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Casa do Amarelindo

Salvador, Brazil

Casa do Amarelindo is a charming small hotel with plenty of character nestled in a restored 19th Century colonial townhouse in the heart of the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador, a cultural gem in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

At a Glance

  • Located slap bang in the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador. Can be a little noisy as so central but such a vibrant and buzzy city

  • Good value for money and friendly service from French owners Gilles and Didier

  • Simple but stylish decor, and the hotel is well maintained throughout

  • Small roof top pool - one of the few in Pelourinho

  • A courtyard garden and a roof terrace with a panoramic view of Todos os Santos Bay


Insider's View

Your hosts are developing a fantastic range of caipirinhas, mixing rare cachacas with tropical fruits you will never have heard of, and are only too happy to enlist your help and feedback.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Casa do Amarelindo or take a look at our itineraries to Bahia


Casa do Amarelindo is a boutique property located just off the main square (Quadrado) in the historic quarter of Salvador, classified a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985 for its colorful houses, beautiful baroque churches, museums and cobbled streets echoed with batucada rhythms and capoeira shows.

Casa do Amarelindo has only 10 guest rooms which are simple yet luxurious, some with private terraces and bathrooms featuring either hydromasage bath tubs or rainfall showers. The interior decor has been inspired by Bahia's fascinating colonial history and African influence. The hotel benefits from a fantastic roof top terrace where you can enjoy an evening caipirinha while watching the sunset. It also has a small pool which has a gorgeous view over the rooftops and the sea beyond.

Why not walk the streets of Salvador and soak up the local culture with its baroque churches and cobbled streets lined with market stalls selling intricate local artifacts. Salvador is also renowned for its Afro-Latin music and there are often groups of musicians playing in the squares giving a vibrant, jazzy feel to the place.


Casa do Amarelindo offers guests 10 rooms that are simple, follow a uniform decor but are comfortable all with air conditioning, plasma TVs, DVD and CD players. Antique dark wood furniture evokes Brazil's colonial past. Bathrooms have hydro-massage tubs and tropical rain showers


Children under 16 years of age are not accepted at the Casa do Amarelindo, and there are no specific facilities.


Casa do Amerelindo features a rooftop pool, panoramic terrace, two bars (don't miss their cashew fruit Caipirinhas), restaurant serving delicious Bahian classics and a small gym.


Given the hotel's central location, the cultural delights of Salvador are right on your doorstep. The historical Pelourinho district is famous for its beautiful colonial architecture, funky bars, street stalls and art galleries. Some of Brazil's best beaches where you can hit the turquoise waters for sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving to name a few.

Location & Directions

Salvador, Brazil

In Salvador’s historical Pelourinho district within easy reach of restaurants, bars and art galleries. Many of the rooms afford fabulous views over Todos Santos Bay and its islands.

When to go

Temperatures in Bahia vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°C. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnaval (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million party-goers hit the streets for a colorful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Casa do Amarelindo or take a look at our itineraries to Bahia

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