stayed here for 5 nights to attend the Rock In Rio music festival.
after a very long journey from Scotland, arriving at the hotel about 9pm in the pouring rain I wasn't that impressed at first sight, but I think this was more down to my tired frame of mind.
regular taxi from GIG airport was B$78
check in was easy, no real hassles. the concierge was brilliant, organising transfers to & from the festival & also managing to source a ticket for the sunday night for me @ face value. Very good breakfast, couldn't fault it, no reason to go hungry in this hotel, and the guys on the bar very pleasant & helpful.
my only real negative point is the furniture in the rooms, as a Starwood Preferred Guest I automatically get a room on one of the higher floors. The furniture is starting to look it age, probably original to when the hotel was built im guessing in the 80s. although still functional its getting to the end of its practical life.
also felt housekeeping could of done better, still servicing rooms at 4.30 in the afternoon. It was a bit of pot luck if items used from fridge or snacks were replaced, also very expensive but you kind of expect this & nobody is twisting your arm to eat them.
there was microwave in the room but no plates or cutlery!!
beach is fantastic straight across the road, as someone else mentioned it is a very busy road but lights are there to help you even if they do take 4 or 5 mins to change.
at check out I asked if I could pop back in the afternoon to use the pool to freshen up as my flight wasn't till 10pm & was given a card to give me access to the pool, very thoughtful of them.
as with almost all hotels you never pay the full rack rate. there are deals out there but its fait to say theres probably equally good hotels considerably cheaper.
not much in the area to do in the evening, this is a place to relax
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