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“Lovely retreat on the coast”
Pool & Underwater Wet Sauna Entrance
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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
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Suite Bathroom Details
Suite Bathroom
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Living Room
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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
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Charming
Bedroom
Candle Lantern & Arch
Living Room´s View
lOUNGe Details
Sandy Walls & Bed Lighting
Downstairs Lavatory Details
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Graviola & The Pool !!!
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro

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ringoarou...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely retreat on the coast”
Reviewed 9 May 2012 for a stay in February 2012
6
people found this review helpful

We spent a week in Buzios back in February, and have been very slow to review (same goes for all the places we have been!)... Right from our initial contact with Chris, we were given all the information we needed (and more) to help us arrive at the lOft apartment and then to have a very enjoyable stay. A lovely cosy, clean apartment with everything we needed to relax by the beach in Brazil. We loved the pool area. The location was very accessible to some shops and restaurants and it was easy to jump in a local minibus to get to the main town centre. We really managed to chill here in Buzios - thank-you Chris for all that you did to make us feel so welcome and looked after.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 May 2012
Dear Jessica & Justin,

Thank you very much for your review.

It was a pleasure have you down here at the lOfT.

I'm very pleased that you had a wonderful time at the lOfT and in Búzios as well.

Please come back anytime you want !!!

Kind regards,

Chris
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Dawn C
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely condo in Buzios”
Reviewed 20 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
11
people found this review helpful

Have just returned from a great 5 night stay at the loft in Buzios.
The loft is very well set out and equiped with everything you might need , including deckchairs for the beach and an electronic bug swatter which was invaluable .The gardens and pool area are very well maintained daily. It was very quiet whilst we were there so it was almost like having a private pool. The poolside facilities were also clean.
Christiano, the owner was very helpful before and whilst we were there. On the morning of our departure the minibus failed to pick us up to take us to the bus satation for our bus to the airport so we rang Chris and he very kindly picked us up and got us there with a minute to spare. Chris also speaks excellent English which we found to be very useful, especially as few other people do.
Buzios is a lovely town, laid back but vibrant with lots of good restaurants and shops. Someone told us it was to Rio what The Hamptons are to New York. which is true! We had spent a week before this in Rio and constantly used taxis due to the madness of the bus drivers but in Buzios this was not necessary as we used the local minbuses which ran up and down the peninsula from early until very late at night. These were great as they would stop and pick up anywhere and only cost 2R$ ( about 75p) for each journey. The loft is about 10 minutes drive from the town centre where most of the shops/restaurants are but there are a couple of nice bakeries/basic groceries and restaurants within a minutes walking distance. Buzios is a very safe place to be walking at any time of day or night and the local people were very friendly as they tried to understand us. Overall a great holiday destination and a greatr value accommodation.

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Liked best: Garden/pool area
Liked least: Noise from main road
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
19 Apr 2012
Thank you so very much for your review.

As I was going through your comments I could happily realize you had a great time during your stay in Búzios and at the lOfT.

Thank you also for the compliments. I do strive to offer the best service as possible to all my guests. Of course being a property owner who lives in the city makes a guest life a lot easier when something goes wrong like in the transfer situation you mentioned.

Hope to see you soon. You are more than welcome at the lOfT!

Sincerely,

Chris
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Brianna12...
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Charming Getaway”
Reviewed 1 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
14
people found this review helpful

My friends and I came to the Loft as a relaxing getaway after attending Carnival in Rio. It was an easy 2 hour bus ride to Buzios, in which the bus is able to leave you off right in front of the complex. The loft is in a gated area that requires a key to enter and is very safe. Chris went above and beyond to make us feel at home. He met us to check us in and gave us a tour of the apartment and complex which included a pool, sauna and direct access to the beach (5 minute walk once leaving the complex). He gave us recommendations on places to go and eat.

