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Barracuda Resort

Ponta da Sapata 242 Praia de Manguinhos, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000 Brazil
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#90 of 158 hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Barracuda Resort offers 41 bungalows in front of the ocean. There are 14 large new and 27 renovated aparts that have TV - air-conditioning - minibar - safety deposit box - hair dryer - telephone - Internet in rooms and satellite access. All units have private balconies screened for comfort. We have a private pier for fishing, diving, swimming; boat trips and a helipad. We also offer restaurant, 2 bars, tennis court and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Secured parking
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Game room
Tennis court
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Portuguese
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Jakub M wrote a review May 2019
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Very terrifying and threatening experience that almost ruinder our holiday! It was about 10PM on May 3, 2019, when we arrived in Hotel Barracuda, hoping to quickly check in and go sleep after an exhausting day of traveling from Iguazu Falls in Argentina all the way to Buzios. We did not have a reservation, but they had 3 standard rooms available on booking.com for the night for a price of 175 real for each room, making it 525 real in total. After we were shown the room and gotten stung by a hundreds of mosquitoes, we politely asked if they could match the price on booking.com, or should we book the rooms online and wait for the confirmation. We showed them the price for 3 standard rooms available for booking, then suddenly an old German man called his other 2 staffs (young receptionist and one other guy who did not spoke English) into their back office where they intensively started discussing something behind our backs in Portugese. We are from Central Europe and none of us understand a word of Portugese, so we were completely clueless, until we heard word Booking.com. They left us waiting in an empty reception for about 10 minutes, while, I guess, discusssing their plan on how to make a bit of pocket money from tourists who came late at night to a hotel without a taxi to get anywhere else. Suddenly, I swear, the price for those 3 standard rooms changed from 525 real to 720 real right in front of my eyes as I was looking on the screen of my mobile phone! A few minutes later, an old German man came out telling us that the price on Booking.com is not valid anymore, and so we told them that's because they just changed it right in front of mine, and my other 5 friends, eyes. Discussion started and quickly turned into an argument, but knowing that we are right, we kept calm and polite, while the old man started being more agresive and rude to us as the conversation went by. He kept arguing that these rooms are not available anymore and that we have to pay more, so we told him that we are going to report him to Booking.com and that's when he became literaly sane, yelling at us "and what are they gonna do, take me to jail or what? I am from German and I am in Brazil, so take a taxi and get out of here" he shouted at us. We were completely stunned of what just happened and not feeling very safe, we managed to get a taxi which took us to an another Hotel just a few minutes away. So, if you are planning to visit Hotel Barracuda in Buzios and see this old German man in his 60s in reception, PLEASE, be very careful, especially if traveling with childrens. There is a plenty of hotels in Buzios to choose from.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from surama, Proprietário at Barracuda Resort
Responded Jun 24, 2019
prezados, Acredito que o Sres não poderiam fazer uma avaliação de acordo com o sistema do Trip advisor, uma vez que você só veio na recepção a pé, cheios de sacola do super mercado, sem reservas e ainda queriam que o recepcionista vendesse por menos do que a Booking.com estava vendendo, o hotel tem uma politica de não vender quartos para pessoas depois da 22.00 horas, vocês foi quem fizeram uma briga querendo forçar o dono que é um pessoa de idade, gritando com ele então ele como dono tinha todo direito de não aceitá-lo de uma vez que já estava forçando as pessoas fazerem como você queria que fosse.
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Mark Z wrote a review Sep 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I live down the beach from this establishment. Maybe the distance is a km. Maybe less. Could it be a wedding that they are hosting as I write? The misterable music -- bate-estacas, or pile driver, as people tend to call it here -- was so loud all last night that, even with the windows closed and the air conditioner at full tilt, my wife got through the night only thanks to ear plugs. I tossed and turned. I did not sleep. And now, following afternoon, they're back at it. And maybe even louder than during the pre-dawn hours. Trazendo alegria para toda a cidade? Given the way sound carries over water, other people herabouts must be suffering as well. And this is not the first time we have been victimized by this miserable place, and, typically, no one there now answers the phone. Please do not reward these disturbers of the peace with your business. It is a miserable establishment on several scores. Neighborliness is just one of them. If the owners or the management would like to get in touch in order to apologize and make the conventional noises about how it will never happen again, I'd be happy to hear from them. They will find their victims not very far beyond the Pousada Martin Pescador, and that ought to be enough info for us to be tracked down.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from surama, Owner at Barracuda Resort
Responded Aug 2, 2019
Prezado Sr, Fico admirada com Trip Advisor, aceitar uma pessoa que não se hospedou e não é vizinho, e que mora a distancia de muitos Kmts, bem dizer do outro lado do oceano, fazer um review, o hotel não fez absolutamente nada com essa pessoa somente por termos um evento e as pessoas do evento estavam felizes e alegres, todo negocio tem que ter lucro para empregar gente para trabalhar, comprar mantimentos em super mercados, padaria, hortifrúti e ETC, ninguém foi la na porta dele para fazer barulho nós estamos aqui para ter negocio e ter muita gente feliz e contente e não moscas e mosquitos.
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lallovich88 wrote a review Feb 2018
Carloforte, Italy4 contributions
A place far from the city center, surrounded by beautiful nature. The real relax for those who want to stay in the beach by day, in the evening in the beautiful center of Buzios and sleep in a paradise with sea just a few meters from the room. Excellent staff, classic "Brazilian" breakfast with fruit, fruit juice, and homemade cakes. A particular appreciation to Mr. Renato always available for anything. I strongly recommend this location.... Bravi
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
A M wrote a review Jan 2015
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed 10 days, including the NY - a working holiday. Really enjoyed it. Quiet, close to a good beach, good, clean, renovated rooms with an open sea view - calm and pleasant. Very nice home cooked food, both breakfast and evening meals - particularly the local fresh fish. Really lovely owner and staff; friendly and helpful. Fond memories, indeed.
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Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: One of around 10 renovated rooms are a must - super setting.
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406fred wrote a review Aug 2014
State of Rio de Janeiro3 contributions5 helpful votes
I own a hotel, and 1 thing i would say is dont go. The pictures on the internet, make it look appealing, but when you get there , its run down and disgusting. And you dont feel safe. We are still trying to get our money back, they are giving us the run around saying they carnt refund,and they will keep 50percent of the booking, when its all done. We were in our room for 1 min,the lady at reception said they had to clean the room for our stay lol. When nobody was there. An absolute disgrace.
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Date of stay: August 2014
Trip type: Traveled with family
$44 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroArmacao dos Buzios
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barracuda Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Barracuda Resort?
Nearby attractions include Rua das Pedras (1.4 miles), Porto da Barra Búzios (0.9 miles), and Ponta da Lagoinha (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Barracuda Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Barracuda Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Barracuda Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Barracuda Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barracuda Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Artesano Búzios Pizzaria, La Gare Restaurante, and Primitivo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barracuda Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Barracuda Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Armacao dos Buzios.
Does Barracuda Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Barracuda Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Barracuda Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colônia de Pescadores (1.4 miles).