The Pousada dos Ofícios looks like a single-storey restored colonial house from the street, but when you enter the reception area of the hotel, you realize that it extends back and down below street level. It is built into the hillside but fully open on three sides. This ingenious design provides a refuge from city noise, total privacy, and great views of the green hills behind.
Opened in March 2009, the name of the inn is a tribute to the craftsmen of the city, past and present, and the interior decor is a constant reference to that. Antique furniture, art and crafts, and the tools of the trade - hammers, chisels and antique sewing machines - decorate the space. Complete with a breakfast room, where you can taste the traditional family recipes prepared by the owner, the inn is strategically located on four floors. Windows, French doors, and skylights provide natural light. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped.
The "caring for the customer" rating is an aggregate score for the five parameters we survey (welcome, the service, charm, cleanliness/maintenance and overall experience/value for money. There must be a minimum of 3 traveller ratings we can average before we display a rating for the property. We also age traveller ratings and discard any that are over twelve months old.