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Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #20 of 105 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This september was our first time in Buzios and also in AQuabarra. Buzios is great but Aquabarra is the best way to enjoy this paradise. Take note: ask for room # 3, it is wonderfull, big and very well decorated (like the rest of the hotel) but the view is incredible with a great deck who invite you to stay watching the sunset. Breakfast had many options of pastries, cheeses, juices and fresh fruits. Also the staff is like a group of friends. I know many boutiques hotels in the world, this is one of the best until now. Very romantic, relaxing and enjoyable place. We will be back soon.
Very important: ask for Lili, she knows everithing you need to know.

Room Tip: Any room is a great room but can ask for # 3 or # 6.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alfredo E
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Aquabarra B, Gerente de recepção at Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks for your comment.
Make Aquabarra your home in Buzios.
We wait you here again.

Best regards;
Aline Narciso

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This august I visited Aquabarra for my second time and I have to say it was better than the first. The view from our room was amazing. The room also had a gorgeous deck the bed was incredibly comfortable. The breakfast is perfect with a lot of options, fruit, pastries, eggs cheese, lots of juices and a foreman like grill to make your own sandwhiches.

This trip I also explored more of Buzios. There are so many beaches and beautiful hills, and great restaurants in town. Oh and I also got a massage right at the hotel :).

Room Tip: almost all the rooms have there own dedicated outdoor space but some have really nice balconies.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank chris723
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Aquabarra B, Gerente de recepção at Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks for your comment.
Make Aquabarra your home in Buzios.
We wait you here again.

Best regards;
Aline Narciso

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Excellent service and attention. Very relaxing, close to the beach and delicious food! The room was spectacular with plenty of space, light and a wonderful view of Buzios. The breakfast includes fresh fruit, a selection of breads, e

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ls1881
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Aquabarra B, Gerente de recepção at Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks for your comment.
Make Aquabarra your home in Buzios.
We wait you here again.

Best regards;
Aline Narciso

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

On arrival we were greeted by staff helping us with our heavy luggage and Jim who spoke very good English. We had a triple room consisting of a double and a single bed, which was very clean. Rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels.
Breakfast was excellent, consisting of fresh fruits, cakes, cereal, meats, cheeses, breads/rolls etc etc...
On one of the evenings we had a meal in the hotel, which was cooked beautifully by Andre, the Chef and drank from a good selection of wines.
The owners were very friendly and made a point of chatting and eating breakfast with everyone.
The grounds of the hotel were the highlight of the stay, with lots of quiet areas for reading, sunbathing and just generally realxing , with the lovely views and relaxing music.
The hotel staff were very helpful in booking taxis to the beaches and in to the centre of Buzios (only RS15 - 20).

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view. Geriba beach was the nearest, with a 10 minute walk, but a short taxi ri...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dawn W
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Aquabarra B, Gerente de recepção at Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks for your comment.
Make Aquabarra your home in Buzios.
We wait you here again.

Best regards;
Aline Narciso

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

To be fair we arrived just after 12/7 which supposedly is where the low season ends, and the weather was awful... So was my mood as a result.
My mood did not improve when the Hotel asked for full payment on our 4 day booking - on arrival...
We had booked the best room available and got one that looked considreably less attractive than the website. For most pf the time we were the only hotel guests so this was a bit of a mystery...
It also had a distinct smell which we think may have somthing to do with the house cats. Its possible we got it wrong of couse, the owners offered up a fresh spray of the hotel 'perfume'.. Problem solved..for a few hours at least. The mattresses were horrible too. And the toilets dont flush so please dont put paper in them...

Breakfast is ok, although the nespresso is of course extra...
We had dinner once and the young cook is really good and friendly. Cooks well. Of course the wine is priced similarly to a 5 star hotel despite the 'homely' surroundings...

On checkout we were told a checkout in the room was needed, to check the minibar etc. Memories of the check-in came back rather quickly...

So, this may sound like im discouraging you from visiting this hotel. Thats not my point. My point is we paid gbp 165 or BRL 513 (per night, incl breakfast but excl taxes) for what was essentially a B&B that was nothing like what one expects from a 4 star in this price bracket...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

AquaBarra Hotel is BY FAR the most exotic, relaxing, gorgeous, and romantic hotel. It's quaint, charming and zen.

Staff is superb. Music is chill. Setting is paradise.

I never thought I would say this, but it was a perfect stay.

(ps - If your preference is a generic luxury hotel chain, this place is probably not your style)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank BeeNBoo
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Management response:Responded July 3, 2012

OHHHHH!!!
Thanks and thanks for your compliments!!
Few words and perfect description
I wish to know who you are just to let you know :
Dear this is you HOME In Buzios
Please return!!!!

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Stylish pousada in Geriba beach. Lots of glamour.
Nice breakfast. Attentious, polite and very friendly staff. Great music selection.
Liked the "honest" bar concept.
A bit of a walk to the beach, which is not consistent with website description - perhaps something that should be revisited, hence my 4 point rate.

Stayed: March 2012
2  Thank PedroREIS
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Aquabarra B, Gerente de recepção at Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks for your comment.
Make Aquabarra your home in Buzios.
We wait you here again.

Best regards;
Aline Narciso

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Address: Rua da Colina de Geriba 16 | lot. Sitio do Campinho, Buzios, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#12 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: $120 - $818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aquabarra Boutique Hotel & Spa, with its authenticity and charisma will make it a unique place for your next vacations. It is located tree blocks away from the exclusive Geriba beach and 5 minutes from the famous Rua das Pedras (in car).Aquabarra offers a subtle luxury, focused on the comfort and the careful selection of each detail. Every corner features various objects, art pieces and special collections from our travels and experiences, aiming to reflect our personal style and emphasizing design, harmony and serenity.Our services include restaurant, lounge, bar and good music. Solarium, gazebos, ocean-view pool, sauna, and Spa area with excellent professionals. We count with 15 suites, all with different views and uniquely decorated.A very complete and delicious breakfast buffet is included in our rates. ... more   less 
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