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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed September 24, 2015

I came across this restaurant prior to my trip but did not seriously consider it until some of our friends recommended it to us. They ate here three nights in a row and raved about it. The restaurant was fully booked some nights, however, when we went--we were the only ones there. The restaurant is decorated with some modern fixtures...

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Chicago
Reviewed April 9, 2015

We decided on El Gordo after reviewing a few other properties in the area. El Gordo by far has the best price and view. The property is amazing and very well maintained. The ladies Sheilla, Adriana and Yolanda are just so warm and kind. We stayed in room #3 that accomodated 2 adults and 2 kids and it was so...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed December 19, 2014

After visiting several of the top end restaurants in Trancoso, I wouild have to say this was my favorite spot. Not cheap by Brazilian or American standards, but worth every penny! If you visit my recommendation is try the Bacalhao al Forno, an amazing dish for all the senses even for those new to the dish!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 23, 2014

They have one of the best swimming pools EVER! The rooms are big and cozy, amazing design, and the location, this in the hart of trancoso, at the quadrado, My honeymoon couldn't be better, if you can go for it, just do it!

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

EL gordo is a a very charming pousada. Located ine the best area from TRancoso. The rooms are not all the same, so pay attention to be sure you got what you want. The best ones are those with beach view. The bangalos are nice ad well but you need to exercise a litte bit due few steps. Piscina, food...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Keep in mind it's an expensive village. El Gordo is amongst the cheapest ones well located in the "Quadrado" historical area, but you'll still pay for that convenience. Pros: location, comfortable rooms (nice bed, linen and towels), incredible views, courteous service, tasty breakfast. Cons: rates, noise (if you stay in one of the rooms close to the restaurant), food &...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed August 3, 2013

comida muito boa, serviso simpatico....pousada LINDA!!!!!! TOP!!!! Place its with amazing view, all people there are very nice and helpful, food one of the best i eat in Brasil. Beaches in Trancoso look like paradise :) perfect place for vacations!!!!!

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Sussex
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Stayed the weekend in this little gem of a hotel lovely food, the room was extremely comfortable. Really not a bad word to say about this hotel. The setting with the Trancoso quadrant is peaceful and offers a view over the shoreline. You can if your picky and look to closely at the decking and pool where you can find...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Honestly, there is no point say good or bad, you just have to go and see for your own eyes :)! The perfect experience all around

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Belo Horizonte Brasil
Reviewed December 24, 2011

It's located at Quadrado, the main place of Trancoso. You are close to the beach (10 minutes walking). as well as to the most of the restaurants. We stayed in one room close to the entrance, reception and pool, so we were accompanied by a lot of noise. And that with just than two or three more rooms with guests....

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about El Gordo

Address: Praca Sao Joao 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Porto Seguro > Trancoso
Price Range: $146 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Gordo 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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El Gordo Hotel Trancoso
El Gordo Trancoso, Brazil
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
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“only few rooms have ocean view. We went during the low season and I can see that during the high season when the quadrado that the hotel faces is busy, it will make the rooms closer to the entrance a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Ash312, Apr 9, 2015 | Read review
“Room number 5 has incredible views form the porch, but if you're a light sleeper the restaurant noise will keep you awake.”
 of 5 bubbles cadi_cunha, Apr 22, 2014 | Read review
“If you do not like steps then you should book a room on the front as the rooms to the rear are set into the hill”
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 of 5 bubbles mimosaSussex, Sep 10, 2012 | Read review
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