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Vila Rica

3.0 of 5
Avenida Boa Viagem 4308 | Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51021000, Brazil
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Ranked #30 of 54 Hotels in Recife
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015
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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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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This hotel is very well located just in front of Boa Viagem beach in a stretch very good for swimming and walking on the sand. It is very close to a little nice square with a picturesque church, a restaurant bars and a fair where they sell local art crafts. The lobby is large and fresh, friendly people. Good swimming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Rooms clean and spacious but in need of facelift. Reception staff helpful and porters very efficient. Wait staff in restaurant Ok for buffet but clueless for table service. Lower floors noisy on beach side (road) and could be sorted with modern windows that would not leak during rain.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In terms of location, Vila Rica hotel is great. We had a room overlooking the beach, which was spacious albeit slightly dated. The hotel is of a moderate standard, however I would not recommend eating in the restaurant for an evening meal. Both my starter and main courses were cold and I only had one mouthful of my main course... More 

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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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