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Pousada des Arts

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Direita De Santo Antonio, 90 | Alem Do Carmo, Salvador, State of Bahia 40030-080, Brazil
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Ranked #50 of 104 hotels in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Graz, Austria
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pousada des Artes is a nice Pousada in the historical city center of Salvador. The staff there is very friedndly and helpful - but unfortunately most of the people there speak no English. So - without Portugues I won't go there. The breakfast is middle-class. The pousada itself is very unique and wonderfully decorated. The cleanliness is OK but can... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We spent our final night of our 2 week honeymoon here and although the building and the rooms are absolutely gorgeous, I thought it was a little overpriced for what it was. It's also a little far out from the main historic centre, so we felt a bit nervous walking home in the dark. But apart from that, it's a... More

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EricGougui, Propriétaire at Pousada des Arts, responded to this review

It is a lie, Nobody roobed you in your room. There are cameras to prove it, the only key stayed with you. On the way in you booked an airport transportation with us, with fixed price and refused to pay it when you arrive.... You said you spent nothing in Salvador and told me you went to the Bambara club,... More

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Love it, love it, love it.  You have to make this your base for Salvador.... Stunning place, really nicely decorated with every detail thought about. Super friendly staff full of lots of tips and hints about the town.  It is the love and attention they put into everything which shines through -  arranged a super friendly collection from the airport,... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Nice comfortable place with welcoming staff. Comprehensive breakfast. Great views of the coast and shipping that comes and goes. It's worth it just for these views. I re-confirmed our airport pick-up transfer a couple of days before arrival but still waited 45 min in the airport arrivals area for the guy to turn up - the nice ladies at tourist... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
69 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

As many have said, the location, decor and charm of this pousada can't be beat in Pelhourino. It is located in the centre of the action, but enough off that path that you don't have Olodum banging away right in front of your window. The rooms are rustic and colourful and if you appreciate naif art, then you will find... More

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Barcelona, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We enjoyed very much our stay in Pousada des Arts. The place is beautiful, tastefully decorated and very well located, very close to the Pelourinho. Eric, the owner, is a great source of information and the staff is very helpful. The rooms are charming and the decoration is very original, colorful and transmits you a lot of the Bahian spirit.... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
49 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This house really stands out from others with its beauty and colours! We were impressed by the interior when we arrived as well as with the service. Nicely decorated all over! Beautiful terrace and day room where one can relax and enjoy the bay view or watch tv since the rooms don't have one. Our room on the top floor... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Beautifully decorated place with a warm welcome, stunning views, feast for breakfast and placed just on the edge of the Peilourinho which gives good access without the noise. We arrived on a festival day and the place was buzzing. Good experience and a demonstration of how the Salvadorians celebrate carnival in a more demotic way than the Cariocas.

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EricGougui, Owner at Pousada des Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. San Jhon Festival is very important in North east Brazil and very bad known. This year it was very good in the historical center. More

Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The BEST place ever. This is THE pousada you want to sleep in when you stay in the Pelourinho. It's gorgeous, all decorated with bright colours and plants and hamacs and old-fashioned furniture. The breakfast on the terrace with the port view is great, as much as the rooms on both sides (sea or street view)... Even the key to... More

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EricGougui, Owner at Pousada des Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much, It has been a pleasure to receive you. We hope to see you again, Best regards, Eric More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I really do not understand how could this pousada won the award!! My husband and I stayed in this pousada for 4 nights in September. Due to the good reviews on the pousada, I tried my best to get in to this pousada and i believed that We would have a good stay here. At that stage, Eric was very... More

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Also Known As:
Pousada Des Arts Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Address: Rua Direita De Santo Antonio, 90 | Alem Do Carmo, Salvador, State of Bahia 40030-080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pousada des Arts 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cultural centre with art gallery and panoramical view on the bay,Excellent tropical breakfast. Free wi fi. Ecoturism activities ... more   less 
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