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Insolito Boutique Hotel

Praia da Ferradura - Rua E1
Lotes 3 e 4
Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, CEP28950-000, Brazil
TEL: 55-22-2623-2172

Secluded from the crowds, Insólito was built for those with an eye for modern design. (The hotel name translates to “uncommon” or “unusual.”) From edgy tables by São Paulo’s Ovo design house to hand-carved wood furnishings and one-of-a-kind rugs, everything here is a piece of art—including the pièce de résistance, the panoramic views overlooking the beach. Turn your attention indoors for unending surprises: all of the rooms (many of them with private balconies and whirlpools) are designed around a Brazilian theme. Our favorites include the black-and-white Fotografia e Literatura suite, which is dedicated to local photography and literature, and the O Guarani suite, awash in subtle shades of green inspired by a 19th-century opera about Brazilian natives. Insólito’s rooftop restaurant is equally artful; the menu blends Brazilian and French cuisine in dishes such as shrimp with palm hearts and banana and a filet mignon drizzled with tangy jaboticaba sauce made from a local fruit. In the mornings, stop in before 11 a.m. for pão de queijo (a delicious cheese pastry), then while away the day by the pool or at the small spa, known for its private yoga and meditation sessions and alfresco massage treatments overlooking the bay.

Room to Book:

Inspired by the stage play and movie of the same name, the sprawling Orfeu suite is filled with Middle Eastern and Indonesian textiles, local folk art, and a shower that's large enough for two.

Insider Tip:

Complimentary bike rentals are available for guests, so be sure to take a two-mile spin to the nearby town of Armação dos Búzios for a day of shopping and sightseeing along the narrow streets that lead to the waterfront.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Adults Only
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Design Hotel
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Minimum Stay Required
  • Meal Plan
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Number of Bars: 3

Year Opened: 2008

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Suites: 4


Number of Rooms: 16


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