The hotel is conveniently close to the beach (about 5 mins walk), the domestic terminal (about 10 mins drive) and again 5 mins walk from a lot of shops and restaurants. The first impression is very good, the reception area is clean, spacious and staff will speak English. It does tend to get a bit chaotic, especially in the morning or afternoon, but everything will be sorted out in time.
The hallways smell, probably because of some cleaning liquid, but rooms are OK and fitted with airconditioning. Rooms are clean and bathroom is fine as well. Rooms are noisy though, the hotels telephone system is very loud (and can be heard from a other rooms) and some other noises (like the elevator) are loud and clear in your room, add a nosiy airconditioning and you should bring earplugs to get a 5-star sleep quality.
The breakfastbuffet is very nice, lots of choice of fresh fruit, fruit juices, bread and cereal and a limited choice of hot foods. A great choice (included with bookings through booking.com) for the morning. The a-la-carte menu for the evening is of less quality unfortunately. The ordered tenderloin seemed to be a Chuck Steak and the rest of the food was not to good either. Strangest thing was the restaurant advertised all day for a R$25 (incl drinks&dessert) buffet but it is only available on certain days (not mentioned earlier).
Still the hotel is a good choice, especially since free (and fast) wireless internet is included and service overall is good. Do not book your tours with the hotel though, the tours are heavily overpriced (like in most hotels), you can get much better deals online or on the street.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Regina Rio De Janeiro, Brazil