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El Gordo

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Praca S. Joao 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Trancoso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We decided on El Gordo after reviewing a few other properties in the area. El Gordo by far has the best price and view. The property is amazing and very well maintained. The ladies Sheilla, Adriana and Yolanda are just so warm and kind. We stayed in room #3 that accomodated 2 adults and 2 kids and it was so... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

After visiting several of the top end restaurants in Trancoso, I wouild have to say this was my favorite spot. Not cheap by Brazilian or American standards, but worth every penny! If you visit my recommendation is try the Bacalhao al Forno, an amazing dish for all the senses even for those new to the dish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

They have one of the best swimming pools EVER! The rooms are big and cozy, amazing design, and the location, this in the hart of trancoso, at the quadrado, My honeymoon couldn't be better, if you can go for it, just do it!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

EL gordo is a a very charming pousada. Located ine the best area from TRancoso. The rooms are not all the same, so pay attention to be sure you got what you want. The best ones are those with beach view. The bangalos are nice ad well but you need to exercise a litte bit due few steps. Piscina, food... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Keep in mind it's an expensive village. El Gordo is amongst the cheapest ones well located in the "Quadrado" historical area, but you'll still pay for that convenience. Pros: location, comfortable rooms (nice bed, linen and towels), incredible views, courteous service, tasty breakfast. Cons: rates, noise (if you stay in one of the rooms close to the restaurant), food &... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

comida muito boa, serviso simpatico....pousada LINDA!!!!!! TOP!!!! Place its with amazing view, all people there are very nice and helpful, food one of the best i eat in Brasil. Beaches in Trancoso look like paradise :) perfect place for vacations!!!!!

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Sussex
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Stayed the weekend in this little gem of a hotel lovely food, the room was extremely comfortable. Really not a bad word to say about this hotel. The setting with the Trancoso quadrant is peaceful and offers a view over the shoreline. You can if your picky and look to closely at the decking and pool where you can find... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Honestly, there is no point say good or bad, you just have to go and see for your own eyes :)! The perfect experience all around

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Belo Horizonte Brasil
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

It's located at Quadrado, the main place of Trancoso. You are close to the beach (10 minutes walking). as well as to the most of the restaurants. We stayed in one room close to the entrance, reception and pool, so we were accompanied by a lot of noise. And that with just than two or three more rooms with guests.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Its one of the best locations in the quadrado, very good views of the sea. Rooms are average, definitely overpriced and the ones on top are very noisy. The ones down (9 and 10) have amazing views but as they are in the jungle you can have all sort of animals inside. Internet in the rooms is through cable but... More 

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