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Rua Beatriz de Larragoiti 194 Praia da Ferradura, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000 Brazil
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 158 hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
A Villa Raphael Experience Hotel & Gastronomy, exclusiva para hóspedes a partir de 15 anos, é a mais nova opção para quem quer vivenciar o melhor de Búzios no litoral do Rio de Janeiro. Localizada na Praia da Ferradura, é composta por duas casas no estilo colonial – construídas em meio a 5.500 metros de coqueirais na areia da praia de frente para o mar – transmitem o verdadeiro sentimento de estar em casa e conta com serviços de concierges 24h totalmente personalizado para que nossos hóspedes tenham vivências únicas. O intuito é fazer com que se sintam em casa enquanto oferecemos as experiências mais incríveis que podem ser vividas dentro ou fora da Villa Raphael.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Taxi service
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Full body massage
Steam room
Adults only
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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Grade: 65 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
432Reviews16Q+A5Room tips
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Storyteller448368 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
The highlight of this property is the staff, from the owner to the entire staff, they attended to our every need and went the extra mile when we had to depart early due to a family emergency. One of the staff members; Caio was exceptional and made us feel welcome and pampered. The accommodations are clean and comfortable with all the amenities. Small issues like mosquito control, etc. were attended to. The only miss was a mismatch in expectations of our room between the photos and description of the room during booking. We booked a Luxury, ocean view room and the photos indicated a bigger sitting area and sofa. There are only several of these premium rooms so be sure to communicate your expectations when booking. The bar service is excellent with creative cocktails as well as a good selection of wine and beer. The breakfast is phenomenal and includes all you expect for café da manhã with fresh fruit, local meats and cheese and of course a variety of fresh baked items. There is also a selection of made to order ovos e tapioca (eggs and tapioca omelets). The snack menu for pool or beach time is also good. They have a limited selection for lunch and dinner but what we tried, all were excellent. The pool, grounds and beach are all meticulously maintained and a joy to just sit around all afternoon. Beach umbrellas and chairs are provided just in front of the property. Morning and evening beach strolls are nice as the adjoining beaches are well controlled. The hotel is for adults only and the clientele was mostly from the Rio de Janeiro area and very tranquil. For those "gringos" (a neutral term) new to visiting Brasil, the journey from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios is a bit of an adventure and takes about 3 hours by car or about 4 hours by bus from Rio area airports. Driving in Brasil is quite doable but there are several important elements of making car rental safe and affordable so research this if its your first time. Bus service is plentiful from Rio area airports and probably a good choice for most. Uber, etc. are widely available for travel around Buzios. If you are a frequent international traveler you already know how to calibrate expectations to other cultures, especially the time element and successfully done, the people and place are wonderful!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Noelle Nogueira, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Villa Raphael
Responded Mar 20, 2021
We were very happy to know that you liked our accommodation, breakfast, facilities, bar and restaurant! Our team thanks you for the compliments and for your evaluation!
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andraelam wrote a review Jan 2021
Zurich, Switzerland12 contributions8 helpful votes
Admittedly, we are in love with this outstanding boutique hotel with its unique atmosphere of a large family beach house. And true, we have been here before, several times actually. But we have been enchanted again during our 2021 stay (Jan 10-20) by feeling very welcome and pampered by an outstanding staff (special mention to Edson, Igor, Caio and Julien), always attentiv and superbly friendly, speaking Portuguese, Spanish, English, German and French. Add in the well travelled and experienced hotel manager on the spot with his expert eyefor details and you get an idea why you are in esafe hands here and will feel perfectly at home. Rooms are big and newly renovated, offering a view either on the lush and very well kept gardens with palm trees, or overlooking the bay with the soft waves rolling onto the sandy beach. There is an inviting pool in the garden too but most importantly, guests have direct access to the beach and the ocean - due to the bay surrounding Ferradura beach, the water is surprisingly warm and waves are rather tame which lured us into swimming even before breakfast. Food at Villa Raphael is delicious, we loved the rich breakfast (great fruits and juices, freshly baked breads and cakes daily, plus your choice of eggs) and the romatic dinner (nice selection of wines available) in the privacy of the veranda, and enjoyed the yummy drinks from the garden bar during the afternoon. This paradise location gets our full recommendation - and promised, we will be back with joy!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rodrigo Gomes, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Villa Raphael
Responded Jan 25, 2021
Thank you very much for the compliments, recommendation and for sharing your experience so lovingly, dear customer! We are happy to know that you are already our customer and that, again, we were able to meet your expectations with our service, food, location, accommodation and breakfast. Edson, Igor, Caio, Julien and manager Marcos thanked for the positive comments and sent greetings. We really hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Búzios.
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andreapin2 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ1 contribution
Best posada I have ever stayed, the service, the room, the position of the posada was great. I definetely reccomand to anyone who is looking for a perfect stay in Buzios. Edu, one of the Manager at posada, helped us with good suggestions
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rodrigo Gomes, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Villa Raphael
Responded Jan 18, 2021
We appreciate the compliments and for sharing your experience, Andrea. We are very happy to know that Villa Raphael is the best hotel that has ever stayed. It is gratifying to read that you have approved our services, the accommodation and have been well attended by the staff. We hope to welcome you again on your next trip to Búzios.
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David T wrote a review Oct 2020
London, England, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing time relaxing at Villa Raphael! The staff were unbelievable! So nice, attentive, caring and professional. The food was excellent, the drinks as well. The location directly by the beach is great and they place umbrellas, loungers and tables for you and serve you on the beach as well. The pool is beautiful and the grounds are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a book, a drink or food. Soon they'll open a pool-side bar I can't wait to see! We can not recommend this place any more highly. Thank you to everyone at Villa Raphael that took such great care of us <3
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Date of stay: October 2020
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Rodrigo Gomes, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at Villa Raphael
Responded Jan 18, 2021
We appreciate the compliments, recommendation and for sharing your experience, David! It is very gratifying to see that we provide a relaxing accommodation and that you have approved our services, care, gastronomy, infrastructure and location. Our pool bar is already open and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Búzios.
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Julialovesvillarapha wrote a review Mar 2020
Stralsund, Germany1 contribution
We had an amazing time in villa Raphael! Never had such friendly staff before! We loved our room, the beach, the garden, the food.. most of all the people thank you so much for having us and treating us so well! Muito obrigado!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: everything was perfect we ll come back
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Response from Rodrigoomes, Gerente de relações com clientes at Villa Raphael
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thanks for the note, Julia! We are happy to know that your stay at our hotel was wonderful. It is gratifying to see that you approved the room, garden, food and, above all, that you were very well attended by our team. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Buzios. Best regards, Rodrigo Gomes (Guest Relations)
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$88 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroArmacao dos Buzios
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Raphael
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Raphael?
Nearby attractions include Ponta da Lagoinha (0.6 miles), Mirante do Forno (0.5 miles), and Foca Beach (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Raphael?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Raphael?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Raphael?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Raphael?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Raphael?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balthazar Bakery, San Telmo Parrilla Buzios, and La Tapera Pizzas e Massas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Raphael?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Villa Raphael located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Armacao dos Buzios.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Raphael?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Raphael?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colônia de Pescadores (0.9 miles).
Does Villa Raphael have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.