My boyfriend and I are on night 3 of a 7-night stay in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) at Casa Da Vitoria. This place is FANTASTIC. First of all, Salvador is awesome. A vibrant city with delicious food, stunning ocean views, and exceptionally nice people. Ditto these exact same comments for the pousada Casa da Vitoria.
It's very elegant, reasonably priced, comfortable. Perfect, really. The aesthetic is understated, with an emphasis on art and books. The furnishings spare, but stylish. Even with white walls and tile floors, the feel of the space is warm and relaxing and inviting, not cold. Think old world architecture, breezeways, ironwork, greenery, cantilevered wood stairs, a terrace with a view of the water (and the sunset.)
The breakfast is reason alone for coming here. I can assure you that whatever I say here will not do justice to the breakfast. This morning, for instance, we had piping hot coffee with warm milk, fresh persimmons, kiwi, mango, and guava. Toasted rolls with sweet butter and homemade jams—a kiwi cinnamon jelly and another that tasted a bit like pear, but was an exotic fruit from the amazon. So seriously good that my boyfriend and I wanted to eat them both by the spoonful. We were also served another fruit dish, some sort of homemade apple compote with chilled yogurt, a savory pancake-like thing with minced ham in it, a roasted tomato stuffed w/a local cheese and scented with whole cumin seeds. And finally, dessert. Yes, at breakfast. Warmed banana bread with cinnamon ice cream.
The only downsides: 1)I wish there were a couple of towel hooks in the bathroom. 2)There's a dedicated wifi modem for the downstairs and a dedicated wifi modem for the upstairs. Our upstairs modem has a strong signal but is cutting out frequently. They're calling a repairman tomorrow, so we have high hopes for a quick repair. At any rate, neither of these qualify as downsides, and I would unequivocably recommend this place to anyone.
As an aside, several reviews we read before the trip mentioned an issue with the open-air bathroom and lack of privacy. This has been resolved with a curtain.
We're only halfway through our trip, so I'll update my review if needed. So far, so good. We'll be coming back, and bringing friends the next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Casa da Vitoria is the result of adaptation of a residence of the 60s carefully transformed into a charming guest house.Seven suites with air conditioning, minibar, safe, solar heating and free wireless internet.The Casa da Vitoria provides a family atmosphere with personalized service by owners and have spaces in their terrace overlooking the sea, TV room, reading room and library brasiliana focusing on history and art of Bahia. Included in daily, we offer a delicious breakfast carefully prepared with homemade and regional products. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Da Vitoria Pousada De Charme Salvador, Bahia, Brazil