We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

El Gordo

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
El Gordo
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for El Gordo
See the most recent reviews
Showing 16: English reviews
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2011

Its one of the best locations in the quadrado, very good views of the sea. Rooms are average, definitely overpriced and the ones on top are very noisy. The ones down (9 and 10) have amazing views but as they are in the jungle you can have all sort of animals inside. Internet in the rooms is through cable but... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank mmcn2009
Brasil
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2011

Cool, beautiful, design hotel, in a great location (at "quadrado", where the best restaurants, stores and bars are located). Excellent service and restaurant. European style in the heart of Trancoso.

Helpful?
Thank adventuregroup
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2011

We stayed at El Gordo last April - super off season - witch I highly recommend for Trancoso. This pousada is great, the staff was helpfull and very friendly - they have an amazing DVD collection for the rainy days. The food, view and location are very good!

Helpful?
Thank trip_azzi
London
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2010

We were staying at Villas de Trancoso so I don't know about the rooms but we ate here and had a nice night. Nothing too special but nice enough. It's a fusion menu which has lots of interesting things on it. I had a shrimp and pumpkin purée that was very nice. It is expensive though. All Trancoso is. It's... More 

Helpful?
Thank EveryOtherNameTaken
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2009

El Gordo is overpriced to an extend I have not come across ever before. We are a well travelled couple and have stayed in many places around South America as well as other parts of the world. The charge for the rooms compared to the product is out of this world. Service is unfriendly and inflexible. The prices of Food... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank LondonTravworld
Vicenza, Italy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2008

one of the best place i've ever been on my traveller life. the perfect dream place.

Helpful?
Thank rbono

61 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (52)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Trancoso hotels
0.8 km away
Villas de Trancoso Hotel
Villas de Trancoso Hotel
#1 of 12 in Trancoso
339 reviews
2.1 km away
Aldeia do Sol
Aldeia do Sol
#10 of 12 in Trancoso
149 reviews
0.6 km away
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
#5 of 12 in Trancoso
172 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Etnia Pousada & Boutique
Etnia Pousada & Boutique
#4 of 12 in Trancoso
172 reviews
0.5 km away
Estrela D'Agua
Estrela D'Agua
#2 of 12 in Trancoso
258 reviews
0.2 km away
Mata N'ativa Pousada
Mata N'ativa Pousada
#7 of 12 in Trancoso
96 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about El Gordo

Address: Praca Sao Joao 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Trancoso
Price Range: $198 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Gordo 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your El Gordo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Gordo Hotel Trancoso
El Gordo Trancoso, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Gordo staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Gordo staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“only few rooms have ocean view. We went during the low season and I can see that during the high season when the quadrado that the hotel faces is busy, it will make the rooms closer to the entrance a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Ash312, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Room number 5 has incredible views form the porch, but if you're a light sleeper the restaurant noise will keep you awake.”
 of 5 bubbles cadi_cunha, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you do not like steps then you should book a room on the front as the rooms to the rear are set into the hill”
  • really nice
 of 5 bubbles mimosaSussex, 10 Sep 2012 | Read review
3 of 3
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay