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La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 105 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Great place - dont hesitate to book this. get a buggy for about £40 a day and you can get around easily.
Have a bus to center of town from hotel (5 minute drive away) 3 times out and 3 times back for free, otherwise taxi is 15 Real.
Pool is lovely and relaxing after a day out.
Go to Rockafish Bar too for lunch and reserve a bed - AMAZING FOOD and go for the starters!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

We stayed at La Pedrera in August 2011. It was off season, but the hotel was still reasonably full.

We stayed 2 nights in the Master Suite, and loved it. The apartment is well decorated, the bed is very comfortable, the bathroom very spacious and well designed. We had a nice view from the ocean. The common areas of the hotel are also very nice, with a beautiful swimming pool. breakfast was very nice as well, with a variety of options. I didn't try the SPA, but my girlfriend likes it.

The only issue I would say was that hotel is on the top of the hill, so you need a car or the shuttle service to go to the beach. We didn't care about it, as we had a car.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

The hotel has a great location on the hill. It's perfect if you like to walk, also up- and downhill. The decorations are bali style and during the day there is everywhere background music, like at a spa. Staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms and the bed quality is a good standard and quiet. Parking was free. At the moment, there is some constructions ongoing for a new pool area. But it's no problem for the guests. It's a nice boutique hotel, just right for a midsize budget.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

This small hotel is really nice and quite...perfect for honeymooners or couple with small kids or anyone. It is located in the top of a hill so you have a wonderful view from the terrace. The rooms are very cozy and comfotables, the decoration is really nice. There is a spa, I didn´t use it but there it is. You have a beautiful view from the swimming pool.
The breakfast is very good. There are 2 small restaurants...I only ate in one and it was ok. We loved this hotel and the people is very nice in there.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

I got a 2-day stay at La Pedrera as a birthday gift and was ready to enjoy my first day of relaxation there when - surprise! - my boyfriend and I found out we were not the only guests in the room. In 1 hour we had to kill not 1, not 2, but 6 giant cockroaches that were walking all over the room and bathroom. When calling the reception to explain what was going on, all we got was a rather apathetic response, with the receptionist telling us that the maid (!) was going to show us some other rooms. We were taken aback by how unapologetic she was and thought that at the very least she should be the one showing us the other rooms. Anyway, off we went to see them, thinking it couldn't get much worse. To our complete shock, the room shown to us was half the size of the one we were staying at (and which was already paid for), obviously belonging to a different (much lower) category. When calling the receptionist to confront her about this, she said that the maid could show us other rooms (again, no apology). It turned out that the LAST room shown was of the same category as ours. After telling the maid that we would move to this one, I went to the reception to complain about how the situation was handled and all I got was the receptionist throwing her hands in the air saying that it was not her intention to mislead us... and that was it. After moving all of our things to the other room and waiting a good half hour till it was clean, our first day was completely ruined. Did I mention that we had to kill 2 more cockroaches in this new room? We didn't leave altogether at this point because the stay was a gift and we were willing ourselves to have a good time no matter what. On our last day there, I was asked to sign a receipt for a bottle of champagne they had put in our room as a gift (or to pay for our services as bug exterminators?)... the thing is, we never realized the champagne was meant as a gift, because it just appeared there without an apology letter or even a note. Even so, it is quite insulting to try to make up for a complete lack of basic sanitary conditions and extremely poor service with cheap champagne. Long story short: do not go to La Pedrera unless you get a kick out of sleeping next to cockroaches and being treated like crap. Never again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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LizVeron, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2012

Dear Guest

We begin to answer our customer´s opinions and couldn´t left you behind. We are so sorry that the stay at La Pedrera Hotel wasn´t as you like. But as you know our hotel is around of the nature, with a little forest. We have a good pest control and cleaning service, but sometimes the nature could send us a unwelcome visitors.

Probably our receptionist couldn´t said nothing because the language difference, and if wasn’t it we are really so sorry.

We always offer to our guest a champagne bottle or other free service, with a apologize letter. Never mind that we try to compensate what happen with a courtesy, because it wasn´t the intention, just would like to offer something to make you feel better for change the room.

How you can see in others customer´s opinions about Búzios we are rounded by nature and everyone know that is not so easy to be control of all it.

We guarantee that we are so critical in our cleaning service and we would like so much to receive you in other time, to give the treatment that you deserve, and have a chance to make better your opinion about our hotel and staff.

Best Regards.

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Reviewed 7 October 2009

I was truly thankful that we splurged and stayed at this place. We had an incredible view from our balcony, it was private and romantic. Buzios was great, but a bit too touristy and overpriced. So, it was fabulous to have a beautiful place to relax at. The breakfast was also terrific, the staff were very friendly (they let us recharge our ipod from the front desk computer). It's about a 20 minute walk into town, but a nice walk. They have a free van that takes trips into town and back too if you want.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2009

Expensive, bad location (don't get me wrong, but it doesn't help much to be in a place with a great landscape and terrible access to the main sites), bad maintenance and a service that is nice too foireigners but far from friendly to Brazilians. Why is that? Is it because, as locals, we know that their prices are abusive? Or maybe because, as locals, we ask for the invoices even when the receptionist seems to be shocked to provide it? Please note that without issuing the invoice the hotel does not pay taxes - nice deal!

Don't get fooled by the Spa - if you are looking for a Spa this is not the place. There is a small room with a quick massage chair, a cubicle called sauna, a jacuzzi and a Buda statue. Please forgive me if my concept of a Spa is way different from that.

Bar and restaurant close very early and, again, due to the location, you depend a lot on the hotel's minivan service - the last van from Rua da Pedras (tha place to be at night) is at 11:30 PM! If you are looking for party, either you drive or go find yourself a public van. Breakfast is simple - for the price, I was expecting something more from a hotel that calls itself a boutique hotel.

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone willing to visit Buzios - you can pay the same price and stay in better places with a better location.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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LizVeron, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your opinion, we are so sorry that you didn’t have a good stay at our hotel.

We are sad to have left you with the impression that we not want local public, the truth is just in other way. We are doing a intense marketing of our product in Brazil, to make João Fernandes beach have more recognition among Brazilians.

I want to inform that all our bills that we issue currently, in fact is issued electronically. Agree with respect to the Spa is a small space, but our intentions are always to do the best service. We close this space to make it exclusive for treatment thus avoiding noises and talks of other guests that aren´t in the relaxed setting.

We have also opened a new heated hydromassage on the other side of the pool for those not using the services of our spa.

The schedule of the van is provided to give a courtesy service to people coming down to dinner at the center but it certainly does not coincide with times to party.

We hope to receive you in other time and to change their opinion about our hotel.

Best Regards.

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Additional Information about La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa

Address: Rua Praia de Joao Fernandes 4 Cuadra C | lote 52-53, 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 Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#21 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#30 Family Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: £100 - £331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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