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“Great pousada, great breakfast, pricy but absolutely worth it!”

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Pousada do Boqueirao
Ranked #2 of 153 Salvador B&B and Inns
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Aarhus, Denmark
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“Great pousada, great breakfast, pricy but absolutely worth it!”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

The location:
Few minutes from Pelourinho in the Rua Sant Antonio direita, which is the extension of the main street of Pelourinho towards south. We felt safe walking at home even by night, leaving our handbags and credit cards in the safe, taking only the most necessary money on the walk, but the last few hundred meters are quite abandoned at night and may give the feeling of discomfort for some trvelling alone (we were four adults)
The pousada:
Two old houses built together, renovated with a great sense for style and tradition, decorated with remarkable artwork all over the house. Breakfast is served on a big terrace with a great view over the harbor and the bay, where you also can watch the sunset. The house and the rooms are spotlessly clean. We had the luxury room with a spacious terrace with a beautiful view over the roofs of the quarters San Antonio and Pelourinho, the room itself was on two levels with a sleeping and a living area, equipped with well-functioning Aircon and fan.
The breakfast:
The greatest breakfast we had on our last two trips in Brazil, uniting the best of Italian and Brazilian tradition. They serve various fresh fruits, fresh squeezed pure fruit juice, 3-4 different kind of bread, ham cheese and one day even Italian salami of good quality, different Brazilian and Italian pastries, cereals, fresh scrambled eggs on demand.
The service:
The Italian owner (or brother of the owner?) speaks fluently Portuguese, Spanish and English, always friendly, he helped us with many practical advices like where to go out for lunch, transport to our next stop in Morro de Sao Paolo etc. Also all the other members of the staff were helpful in every situation, attentive and always with a smile on their faces. A sympathetic detail is, that the pousada gives everything from the breakfast buffet which has not been eaten by the guests to poor families living in the favela near by

All in all will you find an extremely well-driven pousada with sense for style, art, service and a bit luxury, the prices of R$ 210 for a standard double room (which are still spacious) and R$ for 310 for our luxury room is absolutely worth it!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Breakfast, as everybody says, is excellent. A wide choice just be aware that they add a lot of salt to the eggs. The main problem is no air conditioning - ceiling fans only. Although there's a nice breeze most of the time on the balcony where you have breakfast, it still gets humid. Also, there's nothing to cool you down going up the steep stairs to the first, second and third floor rooms. Nor does the room ceiling fan cool down the bathroom aired only by a tiny open grate into the bedroom. The bathroom does not have a knob to open and close the door. The staff are amiable and accommodating and the main floor is decorated with charming craftwork but rooms are very plain.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

The interior of the building has been beautifully restored and has a huge entrance area displaying local arts and crafts. Our en-suite room was large with a hammock, a fan and a fridge. The location is good, in a nice quiet area of Santo Antonio with a few cheap but good quality restaurants nearby and just 10 minutes walk from the Pelourinho area, and this area felt safe to walk around in the evening. The breakfast served here is absolutely fantastic and was the best I had during my 6-month trip - make sure you leave enough time every morning to enjoy this. An array of savoury bites, cheeses, meats, many types of fresh bread, olives, sweet things, numerous homemade cakes, lots of teas and fresh coffee, jams...I could go on. On top of that, a 'cooked breakfast' menu with different types of egg, bacon, omelette, and then a little 'extra' portion of breakfast as well, all served on a gorgeous airy terrace with a seaview. I didn't think the owners were particularly friendly, but the waiting staff and guys at reception are lovely, extremely polite, and helpful.

This is a delightful place to stay and worth it for the fantastic breakfast alone.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

This pousada run by an Italian lady is a fantastic place, incredible breakfast with the Italian touch ! the staff is very very nice and they are all friendly, they prepared breakfast to us at 5.00 a.m. on our check out day ! I would not esitate to came back here next time.The room was spacious and with a stanning view, the breakfast area was beautifull, all the pousada was beautifull and charming.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

This pousada made our trip to Salvador extra-special. It is beautifully furnished and has a great view, and good location. All staff were extremely helpful, and Nino, the owner particularly. He organised bus tickets for us to Chapada Diamantina which were impossible to book over the phone or online. We had a huge room, and loved the breakfast too.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2011

It was a very nice stay in Salvador, Nino, the guy who owns the pousada was very helpful and gave us great tips for the rest of our trip. The building of the pousada is beautiful with amazing interiors. Breakfast on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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london
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Tthis Pousada was nice enough, we staid for a couple of days and were due to stay for one night again before our flight home. A word of warning, although we cancelled the reservation 3 days before they went ahead and charged us full price for the room using our credit card details that they had stored. Be careful not to give them your card details online as they will use them to charge your card without your approval should you need to change or cancel your reservatio.. I found this most unprofessional and I suspect is due to the fact that it is not actually doing very well and is tyring to hawl in as much money as possible, at the expense of good service.
When we staid before the room was OK, the view is of the industrial harbour and the army base.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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boqueirao, Manager at Pousada do Boqueirao, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
The allegation that we process guests’ credit cards without undue authorization is incorrect and unjust. All credit cards transactions are processed upon signed authorization from our clients.

The reservation in question was made by another guest, sharing the room with the complainant. The reservation was confirmed, and upon written signed authorization, dated July 08, 2011 from the accompanying guest authorizing my hotel to process the credit card to value of 01 full daily rate, we subsequently processed the credit card.

All reservations are subject to our clearly stated cancellation policy, where any cancellation made after expired deadlines will be subject to penalties. Our cancellation policy is clearly stated on our reservation form, in large print and highlighted in bold letters, immediately above the space on our reservation form where clients sign and authorize payment.

The aforementioned signed document was sent to our office by return on the same dat
e July 08, 2011 in JEPD format, (a document format that does not allow any alterations). We retain this document in our files, as well all other relevant documentation relating to the reservation in question, along with the cancellation received 2 days before arrival date, (and not 3 days), when the deadline for cancellation had expired, and subsequently, as per clearly stated cancellation conditions, the penalty was justifiably charged due to the late cancellation.

In closing we feel it pertinent to mention that any unauthorized use of credit cards are reimbursed by the credit card company involved.

Nino Cabrini
General Manager
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Additional Information about Pousada do Boqueirao

Property: Pousada do Boqueirao
Address: Rua Direita de Santo Antonio 48, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-280, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada do Boqueirao 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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