Convento do Carmo presents itself as the first historical and luxury hotel in Brazil. A former friary, it was constructed in 1586, and boasts outstanding colonial architecture, graceful furniture, and beautiful artwork.
It is located in the charming district of Pelourinho in Salvador, and there are plenty of tourist attractions and local festivities nearby. The hotel also has a swimming pool, a complete library, and business and fitness centres.
All rooms are divided as they were hundreds of years ago, which resulted in different sized apartments, but all with a singular decoration and all are very comfortable. They come fully equipped with modern amenities such as LCD Cable TV, a pillow menu, Egyptian cotton bed and bath linens and air-conditioning.
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Convento do Carmo Information
- Location & Getting There
The luxury hotel is located in the charming district of Pelourinho in Salvador, a 40-minute drive away from Salvador da Bahia International Airport.
The 79 beautifully-decorated rooms are made up of Deluxe, Junior Suites, Loft Suites and a Master Suite. Deluxe Rooms are perfectly adequate with well-appointed bathrooms, while Junior Suites boast larger living spaces and sea views. Loft Suites are spread over 2 floors, inclusive of a living area, working desk and an additional toilet upstairs. The Master Suite even features a bath and jacuzzi.
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Business facilities
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar
There are plenty of tourist attractions and local festivities nearby. Guests can stroll down the cobbled streets of the Pelourinho neighbourhood, a UNESCO site, experience the full-on Brazilian passion for football at a local match, head to Barra or Itapua beach, marvel at the ritualistic African-based dance and martial art of capoeira, or attend a Candomble ceremony to discover more about the local religious beliefs.
Children are welcome and extra beds can be arranged, but there are no special facilities for them.