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Ambar Pousada
Ranked #31 of 157 Salvador B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Backpacking around Brazil, we find a restful and relaxing place at Ambar Pousada. Everything is great there and it made us appreciate again more Salvador.
Rooms are cute, stylished and clean with some terraces.
The breakfast is delicious with local discoveries every day. In addition it is perfectly located.
Most important thing: the staff and the owner are wonderful, smiling, so helpful!
If we go back in Salvador, I know where we will stay! Highly recommended!

Maëtte and Florent

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

With back packs and limited budget my wife and I travelled the world as a twen couple. 30 years later, our 3 children grown up and out of the house, we are travelling again, searching and finding beautiful places to stay. This one we found in Salvador do Bahia. We enjoyed the relaxed, open atmosphere of the Ambar, represented by its open- hearted staff.
If you prefer to stay in suffocating sealed rooms with air condition and sterile-packed hotel breakfast, this is not the right place for you. If instead you enjoy individual rooms and a freshly prepared morning meal with local fruits and cereals, this is the place to stay at.
Ambar is perfectly located in fast developing Barra, only a few steps away from famous Barra lighthouse, which serves as an optimum referral point for buses and taxis. We felt safe at all times walking the streets around Ambar Pousada.
Some years from now, with overgrowing population and construction, places like the Ambar will be difficult to find. You should go and visit this jewel as soon as possible!
Ask for Roberto Lobo to pick you up with his taxi at the airport. Roberto is one of the most friendly and trustworthy persons we have ever met. This is the type of taxi driver you are looking for in all the cities of the world. Besides, he knows all about football.

Room Tip: it is nice to stay in the main building
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We are a 60 something couple who spent several days over Christmas 2012 at Ambar Pousada. It was fabulous. Small, tidy, clean, safe rooms, tasty breakfast, easy access to beach, markets and bus lines. The staff was wonderful, so helpful and welcoming. Danuse especially was just the best. We hope to return to Salvador and if we do, we will definitely stay at Ambar. It was the best place we stayed throughout Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Gloria, thank for your so kind review! We, from Pousada Âmbar, felt deeply proud with your comment that the Âmbar was the best place you stayed in Brazil Argentina and Chile, and we'll be doing our best to keep the Pousada Âmbar always in this excellent shape! See you soon!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This pousada is a very comfortable, careful management and present, rooms clean and tidy and essential.
Excellent breakfast always varies and well-stocked.
Always hot showers, internet access and a communal shower for guests departing! Very good location, beach is 2 steps, the Centre of Salvador with a is a 10 minutes ...Advice to those who pass from Salvador, Pousada Ambar is the top !!

We Love Brazil...
Francesco & Giulia (Forlì-Cesena) ITALIA

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Francesco and Giulia, thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're really glad you enjoyed the friendly comfort of the Pousada Âmbar and hope to see you again one day!!! Abraço

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The place was nice, the owner (French) very friendly as well as the staff. The breakfast was the greatest we had in Brazil, with lots of choice. The place is very clean. The bathrooms were like private bathrooms, which I really appreciated, and we did not have to queue as it was low season and the dorms were rather empty (during high season though, I think you might have to wait).
The beds and dorms were rather old but comfortable, but with lots of mosquitos! I wish I had brought my mosquito net!
There is also a computer with internet access for a small fee.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Mali_208
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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Mali, thank you so much for your compliments about the kindness of our reception, the cleaness of the pousada Âmbar and our splendid breakfast, we're glad you enjoyed all! About the mosquitos, we would like to say that you were really unlucky because our rooms normally have no mosquito or very few ones; it's a pity you didn't tell us as soon as you've got disturbed, cause we have insecticid at the reception desk to correct these situations. We hope to see you again and friends of yours some day!!! Abraço from Christine, the french owner

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Ambar Pousada was a nice hotel : the rooms were clean, the breakfast really really good , and the staff helpful ! The location is also nice, it is located in a quiet neighbourhoud close of bus to pelourinho, 2mn from the beach, with little restaurants and cheap bars.

I STRONGLY recomanded this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chrisambar, Proprietário at Ambar Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Cannelle, we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pousada Âmbar, our kind reception and our beautiful and tasteful breakfast!!! Yes, we agree: the pousada Âmbar is very well located, near to everything a visitor wants and needs! We thank you for the sympathetic review and hope to see you again one day!! Abraço Christine

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Attentive staff, quiet, clean, cooked delicious breakfasts, with tropical fruits, varieties of juices, cakes, pastries Bahia, cheeses, breads ... Pousada very well located close to everything: Farol da Barra beach of Porto Barra, a few minutes from the Pelourinho, Mercado Modelo, restaurants, discos, ice cream shops, beautiful beaches. All tours showed me that there were marvelous, well worth it! I've been several times in Amber and ALWAYS come back for sure!

Room Tip: I picked them up because they just kept sleeping in the same hostel, went out early and only when th...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Chrisambar, Manager at Ambar Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Luciana, we have already thanked in portuguese, let's do in english: thank you so much for your compliments, and we're glad you and Débora enjoyed your stay at the Âmbar and your holidays in Salvador! We're already waiting for your next stay with all your friends!!! Beiijos e abraços :) See you soon

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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 #31 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Price Range: $11 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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