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Grande Hotel Ouro Preto

Rua Das Flores, 164 Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400 000, Brazil
Grande Hotel Ouro Preto
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Essex Coast
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A striking building from the 1940s by Oscar Niemeyer with some good period furniture and effects. The staff are really helpful and very pleasant; it was a great joy to have all our luggage carried up to our room (it is a hilly location!). Good parking and an excellent central location with a number of good restaurants nearby. The hotel,... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel with a small group of students from the US. One of the favorite stops of the trip was our visit to Ouro Preto. This hotel added to the experience because of it's charm and character. The architecture is very unique and takes full advantage of its location with views of the... More 

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Ouro Preto, MG
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I am currently staying here, on business, and I am so excited to check out in the morning. I cannot and will not fall asleep because I am afraid what may come crawling out. I am not sure where people are getting these photos from, but they DO NOT reflect this hotel. I noticed the site, or some users, highlight... More 

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london
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel and the suites with the wooden spiral staircase are an absolute delight. I don't understand why it is described as an eyesore - it's so well designed that you can barely see it from the town (not so wonderful when you are trying to find it!!) and inside its clean bright lines are a lovely... More 

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London, England
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179 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This hotel is a classic, elegant architecture, actually the first of Niemeyer's creations to be built. Other people have spoken about the quirky rooms (the suites) with the spiral staircase. Ours was in very good condition - but can't speak for them all. Beautiful wooden floors. Huge airy reception and lounge area, dining on the veranda with stunning views over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Once you stop looking at the beautiful architecture and furniture design, open up the huge balcony windows and take some time to look at the view. You can see the whole of Ouro Preto and it's stunning. Yes, this hotel is old, yes it's tired but that is it's charm. we stopped in one of the suites and I couldn't... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The hotel for me is a must in terms of what it represents. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, an iconic character worldwide known. The influence of the modernism is everywhere, including the superior rooms, which I recommend, with their curved staircases and balconies. The pilotis at the ground floor are amazing, as well as the Niemeyer pictures that are... More 

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's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Lonely Planet very aptly characterises this Oscar Niemeyer designed hotel as a bit of an eyesore: indeed, its glassy exterior clashes with its immediate environment. Unfortunately we did not have a room in front but at the back. Both room and bathroom were fairly small and very simple but reasonably comfortably. When we were at this hotel it was... More 

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Vancouver
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183 reviews 183 reviews
74 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

When was the last time you stayed in a hotel room with a spiral staircase leading to a loft bedroom? Designed by the iconic Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1938, and completed in 1940, the Grande Hotel occupies a strategic hillside overlooking part of the city of Ouro Preto. You get the feeling that the hotel hasn't changed much in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

While it is true that this hotel could use a bit of a renovation (paint, carpet, some fixtures) this did not diminish our enjoyment of this mid century classic. I highly recommend getting one of the superior rooms which offer a separate bedroom and a loft, as well as stunning views of Ouro Preto and the surrounding hills. The hotel... More 

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