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“We loved Ambar Pousada” 5 of 5 stars
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Ambar Pousada
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   Rua Afonso Celso, 485, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140 080, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #25 of 138 Salvador B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We loved Ambar Pousada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We are a 60 something couple who spent several days over Christmas 2012 at Ambar Pousada. It was fabulous. Small, tidy, clean, safe rooms, tasty breakfast, easy access to beach, markets and bus lines. The staff was wonderful, so helpful and welcoming. Danuse especially was just the best. We hope to return to Salvador and if we do, we will definitely stay at Ambar. It was the best place we stayed throughout Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Gloria, thank for your so kind review! We, from Pousada Âmbar, felt deeply proud with your comment that the Âmbar was the best place you stayed in Brazil Argentina and Chile, and we'll be doing our best to keep the Pousada Âmbar always in this excellent shape! See you soon!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Forli, Italy
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This pousada is a very comfortable, careful management and present, rooms clean and tidy and essential.
Excellent breakfast always varies and well-stocked.
Always hot showers, internet access and a communal shower for guests departing! Very good location, beach is 2 steps, the Centre of Salvador with a is a 10 minutes ...Advice to those who pass from Salvador, Pousada Ambar is the top !!

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Francesco & Giulia (Forlì-Cesena) ITALIA

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Francesco and Giulia, thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're really glad you enjoyed the friendly comfort of the Pousada Âmbar and hope to see you again one day!!! Abraço
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The place was nice, the owner (French) very friendly as well as the staff. The breakfast was the greatest we had in Brazil, with lots of choice. The place is very clean. The bathrooms were like private bathrooms, which I really appreciated, and we did not have to queue as it was low season and the dorms were rather empty (during high season though, I think you might have to wait).
The beds and dorms were rather old but comfortable, but with lots of mosquitos! I wish I had brought my mosquito net!
There is also a computer with internet access for a small fee.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Mali, thank you so much for your compliments about the kindness of our reception, the cleaness of the pousada Âmbar and our splendid breakfast, we're glad you enjoyed all! About the mosquitos, we would like to say that you were really unlucky because our rooms normally have no mosquito or very few ones; it's a pity you didn't tell us as soon as you've got disturbed, cause we have insecticid at the reception desk to correct these situations. We hope to see you again and friends of yours some day!!! Abraço from Christine, the french owner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Ambar Pousada was a nice hotel : the rooms were clean, the breakfast really really good , and the staff helpful ! The location is also nice, it is located in a quiet neighbourhoud close of bus to pelourinho, 2mn from the beach, with little restaurants and cheap bars.

I STRONGLY recomanded this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Cannelle, we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pousada Âmbar, our kind reception and our beautiful and tasteful breakfast!!! Yes, we agree: the pousada Âmbar is very well located, near to everything a visitor wants and needs! We thank you for the sympathetic review and hope to see you again one day!! Abraço Christine
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Attentive staff, quiet, clean, cooked delicious breakfasts, with tropical fruits, varieties of juices, cakes, pastries Bahia, cheeses, breads ... Pousada very well located close to everything: Farol da Barra beach of Porto Barra, a few minutes from the Pelourinho, Mercado Modelo, restaurants, discos, ice cream shops, beautiful beaches. All tours showed me that there were marvelous, well worth it! I've been several times in Amber and ALWAYS come back for sure!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Luciana, we have already thanked in portuguese, let's do in english: thank you so much for your compliments, and we're glad you and Débora enjoyed your stay at the Âmbar and your holidays in Salvador! We're already waiting for your next stay with all your friends!!! Beiijos e abraços :) See you soon
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Staff members are very nice and friendly, especially Amelia been very helpful during the stay.

The location is ideal because of nearby Beach. It's nice place to stay with family members or for a couple on vacations.

Buffet Breakfast was good too.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Muhammad, thank you for your nice review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Âmbar pousada and hope to see you again one day! Abraço!
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Salvador
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Simply terribile the posata the room the street . Just is it near to avenida oceanica. It s ok for students and for chep trip . In other casa don t go there

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Dear Francesca,
It would be very useful for us to know what it was you didn't like about Âmbar, the room and the street as constructive feedback allows us to make improvements where possible.
Âmbar is located in Barra, one of the nicest neighbourhoods of Salvador, with famous beaches, good transportation, and all services and amenities, including the mall Shopping Barra. It is in a fun street, one block from the beach, full of restaurants, bars, small businesses, shops and local character.
Âmbar pousada is a small family business and for the last 15 years we have provided a friendly, clean environment for our guests. We are very proud of this and 98% of our guests rate us good to excellent in our checkout survey.
Âmbar is not a hotel, it's a simple pousada indeed with simple rooms, as you can see on our website. They are very clean and everything works!
We also offer several open spaces, something very rare in a central neighbourhood such as Barra. And last but not least, we offer a very special breakfast - as some guests have described as "the best breakfast in Brazil!”
The true luxury at the Âmbar pousada is our smiley service and relaxed, cosy atmosphere, a real treasure in this world ruled by the hurry and money.
We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay in Salvador and would like very much to have details in order to improve the points we can improve. We thank you in advance.
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Address: Rua Afonso Celso, 485, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140 080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ambar Pousada 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Âmbar is a charming guest house with regional décor and colourful atmosphere, located just 50 metres from the popular Barra Beach. It offers a 24-hour front desk, french and english spoken, excellent tropical breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The accommodation at Âmbar Pousada is simply furnished and provides a fan. Rooms have a private bathroom, and dormitories offer several shared ones. With a homely atmosphere, this guest house is 200 metres from Barra Lighthouse, and 6 km from Pelourinho historical district and Salvador city centre. Salvador Bus Station is 8 km away. ... more   less 
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