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Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #4 of 102 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
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“amazing hotel, great service, unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

we spent 5 nights in casas brancas and we had an amazing time. the hotel has a lot of charm, the views are superb, the rooms are all special and the service is excellent. very good spa too!
hope to go back soon!!

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2009

We stayed here largely on the strength of reviews on this site, most of which were overwhelmingly positive. This is the most disappointing hotel I have ever stayed in and believe that they are missing a trick because the location is superb. Aside from one or two helpful front dest staff and great views off the deck there is not much to recommend. The suite was overpriced, and completely under-equipped. The 5-star price won’t get you 5 star luxury. Stay somewhere else and have drinks or dinner at Casas Brancas to enjoy the best of it.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2009

Though the hotel has a lot of attitude to say the least our stay was great. Big brother is watching you! Buzios is a real pearl and an amazing place. The town is beautiful and though they compare themselves to Saint Tropez I think Buzios is much nicer.

The hotel has one really great thing going for it..... its location perched on the hill at the end of the promenade with incredible views...nothing can compare. The rooms are clean simple trendy but bordering on Ikea specials, but it seems to work. I would advise anyone to get a sea-view room and avoid suites; they are not suites but just slightly larger rooms and not worth the extra cost. Some of the staff are really great... especially the girls at night. The daytime pool staff would much rather be doing something else. Despite anything negative that I have said there is really no other place to stay but here. The noise of the nightclubs on the promenade do drift a little.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank medl0ver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2009

This was one of the most disappointing hotels we have ever stayed in. We were on our honey moon so upgraded to a suite which was not cheap. It was like a ww2 bunker, with no sunlight, damp and smelly drains. The shower even had a soap dispenser on the wall like in a public loo. The only decent thing about the hotel was the terrace - the hotel is very much living off an old reputation, and putting no effort into maintaining any kind of level of service. We told the reception staff we were unhappy but we were told there was nothing they could do - no mention of us seeing a manager or anyone to help appease us - in fact, not even sure the hotel has a manager! I would suggest finding somewhere else to enjoy your time in Buzios. This is one over rated boutique hotel really not worth the trouble. It is the first time I have ever felt strongly enough to write a review on Trip Advisor.

Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2009

Casas Brancas is a beautiful hotel. It is both luxurious and charming, with immense character. The sea view rooms have a fantastic outlook onto the bay. My partner and I arrived with a bad experience because of the taxi driver and the staff put us at ease immediately. We were offered champagne and a free massage upon arrival. The young male staff members were particularly friendly and I think they should be very valued employees (I wouldn't be surprised if they're family members of the owners).

I ate in the pool side cafe for breakfast and lunch and the meals were very fresh and delicious. The sunset from the pool deck is beautiful. The pool is small. Unfortunately they do not provide WiFi access, although there is internet access provided in the lobby. Also, the pizzas at the Deck restaurant are more like home-made pizzas than the real deal. A better pizza can be had at Capricciosa down the road. The location of the hotel is perfect, although there is a bit of noise in the rooms during the night because of the nightclub a few doors down, but it is not too bad.

One strange experience I had here was that upon checkout we were given the credit card machine before any of the charges were explained to us. I had to ask to see what we were being charged, which is a bit unorthodox for a hotel.

Overall though I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank garrad
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2009

Casas Brancas is definitely one of the better places to stay in Buzios. With its peaceful terrace and amazing views you’ll be hard pushed to find a more relaxing location. The pousada was formerly one house but has since been converted into a four star hotel and spa. We stayed for 3 nights in February and had a very chilled stay. One thing we would stress is that a sea view room is a must, otherwise there’s not much point in staying here. I think that rooms 6, 7 and 8 all have good views. We checked in and were given a so called upgrade to a duplex suite. Unfortunately, our room faced the gardens and the sitting area upstairs (which was of no use) actually faced the sea. Not sure if the guys on reception understood term upgrade??? Anyway, the hotel concierge can organise everything for you including boat trips and of course buggy hire (it’s a lot of fun). The hotel has a spa which although not cheap, my girlfriend highly recommended. There is a pool bar and restaurant serving food and snacks during the day which doubles as a restaurant by night. Alfredo on reception was extremely charming and helpful.
We’d recommend staying here.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank n1cks
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resortbunny
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2009

We ended up loving this hotel but the first room we were shown to was on the bottom floor, practically on the road and was dark and musty. In fairness to the hotel it had been raining for a week straight. This room was a middle category. We ended up upgrading to the top category and got a nice room with a balcony overlooking the ocean for an extra $100/night.

Staff were friendly and very helpful. We loved the lobby and the mood music and billowing curtains. Great location within a very short walk of the cute town.

Buzios was our favorite destination in Brazil and Casas Brancas and the good restaurants in town were a big part. Food at the hotel was disappointing, however, so head straight to town.

  • Liked — Lots of attention to creating romantic ambiance
  • Disliked — limited wifi, lots of stairs
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank resortbunny
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Property: Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: Morro do Humaita, 10 | Centro, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 2895-000, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#2 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#2 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#3 Family Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa is a refuge of beauty and elegance in the small town of Buzios, a few hours away from Rio de Janeiro. Nested over Armacao Bay, its Mediterranean style terrace and panoramic view of the sea have fascinated guests for over 40 years. Casas Brancas is a synonym of harmony and simplicity. With touches of style and sophistication, its decor provides the tranquility that permeates the entire ambience. Its team of professionals, trained in different languages, contributes for a even more personalized service. An authentic invitation for rest, pleasure and well-being. With a privileged location, overlooking the Orla Bardot waterfront promenade, the hotel is near the downtown area, as well as being within close range of the best restaurants and beaches in town. Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, simply an idyllic experience. ... more   less 
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