I have to be brief but wanted to get a review up right away to praise the hotel, the staff, and the location of La Suite. My wife and I came here for our honeymoon. I read about La Suite on the Tablet hotels website and it looked absolutely perfect.
Hotel- The location as others have mentioned is about a 15-20min taxi ride from Copacabana but in my opinion this was added charm of the hotel. My favorite beach of the trip was a 15 min walk from the hotel and this was by far the nicest beach in Rio de Janeiro(ask the locals…they will all confirm this). They hotel was clean, tastefully decorated, and the views were priceless. We stayed in the black room and had a view of the city and the islands. The pool was amazing! We spent a great deal of time at the pool.
Service- The most personalized service I have ever received at a hotel. We were given a bottle of Brazilian Rose upon our arrival. We used the airport shuttle the hotel provided and he waited there for us several hours until our delayed flight finally arrived. Each day we were asked when we would like breakfast and if we wanted eggs and bacon or anything else on top of what was standard(which there are plenty of pictures of on here). After breakfast we were asked if we would be having lunch or dinner there and what we would like, you could order pretty much anything you wanted, a nice perk. We had a prefix dinner with an italian couple out on the terrace one night and this was by far the best meal I had in Rio de Janeiro. Each day I spoke with Francois the owner who was always a pleasure to speak with. I am sure there are things I am forgetting but don't miss out on staying here. We were deciding between staying here, the Fasano, and Copacabana and both my wife and I are so pleased we picked La Suite as nothing could compare to this special experience. We did stay at another hotel on Copacabana beach our last few days and it was very nice but nothing even close to what la suite had to offer. My wife had a massage on day too, she loved that. They have someone come out to the hotel to preform the massage. Hmm, there is a helipad on the roof too if you want to take advantage of that!
We will be coming back to La Suite if even just for weekend.
*I want to talk about why you might see bad reviews. Picking a hotel is a matter of personal preference and taste. If you prefer to eat at large franchise restaurants over neighborhood restaurants then you probably will not enjoy La Suite as much as we did. If you prefer to have the exact same charmless room as everyone else in a large Hilton, Windsor etc etc over a boutique hotel then you probably won't like La Suite. Was this hotel flawless? No, the pool could use a paint job but I never once was bothered by this as this place is heaven on earth. A special place and memory that my wife and I will always keep in high regard. Thanks Francois Thanks La Suite
Ah, yes, almost forgot. The owner has a couple of Dachshunds that were super friendly and a pleasure to hang out with also!
I think all rooms are probably wonderful but we stayed in the black room which was a corner room wit...
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