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“Hilltop Boutique Hotel With Great Views” 4 of 5 stars
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Costa Do Sol Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua 16 Quadra L lotes 13 e 14 | Alto da Brava, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28959000, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #2 of 90 hotels in Buzios
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“Hilltop Boutique Hotel With Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Costa do Sol Boutique Hotel opened in the Fall of 2011. It is a cluster style property located very close to Praia Brava on a hilltop with sweeping views of Praia do Canto, Praia da Armacao and Orla Bardot. Access to the property is via a pretty rough road on the Praia Brava side which we felt was the most convenient access point. Parking is available in a small lot across the street from the hotel with additional spots near the entry way.

The hotel has various types of rooms available, with the largest two suites on the second floor of the main reception building, which also houses the dining and lounge areas. The two suites are very well appointed with comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms as well as having excellent sea views from balconies with outdoor seating. Other rooms, both sea and garden views, are located in separate small buildings accessed by well landscaped pathways lower down the hill.

The property has many modern amenities including a restaurant on property, very nice swimming pool with ample chaise lounges, safe deposit boxes, pressurized showers, satellite television, air conditioning, house computers with internet access as well as wifi, and a bar. The fitness center has brand new quality equipment and is a very welcome inclusion since few properties in Buzios offer this amenity. Beach transfers are available and English is spoken at the front desk.

The one negative is that the rooms (other than the suites) are very, very small. This probably would not be of particular concern for those comfortable with a European standard but Americans may very well find the rooms a tad claustrophobic and not a good value for the money. On the other hand, if your vacation style means you are out and about more often than in the room, you probably won't be bothered by the size.

Room Tip: Best rooms are the two suites in the main building if you can afford them.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed at the Costa do Sol Boutique hotel for one night in September 2012 and loved it. It was just what we were looking for. It sits up on the hill, with wonderful views, so is not next to the beach, but that suited us just fine. We enjoyed wandering along the beaches of Buzios and visiting the restaurants but didn't want to be in the middle of a busy area.

The hotel is new and modern, very fresh and clean and comfortable. The swimming pool was lovely, with a nice bar and friendly bar staff, one of whom could speak a little English. The reception and breakfast area were open and light, and the staff were great. The receptionists didn't speak much English but this wasn't a problem.

The room was very nice, quite big, comfortable King bed, nice bathroom, good air conditioning.

Breakfast was great, served buffet style, fresh cheeses and meats, fresh tropical fruits, yoghurts, breads, omelete made to order, scrambled eggs, cereals, fresh squeezed juices, bolos (cakes) and more. Very good breakfast indeed.

We can highly recommend this hotel and would have loved to stay longer. It is only a few minutes drive from the beach and restaurant area, so easy to get to, and taxi rides cost about 15 reais, however we chose to drive and had no problems finding parking near the beach, though we did visit in the low season and not the height of holiday time.

There was a well equipped gym on site as well, though we didn't use it. It is a residential area with a few hotels and poussadas around, so pretty quiet at nights, which we liked as we did not want to be near noisy bars or restaurants. if you are looking for a hotel in a very lively, busy area, then this is not for you, but if you are looking for a little bit of luxury and a good night's sleep, this is a great choice.

Room Tip: Rooms were in duplexes (one down and one up) in small blocks of four rooms (I think). We were downs...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Great experience! Spent four nights with my husband and my son (age 14). Excellent service in general. High quality breakfast with fruits, cereals, cakes, omelets, juices, fruit salad, cheeses, ham, and more...
We took the suite which was like a small one bedroom apartment (ideal for couples with one child or teen)
Employees went out of their way to cater for your needs.
We had booked in another hotel which we didn't like and luckily we were able to get to know Costa do Sol Boutique Hotel (not to be confused with Pousada Costa do Sol) Very clean, everything new and well kept!!! Although it was rainy the whole time, we really enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Our stay at Costa do Sol was full of surpises. The staff new our name. We got fresh flowers in our room every day and the hotel food was delicius. The staff allways helped by providing suggestions on places o visit in the area and restaurants to try.

The facilities are good but could be upgraded. We noticed some of the furniture was a bit outdated.

The hotel is close to great restaurants and the art museum. Our son enjoed the facilities and playing with other guests. It was a very family friendly stay.

Thank you for the service.

Room Tip: Ask the staff for help on any questions you have about the area.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

this is one of the most beautiful hotels i have stayed at, the attention to detail in the decor/landscaping was outstanding. the breakfast spread was wonderful and the service was very personal. the staff are kind and genuinely care about ensuring that your stay is a pleasant one. the concierge was knowledgeable and flexible about booking different activities/excursions. there are many beaches to explore in the area, and the hotel offers transportation to/from a different beach each day. in exchange for a 15 min stroll from the town center, the hotel offers panoramic views that were among the best that we enjoyed in Buzios. would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting this city!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Wonderful from the minute we arrived at the Gate to leaving! All the Staff in every area were excellent gave you 100% attention when you needed anything. Room was immaculate with a fantastic view over Buzios. Pool area was beautiful, Breakfast and Lunch were excellent! Hotel provides transport to beaches and center at various times although it's a nice easy 10-15min walk to the center. Taxi back from center approx 15Reals.

Room Tip: All rooms looked of the same quality, just different in size
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Me and my wife went on our honeymoon to Argentina/Brazil, this was supposed to be the luxury part of the trip, and indeed it was! the hotel is small enough to be intimate, it is brand new (opened a few months ago), the view is really nice, the rooms were very good and the bed was unforgettable! breakfast was really nice, with lots of fruits, yogurt, cereals, and with a specially made omelet every morning!
We did have a few times were some of the staff didn't speak English, but most of them did speak English, and ALL were really nice to us and helpful.
From our perspective the only downside is that it's a bit far away from the center and the beaches. they provide a daily transport to the beach (back and forth) and to the center (only one way), so it's not a "show-stopper", but it's something you should know.

Room Tip: take the sea-view rooms, they are great, and take a room with a balcony!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua 16 Quadra L lotes 13 e 14 | Alto da Brava, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28959000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Buzios
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Buzios
#2 Romantic Hotel in Buzios
#4 Family Hotel in Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Costa Do Sol Boutique Hotel 3.5*
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