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Pousada do Pilar

Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, 24, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-280, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect having read reviews, but we found the pousada excellent. Close to the historic centre - an easy walk - lovely bay view room, good breakfast and despite not speaking Brazilian Portugese apart from the basics, we managed to make ourselves understood! This was our 6th hotel on our South Amercian trip, and the best... More 

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Thank SwiftCornwall
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to review this hotel as our experiences here were varied. When we arrived we felt quite unwelcome. The lady at the desk seemed disappointed to see us and showed us to our room with little pleasure or enthusiasm. The room looked onto the bay, which was nice, but was small and dark. Once on our own we quickly... More 

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Thank LouFleure
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I'd highly recommend staying here if you're coming to Salvador. One of the nicest little places we've stayed at anywhere in the world. Great location, great fresh and varied breakfast, rooms are really nice, new and clean bathroom, nice people (including the kids), so excellent value too.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This pousada is a great place to stay in a very charming part of the city. The staff is super friendly, the rooms are wonderful and the breakfast with view was the highlight of our stay. However it's important to be cautious in the nearby area, as in so many parts of Salvador pickpockets are always around the corner. Nevertheless... More 

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I've read some of the views for this place and can't understand where the Beautiful comes into it? Arrived in evening and my husband had to ask me to put a smile on my face as my feelings of the place must have showed! It was as if we had entered into the owners own living room,with a sick young... More 

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Thank RuthyGlasgow
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I have visited the pousada in August with my boyfriend. Positive aspects: - close to pelourinho (historical center) 750 meters by foot - spacious room (we had number 5) - view on the colourful buildings of the main street (see picture) - good breakfast on the rooftop with fresh fruit and juices (see picture) - very kind owner that speaks... More 

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Thank ValentinaBB
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here. My room was at the top floor of the hotel and was stunning. The bed was comfortable and the facilities clean and modern. The breakfast room/patio was great: the view over the ocean was unforgettable. I found the hosts helpful.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Please read review till the end as it contains review for two rooms one is standard street view (room 5) and the other is standard bay view (room 1). The pousada (hotel) is 30 minutes away by car from the airport. It is located in the Santa antonia area which is 10-15 minutes walk away from the pelurinhio (old town).... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am Brazilian, therefore quite positively biased towards anything Brazilian, but the way the owner runs this pousada is embarassing. The building has been very beautifully rebuilt and is a gorgeous property. The rooms are great, but the way it is advertised is deceiving. We booked the Bay View Suite...there is only 1 of these...but when we arrived we were... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Really loved this hotel, lovey character property. However, rooms at the front can be a little noisy very early in the morning. Cars start driving down this little road and sometimes tooting there horns as early as 4.30am. Also, we were right opposite the restaurant which the lady working there began setting up at 6am which could also be noisy,... More 

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