast is delicious with local discoveries every day. In addition it is perfectly located. Most important thing: the staff and the owner are wonderful, smiling,... More

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Schleswig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

With back packs and limited budget my wife and I travelled the world as a twen couple. 30 years later, our 3 children grown up and out of the house, we are travelling again, searching and finding beautiful places to stay. This one we found in Salvador do Bahia. We enjoyed the relaxed, open atmosphere of the Ambar, represented by... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We are a 60 something couple who spent several days over Christmas 2012 at Ambar Pousada. It was fabulous. Small, tidy, clean, safe rooms, tasty breakfast, easy access to beach, markets and bus lines. The staff was wonderful, so helpful and welcoming. Danuse especially was just the best. We hope to return to Salvador and if we do, we will... More

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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review

Gloria, thank for your so kind review! We, from Pousada Âmbar, felt deeply proud with your comment that the Âmbar was the best place you stayed in Brazil Argentina and Chile, and we'll be doing our best to keep the Pousada Âmbar always in this excellent shape! See you soon! More

Forli, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This pousada is a very comfortable, careful management and present, rooms clean and tidy and essential. Excellent breakfast always varies and well-stocked. Always hot showers, internet access and a communal shower for guests departing! Very good location, beach is 2 steps, the Centre of Salvador with a is a 10 minutes ...Advice to those who pass from Salvador, Pousada Ambar... More

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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review

Francesco and Giulia, thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're really glad you enjoyed the friendly comfort of the Pousada Âmbar and hope to see you again one day!!! Abraço More

Paris, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The place was nice, the owner (French) very friendly as well as the staff. The breakfast was the greatest we had in Brazil, with lots of choice. The place is very clean. The bathrooms were like private bathrooms, which I really appreciated, and we did not have to queue as it was low season and the dorms were rather empty... More

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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review

Mali, thank you so much for your compliments about the kindness of our reception, the cleaness of the pousada Âmbar and our splendid breakfast, we're glad you enjoyed all! About the mosquitos, we would like to say that you were really unlucky because our rooms normally have no mosquito or very few ones; it's a pity you didn't tell us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Ambar Pousada was a nice hotel : the rooms were clean, the breakfast really really good , and the staff helpful ! The location is also nice, it is located in a quiet neighbourhoud close of bus to pelourinho, 2mn from the beach, with little restaurants and cheap bars. I STRONGLY recomanded this hotel.

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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review

Cannelle, we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pousada Âmbar, our kind reception and our beautiful and tasteful breakfast!!! Yes, we agree: the pousada Âmbar is very well located, near to everything a visitor wants and needs! We thank you for the sympathetic review and hope to see you again one day!! Abraço Christine More

Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Attentive staff, quiet, clean, cooked delicious breakfasts, with tropical fruits, varieties of juices, cakes, pastries Bahia, cheeses, breads ... Pousada very well located close to everything: Farol da Barra beach of Porto Barra, a few minutes from the Pelourinho, Mercado Modelo, restaurants, discos, ice cream shops, beautiful beaches. All tours showed me that there were marvelous, well worth it! I've... More

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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review

Luciana, we have already thanked in portuguese, let's do in english: thank you so much for your compliments, and we're glad you and Débora enjoyed your stay at the Âmbar and your holidays in Salvador! We're already waiting for your next stay with all your friends!!! Beiijos e abraços :) See you soon More

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Also Known As:
Ambar Pousada Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Address: Rua Afonso Celso, 485, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140 080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #17 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Âmbar is a charming guest house with regional décor and colourful atmosphere, located just 50 metres from the popular Barra Beach. It offers a 24-hour front desk, french and english spoken, excellent tropical breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The accommodation at Âmbar Pousada is simply furnished and provides a fan. Rooms have a private bathroom, and dormitories offer several shared ones. With a homely atmosphere, this guest house is 200 metres from Barra Lighthouse, and 6 km from Pelourinho historical district and Salvador city centre. Salvador Bus Station is 8 km away. ... more   less 
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