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El Gordo

Praca S. Joao 126 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
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Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Trancoso
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
cadi_cunha Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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125 reviews 125 reviews
86 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Brasil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Cool, beautiful, design hotel, in a great location (at "quadrado", where the best restaurants, stores and bars are located). Excellent service and restaurant. European style in the heart of Trancoso.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

We stayed at El Gordo last April - super off season - witch I highly recommend for Trancoso. This pousada is great, the staff was helpfull and very friendly - they have an amazing DVD collection for the rainy days. The food, view and location are very good!

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010 via mobile

We were staying at Villas de Trancoso so I don't know about the rooms but we ate here and had a nice night. Nothing too special but nice enough. It's a fusion menu which has lots of interesting things on it. I had a shrimp and pumpkin purée that was very nice. It is expensive though. All Trancoso is. It's... More

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London
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

El Gordo is overpriced to an extend I have not come across ever before. We are a well travelled couple and have stayed in many places around South America as well as other parts of the world. The charge for the rooms compared to the product is out of this world. Service is unfriendly and inflexible. The prices of Food... More

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Also Known As:
El Gordo Hotel
El Gordo Hotel Trancoso
El Gordo Trancoso, Brazil
Address: Praca S. Joao 126 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Trancoso
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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