Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Bahia
|Quadrado, 45818-000, Trancoso, Bahia, BRAZIL.|
Description: Uxua Casa Hotel & SpaUxua Casa Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Trancoso, on the Quadrado, its picturesque, UNESCO-protected town square. Many of this unique property's traditional casas date back five-hundred years to the foundation of the village, and have been renovated and restored using ancestral techniques, reclaimed materials, and beautiful antiques, all by local artisans collaborating with designer Wilbert Das. Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa offers luxurious, authentic accommodation, five-star service and innovative cuisine in a spectacular heritage setting.
Standing a short distance from the beach at Trancoso, Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa boasts an innovative organic spa, and on the beach itself, Uxua has restored an old fisherman's bar, featuring an ancient wooden boat with a natural palm thatched roof. Delightful, sustainable and low impact, the beach area also features comfortable loungers, parasols and gazebos, perfect for relaxing with a delicious, cool cocktail and soaking up the fabulous ocean view. Guests can enjoy surfing, sea kayaking, or beach volleyball at the beach, while keen golfers can enjoy rounds at the spectacular Terravista golf course.
The innovative cuisine at Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa is based on typical Bahian dishes and the finest locally sourced, fresh and seasonal produce. Guests can expect to find market fresh fruit and vegetables, and delicious fish and seafood from local artisan fishermen. Dining can be enjoyed al fresco, in the restaurant, at the beach or in the casas.
Type of rooms: Uxua Casa Hotel & SpaQuintal da Glória - 1 Suite:
Outdoor deck with deep sofa, countless cushions, dining table and loads of room to enjoy tropical garden views. Local ceramics, antiques, and artisan creations - including TV hidden within a wooden trunk - are UXUA signatures, and here are beautifully composed atop white, burnt-cement floors created with a traditional technique. Spectacular open-air bathroom with double-showers of eucalyptus wood features a privileged view over the secret gardens behind Trancoso's famed Quadado. One bedroom; 2nd floor panoramic garden views; Spacious outdoor balcony with daybed and eating area; Indoor/outdoor bath; High ceiling and pitched traditional roof; 80 sq m.
Estúdio - 1 Suite:
Estúdio features a wonderful sense of open space, Rustic local accents, sturdy furniture, antiques and art merge harmoniously. Hardwood floors reclaimed from a local farm set an organic tone complemented by a spectacular indoor/outdoor bathroom featuring a vertical garden, sinks carved from tree trunks found in the UXUA garden, and double-wooden shower heads.
Utopian artist studio; Lush garden view; Indoor/outdoor bathroom with tree-trunk sinks and vertical garden; Vast terrace; 2 patios; 92 sq m.
Terraço do Céu - 1 Suite:
Terraço's stunning rooftop with a swimming pool is its signature element, and make it one of the most in-demand casas in Trancoso. But countless other details have led it to win architectural awards, with an interior completed in 2013 and reflecting UXUA's latest evolutions in creative artisan design, with contributions from several of UXUA's acclaimed Artist In Casa.
Plunge pool on rooftop deck; Panoramic view over Quadrado and old Trancoso; Restored artist's atelier; Ceramic shower heads; Sculpted bathtub; Private garden patio; 120 sq m.
Seu Irênio - 1 Suite:
The Quadrado's only 1-bedroom casa with a pool, and a design perfectly merging rustic modernism with luxury. Light streams through glass tiles hidden in an antique roof; old interior walls stripped to their structural frame allow flow of air and wide Quadrado views; bedroom with spectacular garden bath and double-shower open to the sky, beside a private plunge pool.
Faces historic Quadrado; Plunge pool and patio; Abundant Quadrado views; Outdoor bathtub in succulent garden; Outdoor seating/dining available; 120 sq m.
Seu João - 1 Suite:
What at first looks like a traditional fishermen's bungalow transforms upon entering into a gleaming, bright hideaway. An entire wall opens revealing a lush private courtyard, with wooden decks around a swimming pool with hydro-massage Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and rustic pergola. Inside an open-air bathroom features sunken shower/bath and sinks carved from tree trunks. Check all the boxes epitomizing the perfect Bahian lifestyle: bringing what's outdoors to the indoors, and then back again.
