This is a great small hotel right on the beach with fantastic views, facilities and service. Almost the complete opposite from the large 5 star hotels, the fact that this place only has 12 rooms makes it such a friendly place. Rooms have everything you need, but if you do need anything more just ask the staff - they will be happy to oblige. The grounds and the pool are delightful, and the hammock on the front balcony of every room is just too good to resist.
The staff is great. They help you with anything you can imagine. We were not so many people staying there this week, but we became like a family very quick. The beach is just in front (maybe the best in the area), a lot of nice restaurants when you do a walk there, the pool with sun-screens and a bar/restaurant at your side. You get new towels for the pool every day, and others for the room. Fresh and cooling winds from the sea. Very calm and almost no sound from traffic, or the airport only two kilometers away. The travel-agency they cooperate with is good value, and takes you to other super-beaches. If you like TV, there is a lot of channels to choose from.
The internet is a bit slow. It works with phone and audio, but have problems with video. It is also a little unstable, so at moments it's down to almost nothing. It is only when you go into details - you find things not to like. It is not a "five-star European hotel", so you don't get your shoe polished just by putting them outside the door, and there was no paper-basket in the room itself, etc. But - so what?!
It was a five star Brazilian experience.
Our agenda was to do nothing. I have never done this on holiday. We arrived mid afternoon from Rio, took a taxi to the hotel and then ate and drank in the hotel for two days only leaving to pop out to the beach immediately behind the hotel. It was great.
From check in to check out the staff were friendly and cheerful. English speaking is limited but the staff tried their very best to communicate and it is my own fault for not knowing more Portuguese. But we didn't have any problems and got everything we wanted. The rooms have balconies and a hammock is provided. We could see the pool and thirty seconds later you were there. Lounging chairs were available and towels. Next to the pool was a little restaurant/ bar where delicious fresh meals were cooked from lunchtime
Really really nice food and drinks and we had no inclination to go elsewhere. Breakfast was served in a room downstairs and was quite a good spread of cakes, fruit, breads and pastries. The hotel has a path to the beach though you can't take towels from the hotel there. Beach was nice although a bit of rubbish at top of the beach so you won't want to walk bare foot till you get onto the beach proper. The beach did have a lifeguard. Really sandy and the sea was great- some people were surfing but we just had fun getting pushed along by the waves. Quite powerful. Free unlimited Internet.
Loved our stay here and it was superb value.
I am so glad we choosed this pousada for our 2 day stay at Ilhéus. Well kept, clean, confortable.
Nice pool and garden and, a patio door leaving directly to the sandy beach!!!
Breakfast was delicious and dinner also very tasty. A really surprise on midle of all those bad kept and decrepit city.City center needs a clean up, such potential not explored and abandoned places. Staff very nice and helpfull.
We flew our clients to Ilheus so that they could go to the Txai Resort in Inacare. I found Pousada Dos Hibiscus via Trip Advisor and couldn't be more pleased with my choice. The owner, Luka Ukmar and his staff treated us better than family. The hotel is clean and comfortable, yet simple by Western standards. Don't expect the Waldorf Astoria and you will not be disappointed. It has a nice pool area, outdoor bar and restaurant and direct access to a beautiful, white sugar-sand beach. 100' south along the beach, you can rent a surfboard for $5 per hour and practically surf out the back door. The swell is not great, but definately rideable. The restaurant fare is simple, local and delicious! The chef's prepare each meal individually with great pride, so expect to wait 45 min - 1 hour to eat after ordering. From what I saw, Pousada Dos Hibiscus was head and shoulders above anything else. Everything I was looking for to relax for a few days. And...the price was good too! Enough....gotta take a swim!