Hotel Pestana Convento do Carmo Bahia

Rua do Carmo, 1 40301-330 Salvador BahiaBrazil
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About Hotel Pestana Convento do Carmo Bahia

A former convent dating back to 1586, Hotel Pestana Convento do Carmo Bahia retains much unique and historic style in the public areas and its high-ceiling rooms. Modern amenities include a wellness centre.

Rooms and suites are air conditioned and include a flat-screen LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, and a minibar. The loft suites cover two floors and feature a sitting area and additional TVs.

Fitness and business centres, sauna, spa, hot tub, and an outdoor pool are among the amenities guests can enjoy at Hotel Pestana Convento do Carmo Bahia. The Sala dos Freis area includes a quiet library. An airport shuttle, laundry services, and a meeting room are also available.

Confessions relating to dietary lapses ensue in the second cloister. Here Bottino's Restaurant provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with an Italian flavours dominating. Temptation also wins the day in All Saints' Bar.

The colourful and historic Pelourinho district, with its squares, alleyways and Baroque architecture is 400 metres from the hotel.


Rua do Carmo, 1 , 40301-330 , Salvador Bahia, Brazil
Telephone: +55 7133278400 | Fax: +55 7133278401 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

A historic building and surrounding area

Guests say this is an authentic and historic building with bags of charm inherited from days gone by. It is, they feel, virtually impossible to resist the appeal of the building and that of the district in which it so conveniently sits. Guests are thrilled that they only have to walk a very short distance to Pelourinho Square and its historic charm.

Friendly staff speaks English

Staff is very kind and helpful. They are happy to advise guests on places to visit as well as best value restaurants for dining. Guests admit to not speaking Portuguese, so they are particularly pleased to find that members of staff speak good English.

Negative Reviews

Air conditioning must be a relic from the past

Guests suggest that the air conditioning is a relic from when the building was a convent. It is now very old, noisy, and simply not up to the job. The result is that those travelling in the summer months find their rooms get much too hot.

The hotel needs a major refurb

Guests are fully aware of the intense humidity experienced in the building and the associated smell of mould. These factors reflect the darker side of this historic building and highlight the need for a long overdue programme of intensive maintenance and renovation.

Breakfast is poor

Breakfast is a source of disappointment. Guests say that it lacks flavour, quality, and choice. Th fruit juices come in for especially harsh criticism, with guest describing them as bland.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 693 reviews