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PortoBay Buzios
Ranked #12 of 105 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel from February 21 st till 28 th 2014. The hotel is very nice, quiet, relaxing and apart from the busiest town center. Still, it is central and walking distance from rua das pedras, orla bardot and praia brava. The room (suite master) was large and very confortable, with a large bed, good mattress and pillows, also a big living room and pleasant massive balcony were part of the room. The WC was great, with shower delivering high pressure water which is not always common in Brazil. Good amenities, towels changed daily, and complimentary havaianas flip flops and beach bag were a pleasant surprise. The hotels surroundings are great with pool, gardens and bar varandas overlooking the sea. It is realy like the photos from the web site. The breakfast was great, held by the pool from 8 am til 11! However, I would like to state that besides all the great facilities and surroundings what makes this hotel a very special place is the staff!! Everyone from the front desk, to the room maids strive for making your stay unique. They are not only warm, friendly and supportive but above all highly competent! Everything you ask is dealt at once! I would like to thank them all for turning my stay such a special event. I surely will come back and do recommend this hotel to anyone which want to relax in the beautifull town of buzios.

Room Tip: We stayed at a master suite which we upgraded from a junior, and it was a very good deal.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Dear Mr Antonio,

I would like to thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. Our staff are very pleased with your nice works about the service.
We will be delight to welcome you again at Porto Bay Buzios.

Best Regards,

Tomaz Vilardebó
Gerente Operacional

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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my husband. Alex at the front desk was always helpful and friendly. Location very convenient to rua das pedras. Nice size suite, comfy bed. The room could use a little updating, and mosquitoes often got into the room, but overall it was a nice place and an enjoyable visit!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank arisg791
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear guest,

We are really happy that your overall impression about the hotel was excellent, and also that our staff helped you during your stay, so we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Porto Bay Hotel & Resorts

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We chose the Porto Bay Buzios based on trip advisor reviews, and it worked. The hotel is quiet, with a wonderful tropical garden, comfortable rooms, nice pool and very good service for a friendly and helpful staff. I recommend it specially for couples and people who wants to rest and it's not crazy for being just right at the beach.
Our room at the first floor (number 12) was well isolated, every room has a nice terrace and we were close to downtown and beaches, but not too close, something that I appreciate. I read some reviews where people complained about bugs and maybe a rat around (not inside the hotel) but well, you are in a tropical place surrounded by dense vegetation, I don't see how the staff at the hotel can stop that.
I do not recommend this hotel only to people with some sort of physical impediments, because there are some stairs between the lobby and the pool (they serve breakfast there) and in the paths to the rooms,and no elevator.

Room Tip: the don't a have a restaurant, really, but a very nice room service and drinks at the bar.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank frauna
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

It is a pleasure to hear that you were satisfied with our service, we are always trying our best to assist all the guests with their doubts and their needs.
If you require any special assistance during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
Amanda Vieira
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Our stay in the hotel was awesome! The room was quiet and very confortable. The pool is very beautiful with good placas to relax and chill out. Though this hotel is located far from the Rua das Pedras, were everything happens, it is just 15 minutes walking from there. The crew was attentious but the tourist tips were not the coolest ones, so make a good previous research!

Stayed: March 2013
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel. It is encouraging as our guest’s satisfaction is our primary concern.
We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon!
Warm Regards from Búzios!

Sincerely Grateful,
Amanda Vieira
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very good breakfast and pool area. No restaurant at the site, but lighter snacks and sandwiches were very good and we also ordered pizza one evening which worked out fine.
Location will mean a 15 minute walk to the beach and about the same to the city center. We found it to be a good location but unless you are prepared to walk it might be bothersome.

Room Tip: Bring mosqito repellent. Go for dinner at mystico (posada Abracadabra) 10 minute walk, great view a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel. It is encouraging as our guest’s satisfaction is our primary concern.
We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon!
Warm Regards from Búzios!

Sincerely Grateful,
Amanda Vieira
Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Hotel is great, well decorated and with a very helpful and friendly staff.
The breakfast by the pool is very good, and the rooms big and comfortable! Be prepared for the mosquitos but that is just part of being in a tropical country!
I recommend for everyone who wants to know Buzios!

Room Tip: chose a room with a balcony with a view to the swimming pool!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank sharkcuca
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel. It is encouraging as our guest’s satisfaction is our primary concern.
We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon!
Warm Regards from Búzios!

Sincerely Grateful,
Amanda Vieira
Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

What a beautiful Pousada set in the most romantic and peaceful grounds. Such a laid back friendly place where the staff are more like helpful hosts / friends looking after you in their own home. Our suite was large, air conditioned, fully equipped mini bar and with a great balcony overlooking the pool. Breakfast by the pool was in the morning was such a relaxing and calming experience against the buffet stampedes of large hotels.The location is a short walk from beaches and the centre of Buzios and a great location to explore from, reception organised a jeep / buggy for us which was great fun for getting around. Will definitely be recommending Porto Bay and Buzios to friends and family back in the UK.

Room Tip: There is free wifi in the lobby but not in the rooms however we were able to pick up in our room num...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Mark N
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Buzios, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you in Porto Bay Búzios!
Thank you for you feedback, we are delighted you enjoy our facilities, services and of course, the city of Búzios. It is pleasing to receive such comments as yours and to know we are caring for our guest properly.
We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts

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Additional Information about PortoBay Buzios

Address: Rua 15, n0 10 | Centro - Armacao de Buzios, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil (Formerly Porto Bay Glenzhaus)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#5 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#17 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: $108 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — PortoBay Buzios 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Born as a small fishing village, today Buzios is a paradise for those who love gastronomy, art and ecology while at the same time boasting an amazing night life. PortoBay Buzios* is a boutique hotel in the city centre of the of Buzios. 21 Suites in a sumptuous tropical setting are a certain recipe for peace and quiet, all with silent air conditioning, free internet access and minibar. Breakfast can be served near the pool leading you to one more unforgettable moment... This boutique lodge is near the beaches that surround the peninsula and a few steps from the famous Rua das Pedras. Here you will find a huge variety of traditional stores, different art galleries, traditional handcraft and some amazing restaurants where you can appreciate the simple pleasures of food A corner of paradise...* Previously named as Porto Bay Glenzhaus ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Porto Bay Glenzhaus Hotel Buzios
Porto Bay Glenzhaus Buzios
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