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“Delightful & Friendly, Great value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ambar Pousada

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Ambar Pousada
Ranked #29 of 146 Salvador B&B and Inns
1 review
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“Delightful & Friendly, Great value for money.”
Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

After 6 weeks in 4 & 5 star hotels, the Pousada was a charming surprise. Rooms clean and all you need. Staff friendly and helpful. It is centrally located, walking distance to the beaches, and a very cheap taxi ride to the things to see. AND the breakfast ! Both local dishes, and international fare (for the less culinary adventurous). One could spend most of the morning chatting to other guests or and just "hanging out" in the charming porch watching Salvadore go by. I will go back.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
Reviewed July 11, 2012

I had a great stay at Ambar. Everyone is very friendly and I was treated like family:)
The rooms are clean and delicate and the location is close to the beach and close to shopping. Breakfast was awesome!! Thanks for a great and comfortable time in Salvador!!!:)
A big hug to Christine, Jaci, Alice, Piers and everyone else:))

Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Emma T
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london
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Good booking process beforehand - booked friendly taxi driver to greet us at airport. Located within short walk of beach. Clean rooms. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. Overall, excellent value for money and recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed here for the week of carnival and had a great time. Staff are all very friendly and most speak good English; the rooms are more than enough space with comfortable beds; and breakfast is plentiful. The best is definitely the location in Barra. You are only 2 streets in from the main carnival strip and it is easy access to everything from shopping to the beach.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors are quieter but will not get wifi
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2011

Stayed a few years ago for three weeks, with and without my wife and teenage daughter. Nice place, not too fancy, not too funky. Open air feeling, casual. Owned by French woman, staffed by nice young people, mostly young ladies except for the night guys for security which is good. Great buffet breakfast, occasional free live entertainment and in-house buffets and parties for festivals.

Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2011

Clean, cozy place, good location (close to beach and bus stop), friendly staff, good breakfast... But felt it was overpriced, at least during peak season, and they ask for 5% gratuity on top of it. Also, no refrigerator, no kitchen access.

3 blocks away from Barra Beach, which is a great beach with nice waves, and a great view at sunset. Numerous restaurant options in the area, although not as many as I expected. Very close to a supermarket.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2010

Nice place, very open-air, clean, nice staff and secure. Good breakfast buffet, weekly parties with music. Small and close to the Farol beaches, music events and festivals.Stayed one month. Beach ambiance and big city neighborhood, not too far from the upper Salvador neighborhoods, a bit far from the Pelhourinho.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ambar Pousada

Property: Ambar Pousada
Address: Rua Afonso Celso 485, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ambar Pousada 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Âmbar is a charming guest house with regional décor and colourful atmosphere, located just 50 metres from the popular Barra Beach. It offers a 24-hour front desk, excellent tropical breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The accommodation at Âmbar Pousada is simply furnished and provides a fan. Rooms have a private bathroom, and dormitories offer several shared ones. With a homely atmosphere, this guest house is 200 metres from Barra Lighthouse, and 6 km from Pelourinho historical district and Salvador city centre. Salvador Bus Station is 8 km away. ... more   less 
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