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Hotel San Marco

Av. Visconde de Piraja 524, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Ranked #177 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just wend to Rio alone for the 1st week of april and reserved a Standard queen bedroom. First: The room was basic, clean, comftortable bathroom, had a safe and a small refrigerator. The AC is noisy but I was barely in the room and slept well considering how tired I was after spendign the day exploring the city. Wifi... More

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Well, this is a divided review. Forst of all, I've lived at San Marco several times during the last 10 years with great memories and although the prices have risen drastically - like with anything else in Rio - the standard of the rooms have not. There's always a friendly staff and the location is wonderful, but that's it. My... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wow, this area of Ipanema certainly is expensive. I could complain about paying more than €100 for a room that was not perfectly clean. But in fairness i chose the cheapest hotel in the area and they could probably still fill the hotel with those rates and even worse services. All in all not a bad option, of the limited... More

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I have never felt I paid so much for so little ! I paid almost US $130 for a "cell" in which the toilet is inside the shower ! Yes, THE TOILET IS INSIDE THE SHOWER ! I could never imagine that I would find such thing in Rio. This hotel classifies itself as "two stars" but I truly believe... More

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Paris, France
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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This hotel is my Rio base, and I've been staying there for the past 4 years. Alway welcomed at the reception desk with polite smiles and prompt service. I stay in room 801, which is accessible by the stairs after taking the elevator to the 7th floor... Which could be an inconvenience if you have lots of luggage, but the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stayed here as part of a solo trip through Brazil, First the good. The people. They were extremely helpful and many were proficient in English. They were extremely helpful. The breakfast was good and there was a selection of eggs, meat and breads and juices. Location - Can't say enough about the location. Right in the shopping district of Ipanema.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

It has become very difficult and also very expensive to get an hotel in Rio. Nothing else (below 500 Euros) was available in Ipanema/Leblon where I had to stay so I took this one on Booking.com for about 90 Euros. The only positives: location (central Ipanema, close to the beach and the shops and offices of the neighborhood), it's clean,... More

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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I stayed here for one month a few years ago and the location is great and the barman JOSE very helpful and also cooks the best steak in RIO. On a recent return visit it has gone downhill a bit,there used to be Bossa Nova music and international television in the bar/restaurant area and an internet cafe-all have been done... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 via mobile

Stayed there for about 10 days. It was an accidental stay since the first hotel we booked online claimed they didn't receive our reservation, so we were referred here. Rooms are small, old and the hallways are tight, not to mention the elevator. The staff are helpful and can speak English well. Loved the breakfast outdoor nooks they have with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

When we booked this we were concerned because there a few bad reviews. After staying there, I feel obligated to give it a great review. Compared to, say, Kansas, It is a bit pricey, but this is because you're staying in the nicest and safest spot in Rio. For the price, we were completely happy, and our local Brazilian friends... More

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Also Known As:
San Marco Hotel
Hotel San Marco Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Av. Visconde de Piraja 524, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
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Ranked #177 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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