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The Vila D'Este is an absolutely charming Italian-inspired pousada on the slopes of Buzios. With rooms where every detail counts, 2 swimming pools with a panoramic view of the bay and mountains, a little spa, and an adorable tropical garden; this little corner of paradise is one of our favourite addresses in Buzios. It could not be better suited to honeymooning couples. Children under the age of 14 are not welcome.

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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      Pousada Vila D Este   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

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      Pousada Vila D Este   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 8.62 /10

    At 112 mi north of Rio, the hotel stands on the slopes of Morro Humaita overlooking the famous Orla Bardot, a seafront promenade in the centre of the chic resort of Buzios and northwest of the peninsula of the same name. The Pousada Vila d'Este is just a stone's throw from the bronze statue of French actress Brigitte Bardot. The lively Rua das Pedras lies 200m away but the hotel is nonetheless very peaceful. Allow 2 and a half hours to get to the airport. Cabo Frio international airport is a mere 18 mi away but most of its flights arrive from Brazilian and Argentinean locations.

    Accommodation 9.45 /10

    The Pousada Vila d'Este houses 15 spacious guest rooms, 4 of which are Ocean Master Suites. These fantastic spaces are straight out of a fairy tale! They are hopelessly charming, with their pretty tiling, golden curtains, a blue lamp, a cushioned chair, a palm-shaped candle, a little bookcase, etc. The way in is through a transparent sliding door after crossing the large wooden terrace furnished with a table, a bench, and 2 chairs, also all made of wood. Up on the ceiling is a palm leaf fan. There is no shortage of comforts too, with individual air conditioning (in addition to the palm leaf ceiling fan), a flat screen satellite television (10 channels), a digital code safe (free), a mini bar fridge, and a direct telephone line. Room service is available from 8:00am to 11:00pm. The bathroom is just as impressive as the rest of the room, with flowers for decoration and green mosaics from floor to ceiling! It is equipped with a shower, toilet, bidet, hair dryer, bathrobes, and verbena hospitality products by L'Occitane. The 4 master suites also have a large 4 poster bed and a bathtub with hydromassage jets overlooking Buzios bay!

    Overview 9.20 /10

    The Pousada Vila d'Este is a haven of peace and quiet set amidst lush vegetation on the slopes of Morro Humaita. Its 15 charming rooms are hidden away in a tropical garden full of palm, banana, and flame trees, creating a festival of colours and smells with a soundtrack of birdsong. You could not ask for something closer to paradise! A paved walkway leads through the garden up to the equally charming lobby, which has a cosy fireplace. The sound of bossa nova takes over from the chirping of birds at this point. Guests are welcomed by Barbara, the Argentinian owner of the property (Buzios is a popular destination for Argentinian tourists). The 2 swimming pools are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm and offer a fine panoramic view of Buzios. The first is a rectangular one measuring 4x7m and 1m65 deep, and the second one just below looks directly over the sea! It is also here that you will find the whirlpool bath and a eucalyptus hammam, open from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. It is a lovely place to admire the view from the comfort of a cushioned wooden deckchair. The shower is built into a tree trunk! A path leads down to the famous Orla Bardot, the seafront promenade running the length the harbour to the town centre.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    The Italian chef lovingly prepares Mediterranean cuisine that can be washed down with Brazilian, Argentinian, Chilean, and Italian (but not French) wine. Meals are served continually from 1:00pm to 11:00pm, and from the dining room you can enjoy views of Buzios bay, the nearby mountains, the cruise ships, the colourful little fishing boats, and the island out to sea... all to the sound of bossa nova music. Our favourite part of the day is breakfast, which is served from 8:00am to 11:00am. It consists of delicious tropical fruits, fresh fruit juices, pastries, and homemade cakes, including a delicious recipe featuring passion fruit. Next to the pool, you can try any number of variations of caipirinha during the day.

    Beach 7.70 /10

    There isn't really a beach along the Orla Bardot seafront promenade, facing the port, but you can still take a dip at the beaches of Praia do Canto, Praia da Armaçao, and Praia dos Ossos. The setting is superb, but your best bet is to head out to the more unspoilt beaches further away from the town centre. You'll find coves for snorkelling (Praia Joao Fernandinho and Praia Joao Fernandes) and a busy beach with breakers for surfers and kite surfers at Praia Brava, an unspoilt site set against a backdrop of cliffs and numerous rocks with a young and trendy vibe. There is also a lawn area furnished with cushioned deckchairs.

    To know

    The Pousada Vila d'Este does not offer accommodation to children under the age of 14. The spa houses 2 massage rooms and a eucalyptus hammam (free). A computer is available free of charge for surfing the Internet. No special facilities are provided for guests with reduced mobility. A word of warning: steer clear of the tattoo peddlers on the Orla Bardot promenade and the beaches, as their work is of a poor quality and can harm your skin.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, hammam, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe

    advantage

    • The location in the town centre, alongside the famous Orla Bardot
    • The panoramic pool
    • The charm of a pousada
    • Free Internet access

    disadvantages

    • The considerable distance from Rio airport
    • The absence of facilities for guests with reduced mobility
    • The beaches are quite far away

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