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Pousada Estrela do Mar

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Rua Afonso Celso 119 Barra, Barra, State of Bahia 40140-080 Brazil
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Barra
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
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4.6
Value
4.3
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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Az1 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom360 contributions84 helpful votes
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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
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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
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camelia g wrote a review Aug 2018
Troy, Michigan39 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
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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
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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
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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
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Peter Vindevogel wrote a review Aug 2017
Antwerp, Belgium81 contributions37 helpful votes
Sean and his staff are the most welcoming hosts one can imagine. Extremely flexible and helpfull. We really felt at home here and the location in Barra is also great. The breakfast is the best you will have had in a long time! We had troubles with a delayed flight, they were very flexible. Very very highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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ogol17 wrote a review Jul 2017
Joshua Tree, California925 contributions540 helpful votes
It's the people who make the place, and this pousada easily deserves 5 stars for its staff. Sean the owner and all staff members are extremely nice and helpful, and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Being a minute from the beach and from some of Salvador's best restaurants, the location is also fantastic. Breakfast is great as well. Unfortunately, it is the structure and infrastructure of the building that make this lovely place less attractive. 4 of the rooms are located just above an open staircase from the reception and kitchen (and a 5th room is just next to them). This means that when the reception phone rings at 6:30AM, or when someone moves dishes in the kitchen at 7AM making lots of noise - you easily wake up. And I could live with the nuisance of not being allowed to throw toilet paper in the toilets, but recurring problems with the hot water are just annoying - I had a problem on my first night that was quickly fixed on the next morning, however on my last night - again I had no hot water in my room.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from SeanOFlynn, Owner at Pousada Estrela do Mar
Responded Jul 24, 2017
Thank you so much for staying with us and giving your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the location and the staff. I am sorry about the problem with the hot water in your shower. The electrician came the first time it broke and "fixed" it. It worked fine for 2 days and on your last night it went again so we had it replaced just after you left
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suzsuzfl wrote a review Jun 2017
Tampa, Florida17 contributions18 helpful votes
I stayed for two weeks with a group of college students. We could not have been happier with our choice. The rooms were comfortable with lots of closet space and good comfy beds. But I think the highlight for us was, along with the warm hospality of everyone who was part of Estrella, the hammocks. On our down time, the hammocks were always there for us. The breakfast was superb and was a luxury that I will definitely miss: After all, freshly baked cake, just out the oven, first thing in the morning, is not an indulgence many of us are privy to on a regular basis. But rest assured, the cake comes with eggs, bread, freshly squeezed juice, ham, cheese .... It was a welcomed feast to help us start our long and challenging day But most of all, the staff is wonderful. Nubia. Daniel, Juao, and all the rest of the staff where wonderfully accommodating and hospitable. They were always helpful with Ubers and varios suggestions. Estrella is in a great location -- just a quick bus ride down to the historical district in a lively and safe location -- right on the beach with lots of restaurants and a happening street life. If you are looking for lurury, this is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a clean, simple, but cute little B&B, you can't do much better than Estrella. Thanks for taking such good care of us everyone!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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BernardYin wrote a review Dec 2016
Los Angeles, California24 contributions
Pousada Estrela do Mar is smartly situated; not far from some the beach, museums and restaurants. Anything further could be reached with Uber or a Taxi for a reasonable amount. The staff was always helpful and kept an eye out for our interests. For example, Nubia took the initiative to ask us if we wanted concert tickets (she was already purchasing some). This is just one example. Breakfasts were good with quality coffee, fruit and baked goods. The staff took notice of what we liked and didn't like and soon our breakfasts were customized for us. Sean, the owner, proved to be a great friend and also offered us great tips and insights. He's a top notch ambassador to Salvador.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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April-Louise P wrote a review Oct 2016
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely amazing! Loved the decor, the location, the staff, the room- everything! Special thank you to John Paul, Daniel and Nobia, really went the extra mile which helped to make my stay great. Breakfast was delightful and you are surprised with different selections, fruit and freshly squeezed juice options each morning. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and will be back with my family and friends. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: You won't regret staying here!
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$40 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Pousada Estrela do Mar offers airport transportation 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).