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"Great Hotel for Views"
The pictured room here was similar to our upper floor corner room. We had views from one end of Copacabana Beach to the other. Stunning. Fromm the rooftop pool area could also see the Redeemer in the distance. The buffet breakfast is very extensive, offering almost anything you might seek; especially heavy on fruit, but meats, eggs, pastries and breads, yogurt, etc. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We had dinner in the onsite restaurant first evening- good , but not outstanding. The wine offerings were not very good at the bars, unless you want sweet or fruity. The only problem we had was a check-in; about 1 or 1:30 pm and room not ready. Told was putting a priority on it- but 1 hour later still not ready; and almost another hour before ready- after I requested to speak to a manager. Never any offer of a drink, dinner, or other. So, I guess it was 'monyana' day. Beachside service is attentive and aims to please.
The staff was simply superb. Great with information about the area, security, and service. The breakfast was breathtaking. The location was great, less than a block to Copacabana Beach. Lots of great places to eat around the hotel. Fantastic in all aspects. Oh, the room was great too!
"good location, reasonable rooms excellent breakfast- overall great value! "
I stayed here for two weekends on the either end of a business trip to another city. I really enjoyed both stays with the second stint even better than the first due to an improved room mainly because the view was much better. I had a partial and clean view room in each case but the 2nd time I was closer to the front (Lower number) and so had a much better view of Copacabana. The hotel seem to be in the process of renovating of TV sets and the first room had an older flat screen while the second had a new, much better and larger one. Rooms are basic but functional and the bed is comfortable. Breakfast was good but very heavy on cakes and desserts- perhaps local tastes run that way. It was all very good though. Fruits were excellent - they even had Yakult available! The major issue I had was that the rooms did not have a kettle for boiling water- while this is common in large parts of the world I don't think that it's common in Brazil - especially at 3/3.5 star hotels. To sum - good location, reasonable rooms excellent breakfast- overall great value!
"Great location, rooftop pool"
The hotel is centrally located on Copacabana beach and has a lovely rooftop pool and bar with a wonderful view over the beach. There are some lovely restaurants close by and some great beach bars with live music on the passeo opposite the hotel. It is for this reason that the hotel gets a 4 rating. The rooms are small (typical of Rio) and if you don't have a room with a beach view then try and ask for a room on a higher floor on the right hand side of the hotel as then you will have a side view of the beach and Christ the Redeemer (which is illuminated at night), rooms to the left look onto another hotel. The rooms are clean but the decor is dated and the whole hotel could really do with a refit to reach its potential. The wifi is a little hit and miss, especially on the roof, but it is free. Breakfast is very pleasant with a nice selection of juices, fruit and other savouries as well as the standard very sweet breakfasts that are the norm in South America. There are supermarkets, pharmacies and banks within a couple of minutes walk towards the rear of the hotel, there is also a little craft street market about 5 minutes walk to the left of the hotel which stays open at night. It was a pleasant base for our 3 night stay in Rio.
I would strongly recommend this hotel for its location right across the beach, nice staff and awesome breakfast!!! However few tips - Information is given generally if you ask for it, so ask maximum options. Best way to exchange currency is at nearby outlets for full rates, ok at hotel with some less rate and least at airport as you lose money for taxes. Buy gifts at nearby shops at much lower prices and better deals. For Food one can try nearby buffets for variety and less expensive.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM