Accommodation rating: Superior
The Zank Boutique Hotel is an eco-property with a laid back, stylish and indulgent ambiance. It is 15 minutes from both the airport and the historic Pelhourinho neighbourhood and the beach is five minutes away. The nearest shops and restaurants are also just a short stroll from the hotel. Located up a steep side street, its location offers an authentic slice of Brazilian life.
Decorated in white and teak wood, with large picture windows facing the ocean, the 20 individual apartments are reminiscent of a colonial mansion, with modern touches. Bespoke furniture is individually sourced and made by local artisans, and the decor contains a mix of classic, contemporary, tropical and neo-baroque influences to give a hip, trendy, feel to the property.
The restaurant offers an array of delicious Brazilian cuisine with a contemporary twist. There is also a decked area, which is perfect for watching the sun go down over Praia da Paciencia beach below and, on the roof, you'll find an infinity plunge pool with a fantastic view over the neighbourhood. The Drika Saad Spa offers many therapies like hot stone massage and shiatsu, and is a great place to unwind at the end of the day. You can also head to the hotel's lounge and the well-stocked library for relaxation.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.