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Vila Rica

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Boa Viagem 4308 | Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021000, Brazil
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Ranked #13 of 52 hotels in Recife
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013
Tiago F Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I stayed at this hotel during two days for a training in Situational Leadership by Ken Blanchard Co., so I can only evaluate the conference room, meeting hall and restaurant. To support a group of 30 people, they provided a room with a nice acoustics and equiped with a projector, nice chairs, flip charts and everything necessary for a successful... More

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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

ive read a couple of the excellent reviews that this hotel received and im wondering the comparison level of the fellow travelers . just a heads up . My room smells like someone urinated all over ( its not a big room anyway ) Shower only has Hot and Cold offered on an ON OFF switch , you can only... More

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Prezada Sra. Cristiane, Bom dia! Agradecemos feedback e sua estada conosco. Nossos apartamento standard, infelizmente, não tem vista para o... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a simple hotel, the room is basic and clean the breakfast area is small and crowded and by Brazilian standards it was modest. I went for work and for a 2 nights only - would never stay there on vacation mainly because its way overpriced for what it offers.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Very close to the airport and on one of Brazil's most famous beaches, Boa Viagem. Make no mistake Recife is one gritty, snarling city, and one of the country's biggest. Also one of i'ts most dangerous - saying that we witnessed nothing to suggest this.There is gridlocked traffic, construction on every corner, rubbish strewn everywhere (like in the rest of... More

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Recife, PE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great location. Picked up a Copy of Freemaps. Great orientation of restaurant locations. Helped me alot. Fingers crossed will help you too. I entered the website. you can download it, so if your planning a trip. Could be useful for you.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The hotel is very well located, nice staff but that's all!!!! Small room, pool bar destivated, expensive and slow internet conection, roachs on the room, bugs in the cereal. Needs lot of work to became a decent hotel.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The staff was very helpful, the general accommodations were satisfactory, the localization was close to a shopping mall and to a touristic fair, and above all, the breakfast was very tasteful and plenty of regional food. I strongly recommend it and I intend to return to it again.

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Rome, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Located in Boa Viagem, nice area for shopping and enjoying the beach, the hotel is clean and staff kind. My room was small but comfortable. If you are lucky you can get one with a nice view!

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Maceio, AL
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Recife is not a nice city to begin with - needs a serious overhaul in all areas of hospitality. I cant see how they will cope with the world cup in 2014 I was there on business with my wife. The city simply does not have enough hotels. So they do not improve there service/culture because they are always full.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Stayed here on business, with the meeting in the hotel. Directly across from the beach. Huge breakfast selection of fresh fruit, pastries, cold cereal, eggs and sausages, 8 different fruit juices, etc. Ice cold aircon. Typical latin american furnishings and cleanliness (a little mildew in the shower). Shower was warm, but no super-hot water (shower head has the water heater... More

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Also Known As:
Vila Rica Recife, Brazil
Address: Avenida Boa Viagem 4308 | Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Recife
Business Center with Internet Access Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 52 hotels in Recife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila Rica 3*
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