Hotel Solar Do Carmo Hotel 4 star
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Rua Direita De Sto.Antonio 108 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil -
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The Pousada Solar do Carmo is in an ideal location in the peaceful district of Santo Antonio, a stone's throw from the Unesco-listed historical centre of Salvador de Bahia, Pelourinho. This charming little pousada with 13 guest rooms has a swimming pool with hydromassage jets. One of the establishment's best selling points is the breakfast served on its panoramic terrace with views over All Saints' Bay.

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

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    • Hotel Solar Do Carmo

      Solar Do Carmo   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Solar Do Carmo

      Solar Do Carmo   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 9.24 /10

    This establishment is housed in a superb city centre colonial building at 108 Rua Direita de Santo Antonio, a stone's throw from the Unesco-listed historical centre, Pelourinho. The airport is 17 mi away, and the journey takes 40 minutes by taxi.

    The district of Santo Antonio is a real haven of peace and quiet in the historical centre. Therefore, you can easily get to the thick of the action at the frequent street parties organised in Pelourinho, which is less than a 5 minute walk away, but also escape it all when you return to the tranquillity of the pousada's neighbourhood to recharge your batteries.

    Accommodation 8.45 /10

    Boasting tiled floors and wooden furniture, the guest rooms are attractively decorated with 3 pictures, including a naive painting. Relatively spacious, they have enough room for a round wooden table and 2 chairs. Half of the rooms (the superior category) have a superb view of All Saints' Bay from their furnished terrace, but the rest must make do with a view onto the street below. The facilities in all of the rooms include flat a screen satellite television, air conditioning, an electronic code safe (free), a telephone, and free Wifi Internet access. The bathroom has a big shower with a fixed shower head, a toilet, hospitality products, and a hair dryer.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The Pousada Solar do Carmo is located in a beautiful single-storey period house with 13 guest rooms. It opened in 2006 and has a panoramic terrace boasting superb views of All Saints' Bay, as well as a small swimming pool with hydromassage jets, which is a lovely place to relax after wandering through the historical district of Pelourinho.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    Breakfast is the only meal provided and is served on the panoramic terrace overlooking All Saints' Bay from 7:30am to 10:00am. However, there is no shortage of options in the neighbourhood when it comes to lunch and dinner, and especially for tasting the local Moqueca!

    To know

    The Brazilian wife of the Italian owner exhibits her paintings in her studio. As the Pousada Solar do Carmo is located in the upper town, it is only a few minutes walk from Pelourinho (the historic centre). It is perfect for visiting the numerous baroque churches, which are Salvador's pride and joy, as well as 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 70m elevator that drops you off a few steps from the marina and Mercado Modelo (the best known traditional market in Salvador). The beaches, however, are a 10 minute drive away. They border the southeastern part of the town starting from Farol da Barra. A computer is available free of charge for surfing the Internet. if you have brought your laptop, you can make the most of the free Wifi in the guest rooms.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage

    • Swimming pool
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe

    advantage

    • The proximity of the historic centre
    • The panoramic terrace with views over All Saints' Bay
    • The small swimming pool with hydromassage jets

    disadvantages

    • The limited facilities
    • The beaches are far away

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