Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Professional entertainmentPosted Jun 22, 2014
Location: Geriba is a great beach. The hotel shuttle provides the mobility needed to go to downtown and other beaches.
The Serena hotel in Buzios is a great and enjoyable place. The hand-on management make sure the guest will receive CONSISTENTLY a professional and high quality service. In hindsight the experience staying at Serena exceeded expectations - they say what they do and they do what they say. The hotel ambience is fantastic, the food in the breakfast is great, the rooms are outstanding. The service is cordial and the whole crew is well trained to offer the guest an incredible and enjoyable experience. Stress free, friendly,fair cost.
Recommendedby Hannah from Rio de Janeiro
Pleasant StayPosted Oct 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
I spent one weekend at this hotel with my husband. It was a pleasant stay, with a very nice and clean standard room, good breakfast, nice swimming pool and outside areas. Although we do not have any children, it seems a good place to go with them. Close to the beech with good beach service. Perfect place and calm place to spend a peaceful weekend.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
2 Hours North of Rio a gemPosted Aug 12, 2013
Location: A short drive to Buzios and good dining and nightlife
Overall experience was a 4.5 so I could not rate any higher because of the 4 or 5 options which I was given. Good time and very friendly and helpful staff. Very patient with me as a beginning Portuguese student.
for Everyoneby Lili from Vancouver, BC, Canada
Boutique hotel, not quite 'resort' statusPosted Jun 11, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff, modern looking decor
Cons: Small space
Location: not in a central area, but close to a good beach
This is a mixed review. "Resort" is bit of an overstatement. This is a small, boutique hotel. Stayed in the room they call Superior A. On one hand...Bathroom and room are TINY and futon tatami style beds are very low to the ground..Seating is outside the entrance. Good for a night or two, but any more than that and it gets claustrophobic with two people. There isn't really any place to put your luggage. We did have tiny little bugs (ants but way smaller) near the sliding door and there wasn't really any place to elevate suitcases to keep them off the ground. And from the bathroom, I spotted a very large, local type of rodent walking along the awning. Nice surprise in the outdoor tub and private sitting area. High ceiling helps make the room feel much larger than it is. Tastefully decorated and comfortable for a short stay. Excellent breakfast. Hotel staff are excellent and accommodating. They have designated seating and umbrellas at the beach, which is a one minute walk away. Small pool area. The centro is where the action is, so you need to take a taxi or shuttle to get there. Hotel has a shuttle after 7 pm. Location is not the best, but it depends what you are looking for. on the "would you recommend" question, I wish there was an option for "maybe". I expected more.
for Couplesby Michael
WonderfulPosted Jul 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
Beautiful spa like property with lush gardens, friendly staff, tucked just off the beach. We will stay here again on our next trip to Buzios
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 30, 2011 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Good location-But across from the BeachPosted Nov 16, 2011
I had the impression that this Hotel was on the beach...but it is not...you have to walk a block...and the beach is packed...not private at all. Breakfast was amazing...but dinner was horrible...recommend to eat outside the Hotel.
by A verified traveler
Has potential...Posted Jun 13, 2011 on Hotels.com
So the place has potential. First of all, it's not a resort. Drop any notion of a resort lest you be disapointed. The staff were great. The room was only OK... Lot's of ants crawling around in several parts of the room. The bed on the floor thing, I get what you're going for, and sure, it makes a really small room look a little bigger, but whatever. The TV was also a joke- I think there were 5-6 channels that came in. But again, the good news is there is potential. I think it's an alright place for a great deal, but I wouldn't put it in my list of suggestions for friends. One thing to note to- helpful if you speak Spanish, I only spoke with one employee who spoke English, so being able to speak Spanish was really helpful.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Ottawa, Canada
Sweet place in Buzios!!!Posted May 9, 2011
This hotel is of very good quality for the reasonable price charged. It is definitely a couples hotel, very romantic and quiet, not too cool for young backpackers....they should go downtown. Overall, the location, food, bar, rooms and staff are amazing, oh yeah and again the price can't be beat!!!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Mar 10, 2011 on Hotels.com