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Sitio Sao Francisco - Pousada de Charme

Estrada da Balsa 1833, Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45816-000 Brazil
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#14 of 28 hotels in Arraial d'Ajuda
Sítio São Francisco hotel in Arraial D’Ajuda is a boutique style hotel of individual apartments and rooms nestled within the trees and flora. Our little bahian paradise or ‘pousada’, as it is known in Brazil, is ideally located right next to the white sandy beach of Araçaipe Beach in Arraial D’Ajuda in Porto Seguro.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Open-air bath
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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67Somewhat walkable
Grade: 67 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Masood M wrote a review Aug. 2017
Singapore, Singapore227 contributions93 helpful votes
This is a charming Pousada in Arrial De Ajuada. The rooms have kitchenettes, out door showers, comfortable beds, air-conditioning that works, and relatively good wi fi.The staff are amazing including the manageress who is from Argentina. We rented the entire pousada for a wedding and were thoroughly attended to. The beach is amazing as is the town a mere 20 minute walk.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Do not take the room closest to the entrance of the property. The road can get quiet loud
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Response from Teo N, Proprietário at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme
Responded Oct. 12, 2017
Dear, it was a real pleasure to attend you and your family and friend at our place in such a special ocasion. Warmest wishes from all the team!
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23614max wrote a review Mar. 2016
San Francisco, California69 contributions22 helpful votes
Recently spent three nights here and couldn't have been happier. The owner was welcoming and gave us a tour when we arrived. Each room is its own mini-house containing bedroom and bathroom. Shower and bathroom were large. Bedroom had a king converted from two twins and A/C and fan. Free breakfast was very good and personally served by the owners. They have a small stretch of beach the property is on, but there's much more to the neighboring bars and restaurants that are accessible by beach. The property has some deck chairs in a relaxing area just in front of the beach and is great for just hanging. Free parking on premises and they give you a key to get in and out of the area as you wish. There were a couple nearby restaurants but I recommend heading to downtown Arraial d'Ajuda to get far better food. Couldn't have been happier here. Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
cruising-Hanna wrote a review Jan. 2015
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Sitio Sao Francisco is a very beautiful little paradise pousada owned by a very lovely and helpful couple from Argentina. The rooms are beautifully furnished and contain everything you need. The whole pousada is really nicely decorated - you can tell that the owners really love this place and want their guests to feel home, too. The beach is right in front and perfect for swimming, since there are only little waves. Right next to the pousada are several beach bars where you can have lunch or buy some nice cocktails to enjoy while you are relaxing at the beach. But since this pousada is a little bit outside of the center of Arraial, there are not many people on the beach and you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Bahia. Getting to the center of Arraial d'Ajuda however is really easy because the mini-busses stop right in front and a ticket to the center is only 2,50 Reais.(the drive is about 5-10 minutes). We really enjoyed staying at Sitio Sao Francisco and would definitely recommend this place! Thanks for having us in your little paradise :)
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Date of stay: January 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sylvia56_11 wrote a review Jul. 2014
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions5 helpful votes
Sitio Sao Francisco is a Pousada, i.e, a sort of a B&B Brazilian style, situated 20 minutes walk to the Arraial d'Ajuda's village and half hour (including a ferry cross) to Porto Seguro. We, my husband and I planned our holiday early 2013. Our 2 daughters were going to a few of the World Cup games, and were coming from Berlin and Australia with their partners and planned to join us in this pousada some of the time. Also, I have cousins in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as well as a dear friend. So I booked 5 rooms for 2 weeks not knowing who or how many would turn up. As it happened, many came to the pousada and we all had the whole place to ourselves(no other guests were there, as it was low season) and we were delighted with how relaxed and friendly the whole placed was. Thank you Jacira, Silvana and Diana for making us feel so much at ease. Anything we asked, they provided.
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Date of stay: June 2014
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are a family, they have rooms which have a kitchenette and extra beds. We had 2 of those...
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Thalita_T wrote a review Apr. 2013
Vitoria, ES46 contributions24 helpful votes
Wonderful Carnaval! Excellent place for couple and also for a family, beautiful place in front of the beach many restaurants options nearby, they even can serve you in the hostel, excellent location to take a car to the city, nicely decorated, all rooms have winter garden in the shower which makes the bath a very pleasant experience, the feeling of the place is the best, we had an amazing and relaxing time, there is also options for the people who wants to party. We took our cat and he was also very well treated. The owners and the workers are very sympathetic. I would go back.
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Date of stay: February 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$29 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sitio Sao Francisco - Art Pousada
BrazilState of BahiaPorto SeguroArraial d'Ajuda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme
Which popular attractions are close to Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Nearby attractions include Aracaipe Beach (0.08 km) and Apaga-Fogo Beach (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro d'Oliveira, Restaurante Pequeno Jardim, and Sorella Padaria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Arraial d'Ajuda.
Are pets allowed at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Sítio São Francisco - Pousada de Charme?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sítio Arqueológico das Ruínas da Igreja do Outeiro Da Glória (4.7 km) and Cidade Historica Porto Seguro (4.2 km).