The pictures of the loft are underwhelming compared to how clean, comfortable, and beautiful the loft really is. There is parking for if you rent a car or boogie. There are vans that for R$2 will take you to one of the 8-10 beaches within 15 minutes of the loft. The downtown area in only 15 minutes away. The loft is perfect for a romantic vacation or relaxing getaway. Chris was accommodating and easily accessible for any problems (our gate key battery died on us- hardly a problem) or questions we had during our stay.

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Liked best: The apartment itself exceeded our needs and expectations. The customer service was personal and much appreciated.
Liked least: The area in which the loft is located is quiet. Supermarkets and some resturants close fairly early.
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Feb 2012
Dear Brianna & Friends,

Thank you so much for your review.

It was a pleasure to meet and have you all down here in Buzios enjoying the city and the lOfT.

I find myself very rewarded when a guest has a perfect vacation at the lOfT. Going through your review and remembering your faces when you checked out I truly believe you all had a blast.

Please feel free to visit the lOfT at anytime. You´re more than welcome!

My best to all of you.

Kind regards,

Chris
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New York
Reviewed 28 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011
38
people found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Management Response
28 Nov 2011
Dear Kirsten & Andrew,

Thank you very much for your review.

I'm more than happy that you all enjoyed your stay at the lOfT. Sometimes travelling with 3 kids is not easy specially abroad but you guys perfectly managed it.

I wish all the best to all of you and hope you can come back soon for a new amazing Buzios adventure trip.

Sincerely,

Chris
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Lori P
Langton, ontario
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“LOFT Buzios is Fantastic”
Reviewed 26 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
43
people found this review helpful

We just spent 8 fantastic nights in “The Loft” Condo in Buzios!

We arrived from Rio late at night and Chris the owner was there to meet us and get us into the Loft quickly. When we walked in it was a beautiful condo (it looked even better than the pictures). It was clean and obviously very well maintained. Chris had taken time to supply us with some "goodies" - my favorite being the Coconut cake! We were given instructions for everything and Chris had a map there for us so he could explain the lay out of the town and beach areas!
The loft is located within EASY walking distance of a great beach - where you can take the provided beach chairs and umbrellas for a nice relaxing day. The local buses are VERY cheap in Buzios and very comfortable and easy to use. We used them every day taking them to other beaches and into town as well. We found it extremely easy to get around by bus and found the Buzios Centro to be a fun and eclectic combination of shops and great restaurants.

We went on a schooner beach tour and later, hit several of the popular beaches during our stay. We had been in Brazil for 4 weeks already so we were using Buzios as a place to relax and unwind - and it was PERFECT!

Chris went above and beyond providing good customer service. He was extremely helpful and friendly. He even provided a cellphone with the condo - we just bought the cards to update the time on it. Chris checked on us every day to ensure our stay was perfect and all our needs were being met. Host is his job description, but friend, advisor, tour guide, interpreter, food critic…..etc were what we got.

The Loft itself will comfortably sleep four people. The kitchen is well supplied with cooking and dining utensils. There are seating areas for dining both inside and outside on the patio. There is also an outdoor covered lounge area on the patio that is quite comfy and private. Toilet facilities (bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet) are on both levels and are very clean and modern. The bedroom in the upper loft was very cozy and romantic. Air conditioning and ceiling fans on both levels made it easy to get comfortable.

The long and short of it…..we would definitely stay again AND recommend The Loft to friends and family!

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Liked best: The condo itself is perfect - the host was even better
Liked least: Nothing we didn't enjoy it was exactly as advertised
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Oct 2011
Dear Lori & Ken,

Thank you so very much for your comments.

I like to say that the best part of having a self-catering property to let is the possibility of making new friends from all over the world each and every time.

I think it is just amazing how people from different countries and cultures can get along so well when they at least try to understand and respect the other.

Like in our case I believe we had a mutual empathy from the very “late at night” beginning as you said to the very end and then you guys left as truly friends not only as two more guests that are just leaving.

My new Canadian Friends I sincerely hope you had a well deserved (and planned) relaxing while at the lOfT and that we can meet again soon enough.

My best !!!

Sincerely,

Chris
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