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Vila d'este
Ranked #6 of 101 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
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“nice option”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed at the hotel for the weekend and it was pretty good experience. The rooms are very clean (but are a lot smaller than what they look like in pictures), the bathroom is great, and the bed is very comfy.

however, things that aren't that good: 1. at night, there is a bit of noise from the clubs down the street (but its reasonable) 2. towels could be a bit better and newer. 3. DONT order anything since its super pricy and only OK quality.

positive points: 1. complementary welcome drink. 2. super good location, close to the restaurants hub, walking distance to entertainment and beach. 3. nice staff. 4. gorgeous view 5. good facilities to enjoy (two pools and sauna)

but overall, I felt like we were being overcharged which is never a good feeling. So, I enjoyed my stay but I wouldn't like to return.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

I stay with my boyfriend two weeks ago for two nights! Buzios is the place to go out side of Rio and Vila D'Este the place to stay. Great view, great staff, great food.
Will go back as soon as I can. If you want to go to Buzios and experience the best Buzios can offer, go in low season like May and June... Still very good weather and no crowds!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

If u will go to buzios on Ur honeymoon, no other place to stay, master suite of the Vila d'este is the most romantic thing inside a city where u can go out and party at night, Ur own heated jacuzzi in Ur own terrace that no one approaches but the person stayin in suite and an amazing view of the bay from Ur bed, and welcomed by Andreas where we sat during the sunset having the welcome drink and listenining to their own Dj playing chill out music by the amazing view, I got sick and Eric helped get us a flu medicine and also my husband got sick but also staying in bed was still rewarding with that view, I had the best massage in my life and I had massages everywhere in the world it is almost cairopractor techniques they use, and my husband dropped his wedding ring in between the wooden pool deck and Eric and Isabella got maintenance people to remove Thr deck and get us the ring back. Simply amazing and I won't ever stay anywhere else

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012 via mobile

A five star breakfast (fruit, breads, quiches, pastries, eggs, juice and more) and a pool with the best view of the bay in all of buzios do not make up for the multiple inconvienences we experienced. Specifically no washcloths, thin walls that allow you to hear every piece of luggage wheeled across the cobblestones and your neighbors conversations, and no hot water in the sink (except by special request at $R8 per use).
On the other hand, the non-twin bed master suite options do not share the latter two problems and would make for a wonderful getaway.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

We stayed there in September 2011. It was very nice, great views of the bay with lounge music during sunset, nice breakfast and friendly staff. Rooms are small but comfortable and have L'Occitane amenities. A door downstairs leads to Búzios main street for restaurants and shops. I recommend it!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We were lucky enough to stay at the Vila d'este over new years eve. The service, attention to detail and overall experience was exceptional. We booked for 5 days in the master suite, definitely worth the expense if you can do it. The hotel was the highlight of our 3 week stay in Brazil. The setting is perfect but what set the hotel apart from anywhere else was the attention to detail and the quality of the customer service. Nothing was too much trouble and always service with a smile. This was a great start to our holiday, a fantastic place to unwind during the day and enjoy life at night. Also the best breakfast choice during our 3 week stay. We didn't mind the little noise from the Privilege night club but did make us feel old when we were getting up to have breakfast just when the music was stopping - 9am!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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giussano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Buzios is a small peninsula with many small beach, alternated with rocks, small ports, small islands, flowers and trees. It is just lovely and a MUST to be seen for whoever likes the sea, the nature, but also for people loving nightlife as Buzios is very reach of night attractions. Vila d'Este is on a top of a hill in a fantastic position with a wonderfull view over Buzios center and Busios port and beach. We were in room 11 (I suggest to take a room with a balcony like n.11), in the morning we were opening the window and having a wonderful view of the sea, the small island in front of us, the seagull, the fishermen ships, and so forth. Then the breakfast made by hand made cakes, fresh Brazilian fruits and fresh juice.
People were all very friendly and kind. For sure we will go back in that piece of paradise.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vila d'este
Address: Alto Do Humaita, 11, 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:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#7 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vila d'este 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vila d’este is an exclusive beautiful Italian-style property which enjoys gorgeous views of the ocean. It is full of charm and elegant touches, both in the public areas and in the rooms. Beautiful handcrafts pieces carefully placed around, creating magic scenaries.Only 15 individually decorated rooms’ guarantees a calm and relaxing stay. The Sunset Bar & Restaurant Egeo offers delicious Brazilian breakfast and Mediterranean cuisine with fine wines, as well as stunning sea views – perfect for an evening meal as the sun goes down. A romantic touch is given by candle lightening. Two ocean front swimming pools at different levels, one of them heated and beautifully shell shaped, with hidromassage area and connected with an ocean view steam. The fancy solarium is the perfect place to read a book while taking a traditional capirinha drink.Relax & massage lounge, that’s surrounded by tropical gardens, ready to offer several massage styles. Business Center with two computers available 24 hours with internet free.A delightful Master Ocean Front Suite with private Jacuzzi and fine décor; ideal choice for honeymooners. Vila d’este is within walking distance of the bars, restaurants and shops of Buzios’ Rua das Pedras Main Street and the best beaches in the surrounding area are also within easy reach. One of Vila d´este highlights is its staff and service. Brazilian warm hospitality is a must here. A word to define Vila d´este would be LOVE. Love can be appreciated in every single detail and attitude, creating a smooth atmosphere. Facilities:Restaurant • bar & pool bar • lounge • sundeck • pool • heated pool • steam • massage lounge • free internet business center & wireless area • laundry service • local information & tours ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vila d`Este Hotel Buzios
Vila d Este Buzios
Vila D'este Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil

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