"Comfortable Hotel opposite the Barra Beach"
This was a very good hotel. My room was comfortable and spacious with a good bathroom. I liked the USB power outlets - these were an unexpected bonus, but in these technological days extremely useful. Breakfast (the only meal I had at the hotel) was ok but predictably boring - very little variation. The biggest disappointment was the coffee; over- boiled and from an urn! Not what I expected for the land of coffee.
Have just stayed at this hotel during the Rio Paralympic Games as it was an official hotel. I have never been in Rio so was uncertain of the location but over the 2 weeks I was there I found that it was not ideally situated if you were a tourist and didn't have the transport support I had during the games. The outlook is outstanding and its close to the beach but very little else. The food was above average but can get expensive for what you get. Rooms were above average but the servicing was hit and miss at times but they quickly corrected any issues I had. Great roof top pool and gymnasium and helpful staff. Ask for a room with a view as mine did not and just looked out at a building a few feet away.
"perfect if you have to be in Barra"
in front of the beach , 5 minutes walks from many excellents restaurants as for exemple fratelli amazing pizzeria. the location is perfect and as everything that you need but if you find for luxury you maybe have to find an other hotel, I mean its really good hotel but not a 6 stars :-)
"New hotel but so-so experience"
Staying at the Oceanico in September. I was told after a few days that it was a new hotel which was hard to believe. The finishes were looking "old" to me, not modern. But not much wear so it must be true that it is new! The bed was OK, only small windows that could open and they had no screens (Hello mosquitoes!). No coffee maker in the room. The internet was a pain - always had to log back on despite the fact that internet was included in my rate, and you couldn't get the internet away from the room. Even in the pool/gym area. I stayed at the Sheraton down the road in MArch and found it much better and it has real windows and balconies with ocean views.
"Great Stay for Leisure, Business, or Other Conferences and Events"
I stayed at Windsor Oceanico for 6 days while attending a Conference. This hotel is attached to the new Convention Centre in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, so if you are attending -or planning- an event at the venue you won't even have to go out of your hotel. It is beautiful, the rooms are spacious with very, very comfortable beds and fabulous rain shower. I had a great view of the beach from my room and it was particularly nice that you can actually open the window -not much, but you get fresh air- plus, you have AC. The staff is beyond nice and professional, and will go out of their way to help you. Breakfast is a buffet with an abundance of goods to choose from and in general, the food is very nice; nonetheless, I had to give them a rating of 4 instead of 5 because they don't have enough vegetarian options in their menu, unlike most hotels in the world, you don't have a water heater or coffee maker in your room, and there is no bottled drinking water in your room, except for the tiniest bottles in the mini bar that are quite expensive for the size. Wi-Fi is not very fast and it is R30 per day, the equivalent of approximately US$10 Their swimming pool is a beauty and in general, their installations are very nice and new. The Galeao International Airport is about 40 minutes away by car, and if you feel like shopping, there are a few nice shopping malls about 10 minutes away (by car, as well). This is not a bustling and lively area such as Copacabana or Ipanema, but the beaches are magical -it's Rio- and there are several restaurants within walking distance. I do recommend this hotel, but bring your drinking water with you! Enjoy your stay!!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: American Express - Visa - MasterCard - Diners Club - Maestro
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM