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Uxua Casa Hotel

Trancoso, Brazil

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Many hotels claim to be unique, but the vast majority of them are not quite as distinct as the five-star boutique UXUA Casa Hotel, conceived by the Dutch former Creative Director of Diesel, Wilbert Das. Sitting amidst the Quadrado (historic town square) - the focal point of the bijou fishing village of Trancoso - just ten freestanding casas boast a treasure trove of quizzical features, such as sinks and baths sculpted from the trunks of fallen trees, showers flowing through thick wooden beams and old chests housing LCD televisions. Perfecting rustic simplicity, UXUA Casa Hotel uses all-natural materials, Brazilian art and antiques that mimic the laid-back aesthetics of Trancoso, with a dash of contemporary comfort to instill a barefoot chic vibe to proceedings. There’s also a spa using organic products, two Bahian restaurants and a spectacular free-form, lagoon-style swimming pool emblazoned with 40,000 green quartz fragments - said to have healing properties - and surrounded by lush garden foliage. This hotel is one-of-a-kind and try as they may, competitors fail to outdo it. In short, UXUA Casa Hotel's distinct, quirky style remains en par with its exemplary reputation and friendly service – totally unmatched and effortlessly laid-back and cool.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Quirky, unique boutique hotel with a barefoot chic vibe
  • Feature:The rustic-style spa has a Vichy treatment suite
  • Rooms:10 luxury casas
  • Location:Trancoso , Brazil
  • Nearest airport:Porto Seguro Airport
Uxua Casa Hotel
Location and transfer

45 minutes from Porto Seguro Airport by car transfer.

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Ten individual casas have been built using traditional techniques and reclaimed materials, such as abandoned fishing boats, waste iron and fallen eucalyptus trees. Three of the ten casas are restored fisherman's homes. Indoors, you’ll find a kitchen (in most casas), a living room (in most casas), a king-size bed and satellite television, whereas outdoors, there’s additional living space, an open-air bathroom and a private garden. For an extra special treat, choose the eco-conscious one-bedroom treehouse (Casa da Arvore) with an outdoor tub, al fresco living area, a spa bath on the outdoor deck and a hanging swing, perfect for a sundowner with your significant other.

