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Pousada Enseada do Espelho

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Praia do Espelho, s/n, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful accommodation, beautiful beach, brilliant hosts. We were there in the quiet season so it was very tranquil. The restaurant was very good and the attention to detail that the bar staff had to every drink they made was amazing. Rose recommended that we also tried the thai restaurant and it was easily the best meal we ate in Brazil.... More 

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Rose and Mario (and Flo, their 24+ y/o red/blue McCaw) own and manage a beautiful boutique pousada on a picturesque bay about an hour drive from Trancoso. Once off the paved road from Trancoso you must travel approx. 45 minutes over an unpaved, dirt road that to say is bumpy-is a understatement. However, it is well worth the ride because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Hotel Enseada Do Espelho is a charming Pousada which benefits of a super location:right on one of most beautiful beach in Brazil.Everything is OK in this hotel:rooms are clean and provides the essential.Bahianese food is quite good but not very inventive. The staff is very good.The beach equipment is very basic and needs some improvement.On the whole à nice small... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The journey from the airport to the hotel is a bit tricky but the place make it worth. Lovely hospitality, great service and high quality food! The hotel has as a privileged location just few yards from the beach. Counting days to return!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very well run, the owner Mario clearly takes pride and gets to know everyone. His team are exceptional - service is fast, friendly and comes with a smile. What sets this place apart is the location - it is incredibly stunning with miles and miles of beaches. Often, there were only 3 or 4 people along miles of beach. Perfect... More 

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What a place. The setting is beautiful. Miles of lovely beaches backed by low cliffs with reefs off the coast covered at high tide and exposed at low tide to form a series of tranquil basins ideal for swimming. The pousada itself is so welcoming. The details in the rooms are delightful and a great deal of thought and affection... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pousada Enseada do Espelho absolutely deserves all the praise it's getting on Tripadvisor. Great premises and service, amazing beach and such good food. Staff and managers did always go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and welcome. In short, quintessential Brazilian hospitality. It's definitely so worth the trip down the bumpy road from Porto Seguro/Trancoso.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Everything about Enseada do Espelho was amazing: the hotel, the staff, the food, the managers/owners. My wife and I have never felt more at home and appreciated as guests. I have stayed at 5 star hotels in NYC, Maui, and across the USA, none of them compare to Enseada do Espelho. Food was very reasonably priced and incredibly tasty. Authentic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are looking for a truly beach paradise removed from the crowds, yet surrounded by a classy, friendly, sophisticated and unpretentious group of people; look no further than Praia do Espelho. And among the many cozy and inviting pousadas, Enseada do Espelho stands out. Located right on the beach, accommodation is stylish and comfortable without being over the top.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Not only is the location of this pousada wonderful, but the staff is friendly and their attention to detail is excellent. The food is gourmet quality and the man who manages the bar/restaurant is an artist of the caipirinha. Small, but lovely, this is the best place to stay in Espelho. You can read more about our experience and the... More 

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