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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
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Ranked #39 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013
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  • 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
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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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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

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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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

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Florianopolis, SC
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36 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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East Liverpool, OH
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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

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This hotel is located pretty far from major attractions in Rio (count for one hour drive in a taxi) in a residential area of middle to high income population, so very safe. Rooms are spacious, big enough for two adults and a child, with small balconies. Personel is well trained to perform their duties. Breakfast is very good. Small swimming... More

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Also Known As:
Promenade Barra 1st
Promenade Barra First Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Promenade Barra First Hotel
Promenade Barra First Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#25 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Promenade Barra First 4*
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 
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