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Arcos Rio Palace Hotel

Avenida Mem de Sa 117 Centro | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230 150, Brazil
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Ranked #107 of 233 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Arcos is, as expected an old hotel located in the bohemian streets of Lapa. The locations is full of bars, dance clubs and restaurants. Lapa is an awesome place to visit in Rio, specially considering nightlife. It is rather distant from the top beaches, though. Since it is a bohemian venue, expect to find some prostitution happening around the hotel.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The hotel is well located, in an area close to the city center , a street full of pubs and restaurants and also close to public transport. But if you are planning of heading daily to the beach, then it is a bit far away . As for the hotel : breakfast was great , especially if you like exotic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My stay in Arcos Hotel was just amazing. The hotel is simple, but has very good plus in items. Location - is well locating, Lapa, if you are interested in nightlife and experiencing different food. Lapa never sleeps, so if you are looking for a quiet place, definitely is not the place to be. From there is easy to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I got the opportunity to be hosted here many times before and I have to say that it was not good at all, but in my last stay I had a good surprise! Beside the room improvements I could see others amends beyond visual plan. Of course this hotel has much more to be improved, but I have a glance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lapa is an old and happening place with a pretty exciting night life; so the locality tends to be noisy and not very modern. The hotel is very well maintained, the staff are friendly and prompt in service. I stayed for 3 weeks while working in Av. Presidente Vargas, and didn't face any problems in the hotel. There's a small... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I have settled for 10 days in this hotel. The crews were pretty polite and kind. The rooms were too clear and internet speed was much better than my expectation and very fast. The disadvantages of this hotel were : 1: locating in the "lapa" where is very noisy with lots of homeless people who make there a little unsafe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I stayed here in august 2013 for 2 nights. The rooms are nice and clean, with a television and plenty of space. The showers are amazing!! Hot and powerful, brilliant! Breakfast was good, lots to choose from and all tasty. The reason i marked as average is the hotel is right in the middle of the Lapa district so it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

First we have to remember that Rio de Janeiro downtown is a old place, unkempt, noisily and, sometimes, stinky. So is quite normal find Hotel in downtown with these characteristic. Arcos Rios is a old Hotel recently renovated, is clean and the room has a good size, good bathroom and well maintained, but the air conditional system is noisily and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My stay here was booked through a tour, so unsure about the cost, but wouldn't recommend the place. Room was small and needed updating. There was a safe in the room, and despite asking the staff to unlock it, I was unable to actually gain access for storage of my passport. Breakfast was OK - good range of fresh fruit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Rooms, internet, service, price, etc are ok. Their strongest points are the good breakfast and the great dinner with many options of tasty homemade food! Excellent location thinking of proximity to places to go working. Getting out when night falls you find many many options to have a good time.

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