At Casa do Amarelindo, you won't only be right in the middle of Pelourinho, Salvador's most historic neighborhood - you'll be staying in one of the elegant buildings that gives the area its character. This restored 19th-century house is in Pelourinho's pedestrian-only area, restricted to foot traffic during the day. A taxi stand is just 20 meters away. Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado, the museum and foundation dedicated to one of Bahia's most revered authors, is 200 meters (about a tenth of a mile) down the street. The Museu da Misericordia tells the history of western medicine in Brazil in a 17th-century building that was once the country's first hospital. This centuries-spanning collection of art and artifacts is just 300 meters (less than a quarter of a mile) away. Mercado Modelo, Salvador's main market and a great place to pick up locally produced crafts, is just 1 kilometer (just over a half mile) west. In the hotel's lobby, a bulletin board lists daily neighborhood activities, so you won't miss a drop of vibrant Pelourinho. You'll start your day in Salvador's historic area with complimentary breakfast. You can enjoy your selection of Bahian dishes, fresh fruit, and juice anywhere in the hotel, including the restaurant, where you can have seafood and South American wines for lunch and dinner. Room service is available during limited hours. One bar is adjacent to the lobby, and another offers drink service to the rooftop terrace, which offers space to relax with captivating views of All Saints' Bay. The outdoor pool also has bay views, as does the compact fitness center. Guestrooms offer views of the city, bay, or pool. Casa do Amarelindo has just 10 guestrooms, all individually decorated with Bahia-inspired art and furnishings. Beds are inviting, with pillowtop mattresses, down duvets, and cool cotton sheets. Televisions come with satellite channels and a DVD player; you can borrow DVDs from the front desk. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Your smoke-free guestroom also includes a minibar and an in-room safe. Bottled water is complimentary. In the bathroom, you'll find cozy bathrobes, a hair dryer, and either a jetted tub or a shower with a rainfall showerhead.