Casa Quintal da Gloria:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 80m²
  • Room View: Swimming pool and garden views
  • Facilities: This private treehouse-style casa, raised on stilts, would offer perfect accommodation for a couple or honeymooners and is, quite literally, underneath a mango tree! A wooden staircase leads to the living accommodation, which comprises a large bedroom with a canopied four-poster bed, writing desk, cabinet, wooden-shuttered windows and a beamed cathedral-style ceiling. The partially open-air en suite bathroom features double showers and a walk-in wardrobe and offers views across the treetops. A mini-kitchen completes the indoor space. Outside, you'll find a large, rustically furnished, partially open balcony with a table and chairs and a lounging sofa overlooking the main swimming pool and lush, jungle-like gardens.
Casa Estudio:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 92m²
  • Room View: Views of the Quadrado
  • Facilities: Offering bijou accommoation and excellent indoor/outdoor living areas, with expansive furnished balconies and terraces surrounding three sides of the casa, Estudio comprises a large bedroom with whitewashed walls, a beamed ceiling and dark wooden floor, with rustic furnishings such as a four-poster canopied bed, writing desk and wardrobe. Leading from the bedroom is a mini-kitchen, walk-in wardrobe and an indoor/outdoor bathroom, which leads to the lush, vertical private garden. Quirky touches - such as a flat-screen television housed in an open suitcase and twin sinks carved out of a single tree trunk - are sure to delight guests who enjoy slightly surreal design.
Casa Seu Irenio:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 120m²
  • Room View: Views of the Quadrado
  • Facilities: This sweet little one-bedroom casa is painted in a palette of deep royal blue and white on the exterior and entirely white on the interior, allowing for the light pouring in through the windows to create a bright space in which to reside. The casa sits in front of the Quadrado and has a rustic outdoor table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining, while the private garden has a little patio area with a covered day-bed. The open-plan accommodation is arranged on one level and comprises a bright lounge with shuttered windows, white cushions and walls, and rustic furniture throughout. Latticed screens lead through to the kitchen/diner and on to the bedroom, boasting a four-poster bed, whitewashed walls and an al fresco bathroom in the private garden with a sink carved out of reclaimed wood, wooden showers and a bath. Very cool, very white and very rustic, this delightful casa has a native family for neighbours, who live in the casa next door and can often be seen in the garden in front of their house playing music and socialising in a traditional way - perfect for guests who wish to experience authentic Trancoso life in close proximity.
Casa Seu Joao:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 125m²
  • Room View: Private garden views
  • Facilities: A perfect rustic, bijou hideaway (originally a fisherman's cottage), Casa Seu Joao offers superb indoor/outdoor living, with one side of the L-shaped cottage opening out to the expansive decked area, with its free-form swimming pool, hydromassage Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, furnished pergola and dining area. The combined kitchen and living area is charming and typically Bahian, with traditional-style cooking utensils and rustic furniture, while the en suite bedroom is spacious and features a canopied bed and a wonderful open-air garden bathroom with a sunken bath, shower and twin sinks carved from an enormous tree trunk. Beamed ceilings, concrete floors covered by traditional rugs and a neutral colour palette give an overall impression of a traditional abode, while the cottage's floor-to-ceiling windows lead to the outdoor space, featuring handcrafted furniture and a deck.
Casa Seu Pedrinho:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 135m²
  • Room View: Views of the Quadrado
  • Facilities: This magenta-pink casa was inspired by the oldest bougainvilla bush in the area, which sits happily right outside the casa's door! Light and bright, the rustic-style one-bedroom casa boasts whitewashed walls, wooden floors, oversized sofas in the spacious living room, shuttered windows painted magenta, a bar, kitchen/dining room, powder room, shower room with double showers, a bedroom with a canopy bed, an en suite bathroom with twin sinks and floor-to-ceiling patio doors leading to a furnished private balcony and garden, replete with chairs and dining furniture. The casa faces directly onto the Quadrado, perfect for sitting outside watching the comings and goings of the village, glass of wine in hand.
Casa da Arvore:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 139m²
  • Room View: Private garden views
  • Facilities: This luxurious one-bedroom treehouse oozes Robinson Crusoe-style rustic chic and is constructed of recycled wood with a thatched roof. Set in a private garden replete with a furnished deck and Jacuzzi, there is an open-air lounge on the ground level with a hammock and swing perfect for enjoying the garden throughout the day. On the first floor the accommodation comprises a spacious bedroom with a canopied bed and an armchair, leading through to the en suite bathroom on one side - with twin sinks, twin showers, a bathroom and wardrobes - while on the opposite side of the bedroom, there is a furnished balcony overlooking the garden. Additionally, you'll find a comfortable al fresco living room. Organic materials are used throughout, predominantly wood, and the colour palette is white with splashes of fresh green.
Casa Nozinho:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 165m²
  • Room View: Private garden views
  • Facilities: This spectacular two-bedroom casa is set in its own private gardens, completely encased by the lush planting and trees to create a very private space which would be ideal for two couples travelling together to share. Although not the largest of the accommodation available, it is one of the least rustic, with a modern chic that sets it apart from some of the more traditional abodes at UXUA Casa Hotel. A palette of white and cream is prevalent throughout the entire casa, which is almost entirely surrounded by decked areas and two private lawned gardens, which are located at opposite ends of the casa, outside each en suite bedroom. Inside, the accommodation offers the two bedrooms, which boast canopied beds and en suite bathrooms with ceramic sinks, walk-in showers and double wooden doors leading to private terraces, and there is also an open-plan kitchen and living room and a powder room. One of the expansive decked areas is covered and features the dining table and chairs, seating up to eight guests. Exuding a barefoot chic vibe traditionally found in some of the world's most stylish beachfront accommodation, Casa Nozinho offers a unique retreat amongst lush, peaceful tropical gardens.
Casa Ze E Zilda:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 211m²
  • Room View: Views of the Quadrado
  • Facilities: This lovely three-bedroom duplex casa is one of the original fisherman's cottages and offers an authentic taste of rustic Trancoso design, with locally sourced home decor and whitewashed walls. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises two en suite bedrooms, a living room, fully equipped kitchen, bar and kitchen. The second bedroom on the ground floor is actually an independent suite in the garden, boasting a cushion-strewn patio for relaxing on. The third bedroom is back in the main casa, on the floor above, and comprises a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a large furnished terrace. In front of Casa Ze E Zilda, the rustic table and chairs provide a perfect venue for an al fresco dinner party overlooking the Quadrado. This casa would be perfect for up to six family members and/or a group of friends.
Casa Gulab Mahal:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 215m²
  • Room View: Views of the Quadrado
  • Facilities: Inspired by India, Portugal and South East Asia, this delightful pastacchio-green and white two-bedroom fisherman's cottage is a three-dimensional history lesson of the historical immigration into the area over some five-hundred years and would be perfect for a family or two couples holidaying together. Dark wooden floors, whitewashed walls, stained glass, brightly coloured cushions set against white soft furnishings and traditional ornamentation combine to create a study in hippie chic. The two-storey casa comprises a lounge on each floor, an indoor/outdoor kitchen and a powder room on the ground floor, an en suite bedroom and private balcony on each floor and a television room/lounge on the first floor. Tiered gardens can be found outside, furnished with rustic tables and chairs, and there are super views of  the Quadrado, which is just outside the front door.
Casa Eugenia:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 228m²
  • Room View: Private garden and pool views
  • Facilities: Casa Eugenia is a splendid two-bedroom casa set in its own lush private garden and would be perfect for a family or a group of friends. The accommodation is the largest available at UXUA Casa Hotel and is, undoubtedly, the most palatial abode, with a lush private garden, private stone plunge pool and furnished decked areas, including a covered al fresco dining balcony with rustic benches and a dining table. Inside, through the floor-to-ceiling wall of patio windows, you'll find the stylish accommodation arranged across two floors. On the ground floor you'll find the Master Suite, boasting a canopied bed and huge bathroom with an antique cast iron freestanding bath, along with a stylish living room featuring comfortable lounging furniture and an indoor/outdoor kitchen. The first floor houses the second en suite bedroom, which also boasts a balcony. Beamed ceilings, polished concrete floors, antique accessories, rustic, mismatched wooden furniture and a palette of white and natural tones throughout combine to stylish affect.

