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Abracadabra Pousada
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Morro do Humaita, 13, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #8 of 91 Hotels in Buzios
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Restaurant was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We didn't stay here but we went here for dinner on the first night of our honeymoon. It was so amazing! We had a table right by the infinity pool, overlooking the beautiful bay - breathtaking. The meal was the best meal we had throughout our time in Brazil. Really delicious food, and great service. A really special place!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

From the moment that we walked into the lobby, we knew that this place was special. Our room overlooked the bay. It was absolutely breathtaking. Felt like we were in Capri or in the French Riviera. Rooms are small but nicely decorated. Breakfast was great. Offer a wide variety of options and even custom make things to your liking. Don't waste the extra money at their sister hotel Casa Brancas. Abracadabra is more intimate and charming. We would walk over to Casa Brancas to access the main strip where all the restaurants were at.

Would return in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

The wi-fi they mention is free... It doesn't work. That's why it's free. We came from Europe so we truly need the wi-fi to be in touch with family and our 2years old baby and at night we always went to have dinner out and our criteria was not the quality of food but the free wi-fi each offered us. Shame for the price you pay for this accommodation. If wi-fi is a requirement for you, don't stay here. Be aware.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Abracadabra was a great experience. Our room was clean and modern. The complimentary champagne and sparkling wine in the room upon arrival was a great touch. Our room did not have a view but the overall property view is incredible overlooking the bay. The hotel is perfectly located a few minute walk to the town where all the restaurants and bars are located. It is also far enough and high enough above the action where it is peaceful and secluded. The restaurants on the property and sister property were both great. The pizza spot was a perfect low-key date night while the restaurant on the property served a great modern cuisine with a very nice view of the bay below.

After a day of exploring it was great to come back to the hotel and relax by the pool on the lounge chairs and day beds. It never felt crowded while we were there. Breakfast was very good especially compared to other hotels in Brazil as you were able to order eggs, bacon and omelets to your liking. I would highly recommend this hotel for your trip to Buzios.

  • Stayed November 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The perfect honeymoon spot!! My husband and I were amazed from the time we checked in. Upon checking in, we were greeted by the bartender and given a glass of wine. We had a beautiful view of the terrace, infinity pool and mountains/shoreline, it was a beautiful!! They paid attention to every detail in their decor. The entire staff, restaurant/bar/housekeeping/reception/gardening was exceptional and made every attempt to make us feel at home and cared for. The breakfast was delicious and one of the best breakfast buffets we've had with fresh fruits/breads/juices/etc. If you have any food allergies or health concerns, they are very attentive to that and make sure to work around it. The housekeeping staff cleaned our room at least twice daily, which was very impressive. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and can't wait to return to Buzios again for another stay at the Abracadabra Pousada!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I booked this hotel for our honeymoon, and accidentally booked it a month in advance... silly mistake I know, but would expect such a nice (expensive) hotel to show a bit more understanding! But when I realised my mistake, my credit card had already been charged (nearly A$2,000) and they refused to refund any of it. They told me they were unable to resell the room at short notice. (A bit fishy, as I rang back later to ask if they had any availability on those dates and was told they were fully booked). Completely understand the mistake was my fault (as they kept telling me) but a little bit of compassion wouldn't go astray... we're now bypassing Buzios completely on the trip and heading down the Costa Verde instead. With $2,000 less in the honeymoon budget!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Abracadabra Pousada, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Abracadabra Pousada would like to clarify this situation since the description above does not correspond to the facts .
Ms. HF made a reservation for the period of December 3rd, to the 07th, 2013 through Booking.com. The Hotel´s Reservations Department proceeded with the normal booking process and correspondence which clearly states our Cancellation and No-Show Policies.
A room was reserved for this client for the requested period . The client did not show on the date of the reservation and did not write us any correspondence attempting to modify the chosen dates. Abracadabra was unable to sell the room due to the fact that the client simply did not presented herself at the time and did not ask for any changes. We do have a No-Show Policy sent to Ms.HF.
Our reservation manager reported Booking.com the no show next day. The client stated she confused herself with the chosen dates and required a full refund or to change the dates to January 2014. The time required in January is fully booked.
With this situation, Abracadabra wrote an e-mail stating that respecting our policies ( which were sent to the client ) we would not refund this value because we were unable to sell the room. Nonetheless we would be glad to provide her with a significant discount during another time period.
Ms.HF did no reply to this offer and directly posted this unfair review on Trip Advisor.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

When my husband and I were escorted to our room at this pousada, we were absolutely blown away by the view and the stylish decor.
You could easily spend your days at the hotel, lounging on the comfortable day beds and swimming in the immaculate pool however it is an easy and pleasant walk into Buzios town where there are plenty of restaurants and bars to try and beaches to explore. It is a lovely place to spend a few days.
The staff were very helpful and the breakfast plentiful and tasty (although they charge for espressos but have free bubbles at breakfast which is a bit random but fine).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: Morro do Humaita, 13, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Buzios
#11 Family Hotel in Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Abracadabra Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flawless view of Buzios Bay in a superb and unique location, with personalized service, a charming panoramic terrace and one of the best Restaurants of the city ... more   less 
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