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Pousada de Charme Outre Mer
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The location is perfect if you want to stay a little bit away from all the hustle and bustle, but close enough to stroll to the main strip for dinner. Claudia and Herve are perfect hosts and and their attention to detail was amazing, from the way they had decorated the rooms to the way breakfast was presented. Their home is beautiful and has gorgeous views over Ferradura bay. Breakfast was delicious, including homemade jams and cakes and fruit salad. Outre-mer was peaceful, stylish, and their hospitalilty was exceptional. Perfect for us as a couple looking to chill out after a few days in Rio.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Before the winter really started in Europe we made a tour to Brazil. We spend a full week in Buzios and were extremely lucky that we had picked the B&B Pousada de Charme Outre Mer.
A perfect place to relax and enjoy the weather and the rich nature. The room are very elegant decorated with a look into the garden and onto a small pool. The host couple Claudia and Herve are very friendly and helpful with everything you might want.
We can only recommend this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Josef A
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful - e.g. Herve offered to pick us up at the bus station at midnight when we arrived and dropped us off on our way back! Our room (Asia) was beautiful, very romantic and full of special touches. We had a lot of privacy and a beautiful view. Breakfast was also great. We're certainly returning.
Location is not the best - Ferradura is not Buzios' most beautiful beach and the centre is a 15 min walk away, but the pousada itself makes it all worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Outre Mer for 3 nights in July, and we both agree that it is the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed at. The breakfast served each morning was wonderful and filling, and the decor and location of the pousada were really great. We felt like we were staying at a resort. The view from the breakfast area on the upper floor to the ocean was amazing. Besides the view, the grounds and the pool area are in immaculate condition. The attention to detail at this pousada is remarkable. It is all really great value for the money.

But the best part of the Outre Mer experience is the hosts. Herve and Claudia are amazing. They are so friendly and informative (great advice on things to do and places to eat). When one of our flights was cancelled later on in our South American trip, Herve helped me immensely, letting me use his phone for almost an hour while I worked things out, and keeping me entertained while I was on hold with conversation about Buzios and information about Brazil. He also ended up arranging and picking up my bus tickets to Rio. He and his wife are truly amazing people.

Lastly, don't be concerned that this pousada is not directly in the town centre. It is only about a 10 minute walk, and the area is completely safe so do not have any reservations about making this walk even at night. And plus, the location is very close to Ferradura Beach, which was lovely.

All in all, if you book with Claudia and Herve, you will not regret it. Enjoy.

Room Tip: We had the Africa room, but I'm guessing all the rooms are nice.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank weather2192
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We chose Buzios as the 'sun, sea and sand' part of our first trip to South America, and it didn't disappoint even in its winter. Outre Mer also lives up to its reputation, Claudia and Herve are truly charming and very helpful, always willing to share their extensive local knowledge and offer advice and suggestions; their home is lovely too, full of artefacts and treasures gathered from around the world. We stayed in the Europa suite - and loved it for comfort, space, simplicity and cleanliness, there's also a fabulous view out to the beach beyond the garden. The pousada is in a quiet spot outside the town, yet within walking distance of tempting shops, bustling bars and lots of restaurants that line the cobbled streets of the centre. Ferradura beach, kilometres of golden sand, is only 5 minutes away and it's easy to travel along the coast using the hop on minibuses that ply the main highway (every couple of minutes and only 2 R$) to explore the many other beaches...we loved tiny, quiet Joao Fernandinho and had the best barbied fish ever...If you appreciate quiet, comfort, great views and friendly yet unobtrusive hosts Outre Mer is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jeannivista
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in Outre Mer in the Brazil Flat in April 2012. The whole trip was a great success. Hervé and Claudia was most hospitable, from meeting us at the bus station upon arrival, to showing us round their beautiful pousada, answering our numerous queries about what to do and where to go in Buzios and putting on a delicious breakfast every morning. The flat we stayed in was spacious, very clean, with a comfortable bed, air conditioning, a well kept bar and very homely. I would highly recommend Outre Mer to anyone looking for a relaxing break in Buzious, whether you want to visit the numerous beach dotted around or just spend time at the pousada, in the garden and around the pool.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank FreddieB23
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful experience. Herve and Claudia did an amazing job taking care of us...We were greeted warmly and in addition to great conversation and wonderful breakfasts (eggs, toast, fresh fruit, cheeses, meats, amazing freshly baked muffins), they were extremely helpful in answering questions about beaches, restaurants, etc. We stayed for 4 nights in the Asia suite, I think this was the smallest, but it was fantastic! The room was well organized with great attention to detail in decoration. The view from our bedroom was priceless... a view of the hills and sea (I enjoyed this the most- as I could enjoy it while laying in bed). Location was perfect as well. <10 min to centro and < 10 min to Ferradura Beach (one of the nicer Buzio beaches). We would highly recommend Outre Mer to couples looking to stay in a B&B.

Room Tip: 4 rooms...they are all good
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua G 6 number 7 | Praia da Ferradura, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-970, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 368 B&Bs / Inns in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: $70 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of traveller's choice in 2013, 2014 and 2015. We are located in the calm and majestic neighborhood of Ferradura, 300 meters from the beach and a short 5 minutes walk to the famous Rua de Pedras which is recognized as the heart of the tourist and fine dining district of Buzios RJ.Our dining area, where we will greet you for breakfast, has a breathtaking view of Ferradura beach. ... more   less 
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