"Secluded but great retret away from the busy Copacabana and Ipanema"
Hotel is pretty big with almost its own private beach and huge pools. We where pleasantly upgraded to a way bigger room, where we welcomed the massive space. The hotel is due for a make over as the finishing's are abit dated, nevertheless its still pretty good and comfortable. Views from our room look directly between Rochina Favela and Christ the Redeemer statue as well as had great views of the beach Restaurant is also pretty big, but we only had breakfast. Breakfast was excellent with a lot of variety as well as live cooking stations. Parking is free at the hotel which is a plus. Only gripe I had we asked for a kettle almost every day of our stay and was always told all kettles are out...and the hotel provides hot water at a charge!, after a few arguments we received hot water on the house but was charged for it another time.
"Great hotel with beautiful views"
The rooms are good with magnificent views. Breakfast was perfect with a great variety of options. I don't like the fact that it's not possible to change money in the evening and before 9 am. The ATM machine has a miserable rate and I already had dollars which I wanted to exchange.
"Mediocre hotel can consider depending on your budget"
I have mixed feelings about this hotel. I stayed here because of a convention was organised in this hotel and the organisers placed me here. However, the rooms are ordinary, lack facilities that I would consider standard in 5 star hotels, such as coffee and kettle. The toilet was old and dirty/rusty, the toilet seat was made from a very thin plastic, more commensurate with a 1 star hotel! The gym is stuffy and old, and the food at breakfast ordinary without and without flare. Its an OK hotel to stay in if you are on a budget. If your meeting happen to be in this hotel, the Melia Hotel directly next to this one is much better. The hotel is a good 1/2 hour from Ipenema by car because of traffic. So not that convenient. The beach seems fine, but some locals tell me that the water is not clean, they suspect because nearby is the largest favella in Rio.
"the worst hotel, so disappointed"
the power stopped, which i've never experienced before. the water stopped, also which i've never experienced in my life. and then yellow dirty water is running.(it's horrible) i called the hotel service and the staff said "it's normal. Thank you." and hung up.('') I think at least you should say "sorry" even though "it is not your fault" . You could be better. Anyway The worst hotel, the worst service. so disappointed. remind that the name of hotel has been changed to "royal tulip rio". be careful 체크인 하자마자 전기끊김 샤워중 물끊김 다시 나오는 물은 찌꺼기 섞인 녹물이었음. 프론트 서비스 최악. 절대 절대 비추임 참 이름바꿔서 royal tulip rio 호텔임. 잘 피해다니길
I stayed for 12 nights after Christmas with my husband. We were very impressed by the staff, they were all so nice and always answered our questions with a smile, the rooms are big and very clean, although every room has a balcony there are no chairs and table so we can sit and enjoy the beautiful view we had, so we asked for it and when we got back from the beach to our surprise we had two chairs and a table, thank you, we spent many wonderful evenings just listening to the sound of the ocean. The breakfast was delicious and with a big variety. I want to specially thank Gilcimar for his attentiveness toward all are questions and his good advices, you sir are a real gentleman and we thank you for that, at the beach there was Vincent who is so so nice, always made sure we had chairs and a parasol and would always ask if we needed anything, thank you,I loved this hotel and its staff we will definitely go back. Thank you Royal Tulip for an unforgettable vacation. Olga & Jorge
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM