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“Relaxing Getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abracadabra Pousada

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Abracadabra Pousada
Ranked #7 of 101 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
new york
1 review
“Relaxing Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Abracadabra was a great experience. Our room was clean and modern. The complimentary champagne and sparkling wine in the room upon arrival was a great touch. Our room did not have a view but the overall property view is incredible overlooking the bay. The hotel is perfectly located a few minute walk to the town where all the restaurants and bars are located. It is also far enough and high enough above the action where it is peaceful and secluded. The restaurants on the property and sister property were both great. The pizza spot was a perfect low-key date night while the restaurant on the property served a great modern cuisine with a very nice view of the bay below.

After a day of exploring it was great to come back to the hotel and relax by the pool on the lounge chairs and day beds. It never felt crowded while we were there. Breakfast was very good especially compared to other hotels in Brazil as you were able to order eggs, bacon and omelets to your liking. I would highly recommend this hotel for your trip to Buzios.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Reviewed 13 December 2013

The perfect honeymoon spot!! My husband and I were amazed from the time we checked in. Upon checking in, we were greeted by the bartender and given a glass of wine. We had a beautiful view of the terrace, infinity pool and mountains/shoreline, it was a beautiful!! They paid attention to every detail in their decor. The entire staff, restaurant/bar/housekeeping/reception/gardening was exceptional and made every attempt to make us feel at home and cared for. The breakfast was delicious and one of the best breakfast buffets we've had with fresh fruits/breads/juices/etc. If you have any food allergies or health concerns, they are very attentive to that and make sure to work around it. The housekeeping staff cleaned our room at least twice daily, which was very impressive. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and can't wait to return to Buzios again for another stay at the Abracadabra Pousada!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Sheana G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

I booked this hotel for our honeymoon, and accidentally booked it a month in advance... silly mistake I know, but would expect such a nice (expensive) hotel to show a bit more understanding! But when I realised my mistake, my credit card had already been charged (nearly A$2,000) and they refused to refund any of it. They told me they were unable to resell the room at short notice. (A bit fishy, as I rang back later to ask if they had any availability on those dates and was told they were fully booked). Completely understand the mistake was my fault (as they kept telling me) but a little bit of compassion wouldn't go astray... we're now bypassing Buzios completely on the trip and heading down the Costa Verde instead. With $2,000 less in the honeymoon budget!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Abracadabra Pousada, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Abracadabra Pousada would like to clarify this situation since the description above does not correspond to the facts .
Ms. HF made a reservation for the period of December 3rd, to the 07th, 2013 through Booking.com. The Hotel´s Reservations Department proceeded with the normal booking process and correspondence which clearly states our Cancellation and No-Show Policies.
A room was reserved for this client for the requested period . The client did not show on the date of the reservation and did not write us any correspondence attempting to modify the chosen dates. Abracadabra was unable to sell the room due to the fact that the client simply did not presented herself at the time and did not ask for any changes. We do have a No-Show Policy sent to Ms.HF.
Our reservation manager reported Booking.com the no show next day. The client stated she confused herself with the chosen dates and required a full refund or to change the dates to January 2014. The time required in January is fully booked.
With this situation, Abracadabra wrote an e-mail stating that respecting our policies ( which were sent to the client ) we would not refund this value because we were unable to sell the room. Nonetheless we would be glad to provide her with a significant discount during another time period.
Ms.HF did no reply to this offer and directly posted this unfair review on Trip Advisor.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

When my husband and I were escorted to our room at this pousada, we were absolutely blown away by the view and the stylish decor.
You could easily spend your days at the hotel, lounging on the comfortable day beds and swimming in the immaculate pool however it is an easy and pleasant walk into Buzios town where there are plenty of restaurants and bars to try and beaches to explore. It is a lovely place to spend a few days.
The staff were very helpful and the breakfast plentiful and tasty (although they charge for espressos but have free bubbles at breakfast which is a bit random but fine).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights it was the luxury part of our honeymoon and it did not disappoint. Our room was 16 which was more like a studio and had an amazing view over the bay equipped with a balcony to enjoy drinks from the restaurant on. The staff were so friendly and helpful especially Jo on the front desk who couldn't do enough for us and arranged a number of activities for us including a private boat trip around the peninsular which was wonderful. The buffet breakfast and restaurant food were delicious and the view and comfort and cleanliness that this retreat has to offer was exceptional. I couldn't recommend this place enough.

Room Tip: Room 16 is a studio room I think it is the best in the hotel. I comes with 2 sofas and if you have a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Victoriajanemiles
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at this location for three (3) nights. The location is atop one of Buzio's many hills and has a spectacular view of the beach and bay below. The service was excellent, the attitude of all was caring, pleasant and relaxing to match the environment.

Room sizes vary. My room was smallish, but more than adequate, for my stay. My colleagues had similar room sizes with some bigger.

The infinity pool and lounge area is very nice with single and double loungers. The view from the pool is the same spectacular view I mention above.

The food was excellent. I had the included breakfast as well as some appetizers in the evening. Service was again first rate, all staff spoke English and were incredibly helpful and welcoming.

The only thing to be aware of, and it is not like Abracadabra can do anything about it, is the night club Privilege is located on the street / beach below. On weekends the sound of the thump, thump of the DJ music can be heard into the morning hours. When I was there the music was still going at 8:30AM.

We will be back to experience the relaxation and excellent service from the rest of the hustle and bustle of Brazil.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DMW66
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

We stayed here during our honeymoon and it was perfect - amazing views over the bay from the terrace and our room plus really friendly service. The restaurant is lovely too and better than anywhere we found in town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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
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1 Thank Alice T
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Property: Abracadabra Pousada
Address: Alto do Humaita, 13 | 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#8 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#8 Family Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Abracadabra Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abracadabra is a unique and exclusive spot, set in the charming and sophisticated peninsula of Buzios, 180 km from Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is located only five minutes away from the heart of town and it features wonderful scenery, an idyllic terrace, a true manifestation of charm in a paradisiac setting. Our goal is to provide our guests an aesthetic harmony, casualness and true pleasure with a professional personalized service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Abracadabra Pousada Buzios
Abracadabra Pousada Hotel Buzios
Abracadabra Pousada Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil

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