We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 210 Rio de Janeiro hotels

Promenade Barra First

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. das Americas 7897 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22793-081, Brazil
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Promenade Barra First to your Saves list
Promenade Barra First
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #38 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
LynnJD Boston, Massachusetts
  • Reviews (225)
  • Photos (36)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (11)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

225 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Pros: The hotel itself is honestly the nicest hotel I have EVER stayed at in Brazil. It was incredibly Americanized; possibly not a coincidence given its location on Avenue of the Americas. The hotel is spotless, new and part of an upscale condominium complex featuring gorgeous views of the beach, rainforest and mountains from each room's balcony. There are beautiful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Good hotel, a bit remote from everything; but decent service and friendly staff. Nice rooms too, very clean. However, I was disappointed by the fact that I could not get ANY international news channel, not BBC, CNN NBC or you name them. For an international business hotel, that was very disappointing. Get rid of the 55 marginal Brazilian channels......and offer... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The location wasn't very good. This was very apparent when our taxi driving got lost. I also had very pool wifi signal in my room, which was a huge bummer. The main road was also very noisy at night. That being said, the free breakfast was good and the room was nice enough. The fitness center was decent, but the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I spend two separate business trips in this hotel. The location is great and very safe. There is as large mall walking distance from the hotel. The room service food selection is limited and not that tasty. I had the burger which was sub par, and also the steak. The steak was a bit dry with a bland flavor. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Located in a modern area of Barra, it is on a very well-maintained and quiet street and enjoys an adjacent clubhouse comprising a gym and a 'wave' pool with a gentle current. I stayed there on a weekend during low season but the hotel still had many business guests and a few holiday goers. The hotel's restaurant is simple and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florianopolis, SC
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Promenade Barra First is located in a modern nice area at the end of Barra da Tijuca. There is a fancy mall 10 minutes walking from the Hotel, a small grocery store and few restaurants around, but that’s all if you have no car. Breakfast is really good; the rooms are big, comfortable and clean. If you like Barra da... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Stayed overnight in Mid-March. Found a very decent hotel. Clean room, well equiped with modern TV set, roomy wardrobe and king size bed. Bathroom needed some painting, but is clear (thought that the window was too large), and had all necessary soaps, combs and shampoo. Fare was below average due to my company´s corporate rate. Restaurant is quite simple, no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Liverpool, OH
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon and it was a very bad experience. We encountered insects in the hotel. The air conditioning leaked badly. The service in the restaurant was very, very poor. The room was small. The elevator was broken 1/2 of the time. The staff spoke very little English. The staff did not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This hotel is miles outside the centre of Rio and takes a good hour to reach from the international airport. We found it very difficult to find any staff who spoke any english so asking for information on the area, or an iron for my room was nigh on impossible. The rooms are a good size but no more than... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The hotel has big rooms and a good breakfast, and it´s well located if you´re in Barra to do business. Nevertheless, that´s beside the point. What matters the most is that I forgot a Rolex on top of the safebox and they gave it back to me! I mean, I realized that I had lost the watch 14hs after I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Promenade Barra First, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Promenade Barra First? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Promenade Barra First

Address: Av. das Americas 7897 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22793-081, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Promenade Barra First 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Otel so you can book your Promenade Barra First reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Promenade Barra 1st
Promenade Barra First Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Promenade Barra First Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (28)
View from room (6)
Pool/beach area (3)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (9)
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (9)
Pool/beach area (2)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Dining (1)


Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#16 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #24 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Barra da Tijuca district, the 4-star Promenade Barra First Hotel welcomes you to spend peaceful and joyful moments in its beautiful swimming pool surrounded by grounds. In addition to the pool, sauna, gym and other facilities of the hotel, you can enjoy the beach walking only 10 minutes from there. The hotel is within walking distance of other natural attractions as well, such as the Bosque da Barra Natural Park, the Marapendi Ecological Park, the Marapendi Lake and the Jacarepaguá Lake. Hotel Chain: Promenade. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer