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Hotel Le Relais La Borie
Ranked #9 of 104 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
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Porto Alegre
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20 reviews
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“Amazing Place !!!!”
Reviewed December 8, 2009

I just loved this place! I was referred by a friend and could not be more satisfied. There is no money to pay for the combination of the "European Atmosphere" with Geribás beach view. Even the smell of this relais is special, unique. Not to mention the spetacular breakfast (the very best that I've ever had) and the exquisite food. I highly recommend it !

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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GustavoLunardi
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

I came to Laborie with my wife and 2 children on recomendation from a friend.
We stayed in the room no 37 with overlooking a beautifull garden. My baby (10 months) and my daughter (4 years) loved the hot swimming pools and the possibility to go from the beach to the gardens and play a lot.
My wife relaxed as never and really enjoyed perfect moments.
I could then go surfing and enjoyed a great spot. The sea in Buzios is definetly magic and offers great possibilities.
We also took some walks to nearby beaches with the kids. Lovely!!
The best thing is that we could get a nany to take care of the baby and we could go to the city center and enjoy the night-life, some shopping and romance together.
The staff is very kind and full of attention. They worried about us having the best time. The idea to book a nany was from the reception as we wanted to visit the city center.
Resting at Laborie is definetly a moment to be remembered forever.
The restaurant is delicious. I recomend the "Risoto de Magret de Canard com Manga" where the french duck is mixed with the tropical mango in a risoto... Huummm.
Laborie is THE place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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jillian646
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Reviewed May 23, 2009

I did a bunch of research on where to stay in Buzios and decided upon Le Relias La Borie. I chose it because we are surfers and I heard that it was the nicest option on Geriba Beach.

The premises were amazing (two pools, 1 jacuzzi, directly on the beach, a couple of bars) and our room was impressive (standard beach front – Room #2). The included breakfast was one of the best I’ve seen (eggs, breads, sandwich meats, fruits, etc), and our dinner at the hotel was excellent.

The only downfall: the service. I’ve been traveling for the past couple of months, and we both were taken aback by the poor service and treatment. We originally had problems with receiving drinks – we had to wait over 30 minutes for a pina colada – which was aggravating, but not the end of the world.

Later that evening we had some issues with the wireless internet. My boyfriend is a computer programmer, who runs his own business, so when the wireless was down, he offered to help. The manager freaked out on him and accused him of doing something wrong.

Our last two nights our hot water stopped working. The manager placed several phone calls from our room and the water never returned.

We had to check out the following morning at 5AM, and we quickly paid the balance of our bill since our shuttle was waiting for us. I later looked at the bill and we were charged for the phone calls the manager made from our room, and we were charged for two drinks that we never ordered. I emailed the hotel, but they insisted that they could not do anything about this.

The hotel was very promising at first with adorable decorations and top-notch food. We actually met the owner and the owner’s son on the 3rd day, who were very welcoming, but I’m sorry to say that they need to be trained on customer service and satisfaction.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed March 1, 2008

La Borie has the perfect location, right at the beach of Geribá. The hotel is very clean, the rooms somewhat spartan but spacious and comfortable. Breakfast is not bad and service is excellent. Although the hotel is not exactly kids-oriented, we had a very enjoyable stay with our 11-month old girl who had a blast at the beach (although Geribá can get prety rough at times), in the gardens and at the pools. Go mid-week when Buzios is less crowded.

Stayed February 2008
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Reviewed January 2, 2008

After reviewing many hotel options in Buzios for the days following Christmas, we chose this hotel and were very pleased. The room was clean, spacious and had a great view of the pool, beach and ocean. The hotel is situated right on Playa Geriba, a nice tranquil beach where one can relax. Taxi to central Buzios and the more popular beaches is a short 10 minute cab ride. I thought this was a great location for a couple or family to relax without tons of people yet close enough to town that you can easily go for shopping, restaurants & nightlife. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Attached is a photo from our room.....

  • Liked — Clean room, great view, right in front of the beach
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Le Relais La Borie
Address: Rua Gerbert Perisse, 1374 | Praia de Geribá, 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 Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#2 Family Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#3 Luxury Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#5 Romantic Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Armacao dos Buzios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Relais La Borie 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LE RELAIS LA BORIE, this French tradition hotel offers comfort and sophistication. Nested in the beautiful Geriba beach since 1986, this charming hotel will stimulate your senses and turn your stay into an unforgettable tropical Brazilian experience. The best place to stay in Buzios for beach paradise vacations. FACILITIES: Superbly positioned on Geriba beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel provides the best beach hotel structures in Buzios. Its history, authentic hospitality and natural architectural beauty has long established the Le Relais La Borie hotel as the flagship hotel in the region. • A front sea garden to soak up the sun, swim and unwind contemplating the Atlantic Ocean in our magnificent front sea garden which boats two front sea pools (one of them heated at 30°), a pool bar and a pool team who will be on hand to cater to your every request and wishes. • A beach service to enjoy the most of Geriba beach with our private access to the beach and exclusive service with beach chairs and sun umbrella. A beach assistant will also look after your belongings as you enjoy the day desfrutar ao maximo a praia de Geriba. • 41 charming rooms: Looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a mixing business trip with leisure, the hotel will provide accommodations which fit with your wishes. Offering three kinds of category, the hotel's rooms conjure the elegance and style of South of France. Unwind listening to the ocean white sound or inside beautiful our tropical gardens. • A restaurant offering cozy and romantic surroundings, quality service and a gourmet cuisine. The "Chez Francoise" restaurant guarantees a memorable dining experience. Known as one of the best tables in Buzios, the restaurant offers an innovative and traditional Franco-brazilian culinary. Crafted by Paulo Cezar Cordeiro chef, famous for his regional flavors inspirations and reinterpretation recipes signed by French Michelin stars chefs. Opened every day except on wednesday (low season), from 1:30pm to 10pm (last order at 9:30pm). • A Reverie Tropicale to revitalise yourself in our relaxation and tropical area which features a jacuzi, a sauna and a massage room. Opened every day from 3 to 9pm. • A private parking guarded by our frontdesk 24hrs/7. POSITION: Le Relais La Borie faces the most famous beach in Buzios, Geriba beach. Also known as the Brazilian Saint Tropez, Buzios has been welcoming high standing travelers, secret seekers or beauty lovers coming from around the world, to enjoy the coastline, the ocean, sports, health and the downtown nightlife. ... more   less 
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