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Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave Alberto Bins 514 | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90030140, Brazil
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Ranked #12 of 65 hotels in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014
Paulistas Sao Paulo, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Twenty-five years ago I was a secretary, and it was common to book this "top luxury" hotel for the high-management of the company. Now I had a chance to stay there, and I felt sorry to see the golden days are gone. Originally, the company had booked the "Plazinha", but it is closed and I was sent to Plaza Sao... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I know this was ranked as a top hotel in Puerto Alegre but by American business hotel quality standards I felt this wasn't even close. Rooms were old with dated furnishings, though clean and a little antique kind of feel. I was hoping for some more modern amenities. To give an example I called down to the front desk to... More

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights at the Plaza Sao Rafael, for a conference this september 2013. The hotel is very nice, the staff is very helpful. Breakfast was included and very good and complete with fresh fruit. The dinner at the restaurant was so so, but there are other great restaurants close by. I loved Brazil, it is brilliant. I... More

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Lenexa, KS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had a pleasant stay at Plaza Sao Rafael. At first, we were given a dungy room with a view of a concrete wall across the alley. I was mortified, as we were going to be there three days with possibly some down-time. Fortunately they moved us to a beautiful room and our stay went well. The breakfast was very... More

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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This hotel is a good example of Brazilian hotel standard. When opened this hotel was likely a hit, with ambition and glamour. Today is just an old fashion hotel, without any charm. It is not too bad -normally clean, and more or less efficient- but nothing spectacular. Breakfast is the traditional Brazilian buffet, lot of food, simple, pretty tasteless, nothing... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was worth every penny. The staff don't all speak English and they are not great at giving directions but that's Porto Alegre anyway. You have to slow down, plan to be late, plan to get lost and not expect people to care. It's not in a bad way. It's just their laid back attitude to life. Bar and... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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41 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Plaza São Rafael is maybe the most traditional hotel in the whole State of Rio Grande do Sul. It has been there for many years, always maintaining the top quality standards so much praised by its loyal clientèle. Located at the old center of Porto Alegre, adjoined by a very good convention center just across the street (belonging to the... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hotel is nice and clean, although the rooms could use some updating. The staff was friendly and restaurant was ok. However, the internet connection was terrible. During a four-day stay, not once was the connection good. From my room I could never get a decent wireless connection. I talked to their technical support. They 'moved' me to another 'network'... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The hotel is a tradtional and classic in Porto Alegre. Its been lightly renovated in the last years, but not keeping the pace with the needs of the customer. Well located on downtown Porto Alegre, is good for business, but far away from the city nightlife and good restaurants. Rooms are spacious, but are asking for a major renovation. They... More

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Brighton
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Contrary to some of the other reviews, the rooms have recently been re-furbished or at least in the block I stayed in, on the right side of the hotel. Only complaints would be the noisy fridge and nasty view of wrecked buildings. The buffet breakfast, lunch-time buffet grill and 24-hour bar and restaurant are all very good, but expensive. The... More

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Also Known As:
Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel Porto Alegre, Brazil
Address: Ave Alberto Bins 514 | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90030140, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio Grande do Sul > Porto Alegre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Porto Alegre
#13 Family Hotel in Porto Alegre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel 3.5*
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