I wish I could live here. But let me be a bit practical:
1. Its right in Pelourinho, the "historic center of Salvador", so you are steps away from food, art and, of course, history that makes Bahia, Bahia.
2. Because its in Pelourinho, there's no Uber or Lyft BUT the hotel has a network of taxi drivers that they will call for you and make sure the drivers know exactly where theyre going (a bonus if you dont speak Portuguese or are concerned about safety). I needed to request a taxi to take me to my PCR test. Not only did the driver run into to the lab to make sure I was in the right spot, he waited for me just in case it was a quick turn around)
3. From the owners on down, the staff at the Amarelindo take service to the next level. From the time I received my welcome letter with check-in details to the moment they put me into my car home, I have never felt so well taken care of - and I travel a lot. They also helped me book my PCR test and reminded me to call them if I needed someone to translate.
4. Food is delicious. Youre going to run around Salvador for acarajes and the like ( hit up Roma Negra for some bomb vegetarian), but on those days you cant bring yourself to leave your balcony (and those days will be many), you're not going to go wrong with ordering room service.
5. Decor. As soon as I stepped in, I was in love. Salvador is called the largest African city outside of Africa and artwork of the Casa reflects it.
6. Heart. Thats all I can say. Heart.