Pousada do Pilar is a good mid-range option in Salvador's historic Pelourinho district. There are 12 large ensuite rooms, 7 with a balcony overlooking the ocean and 5 with a small balcony (standing room only!) overlooking the street. Breakfast is served on a rooftop patio overlooking the waterfront. It is a 10 minute downhill walk to Pelourinho's main square.
Open: Pousada do Pilar is open all year.
Location: Pousada do Pilar is located in a charming townhouse in the historic district of Salvador, about a 10-minute walk from the main square of Pelourinho.
Rooms: The 12 spacious guest rooms offer modern conveniences like TVs, â€˜phones, Wi-Fi, minibars and safes. 5 rooms have small balconies with street views and the other 7 have verandas facing the harbour and the ocean. Room service is available.
Activities: Seeing the sites of Salvador, shopping, visiting the harbour and beach, watersports, swimming, boat trips in the bay.
Facilities: Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace overlooking All Saintsâ€™ Bay and there is also an indoor dining area. The hotel does not serve lunch or dinner, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The hotel has a lift, which is unusual for Pelourinho pousadas. Reception is staffed 24 hours a day and the hotel offers luggage storage, laundry and a currency exchange.
Dining: Breakfast is taken at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Salvador is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and a laptop guests can use to check emails, free of charge.