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Pousada Estrela do Mar

Rua Afonso Celso 119 Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-080 Brazil
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#6 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Located in Barra, just a minute from the beach, this exquisite house has been transformed by loving owners into a comfortable, modern, pristine guesthouse for discerning travelers. Ideally located for Carnaval. Each of its 9 rooms has its own bathroom, refrigerator, TV and air-conditioning.Wi-fi internet available free in rooms and public areas. Our breakfasts are made with fresh natural ingredients and served between 8 and 12.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Az1 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom332 contributions67 helpful votes
This pousada is run by Sean of Ireland (and a proud Salvadorian) and his able manager Nubia. I have nothing but respect for Sean and Nubia for being the nicest guides and hosts. They are truly engaged in the guests' well being. From airport pick up to small yet important details about the hood and the larger city... They are there to ensure a pleasurable and secure stay. This is a clean spot. Guys clean is important in the developing world! The breakfast is better than anywhere Try home made jams , tapioca, pão de queijo, omeletes and fruits but above all Nubia and her staff and their warm smiles shall win you over. Sean is there like an orchestra conductor ensuring that music flows beautifully...and beautifully it flows .... Enjoy!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from SeanOFlynn, Owner at Pousada Estrela do Mar
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Thanks for your very eloquent generous comments. You were a thoughtful and very interesting guest. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and share so may interesting stories and ideas. I hope you return to stay with us again soon
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BAP7071 wrote a review Feb 2019
McDonough, Georgia7 contributions
We enjoyed our stay here. The location was great because it was close to Barra Beach and nice restaurants that were all within walking distance. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was great. The staff was very accommodating and made you feel at home. For our first trip to Brazil, we were thankful that the staff could communicate with us in English and gave us a lot of helpful tips in getting around the city. I highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: February 2019
camelia g wrote a review Aug 2018
Troy, Michigan38 contributions9 helpful votes
We felt here like home. I spent more than 10 nights in this pousada and definitely we will returned. It is located 3 minutes walking distance from the beach and from the famous museum -Light House called Farrol de Barra. We walked safely every morning along the beach, joining a huge crowd of locals that walk, run, or bike by the beach around sunrise. A nice, huge mall is located within walking distance from the hotel. All rooms have private bathrooms and AC. This Pousada also have the best breakfast, served from 8 to 12, so one can enjoy the vacation time. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: back rooms are more quiet, but I loved the romantic room with a balcony in the front
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Response from PousadaEstrelaDoMar, Proprietário at Pousada Estrela do Mar
Responded Sep 11, 2018
Ramona, Thanks for your lovely comments. It was so lovely to have you here with us. We miss your smiling face in the mornings. Hope you will make it back here again.
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Simone B wrote a review Dec 2017
Berlin, Germany83 contributions
we had such a lovely time at the Pousada Estreal do mar, the location is great near BARRA beach with full of locals and near the lighthouse. You can walk to the restaurants, Barra beach and for the city center you take a taxi or uber. WE would thank the wonderfull staff of the pousada -of them are like a family and we stayed almost a week:-). we will come back soon we are sure. Special thanks to NUBIA AND DANIEL, they are such wonderful person with full of smile joy and heart. And we had many questions and all of them they helped us:-))))) By the way breakfast was the best we had over our 3 weeks Brazil vacation and I can recomand you to watch the monkeys in the garden, they are so sweet and attention with the breakfast food.lol useful was also the laundry service , very nice:-) We wanna thank all the MANAGER AND staff of the Pousada OBRIGADO. Blessings and greetings from Berlin. WE MISS YOU. IT IS LIKE A HOME FAR AWAY FROM HOME!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: rooms at the back are more quiter but the rooms are on higher level more brighter.
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Response from SeanOFlynn, Owner at Pousada Estrela do Mar
Responded Dec 21, 2017
Thank you so much for such nice comments. It was lovely to meet you both and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you back here again
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chriswilliams186273 wrote a review Dec 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom82 contributions53 helpful votes
The managers were extremely polite, helpful and friendly. Their advice for getting around the city was invaluable and was a great introduction to Brazil. They both spoke good English. The guesthouse is just 4 minutes walk from the beach at Barra, a superb area of promenade and sandy beach. The breakfast is delicious and the bedrooms are quiet (quieter at the back). A great place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$37 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Estrela do Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Estrela do Mar?
Nearby attractions include Farol da Barra (0.1 miles), Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia (0.1 miles), and Praia Farol da Barra (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Estrela do Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Estrela do Mar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Estrela do Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Estrela do Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Du Chef Arte e Gastronomia By Lucius Gaudenzi, B-Vegan Gastronomia Vegetariana, and Pereira Restaurante.
Does Pousada Estrela do Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pousada Estrela do Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Estrela do Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Estrela do Mar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia (0.1 miles), Palácio Rio Branco (2.5 miles), and Largo do Campo Grande ( Praça 2 de Julho ) (1.5 miles).