Casa Inglesa Boutique Guest House, Salvador, Bahia
"Lovely new boutique guesthouse in Barra beach area of Salvador"
|Nearest Airport:||Salvador - 20 kms|
|Trip Style:||Honeymoon + Romance, History + Culture, Boutique Luxury|
private parking, massage, honeymoon package, guided tours, events room, Brazilian cooking classes, bar, air-conditioning, restaurant, wi-fi
|Recommended attractions:||swimming, surfing, night life & shopping, museums, massage, churches|
|Ideal for:||travellers with wheelchair, travellers with baby, travellers with a dog, solo travellers, small groups, friends sharing, families, couples|
|Cards Accepted:||Visa, Mastercard , Cash|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
What a wonderful way to start a trip to Bahia: the Casa Inglesa. This is a brand new 7 room pousada which doesn't even have a sign outside the door yet, but it is definitely all there in terms of comfort and only moments away from beach, lighthouse, bars and all the local restaurants.
The creation of London Neil Manning, this is a pousada with a very special individual charm. The patios and small garden are dotted about with tables and sunshades and the free wi-fi is perfect for catching up on your blog or your emails whilst still leaving you feeling incredibly lazy.
Suites themselves are not huge but they have everything you want like excellent beds, bed linen, good lighting, wardrobes, "Split" airconditioning and ceiling fans. In the bathroom amongst other things you'll find an excellent powershower to cool you down.
Casa Inglesa came highly recommended by Sean, the owner of Pousada Estrela do Mar just round the corner but I wasn't sure what it would be like as it was brand new and didn't have any guest reviews. What I found totally exceeded expectations, a perfect place to base youself for a few action packed days in Salvador.
Salvador is simultaneously hot, chilled and laid back. And nothing like the south of Brasil! Home to the largest influx of slaves in the country (nearly five million between the 16th and 19th centuries) its population remains predominantly black and local customs reflect and incorporate African traditions in religion, culture, dance and dress.
The city has grown tremendously over the last thirty years and with a population is now well over 3 million, the usual problems have all arisen. For many years the historical centre around the Pelourinho was a no-go area and the area around Barra also went into a steep decline. However many of the historical buildings in the centre have now been refurbished, policing is much better and recently the Barra area around the pousada seems to have gained a completely new lease of life, with a pedestrian only promenade and lots of new bars opening. One thing is for sure – the vibe in Salvador is something else completely, and the tropical spirit in the air totally contagious.
- Visit to the Pelourinho with English speaking guide Fernando: R$125
- Side trip to Praia do Forte and Imbassai beaches: R$250 for 2
- Chill on Barra beach 5 minutes walk away or Porto da Barra beach 10 mins away
- Visit to Igreja/church of Bomfim and the the port of Ribeira
- All day tour with tour bus which goes from the Farol/ lighthouse nearby
- Personal hospitality from Neil
- Excellent location and nice chill out space
- Newly refurbished with top quality materials
|Try a different place if...
you don't like small dogs or want somewhere more formal.