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Tropical Barra Hotel

Avenida Pepe 500, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22620170, Brazil
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Ranked #114 of 217 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Spinea, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Barra da Tijuca is a quite neighborhood and the hotel is located in front of Barra beach One of the top beach of Rio ( white sand and light blue ocean). Wifi works in a very good way. Room are comfortable even if spartan. Breakfast is ok with the enough variety of salad and sweet food. Reception is quite good:... More 

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Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

PROS: Room clean, bed comfortable, AC worked great, shower pressure & temp fantastic (I'm really going to miss that), good electronic safes, fast service at reception, breakfast is good & room service fast. Good supply in mini bar & fare prices. Pizza in restaurant good. CONS: Rooms very small!! Language barrier with staff, I tried to order a pot of... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It looks nice in the web site and in fact it is not bad from outside. The rooms are nice and spacious. BUT 1) Air conditioner (very small window type) broken 2 days 2) Cable TV broken already 2 days (they say because of bad weather) 3) Telephone had no tone ... follow the cable and sure enough it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I stayed here on business while in Rio for the Earth Summit. Hotel is right on the beach, so lovely views from the breakfast room and lobby, and some rooms (see tips below). Helpful staff, wifi included. Great breakfast buffet, not over the top but everything you might want. bar in the lobby closes early 11pm, but there are other... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This hotel situated in the end of the beach of Barra de Tijuca is a fair hotel, but unless Brazil uses a 7 star system for grading, the hotel seems to have at least 1-2 stars too much. By international standard I would give it a VERY strong 2 or possible a weak three. Negative side is the rooms. Small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

I stayed at the Tropical hotel for business in the beginning of October 2010. the location is nice on a less than crowded stretch of the beach than Empanema with still beautiful views and just a block from a nice stretch of restaurants and boutiques and near some of the most popular sights such as the Cristo and Sugar Loaf.... More 

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