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“Nice, well located” 3 of 5 stars
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Barra da Lagoa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Estrada da Usina Velha 175, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #72 of 283 Buzios B&B and Inns
Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice, well located”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This little village type property is in a waking distance from Rue Das Pedras and "central" bus st.
The strange thing about this place is that it's almost two different resorts in one place:
The public areas are really nice, look caribbean style, realy nice. Rooms are
VERY POOR... as if you leave one world and enter another one...
Breakfast is really fine - great coffee !!!
I loved the place and would stay there again !

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Only five minutes away from Rua das Pedras, where the main attractions of Buzios are located.
Plain rooms but pretty clean. Frendly and helpful staff. A good choice for a low budget trip to Buzios. Only one little problem: They don't provide free wifi internet in the rooms. But anyways I recommend Barra da Lagoa Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We arrived very tired and without reservation on the 24th of May around 9pm with a 1 year old baby. Before taking the bus from Rio to Buzios, we checked online availability in this hotel for 4 nights through Booking.com and it showed 8 rooms available. The Front desk clerk (men) told us that he did not have rooms available and he was not able to accommodate us in a very unpolite way. It was not easy to find a nice place being the 1st time in Buzios with a hungry baby.
We finally, got a room in Azeda Hotel Boutique, which I highly recommend, great rooms, great service, pool and breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

It's an OK place to stay. Clean. Comfortable beds. Devoid of character. Breakfast is good. Pool is tiny (typical for the area). The lake view is not impressive - calling it a lake is innaccurate - it's more of a wetland area. In Buzios, the landscape is beautiful pretty much anywhere you look, and the "lake" is kind of an exception. Staff not particularly helpful - charged me extra even though I had a "guaranteed rate" and it was a hassell getting reimbursed. It's close to the center, which is a big plus. A little pricey, but all in all not a bad place to stay.
I actually booked it as Pousada La Estrada. That name shows nowhere on the building. Took me a long time to find the right building since the sign outside says Barra Da Lagoa. Not sure why they would advertise it under a different name, but probably has something to do with the lukewarm reviews.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Very nice hotel, location not perfect (10 min walk from downtown/beach) but good enough, charming staff. Breakfast OK.

Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

I stayed here 12/15/09 through the 12/23/09. So I am going off older memories, but still would like to review since it was a good deal. Not on the water but centrally located to the restaurants and the beaches that I wanted to go to. The hotel is on the main road that comes into town down at the end where the buses pull around. This may sound like a bad thing it is not. My room was right off the road I kept the windows open for the breeze and the view of the lake across the road. No problem with the traffic sounds. I wanted a room without AC just ceiling fan and it fit the bill.

The hotel is built up a hill so there are more rooms higher up and further back from the road.

Breakfast came with the room and is buffet style. The breakfast area is a dining room that is located at the very top of the hotel which allows a nice breeze to flow through during breakfast. Breakfast had fruit, eggs, meat, bread, coffee cake with juice, tea, coffee. Very filling.

The staff was very helpful and the front desk clerks spoke some english. No problems all went well.

Buzios is a strange place since it is mainly a tourist destination for Brazilians. Cruise ships come in with foreign tourists but they are usually gone come nightfall. Which makes it that much better. It appears this was to be a big tourist destination that busted before the boom got going. Because of the there are lots of cobblestone roads on the peninsula that were put in but development stopped there. So it makes for interesting walks.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Barra da lagoa is a very cute hotel.
simply but nicely decorated.
Personel really nice and helpfull.
REally good vacations.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Barra da Lagoa Hotel

Address: Estrada da Usina Velha 175, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Buzios
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 283 B&Bs / Inns in Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Barra da Lagoa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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