Perched on a hill side between Centro and Orla Bardot, Vila D’Este is a wonderful hotel with amazing views, beautiful decor, excellent staff, very peaceful AND close to everything you need!
The hotel itself is beautiful, overlooking the bay (above is the view from our room!),there are 2 pools: the one above is a regular pool, the pool pictured below is a ‘warm’ pool with jets. Enjoy the gorgeous sunset by the warm pool, sipping on caipirinhas, listening to the DJ, who plays nice lounge music on Saturdays.
To the right, the warm pool flows into the hotels massive steam room. SO relaxing! All of the soaps and toiletries are by L´Occitane, so it smells great wherever you go.
The restaurant is small, but very cute with an incredible view facing the bay. Each morning there is a delicious buffet breakfast of fresh fruits, breads and some hot items. Excellent way to start your day!
The hotel is a short walk (2 mins) from Rua das Pedras, located at Orla Bardot, therefore, you can walk to the best restaurants in town. WARNING for the Ladies: ALL of the streets are cobblestone…. so wear shoes you can walk in or at least ‘manage’ (ie no stilettos- saw a few girls get stuck and fall over… not pretty!) also, as you can see the stairs are also stones and pretty steep- I found it easiest to just carry my shoes till I got to the bottom:)
For a weekend getaway in Buzios Vila D’este is the place to stay!