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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 #174 of 211 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to stay a lot at the San Marco (2005 to 2010( but its really gone downhill (2014). There used to a great little bar, great food,room service,a great cook, great bossa nova music and international TV in the bar area............................................................now there is nothing !!! Its so hard to understand why in RIO things never get better, its always... More

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Western Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had stayed at Hotel San Marco 6 years ago and were really impressed with the location, facilities and the price considering we were in Rio de Janeiro! We decided to book 3 double rooms for 5 nights during the World Cup, and at first were a little amazed at the higher rates - but in fact, it was quite... More

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Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The place has an excellent location, just two blocks from the beach, just in the middle of the 'Ipanema chaos', the rooms are very small (the toilet is inside the shower, I've never seem that before) but you would find all you need, they have a safebox and a minibar. the personal can speak english and they seem to be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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Rome, Italy
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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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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