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“Nice hotel, near convention center” 4 of 5 stars
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Windsor Barra
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Lucio Costa 2630, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22620170, Brazil (Barra da Tijuca)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 217 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, near convention center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I stayed at the Windsor Barra Hotel for 4 nights in October while traveling on business. I was attending a conference at RioCentro and this hotel is located about 15-20 minutes away (by cab). The hotel is not super modern, but it is clean and the staff is friendly. There is a nice breakfast included and it's located directly across the street from the beach.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
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Prezado Hóspede,


Agradecemos por disponibilizar parte de seu precioso tempo expressando suas importantes impressões referentes ao nosso hotel, especialmente no que tange aos nossos colaboradores.

Desde já aguardamos com ansiedade uma nova oportunidade de recepcioná-lo no Rio de Janeiro, onde toda a equipe estará novamente ao seu inteiro dispor para a garantia da excelência de nossos serviços.


Atenciosamente,


Marcos Bezerra
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I stayed at the Windsor Barra for nearly a week because of a conference. The rooms were okay though not very modern. The WiFi wouldn't work despite the hotel charging a steep amount for internet connectivity. There was a token fitness centre with only 2 of the 3 running machines working.
The main issue is that the Hotel is a 45 - 60 minute drive from most places of interest viz. Ipanema, Copacabana, Lapa, etc and would suggest staying here only if you are attending a conference at this venue.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
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Prezado Sr. Ramdas P,


Gostaríamos de agradecer pela preferência dada ao Windsor Barra Hotel & Congressos e por ter trazido ao nosso conhecimento importantes impressões referentes à sua visita ao nosso Hotel.

É através dos comentários de nossos hóspedes que buscamos nos adequar as suas necessidades, no intuito de proporcionar-lhes sempre uma excelente estada conosco.

Informamos também que encaminhamos à nossa Diretoria suas observações sobre o Fitness Center e o serviço de internet, lamentamos o desconforto, assim como agradecemos pelo relato.

Reiteramos nossos agradecimentos por sua valiosa colaboração e, desde já, aguardamos uma nova oportunidade de recepcioná-lo no Rio de Janeiro.


Atenciosamente,

Marcos Bezerra
Gerente Geral
Windsor Barra Hotel & Congressos
Tel.: 2195 5000
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stayed at the Windsor Barra for a few days of business. The rooms seem a bit outdated and decoration is all a bit pale (beige), also there are still old-fashioned (and small) TVs. But there is nothing really bad either, bathroom is ok, and my shower worked very well, which was a nice change from my previous (different) hotel. The windows are small and cannot be opened much, this I found a real disadvantage (compared to the Sheraton nearby with balconys).
There is a nice terrace and pool on the roof as well. I very much enjoyed the breakfast, although there is no special selection, but still it was very good. The room has an athmosphere of a waiting hall at a train station (it is huge), but sitting by the windows it can be enjoyed anyway. There are a number of restaurants nearby as well, also a supermarket is within walking distance (turn left).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
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Prezado Sr. Philipp,


Estimados agradecimentos por seus comentários referentes ao nosso Windsor Barra Hotel. Esteja certo de que serão muito úteis em nossa incansável busca pelo aperfeiçoamento de nossos serviços.

Aproveitamos também para nos colocarmos à sua disposição em uma próxima visita a nossa Cidade Maravilhosa.

Cordialmente,

Marcos Bezerra
Gerente Geral
Windsor Barra Hotel & Congressos
Tel.: 2195 5000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I stayed at the Windsor Barra for a few days while attending a conference. The overall infrastructure is very good, although the rooms are not as big as I had expected, and the furnishings are a bit outdated. The facilities include bar, restaurant, the works. It is a good venue for large conferences; there are many meeting rooms. There is a rooftop with an excellent view of the Barra neighborhood, which is a long and wide strip of flat land between the beach and the mountains. Most rooms have nice views. The hotel is far from Rio's main tourist attractions such as Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, as well as from Rio's two airports. It is a long drive to any of those places. However, there's a beautiful beach just across the busy avenue in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
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Prezado Sr. Karl,

Agradecemos este valioso espaço super democrático que nos é oferecido pela TripAdvisor.

