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Convento do Carmo

Located in Salvador’s picturesque district of Pelourinho, the Pestana Convento do Carmo is a magnificently refurbished 15th century convent that now belongs to the traditional Pousadas de Portugal hotel group and is the first historical and luxury hotel of its kind in Brazil.

A visit to this beautiful hotel is quite an experience.

To give you a brief historical backgroundl; it was originally constructed as a friary in 1586, commissioned by the First Order of Carmelite Friars. Over the centuries, it has been the stage for major historical events and is renowned presently as Brazil’s first luxury historic hotel. The striking colonial architecture of the Pestana Convento do Carmo blends exquisitely with the graceful furniture and works of art that reflect the imposing presence in its grand lobby. The hotel was designed to create a wonderful contemporary presence in a striking former monastery. Each of its 79 rooms are unique and inviting; tastefully decorated with all of the necessary modern conveniences.

Outside your room, you will find a beautiful, sun lit courtyard of flowers, gazebos and a magnificent jade tiled swimming pool for relaxing. In addition to its romantic ambiance and traditional Portuguese cuisine featured at the hotel’s Conventual Restaurant, the Pestana Convento do Carmo offers a level of sophisticated service that is unparalleled. The elegant Conventual Restaurant and bar offers sophistication and charm in every detail. The distinctive menu features traditional Portuguese cuisine with wines carefully selected by the sommelier to accompany each meal.

SPA L'occitane at Pestana Convento do Carmo, is the only spa of its kind in a historical luxury hotel in Brazil. Complete with saunas and a full fitness center, it is a must for those looking to be pampered during their stay in Salvador.

From a day in the sun by the pool to an afternoon of reading in the cloisters or a customized tour allowing you to delve into the local culture of Salvador; there are leisurely options available for every taste. The Pestana Convento do Carmo is unique in that it also houses its own library as well as the ornate functioning chapels in the Convent. Of course, the hotel is also close to the beach for those looking for a rejuvenating swim in the ocean. Pestana Convento do Carmo is a member of "The Leading Small Hotels of the World" and has been chosen by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the best new hotels in the world.





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