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"Good hotel in a good location"
We stayed at the Marina Palace for 4 nights. Hotel is clean, quiet and centrally located for Leblon. Wifi is very good and the included breakfast is very good with lots of options. Beach service of chairs is included for free with your room in the beach space in front as well. There is a small rooftop pool that's not bad to get a view from and have a beer or two at. The downside is definitely the dated washrooms - though they provide a very hot and powerful shower, the multiple knobs are confusing and often left your sink without pressure unless the right ones were turned on. Air is also central - cannot adjust from your room. Overall the hotel is not cheap but well valued for the money despite being dated - and the staff are very helpful. One reco - do not arrange their airport pickup service but instead just get a metered taxi. I took a normal taxi back to the airport and paid less than 50% than the car they arranged for pickup (R90 vs R230).
"a bit run down but location is perfect"
My second time here and I think location is perfection, at the end of Leblon on the northern end of Ipanema beach - safe neighborhood, walkable, close to two subway lines and many buses, also easy to catch a taxi to head other places. the rooftop pool and bar are quaint but with an amazing view of the city, the corcovado, and the ipanema beach. Staff is helpful but rooms a bit run down and would certainly need a serious renovation... breakfast is very good and there is a small gym by the pool that has an amazing view of the hills by Leblon.
Room was comfortable, staff was helpful, breakfast was good, location is great. Spectacular view from the 23rd floor to the sea. View from the swimming pool is also spectacular. Fitness room could be better, though. Bar in the ground floor is really nice.
"Good location, good price, friendly staff just a bit tired"
Great location with good views of the beach and easy to get around key locations of rio. The hotel is getting old in decor, but it does what it aims to do with clean rooms and a good breakfast. A sensible choice for a wonderful city.
"Rather cheap for Rio "
Rather cheap for Rio in very good location right on Leblon beach, but hotel is a bit old, doors furniture bathroom ... old but clean. Bed are very good and towels are new .... Very good value for money
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Check-in: 1:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM