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“Great hosts - fantastic service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Balthazar
Rua Maria Joaquina, 375, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #2 of 283 Buzios B&B and Inns
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Great hosts - fantastic service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Petra and Feliz understand hospitality like nobody else! Serious attention to detail to make you feel welcome and comfortable, little surprises along the way, and although they are always open for a nice chat, they never impose themselves.
The room was big and comfy, the decoration was stunning, and it was all very clean. Te aircon was unfortunately too old and didn't quite manage to cool us down, but apart from that it was all perfect. Breakfast is a real treat, and they accomodate it around each guest. Somehow we managed to feel like we were the only people there despite the place being fully booked - the upside of a small place with not too many rooms!
Felix even gave us a hand to change a tire before our departure, which was a real bonus that just shows how friendly and helpful they always try to be.
Location is the best you can get because you walk to the restaurants at night, and some of the best beaches during the day. Best to drive to the far away beaches than to have to drive at night, especially when you want to have a couple of caipirinhas.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed together with my family (unfortunately) for only three nights in the house of Felix, Petra and her wonderful daughter Chloe. As family we have seen a lot of hotels, hostels and B&B´s around the world and I can say, that our stay in Villa Balthazar has been absolutely the best of all. The garden is well maintained, the pool is very clean and the rooms are absolutely perfect and equipped lovingly. Everything is clean, nothing is missing, there are lots of small details available which are missing in other accomodations: even an electric fly swatter, a mosquito spray, a holder for the toothbrush, a safe and a line for the swimsuits in the shower are part of the standard equipment. During the day you always can find fresh towels at the pool.
Petra and Felix are absolute perfect hosts. Whenever we had a question, they helped us and recommended beaches and restaurants. Even a coffee at the pool in the afternoon has been no problem. The breakfast has been very delicious.
Unfortunately the tripadvisor rating level ends at 5 points (excellent). Normally I never give maximum ratings, but in this case I would give 6 points.
In Villa Balthazar we felt like at home. If we return to Brasil sometime, we will stay here again (for more than 3 nights...)!
Petra, Felix and Chloe, thank you very much for this unbelievable stay. The stay in your Villa Balthazar has a big part that we had our best holiday in our live.

Room Tip: I have seen three rooms, all of these rooms are on the same very high level.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Buzios where we stayed at the marvelous Villa Balthazar for 6 days. This is place is perfectly located in Buzios with a five minutes walk to Rua das Pedras and 50m distance to Praia dos Ossos.

This Guest House is just perfect and I could not imagine any better alternative in Buzios. Petra and Felix are extremely lovely hosts who make your stay a special one. They have created a very charming and intimate Guest House and run it with lots of warm and personal care. Very detail driven they keep you surprised with a wonderful self made daily breakfast, delicicous sweets and welcome caipirnihas.

Me and my wife spent 6 days with our two kids (2 and 5 years old) at the double delux room which was as charming and well decorated as the rest of the Pousada. The room was definetely big enough to accomodate the four of us. The nice bathroom however was a bit on the smaller side but served all our needs. The tiny but very nice pool as well as the green patio was wonderful for our kids to play and a nice area to hang around. So was their deck which they light up with candle and decorative lights in the evening hours with lounge music playing in the background.

Petra, Felix and Chloe (their beautiful daughter) made us feel home just as we would have stayed at a friends beach house. We are very thankful for such wonderful and relaxed days at their new Brazilian home.

I can only highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Petra and Felix are really the perfect hosts for a nice and relaxing vacation at Buzios. Their house is really charming, well decorated, with an high attention to details (painting in the room, l'Occitane products in the bathroom), everything is made to feel like home.
Plus, the breakfast is just amazing: home-made bread and marmelade, fresh orange juice, a variety of fruits and the last but not the least: different home-made cupcake everyday :))
Petra and Felix are really good advisers for restaurants and activities in the area!
Finally if you want to be sure to maximize your stay at Buzios, don't hesitate any longer: come to Petra and Felix's home !

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We recently stayed 3 nights in this very nice B&B and absolutely enjoyed our stay here. The couple that run this place were so helpful and welcoming. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated, the garden is beautifully kept and the breakfast was fantastic (especially the homemade bread and the jam). They even packed us goody backs when we left, which I thought was very thoughtful. Location was great - walking distance to the main street and within minutes of the beach. I would definitely stay here again next time I am in Buzios!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A wonderful bread and breakfast with a beautiful and calm garden, situated very close to the beach as well as the main shopping and nightlife street, Rua das Pedras. Every room is decorated with a lot of care and love by the owners and you feel instantly at home. The owners them selves are also wonderful people which make the stay even better.
I highly recommend this wonderful little haven of peace and beauty!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We cannot say enough about our unique experience in Vila Balthazar! Simply perfect!
The posada felt like a designers beach house, so much detail in every corner yet very clean and balanced in style. The breakfast was perfectly presented in the garden terrace and was homemade. The rooms are fantastic and large enough if you want to spend time relaxing. The garden has a fab plunge pool and loungers. The beach was 2min walk away! And the nightlife a 10 min stroll! We walked to all of the main beaches from here no need for transport. We will definatly come back!

Room Tip: Spoil yourself go for the deluxe room - your there to relax
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Address: Rua Maria Joaquina, 375, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Buzios
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 283 B&Bs / Inns in Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The dream of a colorful Brazil brought us here as curious tourists and we fell in love. A love that after a couple of visits became an addiction. We found our heart in wonderful Búzios. The house of our dreams just waited for us, a calm oasis surrounded by nature just a few steps from the ocean and 400 meters from the street life with all the best restaurants and bars that Búzios has to offer. ... more   less 
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