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Pool & Underwater Wet Sauna Entrance
Pool view
Pergola Shadow at Noon
Tennis Court
Whirlpool
Whirlpool at Night
lOfTs from the garden
Gardens from the lOfT
Gardens from the lOfT
lOfT through the shower
Pool view
Sauna
The Gardens & Small Fish Pond
Sauna Resting Area
lOfT nature
The Beach
lOfT Gardens from the Hammock
The Porch & Hammock
lOfT Porch and Hammock at night
Bathroom downstairs
Lavatory
Bedroom garden view
Bedroom Mirror
Bedroom Mirror TV
Bedroom Canopy
Suite Bathroom
Suite Bathroom Shower with Sky View
Suite Bathroom Sky View
Suite Bathroom
Suite Bathroom Details
Suite Bathroom
Suite bathroom Details
Living Room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Búzios Full Moon from the Porch
lOfT Porch at Night
Pool under Búzios Full Moon
Private Patio & lOUNGe Area
Private Patio & lOUNGe Area
Private Patio & lOUNGe Area
Pool & Underwater Wet Sauna Entrance at Night
Condo's Game Room
Parking Lot
Parking Lot
Charming
Bedroom
Candle Lantern & Arch
Living Room´s View
lOUNGe Details
Sandy Walls & Bed Lighting
Downstairs Lavatory Details
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro

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Maludire
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
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“Perfect!!”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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We went to Buzios with two kids, a 8 and a 4 y.o. As we got there, almost midnight, we were welcomed by Christiano that, in spite of the late hour was extremely nice and explained in detail the function and traits of the place! The kids slept comfortably downstairs. The beds are very comfortable, and the lighting is perfect for a good night of sleep. The kids even slept in more than usual. The kitchen is equipped with just enough to what is needed in a vacation spot! We cooked very good meals and were happy to find that a grocery store and a fish market are in a walking distance. TVs, WiFi and all other appliances and devices were perfectly functioning. Buzios beaches are simply marvellous and our stay was perfect. Christiano made sure that we went to the best places, advising us about restaurants and all the perfect vacation spots to visit in Buzios and around! By far one of the best trips we had with our kids!!! Thanks Christiano, we will be back and recommend you for sure!!!!!

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jan 2015
Dear Malu & Fred,

Thak you very much for your kind review.

I´m very happy to read you all had perfect vacation!!!

Hope you can come back soon to new vacations in Búzios and at the lOfT.

Sincerely,

Christiano
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Tasmyn
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Charm Offensive”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We made a big mistake by choosing this place, due mostly to the raving reviews published here. We did not find it comfortable or keenly priced for what it has to offer.
This is a condo consisting of 25 terraced units built around a medium sized tropical garden. Most of the units are 4 X 9 meters including the patio at the rear. The two rented under the above trade name back onto the main avenue that runs along the peninsula, carrying most of the traffic.
They have a mezzanine with a double bed and upstairs bathroom. All the amenities: whirlpool, sauna, etc., are for communal use, as well as the “parrilla” (barbecue). Other units have their own built-in barbecue at the back, but not these two. The sauna only works (on request) after 2pm.
The name “Loft at beach” is misleading. It is not on or even within view of the beach. Manguinhos is around 5 minutes down a street. Geribá, 25 minutes across the avenue, through a residential area.
You need wheels to go to any of the better known and generally more coveted beaches or to the town center where the renowned walks, views, shops and restaurants are.
We encountered the following problems:
The “loft” is not light and airy as we assumed by the comments and the online virtual tour. You need the lights on downstairs, in the cooking area, even in daytime on a sunny day. Space is tight. When opened, the downstairs sofa-bed takes up most of the space. When folded, you end up with a sofa against the wall but no other seats, table or surface to deposit the usual beach paraphernalia.
The shutters are not good enough to block out the light completely when sleeping. Between that and the roar from the Avenue (which stops at around 12 midnight and resumes in full force very early in the morning) we kept waking up too early. We resorted to blocking the windows with our beach towels and using ear plugs.
The area is infested with mosquitoes, probably due to all the greenery. At our request, the owner provided a plug-in repellent and a “racket” to swat them. We still found it nearly impossible to be in the outdoor areas and had to keep fighting them indoors.
The breakfast bar is too high for food preparation and we kept bumping into each other when trying to prepare anything. The fridge/freezer was good, and there is a cooker, but there were no toaster, citrus juicer, vegetable peeler, grater, cereal bowls or salad spinner.
Pots and pans were plentiful but there were lots of useless and mismatched items. They were good quality but mostly badly washed. I noticed a foul smell in the cupboard as soon as I arrived but did not say anything out of politeness. Then we found a lid and a chopping board so filthy I had to ask Christiano, the owner, to remove one and replace the other, which he did.
We had just one tea-towel for the whole of the week, although we requested at least one more. We also had two hand towels for the three of us, again, for the whole week.
When it was hot, the mezzanine was unbearable. The A/C upstairs is old and not very efficient. It does not even have a remote control so you had to crouch under a sort of work surface to turn it on or off. There were no side tables or reading lights upstairs. Both bathrooms are small, with a shower. There was no hairdryer or soap holder.
I would not advice to go there with either older/infirm people, young children or anybody who suffers from vertigo or is not agile and balanced. The stairs are steep, challenging and with only one rail on the outside.
This does NOT have WiFi, as we had understood from the reviews.
Christiano, the owner, is indeed very cordial and charming.

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Liked best: The garden
Liked least: The lack of space and comfort
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Garvin F
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“Relax, Enjoy and feel at home @ The LOFT @BUZIOS”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

Had a really great stay @ the LOFT in Buzios. Chris, the owner of the rental unit was very accomodating and made my family and I feel like we were at home. The property is well kept and the condo was perfect for a family of 4. Chris provided an excellent orientation of Buzios and all the beaches and restaurants in the area. Our favourite beach was Joao Fernandez and I highly recommend the spot if you like some privacy. A special tip from Chris lead us to the right spot on the beach.
There are ATM's, a grocery store and laundry mart close to the property should you need any of these services. There is also a beach within walking distance of the property if you prefer to stay close to the property to relax.
If you would like some intimacy in a quiet and laid back town with lots of beaches and restaurants in close proximity, then Buzios is the place for you and yours.

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Liked best: Great location and accomodation made you feel very comfortable.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Dear Garvin & Family,

Thank you very much for your review.

I´m glad to read you all had a great stay in Búzios and felt at home at the lOfT .

I would like to say also that you and your family are ones of the kindest people I ever met so far during all my rental experience.

Please feel free to come back at any time. The house is yours.

Sincerely,

Chris
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Jul 2014
Dear Lesley & Shaun,

Thank you so very much for your review.

You are wonderful people and it was a real pleasure to have you all here at the lOfT. I´m very pleased you all liked your stay at the lOfT and felt party of the family.

It is nice to read also you felt in love with our beautiful city of Búzios.

Please feel free to come back any time you want. The house is yours.

My very best to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Chris
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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Management Response
26 Apr 2014
Dear David and family,

Thank you for yor comments.

The acess to anywhere in town is very easy due to the mini-van service 24/7 right in front of the complex, if you don´t have a car.

Sincerely,

Chris
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