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Pousada Casa Vila Bela

#4 of 108 Hotels in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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Rua do Carmo, 64 | Santo Antônio, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Pousada Casa Vila Bela
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Ranked #4 of 108 Hotels in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay at Casa Vila Bela. Nice room with a beautiful view. Tasty breakfast and a very lovely host with good advice on what to do in Salvador. Thanks Gerusa! If we come back to salvador, we know where to stay ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Gerusa really know how to welcome guests. She really pays attention to your comfort and make sure she's here for you if you need anything. The place is nicely furnished and brekkie is really good. Location is excellent as well. Only downside is internet ... But apparently it's related to the area. Definitely recommend to stay there!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you are going to spend a few days in Salvador (as we did) and like authentic with soul, then we would highly recommend a hotel in the Pelourinho area, and either this Pousada or one if the other ones near it. This is the quieter side of Pelourinho and has a very local feel. There are great bars for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The pousada itself is nicely furnished. The main floor has the reception desk, a seating area, and the breakfast area. The above two floors have the guestrooms. When we checked in Gerusa was there to great us, talk to us about Salvador's sights, and was overall very welcoming. Our room wasn't ready yet, but we put on a lot of... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Pousada Casa Vila Bela is perfectly located - 5 mins. walking distance from everything in Pelourinho and yet on a quiet, beautiful block. Stephane and Gerusa are fabulous people who helped us with every element of our stay. Their suggestions, availability and helpfulness were absolutely first rate. You should stay in this Pousada if you are visiting Salvador! The nightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A small very charming hotel near the centre of the old town in Salvador. Good rooms with great views. The breakfast was very tasty. The owners and staff very helpful. The little café close by was also great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Yes, the hotel is well situated, in the historical centre of Salvador. The owners looked very friendly and provided us on check-in with a lot of information about Salvador, but lately it was practically impossible to contact them: in our room we found a paper with hotel information and read there that somebody of them could be found at the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The staff did not speak English, only the owner. The bed was hard as a rock with plastic covers on the mattress to make it even hotter. The room had no air conditioning and the street had lots of noise all night long. The taxi drivers had not heard of the hotel and it was very difficult to get back... More 

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stefio, Propriétaire at Pousada Casa Vila Bela, responded to this review

Dear guest, We just identified your booking, and, I must confess that we have been surprised by your review as everything seemed to be find when you left our place. Indeed, our staff (and most of the population in Salvador) doesn't speak english .... but we do, and we are present 7 days/week in the pousada in order tohelap and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Gerusa is such a great host! She helped in everything we needed. Wifi sometimes was down, but came back very quickly. The house is very beautiful, as well as the street where is located. To be improved: we would have loved a more comfortable bed but it was OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This hotel has amazing location, close to most central attraction, about 8 min walk, and we loved sitting out on our balconies in the hammock, watching the bay and all the life around us. Bonus points for the bar next door having excellent live music for a part of the evening (not too late at all)! The service is great... More 

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