NAME: pousada Capim Santo
WHERE: Trancoso, Bahia
IN ENGLISH: no
PRICES ON THE WEBSITE: yes
LOCATION: unbeatable location, in a quiet cul-de-sac a few meters from the Quadrado, the historic square of Trancoso.
THE BUILDING: a number of houses and the pool are scattered in the middle of a lush garden.
THE ROOMS: the suite master where we stayed – the best room in the pousada – is a large room, really nice, very pleasant and quiet, all painted in white, with a very comfortable bed and an ample bathroom. The room has TV, DVD, air conditioning, a fan, a safe and a minibar. And a mosquito net with no holes in it! A real treat.
PRICES IN MAY 2007: During the high season the suite master costs R$300 per room and night. In the low season, R$250. As we got there in the very lowest season, a couple of days before the pousada closed its doors for its annual break, we ended up paying R$190 for the room. Add a 10% taxa de serviço to all the rooms.
BREAKFAST: included in the price. Great variety of savoury and sweet food. Some of the desserts weren’t as fresh as you would expect – no doubt a consequence of the low movement of clients during the low season.
FOOD: the pousada has a well-known restaurant (with a branch in São Paulo). We didn’t have a meal there.
RECEPTION: correct and a touch unfriendly.
OUR OPINON: there are cheaper alternatives in Trancoso, but we decided to make the most of the low season and give ourselves a treat. The room where we stayed is truly charming. But the pousada offers little beyond the lovely rooms. On the same cul-de-sac as the pousada there is another one that looked quite interesting.