Hotel Pousada Villa Santo Antonio Hotel 3 star
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Rua Morro Escravo Miguel 320 ?Ondina Salvador 41700-000 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil -
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The Villa Santo Antonio is a pretty, comfortable, brand new pousada, ideally located to discover Salvador historic centre.

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 6.33 /10

    In the town centre, across from Pousada das Flores on Rua Direita de Santo Antônio. The airport is 30 miles away. Count 40 minutes for transfers by taxi.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The best asset of the hotel. Lined with colourful houses, and quiet at night, this pousada is very pleasant. It has 14 rooms, all different. Surfaces vary from 215 feet² to 322 feet². The rooms have a view of the street or the bay below. Rooms are furnished in wrought iron and dark wood Brazilian colonial style. Ecru fabrics, two paintings on the walls, and dark wood floor compose a classy setting. The rooms are well-fitted: Individual air conditioning, telephone, large closets for storage, full mini-bar, satellite television, safe. Bathrooms are spacious, with two sinks, welcome toiletries, and shower. Request a room on one of the upper floors with a terrace overlooking the bay. Magnificent sunsets!

    Overview 7.45 /10

    Open in early 2006, the Villa Santo Antonio is a brand new, comfortable pousada with whitewashed walls. Its owner hired several interior designers to decorate common areas and rooms. The lobby is vast and furnished with large rattan sofas, iron and ceramic wall lamps, and mosaic frescoes made by, among others, the Brazilian artist Bel Borba who signed several works diplayed on the street in Salvador da Bahia. It opens onto a pleasant patio overlooking Bahia port and part of the bay. Guaranteed sunset every night! Rooms are accessed through wide staircases and are on two levels.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    Breakfast is served buffet-style in a pleasant dining room with varnished wooden floor. The modestly varied selection of breakfast foods includes yoghurt, homemade pastries (made with corn meal), sliced ham and cheese, and delicious fruit juices.

    To know

    Book directly from the hotel (www.hotel-santoantonio.com). Prices start at 560 euros per week, flights not included (445 pounds sterling). As it is the case for the Pousada das Flores, the Villa Santo Antonio is the ideal place for a cultural stay in Salvador. Since the hotel is located in the upper town, it is only a few minute walk from the Pelourinho (historic centre). Ideal for visiting the numerous baroque churches, pride of Salvador, walking in the streets lined with colourful houses, and buying unusual souvenirs in the small craft shops (embroideries, basketworks, sculptures). To reach the lower town, there is a 230-foot elevator landing a few steps from the marina and Mercado Modelo (the renowned traditional market of Salvador). Beaches, however, are farther: they border the southeastern part of the town, starting at Farol da Barra. Count 10 minutes by car.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning

    advantage

    • The comfortable rooms.
    • The vicinity of the historic centre.
    • The decoration.

    disadvantages

    • Few amenities.

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