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Vila Boa Vida
Ranked #65 of 101 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
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“I really love Buzios...”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed a week at the hotel an we really liked it. A very good service. The view from our room was awesome. We have a baby, so they gave us a cradle and it was still a huge room. We really had a break... A really peaceful place.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Saquarema, RJ
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

This for sure formally luxurious Hotel at a magnificent location overlooking one of the beaches of Buzios shows decadency in form of missing repairs, luck of personal and missing normal hotel services, like Bar drinks, and snacks, the opportunity to use the existing swimming pool, and illegal charges of extra percentages for paying bills with credit cards.
We were told, that the bar is open until night, but when we wanted to have a Caipirinha in the early evening, we were told, that there is no Barmen, and therefor NO DRINKS!
Floor towels in the bath room were rotten, some furniture's would need paint probably since a long time, corners in bathroom seemed not to have been cleaned for a long time, because had crust's of dirt, the wooden handrails at stairs in the garden were broken or cracked, without having been restored, etc., etc.
Which was thought to be a nice 3 night stay at one of the nicest places in Brazil turned out to be a disappointing experience, when finally they still wanted to charge us an additional 10% percentage surcharge for paying with credit card, which in Brazil is illegal, - which all users of this system for charging values know! We left with the feeling that we had been faked.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Horsham sussex
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Reviewed 12 March 2007

We have just returned from Brazil and finished our holiday at this hotel. The room was great with a terrace that had a super aerial view of the beach. The rooms were large and were very clean. The staff only spoke a little english but always tried to help. There are 2 pools both with great views. the beach was about a 10 minute walk downhill it was harder going back uphill but often you would be offered a lift back up. the centre was a 10 real taxi fare away but the hotel would always phone for one for us. would not hesitate to return.

  • Liked — Large room with super views.
  • Disliked — Breakfast was a little slow.
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2006

Early mid 2005, we had booked a package deal with Travelservice Buzios which incl. Air fares, Hotel Vila Boa Vida, Lot 1, Rua 1 Buzios Ferradura/Brazil and Hotel Marina Palace Ipanema/Rio) for a 2 1/2 months holiday period starting mid Jan 2006. Our son was to follow a month later. Mr. Zappe of Travelservice Buzios not only gave us the run around but wasted our time, energy, not to mention extra costs and abused our emotional health. He betrayed us by not ‘delivering his merchandise.’! We are still waiting for a refund of our money. We can only warn potential guests to book at this hotel or this agent.
The Tourist Office of Brazil certainly does not need such scumbags to interfere with their industry.

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Additional Information about Vila Boa Vida

Property: Vila Boa Vida
Address: Rua Q 12 | Praia da Ferradura, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil (Formerly Vila Boa Vida by HTL)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Boa Vida 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
To make your stay unforgettable, Hotel Vila Boa Vida offers the comfort and welfare of colonial style houses with flower gardens and overlooking the beach Ferradura. All this combined with attractions such as diving, water skiing, windsurfing, boat trips and hire buggies, motorbikes and bicycles. The hotel is near the sea and in an elevated position with spectacular views of the cove Ferradura ... more   less 
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