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Brescia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Etnia Pousada some years ago during my trip through Bahia region. The Pousada is located close to the quadrato of Trancoso where there are many restaurants and boutiques... The rooms are located in the green, totally involved in the green and not sunny... I loved the pool area... Breakfast was not excellent... Professional team!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Beautiful setting with nice spacious rooms surrounding a gorgeous communal area/swimming pool. The owners and staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and sociable. Short walk to the beach and main square. My only minor complaint would be the wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

At the recommendation of Conde Nast Traveler, I booked the Gipsy suite at Etnia directly through the hotel. The room was a duplex (an enviable amount of space for a Manhattanite!!) with a separate bathroom area making it perfect for a couple. If you stay at Etnia, try to stay in a master suite - the extra cost is certainly... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

When I think about a place (and I travel a lot), even before thinking about the decor, the situation, the food or the swimming pool, I remember the people who took care of us there. And in Pousada Etnia, people who will take care of you are all just great. First of all, the owner, André is a very easy-going... More 

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Etniabrasil, Owner at Etnia Pousada & Boutique, responded to this review

Dear Anastasia and Dimitri, Great have you at Etnia, i hope see you back some day! Best wishes from a sunny Trancoso Andrè More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

class and good taste in every single element.. the location is spectacular..a lovely drop from the road and a slope with vegetation..some very old some new.. the bungalows that have been installed with great care are located such that there is privacy and view... the architecture makes superb use of internal space and all the parts, the floor and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. Peaceful, friendly and lovely place to stay. Beautiful decor and great atmosphere! They were so lovely with our family. The staff is lovely and very careful with the guests. Delicious and healthy breakfast. Very close to Quadrado and not so far from the beach. They supply us of all information about the good sites to visit and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our suite was large, well appointed and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The Caipirinhas at sunset did taste divine. If I had to find one thing I did not love, it was the three large dogs running around the tables at breakfast time, putting their heads on... More 

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andrefelippe, Proprietario at Etnia Pousada & Boutique, responded to this review
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Querida Sandrita, Agradecemos sua gentileza em nos escrever e ficamos muito contentes quando ficamos sabendo que nossos hóspedes querem voltar,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

After spending time in Rio and Chapada Diamantina National Park it was time for some rest and relaxation. Etnia Pousada is a jungle oasis nestled within the adorable yet sophisticated village of Trancoso. It's as though the Pousada were carved out of the jungle in a remote part of the country. You can easily forget that just beyond its gates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Spent 4 wonderful days at this magical place in Trancoso. The beautiful property is sent in a lush garden within walking distance of the famous Quadrado and the beach. We stayed in the Goa suite which was super spacious and featured an outdoor seating area. Breakfast was amazing, served every morning by the pool. Trancoso is a laid back little... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Etnia was a lovely secluded spot in Bahia with a nice little pool and great poolside breakfasts and low-key living. What was most wonderful was that on the last day, we lost our safe key, and the manager of the property swiftly found help in town (on a Sunday when the entire town doesn't work), and got us our passports... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Internationally known as an oasis in the middle of the jungle and for combining comfort with unique ethnic decoration, Etnia was elected one of Brazil's four best hotels by the prestigious German publisher, Taschen, in the book 'Great Escapes of the World,' which shows a selection of the 90 best hotels around the world. It has also been featured in Hip Hotel's 'Atlas,' in Taschen's 'Great Escapes South America,' in Conde Nast Johansen's 'The Americas Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas' and was the winner of Elle's chic shack awards 2007. Besides getting special coverage in newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The New York Times, Etnia makes part of Andrew Harper's Clud, among others.A Swimming pool with bar and lounge, a 7000m2 garden, secured parking lot, access to the beach (15 minutes walking) and to the town (5 minutes walking), restaurant and boutique are part of the hotel’s structure. In each bungalow, a stained glass window facing a private garden makes the guests feel even more in touch with the local nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Etnia Pousada & Boutique

Address: Avenida Itabela 25, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Trancoso
Price Range: $244 - $1,025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Etnia Pousada & Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Etnia Pousada & Boutique Hotel Trancoso
Etnia Pousada And Boutique
Etnia Pousada & Boutique Trancoso, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
#4 Luxury Hotel in Trancoso
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