Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 29, 2014
Decent hotel, clean rooms in good location. Simple but price quality relationship is correct. Location very central but a little shady at night, but nothing out of the ordinary. Staff was friendly but hotel is generally understaffed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by HORNBYVILLA from BLACKPOOL

Very good place to stay for visiting Pelourinho

Posted Feb 8, 2014 on Hotels.com
We booked this for its location to visit Pelouinho area, Afterwards I read reviews about the area & was little bit worried, but I needn't have been worried. Yes the area looks a little run down but that gives it the traditional Salvador feel. Just a short walk to the centre ( down & up a hill) there is large police presence at the top of the hill & they watch you walk back to hotel so felt very safe, but use common sense in not being too flashy with your belongings. Hotel breakfast was very good with plenty of choice & the room was nice. We used the pool area which again is set in nice settings. We also used their airport transfer service which is good value...all in all very satisfied with our stay & we are hoteliers in the Uk so know the trade well.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Jason from London

A good base to explore Salvador from

Posted Dec 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
Stayed in this Pousada for 4 days. They arranged a driver to transfer from the hotel at a competitive price. Staff are friendly and even though my Portuguese is non-existent they strove to satisfy my requests. The managers speak good english too which helps a mono lingual person like me! The room are clean and well attended to. Its obvious they take pride in this pousada. Shower was fine/clean and functional. Breakfast is good for the price with a selection of fruits/ juices, bread, cheese and ham. All in all was very satisfied with my stay. If you are interested in the culture of Salvador I would also recommend Marcus ( who works freelance for the hotel) to show you around as the man is a wealth of knowledge and a really humble and genuine guy too. I went away to another part of Brazil and came back to the Pousada to leave my suitcase and kill some time in Salvador before my midnight flight back to London. The manager treated me like a long lost friend and invited me to share the barbeque they were having. So thanks Claudio and the rest of the guys and ladies for feeding and watering and making my last day in Brazil a wonderful experience. I really could not of chosen a better place to explore Pelourinho from. The surrounding area may be a bit depressed but that is the nature of the old part of Salvador. Don't expect to be surrounded by condominiums! As a single guy security was never an issue coming back from a late night out.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Nice place but caution advised

Posted Feb 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall, this is a pleasant, well-run, reasonably priced pousada within two blocks of the historic district, but on our first excursion to nearby Pelourinho Square, we'd walked only 1/2 block when a street thief appeared out of a nowhere and ripped a gold chain off my wife's neck. The hotel provided a escort on our subsequent walks up the narrow street to the historic district, which is heavily policed, but all guests should be advised not to wear jewelry on the streets and to guard valuables against pickpockets.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Awesome Experience

Posted Dec 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
Everything about this Pousada was great! I have to admit, perhaps my positive experience was amplified by the fact that I had just spent 7 horrible days at a gross hostel (yes, hostel, not hotel). But, Pousada da Mangueira definitely delivered! The manager, Claudio, was awesome. He had a car waiting for me at the airport. When I arrived, he was incredibly service oriented. Sylvia, the head housekeeper / cook / etc, was awesome. She was always around to help with anything I needed (a glass of tea, a drink at night by the pool, etc). The rooms were INCREDIBLY clean - If you are visiting from the USA, you may have a different level of what you consider clean, but let me tell you ... after traveling around Brazil on a major low-level budget, this place was relatively impeccable. This is not the Hilton, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. The small, family-like feel actually made it much more relaxing. Sylvia always hand-cooked something to add to the breakfast the evening beforehand, like fresh coffee cake, muffins, etc. They had fresh fruit, eggs, coffee, juice, yum! They are located right next to the Pelourinho district. I felt fairly safe. The neighborhood is not swanky or "cleaned up for tourist-eyes-only" ... it's a real Brazilian street, but ... there were tons of Tourist Police (weird, right?) and that definitely made me feel safe, traveling as a (clearly not Brazilian) female, alone. Great place! Great Staff! Clean. Nice. Quaint. Thanks!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent stay

Posted Dec 3, 2012
Pros: Pool
This pousada is a great place to stay if you are coming to Salvador. It is right by Pelourinho and we felt very safe. The pool is a great place. The scenery is incredible.