My hubby and I just spent 7 nights at La Pedrera and we loved it!
Our standard room was right at the top of the posada. Very clean, with an incredible view and large balcony. Yes, there were quite a few stairs to get there, but it truly wasn't anything to complain about, even after a few caipirinhas .
The staff was extremely helpful and answered our many questions about Buzios and the surrounding area. We especially liked Carol at the front desk, who went out of her way to make us comfortable. We only had one incident during our stay. One morning we woke up at 8.30 to a maintenance man hammering in the room next door. My hubby called the reception desk and the receptionist dealt with it immediately.
As for the food, the breakfast buffet had ample amounts of cakes, fruit, cheese and meats for any picky diet. Every morning they also had fresh orange juice and one other kind of mixed fresh juice. We had dinner included in the package we bought, so we ate all our dinners there as well (except for Sunday night when the restaurant closes). The food was once again buffet style. Everything fresh and a fairly large variety. Three or four salads, one pasta, one meat and either fish or chicken. If your stay doesn't include dinners the hotel offers the buffet for $55 reais. The staff in the restaurant are all very friendly, we especially liked Edson.
There are two pools in the hotel. One just off the dinning room with an incredible view and a smaller one towards the back. There is also a steam sauna and a hot tub, but I didn't find the water very hot. There are two or three little sitting rooms with comfy furniture. The hotel also offers a variety of books and dvds (not the most up to date collection, but many in English) for rainy days. For those concerned about wifi, it is free, but didn't work in our room (not a problem as we wanted to escape from our smart phones and laptops). The best connection seemed to be in the dinning room or around the reception desk.
One morning, we took an hour long yoga class offered for free and valiantly taught in Portuguese, Spanish and English. We didn't try any of the spa packages, but on our last day we had to check out at noon and our transfer to Rio didn't arrive until 15.00. The staff offered to watch our bags so we could use the pool for a few hours and then shower off in the spa. From what I saw of the spa, everything was impeccably clean and they had a hot tub with very hot water.
We found La Pedrera to be a very relaxing place. Perfect for our romantic vacation and we can't wait to go back.
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- Also Known As:
- La Pedrera Buzios
- La Pedrera Hotel Buzios
- La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil