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“Peaceful oasis on a beach paradise”
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Pousada Aquarela
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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We are so glad that we stayed here for our 2 nights. Only 5 mins walk to the beaches and bars but far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and clean and probably the best bed and best bathroom we've had yet in South America. The guys running the place could not be more helpful and are so nice. They have also just opened a small restaurant in the bar on our last night. We stayed for a few drinks before deciding to head to town for dinner as we wanted to explore - which was a mistake as most of the food in town is distinctly average and the food coming out of the kitchen at the pousada looked so much better. Pretty hard to fault this place - you'd struggle to find better!

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

I really loved my stay at this place. My room was very clean and the view from my balcony beautiful - I liked lying in my hammock and enjoying the peace of this place. You could not hear the noice from the village, but the centre was reachable within some minutes. The breakfast was delicious. José is such a nice and great host! He really cares about his guests. I felt very welcome and more than comfortable at this pousada. It is 100% worth to stay there!

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Perfect room very cozy and spacious, clean with terrace and hammock, bed is comfortable and bathroom clean, if anything wifi didn't always work in the room while it's ok in the reception, breakfast could be better for the price charged yet overall nice stay

Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

Certainly one of the best places in Morro de São Paulo: I just loved it. Fantastic view from all rooms. Excellent breakfasts. A perfect moment, a clean room and the owners, who are Argentinians, are more than very nice people: they really take care of the guests, making sure they are spending a happy moment. There is absolutely no noise there, because you are not on Beaches I or II (nor III or IV), you are just before all of them, not far from the harbor.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Aquarela was recommended to us by a friend, and I'm so glad we took his advice and stayed there. Ideal location - close to the main streets and the beaches but far enough away to feel like you're in another world. Very peaceful. Jose the owner is very engaging. I even managed a conversation with him despite me not speaking Portuguese!

Check-in was the most relaxed I've ever witnessed - all the available rooms were open with keys in the door. We were left to choose which one we wanted. Big room with a view, hammocks and monkeys for company. I should point out that there are a fair number of steps which might make accessibility a problem for some people.

Morro itself is a real gem. We only stayed as part of an overnight trip from Salvador, but I so wish we'd stayed longer. You could easily have a beach holiday here. Lots of bars and restaurants, a nightly disco on the beach. Plenty to keep you occupied, but also lots of quiet beaches if that's what you prefer. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Spent one night in this Pousada and generally speaking the experience could have not been better. Jose is a fantastic host, the rooms can be booked with a great value and the place feels like home. Jose could have not done more to make our stay easy and pleasant. Loved spending some time chatting with him during breakfast, he is such a pleasure to deal with!

The only thing I would improve a bit is the breakfast, both the variety, quality and quantity - but I believe that we might have stayed in a period in which they were looking for hiring a new chef...

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Thank Cristina K
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

The pousada is located a just bit away from the main streets and beaches which means you can get some sleep... But it's not too far away from the bars & co (about a 7 minutes walk)
We met Jose (the owner) and had a good feeling with him. He was at the breakfast every morning, and every morning he told us where the best party was... Where we should go if we wanted good meat or good fish. He bought for us the tickets for new years eve. He also organized our trip from Morro to Itacare (Boat and personal driver)
If you aren't a local you should go this pousada so Jose can help you out organise your week on this beautiful island... It's such a nice feeling to know that everything will be well taken care of..

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jo S
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Additional Information about Pousada Aquarela

Address: Rua Porto de Cima, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Ilha de Tinhare > Morro de Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Morro de Sao Paulo
Price Range: $67 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Aquarela 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best bed and breakfast in Morro de Sao Paulo is located in a pacefull place close to the village and the beach. The rooms are very well equipped with fridge,fun, AC,TV, DVD, safe box and nice balconny with hammock.Excellent option for short money ... more   less 
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