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Insolito Boutique Hotel
Ranked #47 of 105 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had a wonderful 5 night stay in an idyllic location away from the hustle and bustle of Rio. The rooms are excellent and well appointed, all the other gust areas are spotlessly clean and well maintained, the accommodation is surpassed by the dedication of the friendly and professional staff who made our stay at Insolito a highlight of a 4 week trip in Brazil, I would thoroughly recommend a stay at this boutique hotel that overlooks a fantastic beach.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Gary H
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Anneke S, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Dear Gary,

Thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure receiving you in the hotel. We trust you had a great trip back home and CJ is still enjoying rio.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your next reservation or any other information

Kind regards

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Came to Brazil to stay in Rio for a week and choppered over to Buzios for the day. After a day at the Insolito pool, we promptly choppered back to Rio to gather our belongings from our hotel and returned to Insolito for the rest of the week and the rest of our stay! Beautiful location, fantastic boutique hotel and lovely staff! Must see, must stay when visiting Brazil!!☀️

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank CG7908
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Anneke S, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Good morning!

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to welcome you both at Insolito and we are beyond happy that you decided to stay with us for the rest of the week in the end. We hope the helicopter ride back to Rio was fantastic with breath-taking views; do not hesitate to post the photos on our facebook, instagram or any other social media. We look forward to welcoming you both again!

Kind regards,
Eduardo Lang

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I stayed with my boyfriend at insólito and had a great time. The hotel is very romantic and our room had a balcony overlooking the ocean At night they had live music playing clasic brazilian songs. Also the food is very good. If you are looking for a romantic hotel to relax, I would recommend insólito.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank amymoses
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Insolitobo, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Hi Amy,
Thank you for your kind words. We strive to be the romantic destination choice for guest wanting romance, luxury and a unique experience. We will be delighted to welcome you and your boyfriend very soon! Please take the time to like our Facebook page and share some photos on our other social media sites. have a great day!

Eduardo Lang

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I've stayed alone in this hidden boutique hotel for few nights last january. Most probably I am not the only one saying this, but the location right by the Ferradura Bay is itself a good reason to travel there. Staff, expecially the reception, have been always friendly and attentive interacting in a genuine and spontaneous way. There was surely room for improvement but the overall experience has been truly memorable. Special thanks to Isabela and Fabiano, they really made my stay. Muito obrigado guys!!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Carlo S
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Insolitobo, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear Carlos,

Thank you for the kind words. We are always looking to improve day by day and appreciate suggestions for anything specific which you would have changed. Feel free to contact us via email at any time. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future again at Insolito Boutique Hotel. Like our facebook page and feel free to post some photos on any of our social media sites.

Kind regards, Eduardo Lang

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We stayed for 6 days to relax after a week of travelling. On arrival we were allocated our room which was ok..not spectacular despite the cost. Noted that all glass windows had gaps and needless to say we were eaten alive by mosquitos despite being given insect repellant.
Our biggest gripe was the service. Despite 4 people standing around the bar we still did not get served for over 30mins. Eventually they noticed us and took another 30 mins for a salad! Needless to say our appetites had gone.
Although breakfast was good there was always something wrong-- first day no buffet and then missing cutlery, milk etc...it became a good game to guess the missing item!
Despite these minor grievances the hotel only had 5 rooms occupied! God help the guests if the hotel gets full.
Food is generally good but the choice is limited.
There are many quiet areas for the guests to relax however the staff could never be found if you required a drink. It would be helpful if a member of staff could do a walk round occassionally to offer drinks etc....after all most of them were doing very little.
It appears that the staff need more training in customer service as currently it is very ad hoc which is not giving the impression of a high end boutique hotel.
Yes it is quirky, although a little shabby in areas, and very relaxing but this is NOT 5 star and should not claim to be. Many reviewers have called it a hidden gem...I would call it a rough gem in need of a good polish!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Insolitobo, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear Sandra,`
I would first like to apologize for the bad experience you had at the Insolito Boutique Hotel. We are doing our utmost best to train our staff on 5* professional standards and take all feedback to heart in order to improve day by day. We are fully aware of the mosquito situation and do everything possible to reduce the amount of insects. the problem is that Buzios in general is infected with insects though this is no excuse. Thank you for the useful feedback and we assure you that we work on this day by day. We hope you did not leave with only negative memories! Have a great day.

Kind regards, Eduardo Lang

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Gorgious hotel, the decoration is amazing, the view incredible on the bay
The staff is perfect, thank you to Laura and Martin you were so nice!
The food is good. You don't need to go to the centre, take a diner at the hotel it is fantastic.
A place to go for honey moon as with friends or your children.
It's booked, next year I will return!
Thank you Insolito hotel

Room Tip: deluxe room just perfect
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank NanaSegny
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Insolitobo, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Boa dia Segny,

Thank you so much for these kind words. It is always great to hear that someone has had an amazing experience at Insolito Boutique Hotel. If you need anything special organised for your next trip or any additional information please let us know. And while you are on your laptop don't forget to share some photos on our facebook, instagram, or any of the other social media sites!

See you next year,
Eduardo Lang

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This boutique hotel is a hidden gem at the end of a beautiful sandy cove on the Buzios peninsula. There are probably only a dozen or so rooms. Lovely in-room amenities/toiletries and nice bedding/towels. I found the bed a little soft personally, but it did not detract unduly from the stay.

The best thing about this hotel is their 5 pools - Three swimming pools and 2 jacuzzis. My favorites was the lovely hot hydrotherapy pool alongside the restaurant.

This is a nice spot for an evening meal. The menu is a little limited, and service was excellent one night, terrible the next and excellent the last. But it's worth making the trip to eat here even if you stay elsewhere.

The staff were friendly and very helpful.

The only thing that would have improved this stay would have been to be able to have breakfast in our room without incurring a 60 Real (?) per person charge. But nevertheless breakfast by the pool was enjoyable.

I'd recommend this hotel for couple looking for an escape and sunbathing.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank discerninghotelguest
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Insolitobo, Operations Manager at Insolito Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Boa dia,

Thank you for the great rating! We appreciate it when positive experiences are shared with some suggestions for improvement. We take the feedback to heart and see what can be done to make things better. The charge for the breakfast is a standard which we incur due to room service and extra labour. None the less we are happy that the experience overall was great and hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Kind regards,
Eduardo Lang

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Additional Information about Insolito Boutique Hotel

Address: Rua E1 - Lotes 3 e 4 | Praia da Ferradura, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#11 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#14 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#15 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: £218 - £840 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Insolito Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Authenticity and charm in an exclusive location, this is the mixture that makes Insolito Hotel unique. Placed on one of the most beautiful beaches in Buzios, Praia da Ferradura, the Insolito is like a leap over the sea. A subtle luxury, fruit of its comfort, modernity and charm, manifested in all five senses, compose the Insolito. Living the Insolito is more than just turning that most special dream into reality. Living the Insolito, truthfully, is to have never awakened from that dream. ... more   less 
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