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Vila dEste

Rio & the Coast

Rating: Deluxe    

Vila dEste overview

The Vila d'Este is located on a cliff overlooking the famous Joao Fernandes Beach, close to the city centre of Buzios with its tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Villa d'Este is an Italian-style villa providing comfortable accommodation in 15 rooms and suites. All feature ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, air conditioning, television with cable TV, mini bar and direct dial telephone. 

The restaurant overlooks the sea and is open for breakfast each morning,  and again from 3pm till 11pm, specialising in Brazilian and Mediterranean fare. The bar offers guests an opportunity to sit back and unwind while enjoying some of the best cocktails in Buzios. The guesthouse has two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is heated, and a sun deck overlooking the bay where you can relax, and a sauna and massage service.


Open:  Vila d’Este is open all year.   

Location:  The lodge is set on Humaita Hill above Armacao Bay in the city of Buzios, just a couple of hundred metres from the main street. Some of the area’s finest beaches are within 10 minutes’ walk. The hotel is about a 3 hour drive from Rio de Janeiro.

Rooms:  The hotel’s 15 rooms vary in size and layout. All are air conditioned, have flatscreen TV, phone, safe, minibar and hairdryer. Beds are either queen or king size. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with toiletries and bathrobes. There are standard and superior rooms and 2 suites. Standard rooms are located around an inner patio, superior rooms have balconies with views of either the gardens or beach, and the suites (a premium and a master) are large light rooms each with a glass wall and door to the front that opens on to a wide balcony with a jacuzzi.  

Activities:  You can stroll into Buzios to indulge in some retail therapy in the shops and boutiques, visit your choice of restaurants, spend lazy hours down on the beach, take walks along the sea front and relax at the hotel. Staff can arrange local excursions.

Facilities:  There are 2 outdoor pools, on different levels, one of which is heated, both overlooking the ocean, and a sun deck. There is a restaurant, bar and sun lounge. The hotel has a massage area, a Jacuzzi and sauna surrounded by lush gardens. There is a laundry service. Beach towels are provided.

Dining:  Breakfast is included in the nightly rate and is served in the main restaurant from 8am till 11am each morning. The bistro specialises in Mediterranean food, served between 3pm and 11pm. Meals can be enjoyed indoors and out on the terrace.

Children:  Children aged 14 years and over are welcome.

Health:  This is not a malarial area.

Communication:  There is free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas and an internet area with 2 computers.  

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