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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, Anna Luiza, and I just came back from two wonderful days in Trancoso. We stayed two nights at Etnia Pousada & Boutique. We give a five stars!!! The room was spacious and very well furnished having even a small balcony, with a table, at the front. The staff was very attentive and courteous catering to all our needs.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Pousada is ideally situated in Trancoso, just a 5-minute walk for the Quadrado (at a sufficient distance to be relatively quiet) and a 20-minute walk from the beach. The setting is lovely with individual bungalows scattered around the property, and there is a very good pool in which to cool off (we actually spent most mornings just relaxing around... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived perplexed. This was not the Etnia described in and booked through Tablet. With three rooms and the house booked by our group we felt cheated. Where was the beach featured as minutes from our room? The manager could not have handled us better. A welcome and ver strong cocktail on the house and the mystery cleared. Etnia used... More 

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Brescia, Italy
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Etnia Pousada some years ago during my trip through Bahia region. The Pousada is located close to the quadrato of Trancoso where there are many restaurants and boutiques... The rooms are located in the green, totally involved in the green and not sunny... I loved the pool area... Breakfast was not excellent... Professional team!

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Beautiful setting with nice spacious rooms surrounding a gorgeous communal area/swimming pool. The owners and staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and sociable. Short walk to the beach and main square. My only minor complaint would be the wifi... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

At the recommendation of Conde Nast Traveler, I booked the Gipsy suite at Etnia directly through the hotel. The room was a duplex (an enviable amount of space for a Manhattanite!!) with a separate bathroom area making it perfect for a couple. If you stay at Etnia, try to stay in a master suite - the extra cost is certainly... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

When I think about a place (and I travel a lot), even before thinking about the decor, the situation, the food or the swimming pool, I remember the people who took care of us there. And in Pousada Etnia, people who will take care of you are all just great. First of all, the owner, André is a very easy-going... More 

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Etniabrasil, Owner at Etnia Pousada & Boutique, responded to this review

Dear Anastasia and Dimitri, Great have you at Etnia, i hope see you back some day! Best wishes from a sunny Trancoso Andrè More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

class and good taste in every single element.. the location is spectacular..a lovely drop from the road and a slope with vegetation..some very old some new.. the bungalows that have been installed with great care are located such that there is privacy and view... the architecture makes superb use of internal space and all the parts, the floor and the... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. Peaceful, friendly and lovely place to stay. Beautiful decor and great atmosphere! They were so lovely with our family. The staff is lovely and very careful with the guests. Delicious and healthy breakfast. Very close to Quadrado and not so far from the beach. They supply us of all information about the good sites to visit and the... More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our suite was large, well appointed and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The Caipirinhas at sunset did taste divine. If I had to find one thing I did not love, it was the three large dogs running around the tables at breakfast time, putting their heads on... More 

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Querida Sandrita, Agradecemos sua gentileza em nos escrever e ficamos muito contentes quando ficamos sabendo que nossos hóspedes querem voltar,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Internationally known as an oasis in the middle of the jungle and for combining comfort with unique ethnic decoration, Etnia was elected one of Brazil's four best hotels by the prestigious German publisher, Taschen, in the book 'Great Escapes of the World,' which shows a selection of the 90 best hotels around the world. It has also been featured in Hip Hotel's 'Atlas,' in Taschen's 'Great Escapes South America,' in Conde Nast Johansen's 'The Americas Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas' and was the winner of Elle's chic shack awards 2007. Besides getting special coverage in newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The New York Times, Etnia makes part of Andrew Harper's Clud, among others.A Swimming pool with bar and lounge, a 7000m2 garden, secured parking lot, access to the beach (15 minutes walking) and to the town (5 minutes walking), restaurant and boutique are part of the hotel’s structure. In each bungalow, a stained glass window facing a private garden makes the guests feel even more in touch with the local nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Etnia Pousada & Boutique

Address: Estrada para Itabela ,25, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Trancoso
Price Range: €246 - €954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Etnia Pousada & Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Etnia Pousada & Boutique Hotel Trancoso
Etnia Pousada And Boutique
Etnia Pousada & Boutique Trancoso, Brazil - Bahia
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Trancoso
#4 Luxury Hotel in Trancoso
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“Splurge for a master suite, especially the Gipsy!”
  • Gipsy room
 of 5 bubbles michellekP8935DS, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Loved the Mediterraneo suite - white and blue decor, very fresh and beachy.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandrita11, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed at the Marrakech Room. Lovely!! ;-)”
  • Marrakech Suite
  • Seating area of the Suite
 of 5 bubbles Operatica, 29 May 2014 | Read review
“Each room has a different layout. May want to request a quite room further away from the neighboring school.”
  • Kyoto room bed
  • Kyoto room stairs to bathroom
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  • Balcony
  • Kyoto room
 of 5 bubbles senator_traveller, 16 Mar 2014 | Read review
“they are all excellent”
 of 5 bubbles brasilboy, 20 Mar 2012 | Read review
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