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Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #4 of 105 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We spent 6 blissful nights at Casas Brancas - we had a large balcony with the most amazing view & a day bed that was just heavenly.

All the hotel restaurants were nice although the hotel needs to do something about the flies hovering on the breakfast buffet...

The view from the deck area is just amazing and this hotel is all about getting pampered & relaxing whilst taking in the views.

The location is fantastic near the shops & restaurants. Rocka was beautiful but perhaps a little over rated we felt.

However, there were a couple of important issues that I think need to be addressed. I had a massage & the massage therapist was so rough with my neck, bending & contorting it... I actually was wondering whether she was attempting to crack it. My neck was sore for days & I was so disappointed. Not to mention the danger of contorting necks like that!
The other serious issue was out transfer from the hotel to Rio Airport. I do realise that this isn't actually hotel staff but the hotel does endorse this transfer company. Our driver, Ricardo, was such a maniac on the roads I spent the 3 hour journey genuinely fearing for my life & thinking we would surely crash. Not a nice ending to our stay!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for your visit and to spend your time writing about us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your room, the view, our location and Búzios !
About your transfer experience, we would like to inform you that we work with the same company for a very long time and there is no complains like yours so far, anyway we spoke to the owner of the company to make sure that they will improve the service prioritizing the safety and comfort of our guests, therefore your feedback was very important to us! Thank you again!
Best Regards,

Casas Brancas Team

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Checked out this morning and wished we had been checking in. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the sea and a short walk to the main shoping centre of Buzios, and a multitude of restaurants to cater for all tastes, Casas Brancas ticked all our boxes. The accommodation was of a high quality and the service and attention of all the staff was excellent. A great breakfast gets the day going, but at a pace that reinforces the laid back, chilled-out atmosphere of the place. A day trip to Brava beach, a short distance away, where the hotel operates the Rocka restaurant and beach facility was definitely worth it. Some other things that really worked well, and make a difference, were the Wifi and the hair dryer! All in all, a great stay at a great place.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Jon k
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Jon K,
We would like to thank you for your stay and for the lovely comment on tripadvisor! It is beyond value to know that when our guests leave us, they take with them the good memories of positive experience of Casas Brancas and Búzios! We hope to have another chance to host you again in a near future and share with you a bit more of this little piece of paradise.
Best Regards,
Casas Brancas Team

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Welcoming and helpful staff, in a great position with understated service.
Fantastic elevated location with ocean views, my tastefully decorated room looked directly over the sea - the view was so beautiful and peaceful !
There is a choice of restaurants in the hotel....and the poolside restaurant served amazing breakfast.
There are also excellent waterfront restaurants, with shops and bars on the main street all close by......
Loved everything about my stay, can't wait to return!
Thank you!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Chris M
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Cris M,

On behalf of Casas Brancas Team, we would like to thank you for your visit and for the detailed comment on trip advisor! It was a honor having you with us! Thank you for the complimments about our services, view, room, location, bar and restaurant! We are looking forward to host you again at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & SPA/Búzios!
Best Regards,
Casas Brancas Team

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We spent part of our honeymoon here and we had an amazing time. It was very close to nearby restaurants and bars.
The breakfast each morning was delightful with an amazing view of the sea.
The pool could have been bigger but the relaxation beds nearby were great.
The rooms were lovely and big with a sea view. The shower was nice and we had a sofa in the room which was good.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank StDt
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & SPA with us! It was a honor receiving you for your honeymoon! Thank you for choosing us and for the complimments.
It will be a pleasure to have a new opportunity to welcome you back.
With Very Best Regards,
Casas Brancas Team.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is easily the best you can do in Buzios. Amazing location, best restaurants are located within this hotel and the service is incredible. We are currently still staying here and feel so strongly about the hotel that we felt compelled to write this review from the pool area. Also, Sabastian (concierge) is great and is spot on with all of his recommendations.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Minnesota_TravelTeam
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações com clientes at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Dear Minnesota_TravelTeam,
Thank you very much to spend your precious time at the pool to write about us! This is the kind of compliment that move us!
We hope to receive you again in a near future to share with you a bit more of this "little piece of paradise".
Best regards,

Casas Brancas Team

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had an amazing stay! Hotel with perfect relaxing atmosphere. Room was very comfortable and stylish with a beautiful view! Super friendly staff. Breakfast is one of the best I had, with a lot of heathy options. Love it!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank G P
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Dear Mr. GP,
Thank you very much for your comment about the staff, atmosphere, the room and the view ! We are so glad that you enjoyed the hotel facilities and the new flavors at breakfast.
We look forward to welcome you again in Búzios.
Kind Regards,

Casas Brancas Team

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I give Casas Brancas an excellent rating because of the view and the atmosphere. We were there in January for two days. It was hot, but the breezes coming in off the water kept the environment comfortable. We did not have to use our room A/C that much. We had a two-room unit with wonderful views and a little balcony looking out over the bay. This is a great place to stay with older children. I wouldn't recommend it for young families or anyone with mobility issues, as it's all stairs, everywhere. (A place like Casas Brancas could not operate in the USA because it would not be even remotely ADA-compliant.) It's all charming little nooks and crannies.

I found the staff to be accommodating. Not everyone speaks English, but there is always someone around who does if you can't get by with pointing and smiling. We ate breakfast and lunch in the hotel restaurant. It didn't blow my socks off but it was perfectly fine. I received a competent mani/pedi in the spa; good value for the money. The manicurist spoke no English but again, it was not a big deal.

For views, ambience, and charm, Casas Brancas is worth it. I want to come back here with my husband for our 25th anniversary (no kids this time).

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SueCatherine
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Sebastian H, Gerente de relações públicas at Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Mrs. Catherine,
Thank you very much for taking your time to write about us. We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and our facilities!
Thank you very much for your visit and for your feedback about our SPA ! Next time around our chef will certainly surprise you with the new flavors that are being introduced to our restaurant menu. Concerning the breakfast, we have recently added dry fruits and seeds to provide a healthy and more complete meal to our guests.
We truly hope you will come to spend your 25th anniversary with us, so, you can see the changes personally!
Sincerely yours,

Sebastian Hedjan

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Address: Morro do Humaita, 10 | Centro, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 2895-000, Brazil
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#2 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#2 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#3 Family Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range: $221 - $1,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa is a refuge of beauty and elegance in the small town of Buzios, a few hours away from Rio de Janeiro. Nested over Armacao Bay, its Mediterranean style terrace and panoramic view of the sea have fascinated guests for over 40 years. Casas Brancas is a synonym of harmony and simplicity. With touches of style and sophistication, its decor provides the tranquility that permeates the entire ambience. Its team of professionals, trained in different languages, contributes for a even more personalized service. An authentic invitation for rest, pleasure and well-being. With a privileged location, overlooking the Orla Bardot waterfront promenade, the hotel is near the downtown area, as well as being within close range of the best restaurants and beaches in town. Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, simply an idyllic experience. ... more   less 
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