Ficamos muito contentes com suas observações a respeito de nossa estrutura e paisagem que nos cerca, onde se destaca, é claro, nossa linda praia, a Pedra da Gávea e o verde da Floresta da Tijuca. Sobre nossas acomodações, dispomos de unidades habitacionais bem distintas para que seja possível atendermos as mais variadas necessidades de nossos clientes, oferecendo desde a categoria Superior (mais simples) até uma exuberante Suíte Presidencial, passando por outras categorias como Superior Executivo, Luxo, Suíte Junior, Suíte Executiva e Suíte Master.

Atualmente, devido aos numerosos canteiros de obras espalhados por toda nossa cidade, qualquer mínima distância parecerá muito maior do que de fato é. Com tráfego normal, levamos tranqüilamente não mais do que trinta minutos para alcançarmos qualquer um dos aeroportos. Porém, nas condições de hoje, este tempo chega a ser três ou quatro vezes maior. Contudo, ao fim das obras, teremos a nossa disposição, inclusive, vias expressas que nos permitirão ir e vir em períodos cada vez mais curtos.

Temos certeza de que muito em breve, numa próxima visita a nossa cidade, iremos positivamente surpreendê-lo com um Rio de Janeiro bem mais maravilhoso e nosso Windsor Barra Hotel ainda mais preparado para superar suas expectativas.

Cordialmente,

Marcos Bezerra
Gerente Geral
Windsor Barra Hotel & Congressos
Tel.: 2195 5000
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed for 4 days in November at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, in a Medical Congress.
For Congress the hotel is very good, but for tourism the location is not good, because Barra da Tijuca is far from the main touristic atracttion in Rio and the trip to the beachs like Ipanema and Copacabana can be around 1h and half.
The hotel has a very nice staff, very helpful. When I arrived there was a noise in the air conditionaire, but in 5 minutes someone fixed it. The same when I asked for synthetic pillows, in five minutes the maid brougth new pillows.
The food is very good, the buffet for lunch or dinner is around 35 or 40 dollars, and the food is very tasty.
I recomend this hotel for people that go for conventions there, for tourist is far from the main attractions.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Guest,


We would like to thank you for the preference given to the Windsor Barra Hotel & Congress, and for bringing to our knowlegement important impressions refering to your stay here at our hotel.

We are really satisfied to know that our services had gone up your expectations. It is by the comments of our guests that we try to adequate the needs, trying to always offer an excellent stay with us.

Our staff was very honored by your compliments and send sincere thanks

Reiterating our thanks for your valuable contribution and, since now, we are waiting for the next opportunity to receive you in Rio de Janeiro, where all our staff will be at your entire disposal to guarantee the excellence of our services.


Sincerely yours,


Marcos Bezerra
General Manager
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200 reviews 200 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I stayed here for two nights while visiting a nearby hospital. I found the hotel to be spacious and attractive with good rooms, service and breakfast. The beach opposite is good and although a bit far from the main attractions of Rio, I liked the relative quiet. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,


We are really satisfied to know that our services had gone up your expectations. It is by the comments of our guests that we try to adequate the needs, trying to always offer an excellent stay with us.

Thanks for your valuable contribution and, since now, we are waiting for the next opportunity to receive you in Rio de Janeiro, where all our staff will be at your entire disposal to guarantee the excellence of our services.


Cordially,


Marcos Bezerra
General Manager
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Bogota, Colombia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have stayed many times in this hotel, in vacations and business trips, as it possesses a very good location in front of a very nice beach and near the business centers in Barra. It is, though, far from the south side (Ipanema, Copacabana) and it is very expensive and time consuming to go there (between 2 and 3 hrs at peak time).
The hotel has a decent pool, and a decent restaurant. I believe the food can be better.
Service is very good of the staff, and rooms are always clean and neat.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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marcos b, Gerente geral at Windsor Barra, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for the preference given to the Windsor Barra Hotel & Congress and for bringing to our knowlegement important impressions refering to your stay here at our hotel.

We are really satisfied to know that our services had gone up your expectations. It is by the comments of our guests that we try to adequate the needs, trying to always offer an excellent stay with us.

Reiterating our thanks for your valuable contribution and, since now, we are waiting for the next opportunity to receive you in Rio de Janeiro, where all our staff will be at your entire disposal to guarantee the excellence of our services.

Cordially,

Marcos Bezerra
General Manager
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Address: Av. Lucio Costa 2630, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22620170, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#10 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#12 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Windsor Barra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 338
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