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“Excellent until the owners mood changed”
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Deauville Pousada
Ranked #79 of 101 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Excellent until the owners mood changed”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is a lovely Pousada located on a steep hill not far from the city centre. On arrival we were greeted by the friendly French couple who own the property. They were delightful, we stayed awake late in to the night just chatting away. The next day, the couple served an amazing breakfast and the views were breathtaking. The room was excellent and very clean too. However, the next day in town we were slightly delayed due to getting lost on our buggy (I would definitely recommend hiring a buggy in Buzios) and were unable to make it in time to eat the food we had ordered. This essentially changed everything and thats when the smiling stopped and the service declined. Essentially i feel we were only being tolerated because we hadn't paid the full price yet. It was rather strange, we had called and told them in advance that we would be late but they were not interested. It was a real shame because the pousada was lovely, tastefully decorated and the service was incredible bar the change in mood. I would definitely recommend that people stay there but be vary of the owners mood.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Macae
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

We stayed there during weekend with our dog, the French couple owner are really friendly and great service mind. The place is really great for our dog, having big garden for our dog to walk. The balcony in our room is great for our dog as well. We luv to swim there and the pool is really clean:) We had dinner and lunch at the hotel, great french food and wine.

Overall are great for us, location is abit far from beach but we have a car. Its 10-15 mins by walk from town but we didnt walk, so we cant tell its true or not:)

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

Stefan and Beatriz are great people and were able to answer any and all questions we had. The place was very clean (They even cleaned the hot tub daily), the people were very nice, breakfast was always delicious and served until about noon, and the location is only a 10-15 minute walk from the city center and a couple of the beaches. It would be nice to be right near a beach, but being able to walk home after enjoying all the great restaurants and nightlife of the city center was a huge plus. I would recommend renting a buggy to get around during at least a portion of your stay, but it is not by any means a necessity. The pool and the view from it was also absolutely gorgeous.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Rio De Janeiro
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Reviewed 9 May 2010

We found our stay very pleasant. Reception was very friendly and provided us with some suggestions regarding places to visit in the city. The location is good -- 2 minutes from downtown by car. They had a few spaces for us to park the car.

The only problem was the TV, because there was only one TV Channel: TV5 (French channel). It seemed to be a huge coincidence that the owners were French and the only TV Channel available was French too. However, they told us that in genneral they have 4 TV Channels available for the guests and that they did not know what happened that day.

Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2009

I was 18 years old when i decided to trave abroad, and brazil was the very first place where i wanted to go for my birthday. So me and my my brother have chosen poussada le Deauville because it's a beautifull place in Buzios, if you want to go to the beach you've just to walk 5-10 min, even if you want to go shopping.

I remember about 12 bedrooms in the poussada and it's a peacefull place i think, you can relax in the swimming pool as you can enjoy the sauna and jacuzzi, and an amazing view over Buzios :)

About the lunch, the breakfast is pretty cool and a good thing to begin te day. For the others lunch you can ask to stephane and Beatriz to have some food :), and about them they're French and the food isn't the same...

I think i've finished my description about the poussada, and I hope you will enjoy as I enjoyed it during two weeks.

Best regards

xavier

  • Stayed December 2007
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Reviewed 1 September 2009

I was slightly uncertain about booking here as there were no reviews on this pousada on the site but I'm so glad that I took the plunge and went ahead with a booking. From looking around the web, I was taken by this pousada's position of being very close to all of the beaches and the town, but yet being somewhere where you escape back to, if you wanted some peace and quiet. This proved to be exactly the case. Also do email Beatrice for her rates as they were cheaper than others offered on the web,(only Rs.150 per night; a bargain in Buzios).

Pousada Le Deauville sits some 10 minutes walk (downhill) from the busy centre of Buzios. It is a delightfully simple oasis of tranquility set on a hill and owned and run by it's friendly French owners, Beatrice and Stephan, who speak English and Portugeuse, as well as French. Above the pousada, are the large homes of Brazilian high society.

Upon arrival we were offered a welcome drink and met the owners and their two very friendly dogs. We were then shown to our large room overlooking the pool. The room was simple but in turn had everything that you would want; a comfy bed, air conditioning, mini bar and a good shower in the bathroom. The style is very much along the lines of a french "gite".

The rate includes a very good breakfast with fresh bread, ham, cheese, eggs cooked any way that you wish and plenty of wonderful fresh fruit. Apparently any special requests are also catered for. They also offer dinner (at a very good price!!) which unfortunately we only took advantage of on our last night here. A full restaurant will be added apparently in the near future.

There is a lovely large pool and sundeck (as well as a jacuzzi and sauna) to while away the heat of the day, if a trip to one of the 23 beaches is not your "thing". They have a small bar, and drinks are available around the pool or in your room whenever you want.

Even though everything is close at hand in this town, a car is useful at times. There seems to be a lot of beach buggies for hire locally as well as a few car rental companies. We rented in Rio and drove ourselves to Buzios (about 2 hours), and Le Deauville has very good secure, off road parking.

We would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Buzios, and hope to return soon ourselves.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Deauville Pousada
Address: Rua Joao Fernandes Lt 76 | Bairro Joao Fernandes, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 101 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Deauville Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New at Buzios at 180 km in the north of Rio of Janeiro area Dos Lagos Brazil DEAUVILLE POUSADA NEW IN BUZIOS SERVICE A LA FRANÇAISE- “LE DEAUVILLE” pousada at 2 mn town center and beach João Fernandes with swimming-pool, jacuzzi, dry Sauna, view panoramique on the beach in the tropical garden Rooms very confortables with queen bed, pousada ecological with shower solar hot water. We accept animals.NEW A BUZIOS A 180 KM IN The NORTH OF RIO OF JANEIRO AREA DOS LAGOS BRAZILIn the heart of a calm and natural ambiance,Invites you for a few days of peace and restfulness a stones throw away from Das pedras and the beachesFor complete body relaxation, there is a jacuzzi, sauna and a pool at your disposal Our garden full of trees and plants welcomes you Our chef proposes to you a simple cuisine of high quality,Which carries with it touches of French influence. ... more   less 
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