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“Awesome view, fantastic chef”
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Vila D'este
Ranked #6 of 103 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome view, fantastic chef”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

This was a real treat! We are dinner at the hotel 3 nights as it was so delicious we decided to keep sampling the menu. The service was great, the staff wore black 5-shirts referring to the hospitality being homey. I asked if they had the shirts for sale and they did not. However, as we were boarding the bus to leave, the staff ran after me and gave me a shirt, now I am reminded of that great experience often. They went out of their way to please. The spa, pool, view, and food were incredible. Will post photos later. Location was fantastic. Wonderful value.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view. Our bedroom was small but the bathroom large, no tub. The bedding was...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Stayed during our honeymoon for 4 nights and let me tell me you in 1 word-WOW. Service, Pool, food, spa-A plus. This hotel literally made every second of your stay freaking AMAZING. The check in was easy, the housekeeping were on point, the room-service was fantastic and fast, the grounds were always immaculately spotless. JUST WOW. There are 5 main beaches in buzios (if youre not into just hanging by the pool), and the hotel staff could not have been more helpful in every single aspect of my stay. You want extra towels for the beach? NO PROBLEM. You want your massage 30 min later than scheduled? NO PROBLEM. You want your room cleaned again at 11pm at night? NO PROBLEM.

Literally the hotel staff did everything they could to make sure you had nothing to worry about. And the breakfast? DELICIOUS. The service? UNBELIEVABLE. The location? Couldnt be better. You are IN THE CENTER of town, 2 min walk to all of the best restaurants and nightclubs.

I highly recommend the master suite if you can afford it, it is breathtaking. You can literally see your room from the water taxi you take back from the beach.

As a pretentious (slightly stuck up) NY'er, this hotel blew me away. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Room Tip: Master Suite ALL THE WAY. Private balcony, private hot-tub, private entrance/exit. SUPERB.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed at Vila d'este for our honeymoon in November 2013. All I can say is that I cant wait to come back. Being from the US, the language barrier in Brazil was tough, but fortunately everyone or close to everyone here spoke great english. The views from our room, restaurant, and pool were all amazing.
Via d'este was in a great location, which made it close to walk into downtown Buzios for shopping, eating, drinking and partying.
When me and my wife were not sure on where to go or what to do, all we had to do was ask the front desk, and ask them to book it for us. They were amazing.
I cant wait to get back to Buzios, and I will without a doubt stay at Vilad'este again.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 15 which was ocean front. It was amazing, and very secluded. We had to go down our...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Really enjoyed a couple of days at Vila d'este. Fantastic location in the heart of Buzios with great views of the bay. Just a few mins from the bars and restaurants. Great service. I was particularly impressed with the service when I advised I was to propose to my girlfriend... the team were really good helping me to arrange champagne and flowers etc. Fantastic place

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Nice location but anprofessional team, no tv chanel , every time something happened .... And it's not there fault, sweeming pool are inexsisante, brazil and buzios need more work to be in internationnal standard , the superior room is 20 sq metre one small dressing nothing more !!!!!!!!.

Stayed October 2013
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VILA_DESTE, Gerente de relações com clientes at Vila D'este, responded to this review, 29 December 2015
Dear Julia,

We are very sorry that you had this inconvenience during your stay with us.

All customer feedback are extended to the staff of employees at weekly meetings and highly regarded by the management.

So thank you greatly for having dedicated your time to write to us, and giving us the opportunity to improve our services and structure through comments and insights.

Cordially,

Vd team .
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United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Booked at the last minute and got an amazing sea view room at about half the rack rate price. The hotel is small (about 15 rooms) which allows for great attention to detail and personalised service.
The rooms were impeccably clean, light and airy.
Aromas, decor and lighting throughout the hotel put you instantly into a relaxing mood and the location was second to none.
Moved to another room for the second night (Room 10) with a garden view which was equally as inviting.
The heated jacuzzi pool, sauna and sundown deck were added bonuses that enhanced our stay here.
Definitely be back!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We spent time in Rio and Buzios on our honeymoon. The only reason we ended up in Buzios was based on the recommendation of our travel agent, who also recommended this hotel. The hotel is small and very intimate. The service staff is very pleasant and helpful. We tipped them all before we left. The view from the pool area was incredible. The big jacuzzi on the 2nd level is where we spent a lot of our time. Our room was a bit small, but that was okay because we were never in it. We wish we had skipped Rio and spent all of our time here. The hotel is right off of Rua das Pedras, where there are a ton of shops and restaurants. You could spend a a few days just exploring all of this. We also rented a buggy and drove around town (was only $40 and well worth it). Again, this is the perfect place for a honeymoon!!!

Room Tip: We wanted the master suite but it was already booked. We ended up with room 13, which opens up onto...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Vila d Este Buzios
Vila D'Este Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil

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