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Hotel Pousada Colonial

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Rua Afonso Pena, N0 112, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65010-030 , Brazil
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Tucson, Arizona
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88 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I agree with other reviewers: The building is nice, with some pretty common areas to sit in, but the rooms are VERY basic (we couldn't' even keep the sheets on our bed - they didn't fit properly), and our shower had no hot water (they let us use another room, which was nice but inconvenient). Breakfast was okay. The beds... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We arrived on Sunday evening from Manaus and we hoped to be welcomed by the warm atmosphere of a nice pousada. Nothing of that. The receptionist was watching a football match on tv and seemed to be annoyed by our presence, the room was too small and not cozy at all. We asked for a change and luckyly they gave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have booked this place based on the ratings here on trip advisor. After staying 4 nights in this place I am quite disappointed with this place. Either it has been overrated or there was a decline in quality recently. The mattress of my bed was worn out and way too soft. After half a night my back hurt and... More 

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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

As all the guides say, a really clean place. Authentic colonial flavor that honors their name. Very nice staff! Quite good breakfast. And location is perfect, inside the ancient "Centro Histórico". Price is also very correct.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Old Town (Centro Histôrico) of Sao Luis is much more abandoned than I would have liked it to be, with lots of buildings remaining in ruins and many more without residents. The same kind of fate could have fallen upon any of the buildings in the area, so the simple fact that Pousada Colonial is so well kept and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The inn is located at Sao Luis historical downtown, although pretty run down, many buildings are being restored at the moment. The location is good, staff friendly, and ok breakfast. Clean and spacious room at a nice kept building. I would recommend it, though a bit pricey I would say.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Hotel Pousada Colonial is a beautiful old building centrally located in the historic district. Rooms have A/C, fridge, free wifi. One day is enough for São Luis.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I always wanted to go to São Luis and Lençóis Maranhenses, so I decided to stay at this hotel because it was located at the historical center. When we arrived, I was really frustrated to discover how abandoned the historical center were. The receptionist warned us to avoid walk around it since it was Sunday and it could be dangerous.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

This pousada is so popular that they don't even ask for a deposit to book the room. It was enough to send an e-mail and the room was booked. I loved the colonial style of the building and its interiors. The room was quite big, the equipment basic, but all clean and comfortable. Nice view from the window. Breakfast OK.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

We had high expectations based on reviews online and their website. However, even if we had done a reservations two months in advance, we were bumped to a tiny room with no window. The hotel was pretty noisy and, while well located, there is nothing in the area. On the other hand, the receptionist was extremely helpful and there is... More 

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