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Etnia Pousada & Boutique

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Principal # 25 | CX. P. 142, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Trancoso
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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 2 weeks ago

The Posada itself is beautiful but what really differentiated Etnia for me was Laura, the managers, interest in making sure I had the best stay in trancoso that I could possibly have. I wanted to see the beaches, so she arranged both cars and beach restaurants for me Espelho and RIo de Barra which were both just out of this... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Etnia Pousada in Trancoso in February 2014. Everything was great. The staff was friendly and helpful in every way and the hotel itself was lovely, tranquil and truly relaxing. They did everything they could to make our vacation the best possible and it was! It was great to be close to... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Laid back, small hotel near the Quadrado. Rooms are simple, but stylish. Pool area is very nice. Breakfast served on the balcony of your room or at the pool. No SPA, but massages offered in-room (did not use this). Employees, management and owner are friendly. Don't confuse it with Etnia Club de Mar, which is the second (and more expensive)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Very good service, location is very nice and a lot to do in the area. Beaches are very nice and not crowded! I would recomend this place to my friends. Some mosquitos at night but not very disturbing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a truly great place to stay, utterly relaxed, cleverly designed and with superb customer service. So welcoming was everyone it was like visiting a wealth relative"s exotic retreat. Nothing was too much trouble. Suggested day trips were particularly good, especially to the lady's very small restaurant for lunch on a remote beach. Both food and setting were wonderful.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We spent four days at Etnia in late October 2013. It was heavenly. The property is huge and the bungalows are nicely spaced out. We stayed in Gypsy, which was a free upgrade since we weren't in high season. Laura Ramallo, the manager, couldn't be more helpful, and the rest of the staff was friendly and efficient. The walk to... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The big doubt we had once we decided to go to Trancoso was where to stay: by the beach or in the old part of town? We opted for the town side because 1) it gets dark pretty early there (around 6 pm in the summer), 2) there are several nice beaches in the area and being stuck in one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I stayed at Etnia Pousada with a friend in November. This place has so much charm that we felt immediately at home. The garden, the bungalows, the pool and the bar/restaurant are so tasteful and welcoming and the staff is just superb. We were treated and spoilt and nothing was too much for them. We even were upgraded upon arrival... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed here at the beginning of November and the hotel was fine. The rooms are nice but we did not find the beds to be comfortable. It wasn't very relaxing to sit around the pool as there are dogs (not the 3 dogs who are at the hotel, they are very well behaved ) around the property that are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I could have written Ginevra's review, below. I stayed at Etnia for three nights recently, and the only sadness was that it wasn't long enough. Laura and her team did an amazing job of making us feel at home, both at the pousada and in Brazil. Within moments of arriving we were on a first name basis with everyone, and... More

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Etnia Pousada & Boutique Trancoso, Brazil
Address: Rua Principal # 25 | CX. P. 142, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Trancoso
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Trancoso
#2 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
#8 Family Hotel in Trancoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Etnia Pousada & Boutique 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Internationally known as an oasis in the middle of the jungle and for combining comfort with unique ethnic decoration, Etnia was elected one of Brazil's four best hotels by the prestigious German publisher, Taschen, in the book 'Great Escapes of the World,' which shows a selection of the 90 best hotels around the world. It has also been featured in Hip Hotel's 'Atlas,' in Taschen's 'Great Escapes South America,' in Conde Nast Johansen's 'The Americas Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas' and was the winner of Elle's chic shack awards 2007. Besides getting special coverage in newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The New York Times, Etnia makes part of Andrew Harper's Clud, among others.A Swimming pool with bar and lounge, a 7000m2 garden, secured parking lot, access to the beach (15 minutes walking) and to the town (5 minutes walking), restaurant and boutique are part of the hotel’s structure. In each bungalow, a stained glass window facing a private garden makes the guests feel even more in touch with the local nature. ... more   less 
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