After paying for the room through an online booking service, I was confused about whether I would have a water view, and two beds for me and my friend. The staff and owner at Solar do Carmo made sure we had both, and provided us with the best room in the house, on the top floor (Room 501). Like most buildings in the historic district, there is no elevator, which was no issue for us, but might be for others.
Breakfast is delicious, with lots of variety, and best of all, it's an opportunity to chat with one of the owners who is an artist whose art decorates the hotel. She is a charming ambassador for Salvador, and provided us with maps and careful descriptions of her favorite spots in Pelourinho and other usually unexplored neighborhoods. All of her recommendations were great, and it was interesting to have a conversation with this informed and expressive person about topics ranging from politics to literature.
The hotel staff are very sweet and attentive. The hotel's location, while not in the heart of Pelourinho, is right on its outskirts, and is easy walking distance. Very highly recommended and a reasonable price for cleanliness, comfort and location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hospedagem no Solar do Carmo tem um estilo unico . Primeiro, por sua arquitetura que preservou as caracteristicas do passado acrescentando um projeto arquitetonico moderno e original. Um exemplo e a escada helicoidal metalica contrastando com as paredes em tijolos antigos aparentes. O aconchego do hotel tambem se deve muito a sua estrutura fisica. Outra forte marca do Solar do Carmo e a vista espetacular de 180 graus da Baia de Todos os Santos. O deck-bar, onde e servido o cafe da manha e onde funciona o restaurante e um verdadeiro mirante para essa mistica baia. Ao final da tarde acontece o happy hour com por do sol . Uma boa hora para aproveitar a hidromassagem do pequeno spa para relaxar depois de um dia repleto de passeios e bons momentos. O hotel localiza-se na Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, famosa por cultivar as raizes historicas da cidade, tanto culturalmente, atraves de manifestacoes religiosas, festas e eventos, como arquitetonicamente, com casaroes e sobrados com cerca de 300 anos de idade. Antiga residencia de familias nobres e funcionarios publicos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solar Do Carmo Salvador, Bahia, Brazil