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Promenade Barra First

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Av. das Americas 7897 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22793-081, Brazil
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been at this hotel for approximately 3 weeks and the service in general is really bad. Out of 5 elevators 2 or 3 were always broken and the others not properly programed, had to consider extra 5 min every morning to wait for one. The trash is transported in the same elevators and they stink most of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I spent 2 weeks here while working in Barra. First up, this hotel is so much better than where I stayed previously, so my views may have a lower starting point than others! Reception staff were great - all spoke English to some extent, and some of them very well. My room was fine - good wifi, working air con... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My friends and I stayed at this hotel between late May and early June 2015 for two nights. The subject of the travel was to attend to the event Arnold Classics that had place in Rio Centro. The hotel is near to Rio Centro Convention Center; is clean, the service is very good, located in area with international mall, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in June 2015 for 5 nights. We attended a conference at the central convention center. Just to preface, there is absolutely no worries about safety in this area. This is an area with lots of high end international shopping outlets and some nice restaurants. This is like a suburb of Rio. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While this is my third stay at this hotel within the past year, I notice a slow but steady decline in the status of this property. All services--restaurant, front desk, etc. remain very good, but the property itself (rooms, pool area) are looking a bit worn.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Based on the reviews I read, and the price I paid, I expected a 4-star hotel and not a 3-star hotel. The hotel is OK, it's clean and it has an OK breakfast, it is adjacent to a great gym where you can work out, but somehow it felt a bit "cheap". I may have been influenced by the fact... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stayed here for my first few days in Rio. Did not care for the location too much since it was away from all the big spots. Staff was friendly, they were always there to help with the messed up door. If you are coming to Rio for the Olympics, I would recommend staying since some of the events are being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for nine weeks prior to and during the 2014 World Cup. The room was large and clean and suitably comfortable. At times it could be quite noisy with the major road just outside, but many colleagues found by getting a room at the back it helped this situation. I didn't find it too much of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Promenade Barra First is a good choice for short trips when your business brings you to Barra da Tijuca – west area of Rio de Janeiro – with nice and clean rooms /bathrooms and friendly staff. The breakfast and Wi-Fi are fair and complementary. Best off all, a reasonable price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The free breakfast was good and the room was ok. Wifi barely reached my room. To get good wifi I had to go near the hallway. Nothing really close and many of the taxi's couldn't find this hotel. The pool wasn't very clean and the gym was cramped and dirty. Next time in in the area for business, I will... More 

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