"By the Baia"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 29, 2013
Buzios has become a very popular vacation spot with a very wide range of accomadation from hostels for the backpacking set to lux for the rich, some of whom may be famous. Baia do Joao Pousada is a moderately priced hotel and thats needs to considered. That said, it is very comfortable place to stay starting with a great locatioin and rooms that overlook the bay. Caveat, the great view means being up a hill so be prepared for a nice hike. The rooms are fine, clean and more than adequate-since are not coming to Buzios to stay in your room. They have wifi in the rooms. The shower in ours was a bit small, but doable. As a small hotel, the service is quite personal-Ricardo, the owner is a warm, cheeful pleasant guy-who speaks English and Italian, in addition to quite naturally, Spanish and Portugeuse. We enjoyed our stay and hope you enjoy yours.
"Great experience in Buzios"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Nov 14, 2012
It was a very pleasant stay. I took my two small dogs with me and all went smooth. The staff was polite, but nobody helped us taking the bagagge upstairs -one of the helper just stared at us but did not offer to help but upon arriving at the door he waited to be tiped.
"Great location, view, value."
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 1, 2012
This place was great. The people were wonderful, the room was cozy, with a nice view from the balcony. It was too cold for the pool (I went during winter), but it was clean and larger than most in the area. The room was very clean and It was a five minute walk from the beach. I would gladly stay there again in the future. I highly recommend this hotel.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 10, 2012
It's walking distance from downtown and all the beaches- which is great. it's a quaint little spot and it definitely gets the job done for what you're paying. The room had that moldy/musty feel to it, and there's a lot of outdoor noise but if you can get past that, it's definitely a great stay. There are, however, a ton of other beautiful looking hotels in the area (thats pretty much all there is in buzios), so definitely do your research.
"Pousada Baia Bonita"
Reviewed by Wenelie of "Los Angeles, CA" on
Aug 19, 2011
I loved the location. The view was fantastic and it's very close to Centro, about a 10-15 minute walk. You don't need to take the taxi because it is walking distance. I made the mistake doing that and paid R$18. I traveled alone and I felt very safe walking around, even at night. People are friendly. Do learn your common Portuguese words and phrases. The hotel is very cute.
Room for improvements: clealiness of the room and bathroom. You can tell the place is a little worn. There is no hair dryer, so if you need one you have to bring your own. If they could make those little improvements, it would be perfect!
I will stay there again.