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Ramada Hotel e Suites Rio De Janeiro
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Salvador Allende 500, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22780-160, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #128 of 214 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Well I thought the price was very reasonable the room was a good size and everything was clean and tidy the staff were extremely friendly and attentive the location was perhaps the downfall but not to far from the beach and shopping malls.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The actual hotel room is very nice. Big comfortable bed, decent sized room. Shower has super high water pressure. It has a little balcony which would be nice if there was anything to look at nearby. Our view was of a incomplete building that construction had apparently been abandoned on. Not so great.

As far as amenities, the pool is nice although there are only a few lounge chairs and a few tables. The fitness center is small but fairly well equipped. The restaurant food was not very good and very expensive. The dining room is more of a cafeteria set up near the front desk. Service was super slow. Several nights a buffet was set up and I was nearly finished with my dinner before any drink order was ever taken. I was able to take the complimentary shuttle on one occasion and it was convenient, other times when I requested it I was told it was full although no passengers were on it yet. I guess you have to reserve a seat?

Now the location. It was far. From almost everything. We tried to set up a tour and the tour guides told us we were too far away to pick up. We spent a lot of money on cabs and they took a long time to arrive at the hotel. The nearest beaches were Recreio and Barra. They were each about 15-20 min cab ride depending on traffic. Ipanema took an hour but there was a lot of traffic. It was about 15 miles away I think. I wouldn't recommend walking anywhere around the hotel. It looked sketchy and the staff advised against it. Barra Shopping was the closest shopping area and it was about 20 min away. It is very close to the future Olympic site.

I suppose in 2016 I would recommend this hotel but until then I would suggest looking in areas closer to the sites and beaches.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My brother and I stayed here for a few nights during Carnival since all the other hotels were triple the price they typical are. We figured we’d be out and about most of the time during Carnival anyways so we thought we’d stay some money, which wasn’t a bad idea. We did end up transferring to Ipanema beach after a few days. The hotel is ok but it’s far from the beach. You end up spending a lot of $ on taxis and you have to wait a good 30 minutes for them to arrive.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Although in "Rio Centro" do not think it is at all near all the usual attractions one thinks of in Rio, "Christ The Redeemer", Sugar Loaf Mountain, Coppacabana Beach, Carnival, The Airport, they are a long and costly taxi ride away. The building itself is new and a bit stark, probably here because the Olympic park is nearby.The catering is also not up to European standards though the staff do their best to be helpful. There is a free shuttle bus to take you to the large shopping mall about 10 minutes away or the Barrca Beach about 15 minutes.There is nothing else around the Hotel to make you want to stop until of course the Olympics arrive in 2016 when it might be a convenient place to stop but for Rio itself aim more for the beach or harbour area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Leandro, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I was initially confused when my taxi pulled up and there was no beach in site, however this hotel is new, clean and modern. This is one of the best hotels I stayed in outside the US! The staff is really friendly and in true Brazillian will do everything to make you comfortable. THE BEST PART OF THE HOTEL IS THE LE CORPUS SPA IN THE HOTEL!!! This spa has a package for around $100 bucks you get a body scrub, sauna, facial and massage! The massage and scrub is performed by two ladies so its four hands on you!!! PURE HEAVEN :)

Room Tip: If you do stay here, you can arrange a taxi to take you sightseeing to Copacabana, Impanema, Sugarlo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Ramada is located some distance from the center of Rio and the famous beaches. .Just built, it is very close to where the Olympics will be held. It was the most affordable price for our Carnival Trip. Although brand new the design of the entrance and lobby leaves a lot to be desired if they are trying to attract tourist as well as business travelers.You have to carry your bags up several steps before you get to the lobby. There is a ramp but it is not centrally located. The lobby itself is small with only 4chairs. Breakfast is served in a small conference room on poor quality tables with only a large wall tv as decoration.A young person with a clip board stands outside to make sure only hotel guest enter for breakfast .
Hotel lacks any ambiance! Some rooms are not finished yet. Doors are kept open in unfinished rooms. Very dangerous for young children
The only saving grace is the staff. All are very friendly and helpful.Their eagerness to please makes up for any negatives
The front desk staff was especially helpful . The executive staff needs to improve what they can before the olympics . At this point they are"not ready yet"

Room Tip: Back rooms look out onto abandoned construction. All this might change by the time the Olympics are...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ramada Hotel e Suites Rio De Janeiro

Address: Avenida Salvador Allende 500, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22780-160, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ramada Hotel e Suites Rio De Janeiro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to Riocentro Convention Center with Free Shuttle to Barra da Tijuca BeachWith a location close to beaches, the Riocentro Convention Center, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Village, the Ramada Rio de Janeiro/Riocentro hotel provides travelers with convenient access to a number of major destinations in Barra da Tijuca. Located southwest of the city near the Atlantic Ocean, our Rio de Janeiro hotel is in the heart of Barra, an area well-known for its beaches and shopping malls just 45 minutes from the Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport.When you are ready to head out to the beach for the day, take advantage of our free shuttle, which also provides service to the convention center and shopping malls. If work is on the agenda, our Riocentro hotel provides free Wi-Fi along with conference rooms and a business center to help you stay connected. An outdoor pool and fitness center provide the perfect way to unwind, while our on-site restaurant ensures you can grab a meal any time of day.LOCAL ATTRACTIONSOur Rio de Janeiro hotel is located less than a mile from Riocentro, the largest exhibition center in Latin America and host to numerous events throughout the year. For those that came to relax, Barra da Tijuca beach is just fifteen minutes from the hotel and is one of the most sought after beaches for surfers and fishing enthusiasts. Visitors to Sugarloaf Mountain can watch rock climbers scale this impressive peak or can reach the summit themselves via cable car. If shopping is more your sport, Barra is home to many malls, including the largest shopping center in South America, BarraShopping, which boasts nearly 700 stores, restaurants, cinemas and a bowling alley.DINING OPTIONSNearby Marius Crustaceos offers a unique setting to enjoy fresh fish and seafood while Porcao Rio’s serves an expansive buffet with 30 kinds of salad, seafood, steak, meats, pasta and dessert. Vovo Tino Bar and Restaurant is a great option for Happy Hour, while Café Etilico also hosts a variety of shows and events to entertain diners. ... more   less 
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