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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
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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Casa Vila Bela was not a good choice. Some things went wrong during our stay. To begin with, we were offered airport transfer by the pousada, however the driver would not show up. There was no wi-fi connection all the time during our stay. To be fair I must acknowledge that the owners Stephane & Gerusa were very helpful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights, and had a good time. The location in the old town of Salvador is excellent; all of the major sights are within walking distance. (Also, take the escalator down to the lower town and take a taxi to Barra, nice place!) The pousada was nice, our room was ok with a large toilet/shower and a small... More 

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Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rarely can you find a place like this. Owned and managed by a well-educated, well-traveled Salvador local herself, Gerusa is an amazing hostess because she wants to be. She has a multi-national family, and can conveniently and fluently speak Portugese, English, and French (also comprehends Spanish perfectly). She provides a daily breakfast with your stay, which I am willing to... More 

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this pousada is a little on the expensive side, I loved it. All the staff were so kind and helpful. The host even drove me to the beach one day and was always writing me little notes to give to the bus driver or taxi driver. She helped me book my bus to lencois and gave me lots of... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just loved this place. Great breakfast, great view, but especially wonderful host. In general, I tend to be an independent traveler, choosing where to go on m own. She gave us great advice on things to do that improved our trip significantly. If we come back to Salvador, we'll try to come back here.

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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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Montevideo, Uruguay
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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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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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