An old 19th century building restores into a charming boutique hotel. Rooms are in a colonial style with a little twist of Africa, emphasis here is on combining luxury and comfort for the utmost in well being.
Overlooking Baia de Todos os Santos (All Saints Bay) in the Pelourinho district, classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, surrounded by churches, museums, bars and a carnival vibe…
Accommodation & Facilities
There are just 10 spacious rooms, in a Bahia colonial style, with an African twist, each designed to create the utmost in comfort and luxury. Tranquillity here is prized and even during carnival season, a good nights rest is sacred, so windows and doors are well insulated blocking out the outside noise, even the ceiling fans and mini bars here are silent. Rooms either come with a king or two twin beds, with high quality linens, as well as an LCD TV/DVD player with access to movies down in the reception area, a safe, internet access, hydro massage bath or a rainfall shower.
The bar is in a wonderful location, with a tropical garden atmosphere and serves local fresh fruit cocktails and the clear blue rectangular swimming pool, which overlooks the bay, is perfectly angled for sunbathing. In the fitness centre there are plenty of gym exercise machines and Capoeira, a type of Brazilian martial dance inherited from slaves in the past, can be learnt in the solarium (the panoramic terrace), if organised in advance. The unique panoramic terrace, where guests can relax with the views, has breathtaking views over the bay, islands and the Bomfim church – a beautiful place at sunset, or to enjoy your breakfast.
A wonderful feature of the hotel is that your breakfast can be enjoyed at anytime of the day, anywhere on the grounds. The Restaurant Pelo Bistro is sumptuously relaxed, a very refined place to enjoy your fresh dinner – which is usually based on the catch of the day. Meals are complimented by a wide choice of South American wines and meals can also be enjoyed around the pool in the evenings.
The historic Pelourinho district is fabulous for exploring, with lots of colourful houses, baroque churches, museums, cobbled streets and handicraft shops. There is easy access to the beaches from here where there are calm waters great for relaxing in the Porto da Barra Bay, or strong waves in the Ondina and Pituba beaches are great for surfers. Transfers can be organised at the hotel for guests who wish to travel to the north to visit the trendy and magnificent beaches there, Guarajuba is stunning and worth a visit if you enjoy beaches. Itaparica can be visited via ferry, where there are more fantastic beached as just a few minutes away from the hotel.
Carnival is usually towards the end of February, however the date changes every year. At the time, the streets are filled with the sounds of voices and music, bright colours surround you and you cant help but dance through the streets. If you are planning your trip around this time, ensure you book early as hotels get very busy, and due to the sound insulation at this hotel, it is a fantastic place to stay!
Children over 14 are welcome.