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“perola, a real pearl” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perola Buzios Hotel
Ranked #13 of 102 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
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paris
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“perola, a real pearl”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2009

everything from the very first minute was perfect! reception,room and dinner were amazing.the price is reasonable for such a great service! the place is soooooooo romanticly and nicely decorated that you think it belongs to a moovie scene. no nouveaux or old rich!everybody is treated in the same attentive and warm way.i will sure be back as soon as possible.thank you for an excellent stay!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bambou13
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norway
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

Although I haven`t been to this hotel (although I really tried to) I would like to register my unsatisfaction with them. I have send them my first email in the beg. of August 2009 asking for prices and availability for one week in January 2010. They replied they did not have the prices yet, although I had no problems to get the information from other simpler hotels in Buzios. Tried again a couple of days later and no answer. Now again and they still don`t have the prices for the 1st week (maybe the busiest). I wanted to stay there from Jan 2 to 9, but they only have the prices for New Year and asked if I accept to book for that date ! Since when the hotel determines when the guest should go, just because they cannot have the price list for the following week !???
This is so ridiculous. Now I don.t want to stay there even for free, cause it is a sample of everything that could come !
As a Brazilian (living in Switzerland) I give myself the right to say that it is why Brazil is like it is. There are too many lazy people (not everyone, thank God).

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank adr70
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Florianopolis, SC
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50 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2009

Very nice breakfast, large rooms and beautiful pool! The problem is the noisy. The hotel is located in downtown Buzios, and next to some bars which makes high noisy. Ask for the two hundreads apartments. The three hundreads are noisy!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank EduardoStruve
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Lisboa, Portugal
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2008

Beautiful small hotel that has all the right ingredients for a romantic getaway. Pérola is the best hotel in Buzios and I'm going back this summer (January). This is a trendy boutique hotel that stands right in front of a local groceries, but remember that this is Brasil. Actually, that is one of the reasons why Pérola is so special.: after you get in, you completely forget its surroundings. It's true that there is nobeach to go with it, but you'll find yourself addicted to the pool. Incredible caipirinhas and kiwi scented fresh towels that the lifeguard brings around when the sun is too hot are some of the treats you'll get used to.
Rooms are okay when compared to the trendy boutique hotels here in Europe, but a million times better than anything you'll find on many of the hotels in Brasil (except for some hidden treasures in Baía and the fabulous Fasano in Rio).
The only problem with Pérola was having the personal trainers on the adjacent workout/gym facility pump up the volume for their 7am clients. The problem was sorted once the complaint was made with Fernanda and João at the front desk.
Apart from this, and the fact that food was somewhat disapointing (and expensive), there is little that my girlfriend and I did not enjoy at Pérola.
Not being a beach hotel did not bother us, as you can easily pick a waterscooter to reach any of the closeby beaches (Tartaruga is the best), and walking down to Rua das Pedras takes you 3 minutes, and from there to João Pessoa about 20 min walk.Lots of restaurants in Rua das Pedras and shops facing the beach, but my heart fell for the tiny restaurants at the end of Orla Bardot: no international cuisine there, just simple and tasty traditional dishes with lots of colour and seafood.
Go there, enjoy, put a smile on your face and you'll be treated as a family member.

  • Liked — Architecture, ambience, close to beaches and restaurants, safety
  • Disliked — Food (not terrible, but something that should be improved to be on the same level as eveything else)
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank elGat
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Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2008

We loved the pool area and the excelent service. And you'll be a short walk from 'Rua das Pedras', the best place to go. OK! It's not perfect because it's not beach front. But Azeda, the best beach, is easily accessible by an acquatic taxi. You'll find a lot of them just at the end of 'Rua das Pedras'. Be aware: don't go to Cabo Frio! It's a dangerous place. Think twice: it's much safer staying at the hotel's gym.

  • Liked — The great view of the pool area
  • Disliked — The noisy generator
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank AntjeMuller
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rio de janeiro
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2008

The hotel its so beautiful, the swiming pool its fantastic, the caipirinha its so great, the breakfast and dinner are so delicius, the room its fine, the staff its ok, and hotel locate its fantastic you dont need a car for nothing only to go at longer beach.
I recomend this hotel for all

  • Liked — the breakfast and dinner are so delicious
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank michaelalvarenga
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Hotel Pérola B, Diretor de vendas at Perola Buzios Hotel, responded to this review, 20 May 2015
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Prezado Michael,

Ficamos muito satisfeitos em poder lhe proporcionar uma experiência tão agradável. Nossa localização de fato costuma agradar bastante aos hóspedes. E de fato, o atendimento para nós precisa ser sempre impecável e, para isso, treinamos bastante nossas equipes. Iremos certamente repassar seus elogios aos nossos funcionários.
Esperamos que retorne em breve. Será um prazer.

Cordialmente,
Hotel Perola Buzios
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Miami, FL
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2008

Located in the heart of Buzios (El Centro), this beautifully designed and decorated hotel serves as a great base during your stay in Buzios. You can walk to the center and on to the marina and visit all the clubs, restaurants and shops the city offers and everyone enjoys in the evening by foot. Thankfully, the main streets are closed to cars in the evenings, thereby allowing all to enjoy without fear of getting hit by a car.

The hotel is decorated in a contemporary/beachy/open-air/clean & uncluttered design with a touch of Balinese accents. You will spend hours on the high-rise day beds by the pool, laying on the pool chairs located in the actual pool or in their fantastic gym. The rooms are beautifully decorated as well and quite spacious.

The staff are all young, efficient and very friendly. They are great with restaurant recommendations, directions and genuinely want to do a good job. They try to never say no.

The property is not located on the beach itself, something that at first bugged me. Then the reality of where I was hit me: a peninsula 3 hrs drive, northeast of Rio that is famous for it's 23 widely varied beaches. Hello! I strongly recommend you do what we did: rent a car or better, one of the beach buggies everyone rents and hit a different beach every day.

Another option is the hotel's Beach House that is open on weekends for hotel guests only. For R$80 (per person, each visit but all day long) they provide a hotel shuttle to and from a BREATHTAKING house on the beach. The house is stunning with a pool that goes throughout the entire house, a massage room and a room you can rent for the day if you want to nap or are not feeling well. It has a bar, living room with huge plasma and great music pumping throughout the house. A hardworking staff (Ana is a doll) that do not want you to lift a finger and a great, beachside menu. I recommend your spending one whole day there.

The negatives I can point out about the hotel are that I do wish they would have an evening turn-down service, not be so cheap with the amount of towels you get and add a heater to the jacuzzi. But otherwise, it was a great hotel!

  • Liked — Design, great food, excellent location and comfy rooms
  • Disliked — Not on the beach, no evening turn-down service & they should have Ipod stations
  • Stayed April 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Aguardiente
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Property: Perola Buzios Hotel
Address: Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 222, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#4 Family Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#4 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Perola Buzios Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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