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Reviewed 16 May 2016

If you love nature and the seaside this is a lovely beach hotel. It doesn't even feel like you're in a hotel, it's more like each room is your own little seaside bungalow. They only serve breakfast but in Búzios, you're meant to spend the day at the beach anyway and the evening in the lively Rua das Pedras and...

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Reviewed 17 February 2015

I have rated this hotel a 2/5. Firstly, some positive things: hotel is located on a hill (although in some cases it might be a disadvantage) so the views on ferradura beach are really breathtaking. Common area also has a pool which is very nice. We went to Buzios with our 17 months old son and he really enjoyed swimming....

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2Thank Oleta Z
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This is one of the worst "hotel" I ever stayed. There was no water for one day, TV not working, and usually forgets to put towels. Totally do not recommend this "hotel".......just horrible......both.room and service.

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2Thank Maria p
California
Reviewed 12 December 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed some days at the hotel. A very good service. The room was great with a terrace that had a super aerial view of the beach. It was awesome. A really peaceful place. Every item in the room was beautiful.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 1 December 2014

There were a few good things about this hotel: a) the view: that was truly awesome. When we checked out the view...we were speechless. b) the quiet: there is no noise (unless you turn on the air conditioning...that would create vibrations in the entire room and it was quite loud) c) the staff: they were friendly and tried to help...

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3Thank Joeystrike
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 25 November 2014

My boyfriend made a surprise trip so I didnt know where we going to stay. Well it was unpleasant surprise, he was disappointed even more because he believed pictures when he was making a booking. Every item in the room was either damaged or dirty. The handle in the swimming pool (which was tiny) wasnt attached properly so it wasnt...

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2Thank MariaTarasova
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2014

This hotel is in a more secluded area, which is nice to come back and have some peace and quiet. It is a fair walk to the downtown/city centre but we did not mind. Only a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Ferradura Beach. The view from our Vila was wonderful - could see Ferradura Beach from our window. There...

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1Thank Nicole G
Mississauga
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed a week at the hotel an we really liked it. A very good service. The view from our room was awesome. We have a baby, so they gave us a cradle and it was still a huge room. We really had a break... A really peaceful place.

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Saquarema, RJ
Reviewed 7 January 2012

This for sure formally luxurious Hotel at a magnificent location overlooking one of the beaches of Buzios shows decadency in form of missing repairs, luck of personal and missing normal hotel services, like Bar drinks, and snacks, the opportunity to use the existing swimming pool, and illegal charges of extra percentages for paying bills with credit cards. We were told,...

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3Thank Klaus B
Horsham sussex
Reviewed 12 March 2007

We have just returned from Brazil and finished our holiday at this hotel. The room was great with a terrace that had a super aerial view of the beach. The rooms were large and were very clean. The staff only spoke a little english but always tried to help. There are 2 pools both with great views. the beach was...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
To make your stay unforgettable, Hotel Vila Boa Vida offers the comfort and welfare of colonial style houses with flower gardens and overlooking the beach Ferradura. All this combined with attractions such as diving, water skiing, windsurfing, boat trips and hire buggies, motorbikes and bicycles. The hotel is near the sea and in an elevated position with spectacular views of the cove Ferradura ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Boa Vida

Address: Rua Q 12 | Praia da Ferradura, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil (Formerly Vila Boa Vida by HTL)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: £68 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Boa Vida 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Vila Boa Vida Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
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“I don't think that there are good rooms :(, sorry”
 of 5 bubbles Joeystrike, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“This for sure formally luxurious Hotel at a magnificent location overlooking one of the beaches of Buzios shows decadency in form of missing repairs, luck of personal and missing normal hotel services, like Bar drinks, and snacks, the opportunity to use the existing swimming pool, and illegal charges of extra percentages for paying bills with credit cards. We were told, that the bar is open until night, but when we wanted to have a Caipirinha, we were told, that there is no Barmen available. Floor towels in the bath room were rotten, some furniture's would need paint probably since a long time, corners in bathroom seemed not to have been cleaned for a long time, because had crust's of dirt, the wooden handrails at stairs in the garden were broken or cracked, without having been restored, etc., etc. Which was thought to be a nice 3 night stay at one of the nicest places in Brazil turned out to be a disappointing experience, when finally they wanted to charge us an additional 10% surcharge for paying with credit card, which in Brazil is illegal, - which all users of this system for charging values know! We left with the feeling that we had been faked.”
 of 5 bubbles BritoBouda, 7 Jan 2012 | Read review
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