We recently spent three days in Brasilia to get to know the city and its architecture. We decided to stay at the Royal Palace in order to have real experience of a Niemeyer building. There is something extremely special about staying here - it is an absolutely stunning modernist building and its location and the grounds are also beautiful. The pool looks out onto the lake and the restaurant, Oscar's, too provides views of a wonderful outdoor space. It really is very special. The rooms however are small and quite non descript, especially when compared to the actual building itself. The furniture is quite cheap and our room was also a bit jaded with peeling paint and the taps in the shower were broken, which made regulating the hot and cold water difficult. We notified reception three times but they never came to fix it at all and didn;t really seem to care that we were having difficulties showering. All of this is in keeping with the service which overall was not great. On our first day there was a wedding. we were not notified and the music went on until 3am. Waiters in the restaurant were slow and at times not present and room service too was slow and there was also very little on offer. That said, I am glad we stayed here for the experience of living in an Oscar Niemeyer building. I would recommend it for this.