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77, Rua da Tv. Praia dos Nativos, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-000 Brazil
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#30 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Trancoso
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.6
Next to the beach and close to the Quadrado (the Tourist Center), in Trancoso - Bahia - Brazil, Pousada Som do Mar (sound of the sea) offers private, comfortable apartments with air conditioning, TV, internet Wi-Fi and fridge. A swimming-pool with bar service. Super breakfast and excellent service included.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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BeckAtes wrote a review Jan 2019
Los Angeles, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 5 nights at Pousada Som do Mar (Dec 24-29). It is a family run pousada right by the beach. If being by the beach is important for you, this is a perfect location as it is right by the most popular beaches in Trancoso. It is a 15-minute walk (or 5-minute moto-taxi or regular taxi ride) away from Quadrado. Some nights we walked and some nights we took the taxi. Adrian, the owner, moved from Argentina years ago and made Trancoso his home. He's a very nice and helpful person and he made everything possible to make us feel comfortable. English in Trancoso is a huge problem so Adrian's hints and tips were a big help. The pousada is clean, it has A/C, the breakfast is nice (typical Brazilian breakfast with eggs, tapioca crepes, cakes, fruits, cheese, ham, fresh juices and coffee). We had a very pleasant stay and we highly recommend Adrian's pousada.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Adrian F, Owner at Vila Som do Mar
Responded Jan 5, 2019
Dear Behlul, Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to know that you liked your stray at the pousada and that you enjoyed the location, the breakfast and the accommodations. It is good to know that my tips made a difference and made your experience more profound. Thank you for recommending us. I hope you got to love Trancoso as much as I love it.
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Ray G wrote a review Jan 2017
Los Angeles, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't say enough good things about Trancoso and our "hotel" and host at Pousada Som do Mar, Adrian. The Quadrado, for your nightlife, is a short drive/cab ride away - or brisk walk and has all the glamour and sophistication you you'd expect in a European capital city, wrapped up in a small beach village atmosphere. The pretty people of Brazil are all vacationing here along with many Europeans and maybe one or two Americans. Pousada Som do Mar is just a 5 minute walk to the beach and perfectly situated near crowded beach bars and exclusive beach clubs with long stretches of empty beach. The Pousada itself is small with just 8 rooms and a larger residence for a family or group of friends with a small pool. Rooms are simple and very clean with everything you'd need for a beach vacation including free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Adrian is the the "host with the most" and has an excellent and friendly staff. Ask him any questions about the town or the surrounding area and he'll have the answer for you. We just love it there and found a true gem of a destination in Trancoso.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for the larger rooms with an ocean view.
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Response from SomdoMar, General Manager at Vila Som do Mar
Responded Jan 13, 2017
Dear Ray, it is always a pleasure to receive you and Charlie in our Posada. You are the best of guests. Thank you for the kind words. Have an excellent 2017!
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Moniain wrote a review Jan 2016
Rome, Italy265 contributions132 helpful votes
Som do mar is a very good pousada if you wanna stay close to the beach. less than 100 mt from praia dos nativos, there is a little swimming pool surrounded by trees and flowers. Rooms are very clean and simple but you have all you need, in the suite also a fridge where you can find cold water. Adriano is fantastic: he helps you in every moment, giving good advices and suggesting the best places to eat, to stay on the beach. He has any kind of tips and helps you also with airport transfer. Consider that it is 15 minutes walking from the Quadrado so you need a taxi to reach this area (walking during the night it is not so comfortable, very dark and lots of dust!). Taxi are 25 reais one way. What we like the most is the SOM DO MAR: you were able to listen to this fantastic sound also in the night, so amazing!
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: first floor!
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Response from SomdoMar, Proprietário at Vila Som do Mar
Responded Jan 17, 2016
Ciao Monia, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our advice as, I am sure, it can be a lot of help to get to know better Trancoso, and all the marvels it has to offer. Next time we meet in Italy!
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Ray G wrote a review Jan 2016
Los Angeles, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
Just returned from a fantastic week in Trancoso where we stayed at Pousada Som do Mar. The hotel is located less than a 5 minute walk to one of the prettiest beaches in Brazil, Praia dos Nativos. Rooms are simple but super-clean with free wi-fi and breakfast. Adriano the owner couldn't be nicer (along with his staff) and he's very knowledgeable about local activities and/or the surrounding area. The hotel is about a short drive or brisk 15 minute walk from the Quadrado where all the restaurants, bars and shops are located. All around great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Response from SomdoMar, Proprietário at Vila Som do Mar
Responded Jan 8, 2016
Dear Ray, It was really a pleasure to have you and Charlie with us during the new year’s week and to help you to love Trancoso as we love it. Have a great year and –maybe- see you this next Réveillon!
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nadjachristof wrote a review Jan 2011
Monte-Carlo, Monaco2 contributions5 helpful votes
Our best NYE ever also thanks to Pousada's owner Adriano and his family who took care of us during our 1 week stay in Trancoso! 50mt from the beautiful beach and 15 min walk to the Quadrado, great breakfast and simple but super-clean rooms. The best is the hammock hanging in front of every room, this was real relax.
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Date of stay: December 2010
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mgsajo wrote a review Jan 2011
Rio Claro, SP1 contribution5 helpful votes
Ideally located less than 100m from a wonderful beach, accessed via a pathway through mangrove and within easy walking distance of Quadrado, with its good restaurants, pousada Som do Mar is a great place to stay. The pousada is clean and comfortable and Adriano and Stella are good hosts providing a simple breakfast and helpful, pleasant conversation. We stayed out of holiday season and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the great view from our upstairs room. We plan to return.
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Date of stay: December 2010
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margarida wrote a review Oct 2010
Sao Paulo, SP5 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoy a lot! Near the sea and the "Quadrado".Perfect place.Mariana, Lea and Margarida.
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Date of stay: July 2010
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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gaja3 wrote a review Aug 2010
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution6 helpful votes
in the middle of nature just beside the sea ... a little paradise. The personal attention from owner Adrian and his wife make you feel at home inmediately.
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Date of stay: July 2010
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lalasuntime wrote a review Feb 2010
California3 contributions5 helpful votes
My darling and I passed News Years here, stayed a week and loved it. I recommend an upstairs room because the view is beautiful. Bring ear plugs for the New Year because the celebrations are abundant and go all night long. We were treated like part of the family and the care given to our desires was thorough. Anne and Wolf
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Date of stay: January 2010
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floMunich wrote a review Aug 2009
Munich1 contribution6 helpful votes
We stayed a couple of days in an upper room (less mosquitos). The hotel was very nice and the staff very friendly. It is just a step from the beach. I would fully recommend to stay here. It was good value for the money. The beach in trancoso is quite okay and worthwile to stay there for 2 or 3 days. Comparing to the other very dirty beaches in Brazil between Santiago and Porto Seguro.
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Date of stay: July 2007
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PRICE RANGE
$88 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
BrazilState of BahiaPorto SeguroTrancoso
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vila Som do Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Vila Som do Mar?
Nearby attractions include Quadrado (0.2 miles), Praia dos Nativos (0.08 miles), and Praia dos Coqueiros (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vila Som do Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vila Som do Mar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vila Som do Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Vila Som do Mar?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vila Som do Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tapioca da Sandra, Tapioca da Elma, and São João Batista Burger & Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vila Som do Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vila Som do Mar have airport transportation?
Yes, Vila Som do Mar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Vila Som do Mar located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Trancoso.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vila Som do Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.