Buzios, 160 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, is theSaint-Tropezof the Cariocas, as inhabitants of Rio are called. Revealed to the world in the 1960s, when the siren of St. Tropez, Brigitte Bardot was welcomed here. The village was a simple little port for Indian and Portuguese fishermen until the early 20th century. Today, it is a privileged vacation destination for the international jet set and consists of 50 nationalities among its 24,560 Inhabitants.
In spite of its annual summer tourist invasion, the village has preserved its original charm. Old houses with clay tile roofs and rustic wood facades stand side by side with prestigious fashion boutiques, famous restaurants and trendy night spots.
The beauty of the peninsula’s beaches, the crystalline ocean water and the lush nature surrounding it, a vestige of the Atlantic Forest, combined with the charm of an old authentic fishing village make Buzios, a chic and trendy beach resort well worth discovering.
Overlooking Ferradura, one of Buzios’ most beautiful beaches, the Insolito boutique hotel blends in gracefully with the nature around it. Entirely designed by the owner, Emmanuelle Meeus de Clermont-Tonnere, the hotel is a tribute to Brazilian culture and its environment.
In this building, designed by Otavio Raja Gabaglia and Luiz Fernando Grabowksy, with its vivid red facade, Brazilian design objects, works of art and furniture by Brazilian artists are on display in the common areas as well as the rooms, like this Pigmento Ovo table and the wonderful rustic wood sofas by Elma Chavez.
Emmanuelle Meeus de Clermont-Tonnerre’s love of Brazil encouraged her to protect it by opting for ecological design furniture including sofas made with rustic wood, Ecolog armchairs made of recycled wood, and rubber carpeting recycled and created by Brazilian designers. This tribute to Brazil continues in the rooms, each of which possesses a very special atmosphere.
The Casa Cultura Negra for example, highlights Afro-Brazilian culture, namely the Candomblé. It is decorated with a bench in wood shavings designed by Erick Figueira de Mello and night tables created from a Dutch design, by an economically underprivileged Brazilian community.
The Pau Brasil pays tribute to the wealth of Brazilian wood, with a panel by Velha Bahia. We find the famous Portuguese “azulejos”, traditional earthenware tiles, painted in blue in the Outeiro da Gloria. The Oca possesses embroidered native headdresses on the cushions and naïve art works in the suite of the same name. Dedicated to Brazil’s lush nature, the Boboleta Buzios is a veritable natural reserve for butterflies.
The suites are dedicated to Brazilian literature, photography and opera. All the suites have photographs by ethnologist, Claudia Andujar and stickers by André Diniz and the young Brazilian designer, Juliana Llussa.
Two swimming pools, a fresh water and a salt water pool, a spa thatdispenses treatments based on Indian rituals, and a restaurant built like a hanging garden above the sea complete this cultural and environmental tribute to Brazil, and at the same time, make this chic and design boutique hotel truly unique in the world.
In 2009, the Insolito became a part of the famous and select Condé Nast guide.
4 stars / Boutique hotel / Overlooks Ferradura Beach/ Design / Chic / Hype / Romantic / Intimate / Trendy / Rooftop restaurant: delicious Brazilianspecialties / Swimming pool bar / A fresh water and a salt water swimming pool / Spa with whirlpool baths and a sauna / Fitness center / Solarium /Butterfly nature reserve / Shuttle service
All year round
17 rooms and 3 suites
Double room from 330 €
Galeao International Airport (GIG-)- Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio de Janeiro
Insólito Boutique Hotel & Spa
Praia da Ferradura
Lt 3, Rua E1
CEP 28925-000 Búzios
Rio de Janeiro
Approximately 24 hours with 1 stop
Approximately 12 hours non stop
Approximately 3 hours
Tropical climate with mean annual temperatures around 24°C
More humid in summer from December to March
No visa required
Portuguese- official language
Spanish understood everywhere, more than English
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).