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“Nice view, simple but nice acommodations” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baia do Joao Pousada

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Baia do Joao Pousada
Ranked #62 of 101 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Belo Horizonte, MG
2 reviews
“Nice view, simple but nice acommodations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2010

This is not a hotel-boutique, and not your place, if you are looking for sofistication. It is a simple, clean, confortable and familiar inn. Very well located, in a peaceful region, silent nights, but it´s not too far from the buzy Rua das Pedras, wich ones can reach into a 30 minute walk. And its worthy each cent I payed for.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jotamarcos
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2010

Do not belive what you see on those pictures YOU will not get those.
The logo in the reception says "If we dont have it you dont need this" and they mean it.
First, it is not a hotel, it is a wrothen house with the mold all over the rooms and full of mascitos and insects. The word of comfort and enjoyment does not exist in this lacation and for service you need to go to Hilton (per the owner Ricardo).
We payed $150 per nigth for the " special rooms" and our special view from the porch was a view of the chimhey of the neigboring building.
After 3 slepplees night we decided to move to the nearby hotel and we paid the same rate and got normal and typical accamodation.
I do not recomend this place to anybody for any price

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank relbas
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MARIAGERENTE, Gerente at Baia do Joao Pousada, responded to this review, 4 January 2011
Thank you for your feedback which we have acknowledged.
We regret not to have been able to offer an up-grade as we did with the other couple that accompanied you. However, we would like to strongly stress that throughout all these years hundreds are the American travellers that vouch for our services and installations! You certainly do not represent the majority.
We have paid attention to your comments but we feel these are unfair and untrue. We pride ourselves in being a good Pousada providing good level of service however we do not provide four star hotel service which you demanded. Best wishes.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

After several hectic days in Rio & BA, it was a welcome relief to arrive at Baia do Joao, and be welcomed with a warm handshake and smile from Ricardo.
After an incredibly comfortable night's sleep, we stepped out onto the balcony to be greeted by beautifuyl sunshine and the most spectacular view of the Joao Fernades Beach. So taken was I with the setting, I chose this place to propose my girlfriend...who thankfully accepted. We look forward to returning here for many years to come to spend time with the Maria and Ricardo at their wonderful pousada.
Thankyou for such an incredible experience

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tashford27
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

We stayed 10 days in this lovely pousada in Buzios, wow what an experience. The view out to the bay is breathtaking, whilst enjoying an evening drink. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and all have a relaxing hammock to rock you to sleep for your late afternoon nap before heading to Buzios for an evening of fun, culture and good food. The owner of Baia do Joao was the perfect host, he approached us and introduced himself, giving us the low down on where to go and what to see, nothing was too much from the owner and his team....

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank markcolleran
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Santiago, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

I have stayed in Baia do Joao pousada last week with my girlfriend, it was very difficult to pick within too many options in Buzios. I have received excellent service and care, specially from their owners. They were exceptional, very attentive and charming!. The pousada has a unique ocean view like no other in buzios, specially from their ocean rooms, direct to Baia do Joao, most beautiful beach in Buzios. Walking distance to Buzios town and restaurants, make this Pousada a great product for their value.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lgallott
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2009

View is fantastic overlooking the beach and seashore. Recommend a room with a sea view. Pousada is small and peaceful. Would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alastair24
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ONfornow
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2008

With so few reviews on this pousada, I was not entirely confident when booking our stay. However, with our reservations being relatively last minute and all the other places that were rated highly on trip advisor (and still in our budget) being completely booked, our pickings were getting slim. Am I ever glad, because what a GREAT find!! Maria and Ricardo were wonderful hosts. What makes this place was the ocean view! Definitely book one of those rooms. The location was wonderful, high on a hill above Fernandes Beach (one of the best for swimming), and still close enough to fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing. It was about a 20-25 min walk into town (or a 5 min cab or dune buggy ride) so is great for those looking for some quiet, relaxing beach time and for those who are okay with not being in the heart of the bar scene. There is enough happening on the beach and in restaurants close by that you didn't have to leave the area for town each day, but getting there is so easy if you want to.
The rooms and actual pousada were not only extremely clean, but were also in great condition! (The two often do not go hand in hand). Beautiful tropical wood abounds! Breakfast was good (not the absolute best, but still delicious and plentiful).
Two notes: we ordered a bus transfer from Rio airport to Buzios. What they do not tell you is, it is a large bus that services several pousadas and they make sure they fill it, which means you may end up waiting for several other flights to land in various terminals in order to have enough people. Depending on what hour you are arriving, how tired you expect to be, etc, it may be worth paying the slightly higher fee to have the private car. We flew in at 6:30 pm, but did not arrive at the pousada until 1:30 am because of this, after already travelling for many hours. Also, because this place is not yet rated highly on tripadvisor by "Western" tourists, we found we had no contact the whole time with people who spoke english or french. This was fine by us, but of course, it does make finding information or advice about day trips, finding bus service, sorting out bills, etc a bit trickier (unless Maria and Ricardo are around, as they speak enough english).

  • Liked — Location and view, style, price, pool
  • Disliked — A little more work to find out information about activities, sights, etc for non-Portuguese speakers
  • Stayed November 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Me_She_Be
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Additional Information about Baia do Joao Pousada

Property: Baia do Joao Pousada
Address: Rua das Palmeiras 32 | Praia de João Fernandes, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Baia do Joao Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a highly privileged position less than 100 yards above the "Joao Fernandes Beach", with a fine panoramic view of the area. Offers one of the best accommodations in town, benefit from a full direct ocean view and balcony-terrace. Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Baia De Joao Pousada Buzios
Baia Do Joao Pousada Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil

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