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Pousada Colonial

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

On March, 2016, I reserved a room through for the 23rd Feb and check out on the 24th 2017. I found a better and much cheaper option however and had to cancel such booking. On the 8th of March 2016, a total of BRL 697.50 were deducted from my bank account. Since cancellation on was free, I asked the Pousada to refund the money back to my account. I have been sending emails since the 27th of January 2017, with bank details, et cetera and still I have not received a refund to date!! This is disgusting, I am glad I did not stay in such place, these people are only a bunch of thieves!!

We had a nice staying in Bahia. Go at The pousada colonial. I loved The decoration and interior design in rooms and commons Area; i enjoyed breakfast in The sunny balcony with juices and home Made cakes; receptionist are kind and prepared to face any issue you could have. I suggest rooms at high floor Everything nice but i will never forget The "carinho" feeling with The team. Thanks for The se very special days.

We stayed at Pousada Colonial during our stay in Salvador and loved every bit of it. On arrival, we, for some reason, were upgraded to a premium room which was absolutely stunning with hammock on the balcony. Though the building is 350 years ( as we were told on arrival) the place has been maintained really well and is very inviting!

On January of 2016 we booked a couple different hotels in Brazil for our yearly trip at the end of the year. One of them was Pousada Colonial in Salvador. As always we chose the properties and booked rooms keeping in mind the cancellation dates/fees. That said, after decent communication with Pousada colonial throughout 2016, we decided to cancel the reservation after finding a better option in Salvador. The cancellation of our original booking at Pousada colonial was done absolutely within the range required for a full refund of the 50% total value we paid upon reserving the room. From previous experience I expected an email from the property confirming my cancellation and once I didn't hear from them I sent them a message. I was informed an online refund was "no longer an option" due to a vendor switch that prevented 2016 reservations from being modified online. It made absolutely no sense, but they told us they could refund us by direct deposit into a Brazilian bank account, which for a overseas booking is ridiculous, but luckily for us, my parents live in Brazil. We provided them with all the information they required for the bank deposit and requested confirmation upon deposit. Two months went by and we heard nothing. My father periodically checked his account for the deposit, to no avail. We proceeded to send them multiple emails and have heard nothing in the past 2.5 weeks. The Trip Advisor website and the service it provides cannot afford to be in business with places like Pousada Colonial. Maybe there is a good explanation for this, but after hearing nothing from them I can't help but wonder if they think the fact we live in the USA will eventually lead us to give up with no repercussions. This is not the case. Pousada Colonial is flat out ignoring our emails while owing us our refund. Think twice before booking this place.

Spent two nights here and enjoyed every aspect of my stay. I decided to stay in Pousada Colonial due to its close proximity to the historical center of Salvador. It's a beautiful, well-maintained, vintage building. The incredibly friendly staff speaks English fluently (as well as Portuguese and French). Rooms are clean and lovely.

I loved staying at this Pousada! It's a family run place which has retained the antique portuguese architecture and interior design. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you wish to reserve any tours around Salvador they are very helpful with the same. We had a small air conditioned double room which was on the ground floor, I think that was the only thing we had as a low point.The breakfast was good and the old city centre is around 10-15 min walking distance from the pousada. There's a tiny bakery close by which open only in the evening post 4pm which I highly recommend as well. It's a lovely walk to the old city as you pass all the beautiful heritage homes with colonial architecture, on friday evenings the locals gather on the street to sing and dance. I personally feel I got a tiny yet good taste of the culture and spirit of the people in the locality.

Its a very peculiar place, full of details and cosy. They have a nice breakfast, with fruits, local dishes and natural juice. We found the bedroom clean and great to have a shower and rest. One of the attendant speaks english, what isn't very common at the city.

Got here for just one night sleep with intention to get to know Salvador's historical center. It was my best decision. The hotel is very well located and allows anyone to get to know touristic attraction on foot. The hotel is very simple, beautiful and well maintained. A simple but very good breakfast. The room I took had no window. No really a problem for just one night. Staff was very, very friendly and ready to help. At the end cost benefit relation was excellent.

Lovely interior, helpful staff and good ish locale but severely let down by ability to control noise . Building has practically no windows (shutters primarily which do not in all cases cover window gaps) so any noise from street is audible throughout entire hotel at any time ie bar across street which plays live music in til 2300 then carries on until after 0000. Management compound problem by insisting not shut first floor shutters to balcony until 0100 as a rule for benefit of all guests. Madness. Internally layout of building interior compounds any noise internal and external so difficult for anyone to sleep who does not have ear plugs and you will get woken up early as staff prepare breakfast. In short disappointing and not recommended. Avoid

The room was dirty and in a very bad condition. Is not a safe place to stay. Bad neighborhood. Is not safe to walk .. Is far from peluriño and places of interest. The place is fool of mosquitos.. i got the zika virus there. The prices for tours are very expensive if you compare with other hotels. The streets near this hotel are full of garbage. Definetly i dont recommend this place at all.

Rua Direita De Santo Antonio 368 Salvador BA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Sao Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador and Fonte Nova Stadium
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Santo Antonio, Pousada Colonial is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Sao Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador and Fonte Nova Stadium. This 13-room, 3-star pousada welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Located in central Salvador, the pousada is also near Museum of Modern Art and Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 13 air-conditioned rooms feature safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi.

Property features

Pousada Colonial features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for BRL 90 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3


King 1 | Sleeps 3

Duplex (Master)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 216 reviews