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Hotel Novo Mundo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia Do Flamengo, 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210030, Brazil (Flamengo)   |  
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Ranked #103 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Florianopolis, SC
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40 hotel reviews
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“Depressing old dirty hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Hotel looks good when you get at the reception however the rooms are old, dirty and on my case when I open the window I could only see a wall right ahead my face.My sister went to my Hotel for 30 minutes with me and they charged 50 dollars if she wanted to go up to my room, ridiculous, does not make any sense. Other than that the breakfast was bad and there was no water at all at the toilet, meaning no shower.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I went to Rio for business and the enterprise book this hotel for me. It was a terrible experience! The hotel is very old! The room that I have stayed it was smelly and stuffy. No view and the air conditioner was very very noisy. The breakfast is ok. Once time that I went to the bathroom, I saw a little disgusting insects! I won’t recommend this hotel for nobody!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Seeing the website, then looking the entrance, I thought this was really a high class hotel.
Well... not quite.
Good points: the staff is efficient and friendly at reception and dining room, and the breakfast buffet offers a good choice except for tea
Bad points: work is in progress to replace the water piping, fine; but the complete rooms should be refurbished: tired furniture, bathroom that you feel you are sharing with the neighbour as ALL sounds travel very well... The wireless so proudly advertised works only in the middle of the night (it helps to be jetlagged so you can work at 3am); and you cannot recover with tea as the water, heavily chlorinated, makes it undrinkable.
Very expensive for what you get.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montclair, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I had an awful room and I even switched from a worse one!!
Though clean, the bathroom had a plastic shower liner as a curtain and no hook on the door. The window overlooked an air shaft and had plastic curtain liners and would not pull all the way open. The linens were not very nice. The closet door could not open all the way as it hit the bed. There were pipes in the hall had plastic bags on them. There was renovation going on. The gym is a joke, three old machines crammed in a small room. The staff was decent and the fruit at breakfast nice, but the linens on table dirty. It is a 10 minute cab ride to a beach where you can swim (Copacabana) and fronts a noisy street, with highway beyond. I would not stay here again. I have friends who have had a nice stay in an upper floor room, but given the rooms I saw those rooms are rare!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The best thing I can say about this hotel is that of the other hotels nearby in which I've stayed, this is the nicest. That said, the rooms are tired and could use some updating. The "gym" is laughable - a single treadmill and stationary bike. There is no pool. The wireless Internet is spotty at best.

The service is fine - staff are friendly and speak English. The breakfast is good - plenty of fruits, juices, eggs, etc. I've had dinner here once and it is passable but nothing extraordinary.

The location is pretty good - there's easy access to the large park and beach along Praia do Flamingo. Across the street are the gardens of Catete Palace, the one-time Presidential Palace of Brazil when Rio was the capital. And down the street is the Catete Metro Station, which allows traffic-free access to Copacabana and Ipanema in less than 20 minutes.

If you need to be in Flamengo or Gloria, this is probably one of the better places to stay. But for the same price, you can go elsewhere and do no worse (and maybe better).

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo, Sp
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

This is an old, but well preserved and maintained hotel. Good choice to stay for business purposes because it is close to Rio's south zone (Botafogo, Flamengo, Copacabana, Leblon).

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Last Thursday I was looking for a nice place to have breakfast to celebrate Mothers Day in Rio central area. Unfortunately there are not many places who market appropriately and at the same time has a nice view. So I decided to check the "Hotel Novo Mundo", at the Flamengo Beach.

Until 6 months ago, the restaurant was terrible, both in terms of service and decor. Now it has been completely renovated. There is a very cozy bar& piano bar, with velvet sofas and armchairs, neighbor to the restaurant, where lunch is also served daily.

But back to the breakfast, for R$ 36,00 per person you can have an amazing breakfast, with a mega buffet, all types of breads, fruits, cereals, juices, hot meals, and a very good strong coffee.

There is also a nice view too to the "Palacio da Republica Museum Garden". Definitively recommend for such a price/ value. The service was very good too, and improved significantly from last year. ( maybe they hired new staff, dont know. )

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Novo Mundo

Address: Praia Do Flamengo, 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210030, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Flamengo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Novo Mundo 4*
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Hotel Novo Mundo Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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