Delicious, rustic Bahian cuisine is served at UXUA Casa Hotel's main restaurants, poolside or casually at the show kitchen and, with most of the hotel's casas boasting their own kitchens, it is also possible for guests to make their own dishes if they wish, guided by local Chefs. 

UXUA Kitchen:+
  • Cuisine: Rustic Bahian cuisine
  • Setting: Choose to dine in the restaurants, beach lounge, on The Quadrado or in your casa. Food is locally infused with organic produce, garden-grown ingredients and fresh regional seafood. Kitchens are laid-back, casual and open, allowing diners to pull up a bar stool and chat with the Chefs.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Beach Facilities

UXUA Beach provides the perfect, convenient location for undisturbed beach lazing just a seven-minute walk away from the hotel. Snack on fresh coconut, grilled lunches and cashew nuts through the day while dozing on the hotel's massive day-beds, or enjoy an ice-cold beer from UXUA Praia Bar, made from reclaimed fisherman's boats. Alternatively, travel for an hour towards the beautiful Espelho Beach, which offers pure Robinson Crusoe escapism amidst exotic palms and a handful of laid-back restaurants. If you can't bear to leave such an idyllic location, however, activities available on UXUA Beach include volleyball, sea-kayaking and capoeira (the Brazilian martial art).

Health & Fitness

The green Adventurine Quartz used in the swimming pool is believed to have therapeutic healing properties - a great excuse to spend as much time in the pool as possible! In addition, the spa offers indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi and yoga studio. Treatments include massage, acupuncture and simple beauty rituals using 100% organic soaps and oils. Why not try a spot of Capoeira (African-Brazilian martial arts dancing)? Alternatively, the spa offers this and many other popular Trancosco dances. It’s a great way to keep fit, but if you prefer to exercise by yourself, stick to the simple fitness facilities in the UXUA Casa Hotel's gym.

In Addition

The most unique thing about UXUA Casa Hotel is that it doesn’t feel like a hotel at all, rather a small residential hamlet with a real sense of community – an experience in itself. While here, you’ll be compelled to explore; wander the dust tracks, meander through the historic hilltop square and pass through the village's houses, tiny restaurants and small churches. Saunter through the nearby mangrove forest and down to the beach, where you can enjoy scuba-diving, windsurfing, volleyball and snorkelling.

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