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Mengo Palace Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Correia Dutra, 31, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210050, Brazil (Botafogo)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The staff at the door and in the restaurant were lovely, as was breakfast, the room and proximity to beach and shops. I'd read bad reviews about the reception staff before going and didn't think it would be much of a problem, but they really are terrible.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Poor quality rooms with unpolite staff made our trio a very unpleasant experience. No hot water in the shower and no effort to solve the problem, the elevators do not reach 9th floor. So, do yourself a favor, go to another place.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed here in June 2014 during the World Cup. I won't ever be coming back, although it was ok enough given teh high prices during the tournament. Is situated on a nice street in Flamengo, close to the metro and domestic airport. Hotel is pretty basic and 3* at best...decor in the rooms came straght from the 1970s, although it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
39 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Hotel is located a block from the beach. Flamengo Beach isn't Copa to Ipanema, but a great place for sunning and walking. Hotel is close to shopping. Superior rooms are sizable with big screen TV, safe, king sized beds, refrigerator. There are more modest rooms without windows for less money. Hotel is pricey but still less than ones in Copa... More 

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73 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

POSITIVE: Staff helpful and courteous. Breakfast good, with fruit and fresh juices. NEGATIVE: The hotel is old and expensive for what it offers (European price, but a 3rd world hotel). Rooms with little comfort. Old and uncomfortable beds and furnitures. Some rooms are not accessible by elevator. CONCLUSION: AVOID.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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280 reviews 280 reviews
75 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Lousy hotel, horrible rooms and unpleasant staff. And rooms over 90 euros per night. This is how ridiculous the hotel prices are in Rio.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This is not a great hotel, but it's OK for the price. Keep in mind that some rooms are pretty good, others are not good at all. I stayed in one of the rooms facing the back. The room was big, fairly well kept, good AC, a 32" flat screen TV, a comfortable queen size bed, good bathroom. As usual... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

the positives: good location.. around a 5 min walk form nearest beach and metro station (catete),,, lots of places to eat and shop nearby,,,very helpful staff... big bathrooms, clean towels,, a decent breakfast,, We had some trouble checking in... given a wrong roon 3 single beds (had booked a luxury double)...then the AC didnt work and around midnight had to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

I was in Rio to work for 3 days and the travel agency booked this hotel for me. After a day of meetings, expecting to lay down and rest, they put me in a room with NO WINDOWS. That´s it, no windows, at all. There was a whole on the wall, there was a glass windown on it, but instead... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

We stayed at the Mengo Palace Hotel for the New Years celebration for 2011. The accommodation prices in Rio are over inflated during this period. This hotel promised the best value, however, one thing to bear in mind - some of the double rooms do not have any natural daylight, or windows looking out to the outside. (A nightmare for... More 

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Address: Rua Correia Dutra, 31, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210050, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mengo Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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