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"Elegant hotel, but could use a minor make-over"
This beachfront hotel in the Barra section of Rio has some dated elegance. It's décor is reminiscent of Miami Beach, circa 1970. The rooms and baths could use some updating. However, the service is excellent, as staff were responsive to our need to change rooms because of noise and faulty internet connection. By the way, there is a daily internet charge of about $8, and many Brazilian hotels provide free cell phone internet. ( See Melia 21 in Brasilia ). The assortment and the quality of the food for breakfast and dinner is first-rate. For a hotel restaurant, the dinner at the Windsor Barra is really exceptional. Try the salmon.
The hotel feels a little outdated. The service was anyway good, the room comfortable and clean. Almost no problem with the wifi, I was left a couple of time without connection. The location is very nice with a wonderful beach in front of the hotel. The minus points: 1) English language is a challenge with some of the personnel 2) the car service organized by the hotel wasn't the best, better Uber
"Nice view, amazing service.."
Me and my girlfriend were bored in our room, then we decided to check the swimming pool on the roof of the hotel... we ended up finding a cool bar with an amazing bar tender that managed to make us laugh and try some good cocktails:-)
"Don't stay here"
Rooms .. no hangers in rooms No tea coffee making facilities Staff. Sad unfriendly , not helpful , no smiles , no eye contact , unhappy Reception rude. Ring up for transfer. to talk to friends in another room. Lady said why did you ring me ring "3 " or some number and hung up on us ! Breakfast. Poached eggs never arrived Day after day. Milk in breakfast banquet OFF curdled in cup. Hotel room had cracked windows Large cracks Hotel would run fine with no tourists Staff lots of them. Just standing around Air conditioner freezing not adjustable in rooms Told unable to change No kettle available or cups in room Not impressed Will never stay at Windsor hotel again
"Came for a meeting but liked it and the noise of the ocean"
I was here for meetings and so had not much choice but i did like it - comfy firm beds, a window that opened to let in the noise of the ocean (yes street noise as well). breakfast was good even for those who like big ones. yes there was a beach across the road but the weather was really bad so not sure how popular it is. Some very expensive places to eat nearby but for a small amount of extra walking reasonable places can be found.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: American Express - Visa - MasterCard - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM