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Windsor Asturias Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Praca Mahatma Gandi, 14 Senador Dantas, 14, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031203, Brazil (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 214 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect location for us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We're not really into the beach scene. We wanted to get a feel for Rio as a city and be close enough to Centro and St. Theresa, as well as the tourist attractions so the cab rides to the major tourist spots (Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, etc) were less than R$25. Found it!!

Clean room, beautiful views from the rooftop and awesome neighborhood. You can walk pretty much anywhere on this side of the mountain - Arcos de Lapas, Escadarias de Santos, Ventral Cathedral, etc. Would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Gerencia_Asturias, Gerente at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
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Thank you very much for your beautiful response. We are very glad to read about your unforgettable stay and experience with our Hotel and city.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The best feature of this hotel has to be the front desk staff. very helpful and friendly.
The room I got was rather small and the view was a wall 15 feet away.
I stayed a Saturday night and the area around the hotel is almost deserted on a Saturday. Still, plenty of options if you take a taxi to Lapa or Cocacabana.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gerencia_Asturias, Gerente at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We are very happy to know about your stay and impressions of our city.
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Buffalo, NY
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38 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you are going to Rio for business or to see the city, then this is a great location for you. It's close to the Metro and bus lines... but the beach is not close, so make sure you are aware of that! Also, if you are there on a weekend, then a lot of things are not open. The hotel is grea though, very updated and English friendly. Beatiful views from the roof, where you can see the Christ statue from a distance. Great breakfast, clean large rooms. The room could have been updated a little more, but definitely wasn't a deal breaker.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Gerencia_Asturias, Manager at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Mr. MCarson699,

Your comments are highly valued as they help us with the continuous training of our team aiming at exceeding your expectations.

The compliments addressed to our team concerning the services delivered have made us very proud of our staff. Your kind gesture motivates us to maintain an outstanding position in Rio de Janeiro’s hospitality industry.

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in your next visit to Rio de Janeiro.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Location: If you are staying purely for work purposes at Centro, then this is the perfect place for you. If you wish to stay at the party hub of Rio and be close to tourist attractions, then you are recommended to stay at the Windsor hotel in Copacabana. However, this hotel is only a 1 minute walk to the subway that will take you to beaches and tourist attractions.

Safety: We stayed during weekdays and was very safe during the day time as it is filled with business people. It can get shady at night.

Rooms: Stayed at level 9. Perfect size. Bed was very comfortable. Showers were clean. Quiet room.

Pool and sauna at top level was lovely for December humid weather. Although very small, it is good for dip after a hot day.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hong Kong
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and it was a very busy and popular hotel for visiting office workers and tourists. Taxi fare to this hotel was R$52 (US$26) as it was in zone 2. The hotel had a small pool, sauna and gym on the roof. The room was a bit small but beds were rather comfortable and shower was strong. There was also free WiFi in room with rather strong reception. On the first floor, there was a room with 3 computers for guests’ use. TV had many channels which included CNN and Bloomberg TV. The only problem we experienced in the room was that setting of password for the safe took at least 30 minutes to be registered/reset. Breakfast was ok with good juice, fresh fruits of papaya, banana, water melon, honey dew melon and pineapple. There were scrambled eggs as well as sausages and cold cuts.

Location of this hotel was excellent as it was only 5 minutes’ walk from the main square of Cinelandia where the Municipal Theater, Museum of Fine Art and the Cinelandia metro station. At this square, there were also Citibank and HSBC whereby money drawn from Citibank’s ATM card was as competitive as the money changer. It was within 15 minutes’ walk from Lappa area/the Cathedral, around 25 minutes’ walk from the Monastery of San Benedict and around 20 minutes' walk from the mariner where you can see part of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Hotel staff was very helpful in providing information about touristic destinations, public transportation and restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Balmain, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed on two separate occasions in October and were pleased with the choice. I was attending a conference near the old port which could be reached cheaply and quickly by taxi or subway. The hotel is close to Lapa (nightlife) and Centro (shopping) and a 10-15 minute ride on the subway to the beaches. The rooms are somewhat basic but clean and beds good. Bathrooms are a reasonable size. The pool and bar area on the top floor was excellent. Very good breakfast which was replenished constantly. The staff were professional and some including the bar staff and porters were friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bogota, Colombia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have stayed countless times at this hotel; it is a very good choice to stay in Rio as it is very close to Lapa if youy are into the party (just two blocks), just into Centro were most offices are located, close to Flamengo and Botafogo, and inexpensive to take a cab and go to Ipanema or Copacabana.
The rooms are always clean and neat. Price is low compared to other Windsors, and is a good rate for the location and good service. Food is okay and service of the staff is also good.
I will continue to stay in there because I feel price/value rate is indeed good.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Praca Mahatma Gandi, 14 Senador Dantas, 14, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031203, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#45 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Asturias Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
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