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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Excellent location, easy (15 minute) walk to the Pelourinho. Once I booked the hotel, Zelina emailed me and set up the taxi service from airport to hotel. It was very helpful to have this worked out ahead of time, when landing in a place as exciting but potentially disorienting as Salvador. Zelina also helped me figure out good places for... More 

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Jersey
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2010

This B&B was a wonderful base to explore the Old District - stylish and clean, Zelina was a wonderful and kind hostess, helping with arrangements. The room we had was large (so was the bed) with aircon and fridge, and a hammock in the window to boot! For our particular room we had to share a bathroom, but this was... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2009

Checked out a number of pousadas online and Zelina got back to me within minutes and hours! We arrived late at night (about 12.30am) and she arranged an airport pick up (flawless) and we came out of arrivals tired and weary but met by a taxi with my name on it! A little out of the way, up in Carmo,... More 

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Gradivo
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2009

I echo what the other reviewers have said: this is a very friendly small inn, very clean and well maintained. The breakfast is lovely and served around a communal table which makes for nice morning conversations. However the neighborhood is not safe. I was mugged in broad daylight on the street leading up to the Pelourinho. Another guest was mugged... More 

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London
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Reviewed 4 September 2009

Unfortunately we only stayed one night, although it should have been more. The pousada is beautiful, with lovely two-tone wood floors and some interesting local artwork on the walls. The French-Brazilian owners were delightful and very welcoming, and sitting in the living room after breakfast reading a book from one of the shelves felt strangely like being at home. Indeed,... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2009

Small house at the pelourinho near to the historic center, quiet and beautiful place, breakfast rocks

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Ljubljana
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Reviewed 5 February 2009

I have returned only yesterday from my 2 week trip around Brazil and I want too share it with you. I have choosen this pousada because it was in lonely planet and because it had such good rates on Tripadvisor. It is good that I rely on Tripadvisor. I really enjoyed my stay there so much - I felt very... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2009

Really enjoyed our stay at Pousada Baluarte. It is not the closest place to the Pelourinho but old Salvador is such a small place that it is easy to get about. Zelina and her 2 kids were very friendly and helpful - it is best if you can speak French as this is a French-Brazilian place. The breakfast was much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
160 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2008

Helpul and friendly; no Englsh spoken so a good place to practise Portuguese. Only 5 rooms but they are immaculate and the living room downstairs has a good collection of Brazilian music as well as guide books about Brazil. This pousada is slightly off the beatn track but that could be seen as advantage because it's away from the noise... More 

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bermuda
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Reviewed 1 October 2008

This is a good place to stay when staying in the San Antonio area. You will feel safe and comfortable and the price is excellent. Highly recommended!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
House with 05 rooms and 3 suites and 2 bedrooms sharing the same bathroom in the hallway, the total capacity of host is 11 people, all rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and a good night's sleep, and to complete our service offer in the morning a good cafe in the morning with all the products made by the same, simple however very tasty. If you choose to stay in the Pousada Baluarte, know that staying in a house with hostel services, our goal is that you feel with in your home, take care of everything as if it were yours too, because it was created for you too, thank you all. Zelina ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Baluarte

Address: Ladeira do Baluarte 13 | Santo Antonio Alem Do Carmo, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-385, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador > Santo Antonio
Price Range: $51 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Baluarte 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room with bathroom was great. But if you have budget, shared bathroom was clean and you can share with max people from 2rooms I guess.”
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