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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madame Nathalie welcomed us warmly even though we arrived later than expected. She was a great hostess for our entire stay. The room was comfortable and clean, with an entrance into the backyard garden. She makes her own jams and preserves, breads, and cakes for breakfast. The pousada is in a safe area and a direct 20 minute walk to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I really can't even put into words how wonderful Pousada Esmeralda is. I made a booking and then was joined by 5 friends....we stayed for nearly a week because we couldn't bring ourselves to leave! Marco truly welcomed us into his home, providing excellent recommendations, making bookings, and generally being wonderful. I am so grateful to Marco for making us... More 

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2 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

I had a great time at Pousada Esmeralda. Natalie and Marco were very helpful and treated me like family. They gave me great recommendations and made sure my stay was comfortable. I stayed in the Amazon room which was nicely decorated. The breakfast in the morning was very delicious. The pousada is also walking distance to Pelourinho which was nice.... More 

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TALIANI M, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review

Hello Jessie, Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you liked Pousada Esmeralda, the location, the house decoration design, our rooms and also our handmade breakfast! Thanks for you too, it was so interesting to share this moment with you . More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

We spent most of two weeks at Pousada Esmeralda: a great experience. Nathalie and Marco are fantastic hosts, always going the extra mile to help and advise their guests about how to get the best out of a visit to Salvador - a lovely city, but one that benefits greatly from their local knowledge. The rooms are comfortable, home-made breakfasts... More 

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TALIANI M, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review

Return Mattew with much pleasure . Thanks to this so nice family Regards Nathalie More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

We stayed with three friends in one room; which was wonderfully decorated. There was just one other guest staying in the B&B and everything had a very family like atmosphere. The breakfast is very elaborate; though a bit on the sweet side. The location is perfect, just out of the action, but still close enough to walk to the center... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

this pousada is the best choice in Salvador.we were very lucky to have chosen it because oif the many positive reviews, which turned out to be true. It started with heartly welcoming of the owners, then our room was so nice and clean and spacious with comfy bed. the french breakfast was excelent!the lovely cat was another nice detail which... More 

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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

The most pleasant, interesting and helpful hosts that I have ever come across. They made our stay in Salvador truly amazing and memorable. From great restaurant recommendations to guiding us through events happening in Salvador, they were always on point. Each morning we were greeted with big smiles and delicious breakfast. The location is perfect as it is right in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had THE most fantastic time whilst at Pousada Esmeralda. We stayed our first few nights in Brazil there and the hosts, Natalie and Marco, couldn't have made us feel more welcome and relaxed. We had big kitesurfing bags with us and they were so helpful letting us keep our extra bags at the Pousada whilst we went away on... More 

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

what a great way to experience salvador and bahia! marco and nathalie are so helpful and knowledgeable about their adopted country. be sure to leave time in your schedule for suggestions from them (like accompanying nathalie to the old market, where she'll explain candomble ritual products, as well as all the exotic fruits and spices). this couple always knows about... More 

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TALIANI M, Propriétaire at Pousada Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to make this great review, Trudy These kind of reviews make us work with passion to make a real confortable stay to our guests! Our doors are open to future travels to Bahia and you and James are more than welcome! Kind Regards More 

San Diego, California, USA
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were thrilled with our visit to Pousada Esmeralda. The owners, Marco and Nathalie were both charming and generous with their time and insights. We were frequently given outstanding advice about places to go, things to see, and where to eat, including the suggestion of a restaurant that has no external sign and is only open on weekends! The rooms... More 

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It was nice to meet you too Take care Nathalie and Marco More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nathalie and Marco, a French-Italian couple, will be glad to welcome you and help you get familiar with the beauties of this region, which they have known and loved since the year 2000!!! Nathalie and Marco's Pousada is located in the historical centre (citadel or stronghold, according to historians) of Salvador, in the Santo Antonio neighbourhood, a natural extension of the Pelourinho There are 7 rooms in the Pousada; each with its private bathroom. The common area has a small kitchen where guests can prepare individual meals or snacks, and where all the appliances needed for children's meals can be found. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Esmeralda

Address: Ladeira do Baluarte, 29, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador > Santo Antonio
Price Range: $36 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Amazon room was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles jessier999, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Pay little bit more and take bigger room”
 of 5 bubbles Karelcermak, Aug 26, 2014 | Read review
“Ask Nathalie to help you make a selection based on your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles Marc0991, Aug 5, 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room away from street if you were are sensitive to noise at night.”
 of 5 bubbles shidant, Jan 3, 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in the Indian room, which was nicely decorated by Nathalie. But all rooms are beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Chatho, Nov 24, 2012 | Read review
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