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Pousada Estrela do Mar

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This small pousada is comfortable, clean and well located near the beach in Barra a few kms from the historic city. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful at all times. I would stay again if in Salvador.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This pousada is located one block from the Barra lighthouse. It is a great location to enjoy one of the few places you can see the sun set over the Atlantic. People gather around the lighthouse near dusk and eat grilled cheese (a must try) the local fried cakes made from ground chick peas (acaraje) and have a guarana (soft... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at this pousada for 3 nights, and I can say that during the stay it grew on me. What I don't think is very well advertised or shown in the reviews is that this is pretty much hostel conditions, very very standard, only without the typical hostel clientele. When we got there we were a bit unimpressed,... More 

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SeanOFlynn, Owner at Pousada Estrela do Mar, responded to this review

Hi Irina, Thank you so much for all your feedback. Unfortunately we were unaware of your problems with the TV and internet until we read about them here. We subsequently checked the TV and it appears to be working perfectly and all 78 channels are accessible. I was so disappointed that you had problems with the internet as I am... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

If you like beaches, this is an excellent place. Just 2 blocks from the beach of Barra, very close to the lighthouse, this is excellent. Buses to the Rodoviaria and other places in Salvador are nearby. Also, for the location, the price is great. Yes, you can stay in Salvador for less, but probably not at that location. Breakfast is... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed just one night but would have stayed several days if they had not been full. The receptionist (Daniel) is really kind and nice. He is always willing to help and inform you about everything. The room was perfectly cleaned, the breakfast was amazing, and the location of the Pousada is very safe neighborhood. We couldn't have found a... More 

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Arizona
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I'm so glad I stayed at Pousada Estrela do Mar. They were very helpful, even before my arrival. Every staff member was hard working and attentive. I really enjoyed the security that comes with having someone at the door 24 hours a day. The room was clean, and everything worked. The bed was very comfortable, and the linens were good... More 

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Århus
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Pousada Estrela do Mar is the most friendly and cosy place, you can imagine. Very helpful and friendly staff, a lovely room, the most excellent breakfast and a perfect location. We felt more like private guests of the house, than paying guests. We stayed for two weeks in april 2015, and if ever we shall return to Salvador, the Estrela... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I could not have made a better choice by staying at this pousada where I felt absolutely comfortable, at home and safe. The photos don't lie: beautiful whitewashed villa with blue architectural details, rooms that are simple and immaculate. The breakfasts are equally simple but of high quality and one can ask for more of anything and be served with... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights and had a fantastic time. The staff were charming and helpful and arranged a lot of our onward travle for us. The breakfasts were abundant and extremely tasty and the dining area lovely. There are monkeys and humming birds in the garden some mornings and these delighted our children (9 and 10). The Pousada... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Great guest house! From the beginning Sean (the owner) was great at responding to emails. Sean had great recommends for food around the area and even Sao Paulo. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The location is great close to beach, numerous restaurants, and the bus. We felt safe walking in the area at night. Breakfast was simple and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Barra, just a minute from the beach, this exquisite house has been transformed by loving owners into a comfortable, modern, pristine guesthouse for discerning travelers. Ideally located for Carnaval. Each of its 9 rooms has its own bathroom, refrigerator, TV and air-conditioning.Wi-fi internet available free in rooms and public areas. Our breakfasts are made with fresh natural ingredients and served between 8 and 12. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Estrela do Mar

Address: Rua Afonso Celso 119 | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-080, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range: $65 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Estrela do Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Pousada Estrela Do Mar Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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“You won't regret staying here!”
 of 5 bubbles aprillouisep, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1,2, 3 face the street, main bus route. Rooms 6, 7, 9 are away from the street. Room 1 might be wheelchair accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles AZJOHN1, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
“enquire if the road works are over and buses no longer pass past the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles marrek, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The superior room on the upper floor was much more spacious and airy than the standard one on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles miyot, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
“In my opinon, the best room is the one in the back, up a flight of beautiful stairs, It doesn't have a view, but has a small veranda that somehow makes your trip something out of book.”
 of 5 bubbles Maxsand, 3 May 2013 | Read review
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