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La Boheme Hotel e Apart Hotel
Ranked #12 of 104 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews
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“Things to avoid.”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Although all the staff is very helpful, this place is rather disappointing. Our room, or flat, actually, was what they call "casa 3" and is right above the kitchen! The stink is impossible after 10am. Garlic and frying. And you get it most of the day. Really unpleasant. The bathroom is very small and old fashioned. The cupboards don't close and the drawers are difficult to open. As to the restaurant, everything on the menu seems to be reheated. Breakfast: nothing to write home about. The posada is very close to the beach but there again, it's very narrow and extremely crowded and smelly. For anyone going to Buzios I recommend renting a car in Rio and driving it to Buzios so as to have a car while there. The better beaches are out of town. I've been all over Brazil many times but for some reason or another, I'd never been to Buzios. I won't be returning.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2008

The hotel is well located right on Joao Fernandes beach. However, if you're traveling with kids this is not the best option because the stairs are long and steep. The beach in itself it's not that pretty, since it's very narrow and after lunch it becomes extremely crowded.

We booked a one-bedroom apartment and a room. They both had a good size, though the dining table was rather small. Everything was clean. HOWEVER, the kitchen and the bathrooms were disgusting. The kitchen had just a stove and a refrigerator that was difficult to open a closed because it was all rusty. The kitchen came equiped with 2 saucepans and tea pot, and the tableware. It was basically imposible to cook, even if you were cooking for a 6 month old, as I was.

The bathrooms were horrible. They were small, mold was growing all over and there was no bathtub.

The staff is polite and try as much as they can to improve the situation (they brought a frypan and some additional cuttlery for me to be able cook at least a boiled potato) but the infrastructure is just not there.

On our last night there (we spent 10 days) around 1:00am a tecno-party began at the beach. The noise level in our rooms was way above what would be allowed in any US city (it felt like being inside a disco). Management first said was not aware of the party, then they apologized, but they didn't even provide earplugs, never offer to change our room. Of course, they didn't offer to give us our money back for a night we were not able to sleep at all. We were 4 adults and 4 kids ( 4, 3, 2 years-old and a 6 month old baby) that could not sleep at all. At 4:30am we drove back to Rio and the party was still going on. It seems these parties happens often therefore it is unacceptable that the rooms are not soundproof.

What I hated the most was all the lying and the empty apologies (they came without any solutions). I'm not going back, EVER!!!!!

  • Liked — the view from the room
  • Disliked — the kitchen and bathrooms and the noises from beach parties
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
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Property: La Boheme Hotel e Apart Hotel
Address: Lote 1, Quadra H - Joao Fernandes, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Boheme Hotel e Apart Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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