I have been spending the week of christmas and New Year Eve in Buzios for the last 10 years, and it was the first time I chose staying in the city center than on the beach. I thought it was a great experience because we avoided the traffic jams, being always in the opposite direction of the traffic flow when going by car to the different beach locations. Besides that we could freely drink alcohol during the evening because there was no car to drive back to the hotel, since Perola is located in the best area of the city (close to Rua das Pedras and Orla Bardot) where you find the best nightlife and restaurants of Buzios.
The positive things are the good location (an oasis in the busy streets), large rooms with a high ceiling, friendly staff, clean, good service, nice breakfast buffet, free of charge parking. Therefore the price is too high for some basic amenities the cost of it should offer: the hotel pool is wonderfull and nice to chill after spending the afternoon on the beach, it has free wi-fi connection so you can take your Ipad and catch up with the internet world but for me the problems were the lack of music (or in sometimes it was almost inaudible) and lack of personal bar service, everytime I wanted a drink I was supposed to go up to the bar and ask for it. Even the room decor is based on a rustic beach bungalow, it really needs a refurbishment, the AC is noisy and the windows are not sound proof, so the clubs around make too much noise during the night. Another point, even the hotel crowd was kind of chic there were too many noisy kids in the pool area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perola Hotel (“Pearl Hotel”) is a 5-star boutique resort located in the center of the spectacular destination of Armacao dos Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The peninsula of Buzios is a popular resort destination surrounded by 23 distinctive beaches, limitless recreational activities and an active nightlife. The Perola Hotel is well known for its stunning design, showcasing over 700 hand-crafted paintings, sculptures and mosaics in every room, and immersing guests in the art of Buzios. The services of the Hotel include pool, heated jacuzzi, sauna, Spa, bar and an extraordinary restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Perola Buzios Hotel Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil