Accommodation rating: Superior
The Casa do Amarelindo is a beautifully restored 19th century colonial townhouse in the heart of the trendy Pelourinho district of Salvador. Located just off the Quadrado main square, this boutique property is right in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage town full of colourful houses, baroque churches, museums and cobbled streets. The airport is 35km away and the beach is 4km from the hotel.
As you enter through the hotels tall archways into a tranquil reception area, you forget how close you are to the hustle and bustle of Bahian life. The 10 sunny and light rooms are simply decorated but still offer all the modern facilities you would expect from an international hotel such as air conditioning, Plasma TVs, DVD and CD players. Ceiling fans, wrought-iron bedsteads and antique dark-wood furniture reminiscent of colonial times complement these 21st century facilities. Double glazed French windows offer magnificent views over All Saint's Bay, and some rooms have an private balcony, ideal for watching the world go by.
From the fantastic roof top terrace and garden courtyard you can relax by the small pool or enjoy an evening caipirinha from the bar while watching the sunset. The restaurant, located on the ground floor of the townhouse, extends out onto the terrace and the menu offers Bahian specialities and modern cuisine, accompanied by a substantial wine list.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.