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“Nice view...but I feel cheated by their charges”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Colonna Park Hotel

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Colonna Park Hotel
Ranked #45 of 100 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Modiin, Israel
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“Nice view...but I feel cheated by their charges”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

I'll start by saying the beach view is wonderful. The breakfast is good for me as a vegetarian (very little meat). We ate in the restaurant for lunch. We were the only customers, and the service was unreasonably slow. The menu is only in Portuguese, and the waiter didn't speak any English. I had to take the menu to the front desk and ask them to use Google translate. (Wireless internet is also only available in the lobby which has few chairs). My lunch bill totaled 104 reais including service. When we checked out we had an additional 10% tax on it. Out of all the hotels I've stayed in, I've never been charged service on service. The second charge I disagree with (and disputed) was a phone call occuring in the lobby. Supposedly someone is available to assist with booking attractions, but either not when I was there or not in English. We asked the front desk to call one company to inquire about their availability and prices. Imagine my astonishment when afterwards they said they would be charging the call to the room. I don't mind paying for services, but i want to feel like I receive something of value. In my opinion their tactics are rude in dishonest. After my experience here, I can not recommend this hotel because of its unsavory business practices.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Worth only for the view...if you could have a Joao Fernandinho beach view.
Good for kids, beach away from few (!) steps.
I found it, last time in this hotel and as a repeater, the hotel extremely outdated.
I think for the price you can find other solutions.....but the view.....wake in the morning and look the empty beach....only the giant turtles in the water...is priceless....

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

In a quiet and picturesque town like Buzios Colonna Park hotel has chosen the best location possible. It is only 7 minutes drive away from the downtown, yet secluded enough up on the top of its cliff to keep you detached from the touristic crowd. Joao Fernandinho beach is only a few steps down - it is beautiful, quiet and cosy, and the open-air restaurant Lili Bar serves the best seafood grill. If you get there before 9am you will most likely see your lunch being caught:)
But back to the hotel: spacious rooms, wonderful sea view, friendly staff, free wifi in the lobby... Basically Colonna Park turned out to be everything I needed on a relaxing solo vacation.

Room Tip: Take the corner room 214 - it is only 20 bucks more expensive but it has got a panoramic balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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boston, ma
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

if you are checking out pictures, please note the dates! the hotel is extremely outdated, and overpriced. It's more like a backpacker hotel or hostel, but much much expensive. The beds are a lump of cotton (I didn't sleep the entire night), there is a prominent mildew smell in the room and the chairs in the room/balcony were cracked, broken. The "safe" is a filthy box that you wouldn't want to put even a piece of paper. It is true that the hotel has stairs that access two beaches - however, the beaches (I believe) were used to be clean years ago, and now the water is not clear, everybody just sits on chairs on the beaches, as in a movie theater. The beach facilities are quite poor. In sum, the hotel and the location is not what you are looking for if you are looking for clear waters, a nice room and nice beach service.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very well located next to a beautiful beach but it is quiet old. We had the sea view suite which had a breathtaking view: a terrace and a jacuzzi with a rain shower and a glass window so you are actually showering and looking at the beach!!! The breakfast is basic and so is the service. Overall: not bad, not good. If it wasn't for the view, our stay would have been very disappointing.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

From the moment we arrived until we left all the staff were very polite and professional, the room we had with a sea view was excellent, looking on to both beaches, with the rooms cleaned daily and the breakfast was very good each day, we didn't eat at the hotel for dinner as we enjoyed the walk to town and back (about 20 mins) as it is safe to walk around, also the town centre has free wi-fi everywhere, there are lots of very good restaurants in the town.
I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of going to Buzios. And would like to thank all at the Colonna park hotel for a great and relaxing Holiday.

Room Tip: Top floor, great view
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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120 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

The hotel is located away from Buzios downtown (Rua das Pedras), but by the sea.
Downstairs you can reach the Joao Fernandes beach, plenty of bars, and another small one for families. You can park the car at the street, safe place, like all at Buzios.
The staff was very friendly, not very fluent in English, but helpful to indicate your needs at the city. They can arrange for you a transfer service from and to the Rio International airport.
The double room was spacious and comfortable. Always clean, fill with fresh towels and bath amenities. It has a small safe, but you need to pay a fee to use it. It doesn´t has elevators, a good opportunity to take some stairs (not good for wheel chairs).
Internet is available only at the lobby.
It has a restaurant bar with great view, and a swimming pool with bar service well attended where you can have a snack and let the kids play around; the breakfast service had different items, all of them of quality.
Great location to take a rest far from noise, lights and computers.

Room Tip: Room 117 has a balcony with a great sea and beach view to have a drink, as well as the room 104 (sui...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Colonna Park Hotel
Address: Praia de Joao Fernandes | SN, QJ, Lt 02 a 05, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonna Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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