Pousada Estrela do Mar
Lonely Planet review
There's not much to Estrela do Mar, but there's something to be said for keeping it simple (and the price down). The layout of the former family home breathes informality, while lush greenery and windows flung open to the night air remind you that you're in the tropics.
Something about Estrela do Mar feels privileged, despite their cheapest rooms being plain white almost to the point of sterility. The location on a mellow, tree-shaded street, and back onto a lush green hill, is ideal. Walking through the curling iron gate and up the front path feels like dropping by a friend's place. The house is white stucco with dark-blue shutters, and a red-tile roof - very Portugal-meets-the-tropics. Classic white walls set off the few decorative touches, like bright Bahian paintings and ornate blue-and-white tiles. The floors upstairs alternate light and dark wood planks - they're original and in pretty good shape. Mid-range pousadas with character are few and far between in Barra, so reserve this one while you can! Estrela do Mar would be convenient (though quite loud) for Carnaval.
Our independent authors have visited Pousada Estrela do Mar and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Salvador.
Services & facilities
- American express
- Diners club
- Airport transportation
- 24-hour front desk
- Tour assistance
- Multilingual staff
- No cribs (infant beds) available
- Free breakfast
- No elevators
- Free Wi-Fi
- Pets not allowed
- Laundry facilities
Description provided by property
Location. Pousada Estrela do Mar is located near the beach in Salvador and close to Nautical Museum of Bahia, Farol de Barra Beach, and Porto da Barra Beach. Nearby points of interest also include Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra and Jesus da Barra.
Property Features. This 3-star property has a 24-hour business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.
Guestrooms. 9 air-conditioned guestrooms at Pousada Estrela do Mar feature minibars and ceiling fans. Bathrooms feature showers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Satellite television is provided. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.
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