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“Comfort and Beauty in a friendly pousada”

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Baia do Joao Pousada
Ranked #65 of 103 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
“Comfort and Beauty in a friendly pousada”
Reviewed June 15, 2010

We stayed 10 days in this lovely pousada in Buzios, wow what an experience. The view out to the bay is breathtaking, whilst enjoying an evening drink. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and all have a relaxing hammock to rock you to sleep for your late afternoon nap before heading to Buzios for an evening of fun, culture and good food. The owner of Baia do Joao was the perfect host, he approached us and introduced himself, giving us the low down on where to go and what to see, nothing was too much from the owner and his team....

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed June 14, 2010

I have stayed in Baia do Joao pousada last week with my girlfriend, it was very difficult to pick within too many options in Buzios. I have received excellent service and care, specially from their owners. They were exceptional, very attentive and charming!. The pousada has a unique ocean view like no other in buzios, specially from their ocean rooms, direct to Baia do Joao, most beautiful beach in Buzios. Walking distance to Buzios town and restaurants, make this Pousada a great product for their value.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

View is fantastic overlooking the beach and seashore. Recommend a room with a sea view. Pousada is small and peaceful. Would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2008

With so few reviews on this pousada, I was not entirely confident when booking our stay. However, with our reservations being relatively last minute and all the other places that were rated highly on trip advisor (and still in our budget) being completely booked, our pickings were getting slim. Am I ever glad, because what a GREAT find!! Maria and Ricardo were wonderful hosts. What makes this place was the ocean view! Definitely book one of those rooms. The location was wonderful, high on a hill above Fernandes Beach (one of the best for swimming), and still close enough to fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing. It was about a 20-25 min walk into town (or a 5 min cab or dune buggy ride) so is great for those looking for some quiet, relaxing beach time and for those who are okay with not being in the heart of the bar scene. There is enough happening on the beach and in restaurants close by that you didn't have to leave the area for town each day, but getting there is so easy if you want to.
The rooms and actual pousada were not only extremely clean, but were also in great condition! (The two often do not go hand in hand). Beautiful tropical wood abounds! Breakfast was good (not the absolute best, but still delicious and plentiful).
Two notes: we ordered a bus transfer from Rio airport to Buzios. What they do not tell you is, it is a large bus that services several pousadas and they make sure they fill it, which means you may end up waiting for several other flights to land in various terminals in order to have enough people. Depending on what hour you are arriving, how tired you expect to be, etc, it may be worth paying the slightly higher fee to have the private car. We flew in at 6:30 pm, but did not arrive at the pousada until 1:30 am because of this, after already travelling for many hours. Also, because this place is not yet rated highly on tripadvisor by "Western" tourists, we found we had no contact the whole time with people who spoke english or french. This was fine by us, but of course, it does make finding information or advice about day trips, finding bus service, sorting out bills, etc a bit trickier (unless Maria and Ricardo are around, as they speak enough english).

  • Liked — Location and view, style, price, pool
  • Disliked — A little more work to find out information about activities, sights, etc for non-Portuguese speakers
  • Stayed November 2008
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Additional Information about Baia do Joao Pousada

Property: Baia do Joao Pousada
Address: Rua das Palmeiras 32 | Joao Fernandes Beach, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Armacao dos Buzios
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baia do Joao Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a highly privileged position less than 100 yards above the "Joao Fernandes Beach", with a fine panoramic view of the area. Offers one of the best accommodations in town, benefit from a full direct ocean view and balcony-terrace. Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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Baia De Joao Pousada Buzios
Baia Do Joao Pousada Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil

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