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Hotel Sao Francisco

Rua Visconde De Inhauma, 95 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20091-000, Brazil (Centro)
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Ranked #85 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a very bad & corrupt hotel. My backpack had been stolen from the reception while checking in with all my money, passport, credit & debit cards, They just wasted my time when i reported it & helped the robbers to escape in away. It happened in front of the hotel security & front desk so the hotel guys must... More

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Hong Kong, China
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11 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the last 7-8 years of travel this is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. Completely over the top prices for a start. No hot water in the showers, slow wifi. Extremely slow serving staff and a bar upstairs advertised as being open until 10pm but no staff to man it. When I phoned reception to... More

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White Plains, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel gets the job done, but nothing special. Good location in Centro, but best for business and not the traveler who should really get a place in Copacabana. The hotel has a beautiful, but small pool on the 18th floor with great views. It is downhill from there. Breakfast buffet is good but not as good as we had... More

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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Sao Francisco for a week from 14th June, hotel was located in a decent area close to Lapa which was good for a night out, and a short taxi ride from Cococabana, Maracana etc, rooms were quite small but were very clean and bathroom was good, I found the staff very pleasant and helpful, breakfast was good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

People at the reception were very helpful, breakfast was fine, rooms are very small, close to the metro station, but be careful if you go out at night, always get a Taxi, there is a small pool on the roof.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Typical modern hotel with all the mod cons you'd expect. It's not located along the Copacabana beach front so avoid if you must. There's a pool on the roof (not that big) and a small gym (typical one treadmill, one rower arrangement). Rooms are clean and staff at the desk speak English.

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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you are looking for business in rio center this is a really good location, but if you wish beaches you should find a hotel by the shore. At night beware that the streets around get really unsafe. The a/c should work better, it's really noise and don't get the room cold. The buffet served at the hotel is really... More

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25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stayed there over the weekend. Guide books suggest area unsafe on weekends, but I had no problems. The area around the nearest metro was a little rough at night and if using metro be alert. Metro btw is great while the buses are unfathomable for the most part Back to the hotel...Front desk people were very friendly and helpful. The... More

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Enugu, Nigeria
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Neat budget friendly especially the shared rooms and reservation via My Booking. Com . Every stuff is clean and it's in central Rio close to Copacabana beach and domestic airport. But it does not have a home feel though if you are a city person you will be at home. When I was there, the Wifi was only useful in... More

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed here for weekend single rooms very small but comfy enough right in center if Rio which to be honest is not the best place in the world a lot of homeless people in this area the hotel ok for a business trip but no use for a holiday . Buffet meals at night which are ok but not a... More

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Address: Rua Visconde De Inhauma, 95 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20091-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#42 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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Hotel San Francisco offers a great location in the heart of downtown Rio de Janeiro. It is just 20m from the main corner of town (Av. Rio Branco X Pres Vargas) center and 150m from the Metro Station Uruguayana. 5 minutes from Santos Dumont Airport, we are the ideal hotel for your trip; for leisure or business. Spacious apartments with every comfort and technology for guests (air conditioning, minibar, TV and WIFI internet without cost). In the lobby, you will find the restaurant Sao Carlos, presenting a varied buffet with a special price. The traditional feijoada is already trademarked on Fridays. Come visit us and also meet our event spaces. Be it a small meeting or staff training, we have lounges with all the support and infrastructure that your event needs. ... more   less 
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