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"Luxury hotel but a just a few niggles"
Lovely stay here. Really clean, comfortable and large rooms. Pool is gorgeous. This is a quality establishment that is finished and maintained very well. Lapa is a great choice of neighbourhood too; lots of places to eat and drink and it comes alive on a weekend. Only a few negatives; The walls are thin (so much so that we could hear the man next door soaring very clearly) and so it was quite noisy a times. The WiFi was frustrating as it only allowed two devices to be used per room. We only realised when we logged on to our laptop and it threw us off the WiFi on my partners phone. Not a major issue in most situations but unfortunately we needed to use an app specifically on that phone which caused some issues as it was not possible to reconnect the phone. Staff on the whole were helpful and friendly however there were a few who seemed a bit glum. On the whole though a very good stay. Would recommend.
"Beautiful place, specially if you're for business"
Very well located when you're in Rio for business. The shower is amazing and the breakfast is good. It has a wonderful pool and the staff is very welcoming. Fair price for a good hotel. Worth the visit!
"My home in Lapa"
I chose Vila Gale as my base for my Brazil trip. A heaven of peace in bohemian Lapa. Very nice renovation and architectural work / facades. Nice pool and garden (with a very nice bar that has rarely some early evening bands. It could be used more often but I guess there is no shortage of bars and music just outside of the hotel). Very good staff. Well above average. Professional service at front desk and housekeeping. The restaurant service has some mediterranean resort feel, with the difference that is mostly empty. Very good breakfast and decent buffet for lunch and dinner. Room service and service around the pool as well. Rooms are quite large. Sound proofing between rooms (or lack of) can be surprising at times. Very basic gym. I have not used the spa. Internet worked perfectly. Overall, I loved the experience of being pampered and to take my time in the heart of Lapa. I stayed there twice and I would come back.
"It is an oasis in a big city"
Simply brilliant it not the greatest of areas and defiantly not on the beach. However it's so easy to get around that was not an issue for us. Fabulous pool we would spend the morning sightseeing and then come back and relax. Breakfast is fabulous compared to what you get normally get in South America, omelettes cooked to order..!! Staff are great and very helpful, only cam for two nights as a hop off point to go south stayed six which sums it up...!! There is an amazing restraunt round the corner La Bocca bar and tratoria a gem in an unusual area. If I ever go back to Rio this is where I would stay...!!!
"Oasis in a big city "
When the taxi driver dropped us outside of the hotel which had a small entrance on what looked a fairly run down area of Rio I thought omg. However, not only was the area fine and very friendly, the hotel was a beautiful oasis in the middle of a big city. If your wondering where to stay in Rio, include Vila Gale in your research list. Very nice and very reasonably priced
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
Non smoking property.