Private pool with hydro-massage; Lush garden view; Outdoor shower; Lush garden view; Private patio; Spacious patio and lounge with tropical pergola; Bathroom with interior garden; 125 sq m.
Seu Pedrinho - 1 Suite:
Its the largest one-bedroom casa on the Historic Quadrado, with an airy, bright interior no less colorful than its exterior. Accented with smooth wooden floors, each room offers a Quadrado view. Vast living area with deep sofas, open kitchen and dining room, bar, cosy private garden, two bathrooms ? one with a double shower ? and a spacious bedroom with canopy bed.
Historic Quadrado's most spacious 1-bedroom casa; Quadrado view from every room; Outdoor seating/dining available; Private garden lounge off bedroom; 135 sq m.
Casa da Árvore - 1 Suite:
Despite rustic appearances, this is no ascetic hippie enclave: little luxuries (and big surprises) are hidden under the steep pitch of a painstakingly-crafted native roof, including large covered veranda/al fresco living room with hammock and bar, the bathroom's double shower, and spa tub on the outdoor deck, plus a cosy, rustic lounge beneath the casa with antique wooden swings.
Lush garden view; Split-level built from reclaimed wood; Traditional thatch roof; Wooden outdoor tub; Private garden and patio with traditional wooden swing; 139 sq m.
Nozinho - 2 Suites:
UXUA's typical rustic-modernism is exchanged here for a playful abundance of color and light. The bright and airy Casa Nozinho sports sofa-fuls of light-toned throw pillows, and scores of homey details. The kitchen is large and welcoming, and the massive outdoor dining area invites unforgettable meals at home. The bedroom suites face separate gardens on opposite sides of the house, a cosy detail delivering maximum privacy to each guest.
Lush garden view; Bright, airy kitchen and living; Covered patio with outdoor dining; Large private gardens; Ultra-private bedrooms at opposite ends of casa; 165 sq m.
Zé e Zilda - 3 Suites:
A table in front of the casa invites al fresco dinner parties or cocktails on the historic square, while a rustic table inside offers a more intimate option. Quadrado views from the kitchen, dining or the airy living room with its deep sofas. 2-bedrooms in the main house with the 3rd a garden suite, separated by a patio filled with cushions and covered by a flowering pergola.
Faces Historic Quadrado; Outdoor seating/dining available; Private garden patio; Quadrado view from living room, kitchen, and eating area; Detached 3rd suite; 211 sq m.
Gulab Mahal - 2 Suites:
The casa is rich with authentic details, including the traditional rustic table and chairs sitting on the Historic Quadrado. Views of the square are enjoyed throughout, including the large living room and pillow-filled mezzanine with carved hardwood accents, plus a sunken outdoor kitchen. Two split-level bedroom suites feature stunning reclaimed hardwood floors.
Faces Historic Quadrado; Quadrado view from most rooms; Unique heritage; Outdoor seating/dining available; Tiered gardens in kitchen; Mezzanine living area; 215 sq m.
Eugênia - 2 Suites:
Labeled a 'masterpiece of rustic modernism', Eugênia is the largest, most palatial of UXUA's casas and gets all the angles right. Garden location amid masses of verdant greenery, pool shaped of local stones, indoor/outdoor kitchen and terrace for al fresco dining, master suite with warehouse-sized bathroom replete with antique iron tub, a 2nd-floor bedroom suite with balcony overlooking the trees. Add countless eco-conscious touches like a sofa of recycled canvas from Amazonian truck covers.
Private pool and lounge; Most spacious house on the property; Lush garden view; Indoor/outdoor kitchen; Vast living area and covered garden dining; 228 sq m.
Additional information: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa
Shuttle services are available on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 10
Official category: 5 stars.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish.Smoking policy: No preference. Under Brazilian law, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public spaces except for specifically designated smoking areas.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club.
Nearest airport: Porto Seguro Airport - 29,5 km.