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"More than happy"
Our group of friends and family enjoyed this hotel very much. Is in front of the beach. The location is gorgeous as we can walk and we were close to Tijuca area (shopping mall) and near Copacabana for nightlife. Is elegant, classy , clean. Rooms are very comfortable and modern. I can say minimalist style.
"Great location, outdated hotel"
Pros: - Excellent location. Leblon is a very very safe neighborhood. The hotel is just in front of the beach and also close to the metro station and just in front of the street where all buses stop. - Excellent breakfast with lots of options and nice views. - Very nice rooftop with views to Ipanema and Copacabana with a swimming pool. - Free umbrella, chair and towel on the beach in front of the hotel. You just need to say the hotel number and they will set the umbrella, chair and towel for you on the beach. I found this very convenient. Cons: - Outdated rooms. Bathroom tub was a bit disgusting. It didn't seem very well cleaned. It needs rehabilitation. - Central AC, which means you cannot control the temperature on your room (you just turn on and off). We had to call once because it was too hot. And then they change the temperature of the whole floor (it didn't change too much for us). It is very unusual for a hotel like this to not have climate control in each room... Overall for me it seemed a bit expensive for what you get.
"Power outage after day 2 ruined my stay in decayed hotel"
Stayed from 26Dec-31Dec16....Hotel is situated in prime location, it was my second stay within 3 months. The lobby has neutral color palette in dark caramel, granite floors and leather chairs. Room had contemporary decor from mid-1990´s and very comfortable bed. My room 1701 faced seaview and seaview was breathtaking. Bathroom has dated bathtub, chipped fiberglass but it is clean. Amenities are from Brazilian brand Trousseau and had very good quality. Breakfast has amazing team staff: friendly, offer you fresh juices, coffee, local pastries, baked banana and fresh ripe fruits. The breakfast room has amazing views of Leblon...Rooftop terrace has amazing views of Morro dois irmãos, Leblon, Ipanema, Christ, and Lagoon. Rooftop pool is very small but ok, bar is fine and there is a cocktail deal buy 1 get 2 drinks from 16-19h. The rooftop has two stages . Hotel was iconic and famous landmark in Rio. It was founded in 1981 and it is clearly showing sings of decay. Staff does the best to help you but poor maintenance and some cheap decor do not help a lot. There was a power outage that ruined my plans. When checked in I changed rooms three times: 1301, 1501 and 1701 , I needed a desk and the other rooms their desks or tables were swinging and instable. The relationship manager came to my room and noted the desks were instable and went to find the best room to fit my need which was 1701. On day 2 of my stay there was power outage at 2030h and all the guests had to be removed from hotel. The relationship manager and all other managers were at lobby managing crisis and talking to all guests. I asked about contingency plan and back up plan. Eventually I had to climb 17 floors to shower myself, then pick up my stuff and be transferred to another hotel in another neighborhgood. Hotel manager Fernando went up to help me pick the stuff in dark, offered me two sister hotels one in Copacabana - Golden Tulip Regente another in Sao Conrado. I was transferred to similar room category to Golden Tulip Regente Copacabana, with room facing seaview. The Marina hotel was closed and firemen and security indicated two days later it was not safe to return to hotel and power station was to be fixed but hotel was be permanently closed. Fernando the hotel manager was attentive to my comments but he could not do much. He agreed to return the money I already paid and only charge days I stayed at Marina. Eventually on 30Dec16 had to be removed from seaview Copacabana room to another room because Copacabana hotel had sold the seaview rooms to other guests who were spending the NYE at Copacabana. I asked sister or other hotels in Leblon or Ipanema and all hotels were full and they were unable to realocate me to neighborhood, only stayed in Copacabana. Fernando told me Marina Hotel is to be sold to another hotel group to be refurbished and remodelled. This hotel should not be open if this power outage was due to malfunctioning of power substation or poor maintenace. The hotel rates are very expensive to what hotel could offer. I reiterate the fact the hotel staff was helpful but that stay was totally ruined.
"Excellent stay @ Marina Palace"
I have been with my girlfriend since December 8th to December 12th. The hotel is great, Marina offers a complete breakfast with egg, coffee, fruits etc ; on the roof there is a swimming pool, solarium and a bar with an incredible view of Leblon and Ipanema. Hotel also provides you a service at leblon beach, it includes tawls, beach chai're. Room was complete, it had a great view of Ipanema. The only complain we had is that there is no window neither ventilation in the bathroom.
"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).
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 1:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM