We stayed here in June 2013 for 3 nights.
Quaint, small boutique hotel in a great location in historic Pelourinho. The rooms were decorated with local art which was available for sale. Colors were very vibrant and the wooden floors were beautiful. Rooms were spotless, beds were comfortable. Although the rooms are air conditioned, we slept with the fan on and windows opened. Soaps and shampoo were provided.
Very friendly and helpful staff. We were situated on an upper floor and it was quite a challenge to get our bags upstairs with no elevator. However, they will take them up for you but you still have a lot of stairs to climb coming and going.
Free WiFi in your room.
Great complimentary breakfast each morning....Fresh rolls, ham, cheese, bread, variety of juices, fresh fruit, coffee, tea. More than enough even for a fussy eater.
Francesca and Joanice were both extremely helpful with recommendations on where to eat, what to do and what not to do while visiting. We do not speak Portuguese however both Francesca and Joanice spoke English which was great for us.
Francesca recommended a restaurant "Maria Mata Mouro" which was a short walk away. We loved the food, ordered a local speciality "Moqueca" (fish stew) which you should definitely try if you are there. Staff were great, more than enough food and great atmosphere.
Arrived on St Jean Baptiste Day and there was a huge street party nearby which was packed but at no time did we feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
On Tuesday nights, there is a free concert directly across the street on the church steps which you should attend. Music was great and everyone is dancing and having a great time.
Salvador is a very special place to visit. The Studio do Carmo hotel is a gem and we would definitely stay here again!!
Thanks again to Francesca and Joanice for making our stay in Salvador such a great experience!!
Dar and Ian
Nova Scotia Canada
If you are older, perhaps ask for a room on a lower level.
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