Discover Salvador's fascinating past at this small charming inn at the edge of the famous Pelourinho district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Housed in a restored colonial building overlooking the bay, Pousada Villa Carmo is within a short walk of Pelourinho's popular attractions, but just far enough to get a quiet, good night's sleep. You could spend an entire day-and evening-in Pelourinho, exploring its cobblestone streets and colorful centuries-old buildings. Browse the shops for local crafts, stop by a café for Bahian fare and a cool drink, then linger for the vibrant nightlife. Be sure to visit Igreja Sao Francisco, a Baroque church with magnificent gilded interiors. It's in the heart of Pelourinho, and about a 10-minute walk. The hotel is also just 0.6 miles (0.9 kilometers) from the Mercado Modelo market-the perfect place to pick up a uniquely Bahian gift.
In the mood for a refreshing dip in the sea? You'll have your pick: At least 4 of Salvador's famous beaches-Porto da Barra, Ondina, Farol de Barra, and Paciencia-are within 3 miles (5 kilomters) of the hotel. Pousada Villa Carmo's multilingual staff is happy to provide directions and bus information; they can also arrange tours of Salvador's natural and cultural treasures.
Whatever your plans, you can start the day with a complimentary buffet breakfast in the restaurant or on the terrace facing the bay. The selection includes fresh local fruits and juices, as well as Bahian specialties. The terrace is also the setting for afternoon tea, and it's a great place to soak up the sun any time of day. Need to stay in touch with the "real world"? Free WiFi is available in public areas. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available 24h with advance request (surcharge). You can soothe your walk-weary muscles with a holistic treatment in the hotel's massage room.
More relaxation awaits in your cozy guestroom, tastefully decorated with local paintings and crafts selected by the owner. All rooms come with TVs, minibars, in-room safes, and ceiling fans. Some rooms open to private balconies with views of the bay. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers are available on request. Crib/infant beds are complimentary while rollaway beds can be provided for a fee.