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Imperial Hotel

Rua do Catete, 186 | Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Catete)
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Ranked #102 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Decent, clean hotel with tasty breakfast and friendly staff. Nothing fancy but reasonable value for Rio, and on a busy road so felt safe. It's in Catete which is a good midpoint between the main areas in Rio also, so pretty easy to get most places, and a pleasant walk to sugar loaf.

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Salvador, BA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

the hotels in Copacabana and Ipanema are charging ever more ridiculous prices. This hotel, Imperial, is a reasonably priced 3 star hotel with good amenities, right in the heart of Rio, near to Lapa, Centro and Santa Teresa and minutes away from Santes Dumont airport in a folky neighbourhood with the metro 100 meters from its door. The only thing... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Just to show you how classy this place is, there is a sign in the lobby (in Portuguese) warning guests that's illegal to carry firearms into the hotel. But the rooms are clean if not spacious at all. Breakfast, as usual in Brazilian hotels (although this is changing), is plentiful and of good quality, with a range of fruit, cakes,... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Location is very good, very close to Catete tube station, lots of restaurants and shops around. Crowded but safe area, where normal people live. That's a compliment. We had a suite, large room and large bathroom with all comfort but oldish furniture. The room was at the back so quiet but overviewing a flat roof that hosted the hotel bins!... More

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Moscow, Russia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

In general, the hotel is quite nice. Rooms are clean, tidy, furniture is not truly new, but quite all right. Staff is polite and is looking to help with every question. The best is location - just near the Catete metro station, besides, there are some restaurants nearby. Local airport is just 3 km ride straight from the hotel.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We had a spacious room, which was clean. Had a TV and a smoking room also. Bathroom was big. Breakfast area was a little crowded but it was fine. Food was ok. The location is on a main street but you can't really hear the noise from the room and its safe to walk around at night as there are... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

This hotel in the Catete area of Rio is gradually being upgraded. It is located in a safe if dull area close to the Metro. Clean, great breakfast and helpful staff.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Had a 6 night stay at the Imperial from March 23 to March 29th. As stated before it's an old hotel but it served my needs. Pro's: Close to the metro, which I used everyday. Basically between centro and copacabana. Breakfast, although the only hot food was scrambled eggs in one bin and wieners in another. Plenty of fruits and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Imperial Hotel in Rio is a disgrace, not so much in terms of the accommodation which it provides, but in the way it rips off its guests. Specifically, I had my credit card wallet stolen in Rio and need to make a phone call to Sentinel Gold, with whom I have card protection and insurance. They provide a reverse... More

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Manarola, Italia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

An excellent hotel, marked as 3 stars but service is like 4. Pretty nice rooms, but ask for the rooms in the back near the swimming pool. Those are the best ones and are closest to the nicest things about the hotel. Something really great I did was use the exercise gym for a bit, then hop right into the... More

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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua do Catete, 186 | Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Catete
Room Service Swimming Pool
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#18 Best Value Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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