I'm not one to write reviews on the internet, but felt compelled to write about this place. Of all the international traveling I have done, this place is by far the worst. Every last detail about this detail spells cheap and outdated. I have seen youth hostels with better amenities and service than this place, for much cheaper price.Starting with the front desk staff, who seem to have perfected the art of indifference in a country of the friendliest people on earth. They don't speak a word of English, and don't even try to understand what your saying with hand gestures or improvised Portuguese. Room service is very likely hang up on you if they don't understand you rather than understand what you are saying. I understand that not everyone in world speaks English, but come on, at least try and understand what yr guest is saying.The room is tiny, with about one foot walking space around the bed. There is no place to put your suitcase. The TV is a 12" tube( yup those still exist), with most channels missing. There was one METAL chair (seriously!!!) with the a removable (or broken, depending on yr perspective) seat. Very cheap and outdated wall desk, with an almirah that smelled of moth balls, with really cheap plastic hangers. No iron in the room (in fairness, that might be a Brazilian thing) and no prospect of getting one. All lighting is flourescent. Then there is the mini bar fridge, a fine soviet contraption that also doubles as an alarm clock...if you ever need to be woken up 7 times in a night. The assigned alarm clock however, wouldn't turn on. Now we go to the bathroom. Frayed and dirty towels, or clasically antique once used by Pele to wipe his butt. Mysterious knob that sticks out of the wall near the sink, where you set the temperature of the water before stepping into the shower. The shower leaks, flooding the rest of the bathroom, as the water tries to drain off for the rest of the morning. Test your reflexes as you struggle to control the flow and temperature of the water without either freezing or scalding yourself. Refresh yourself with soap treated with specks of the finest Brazilian industrial dirt.The internet is R$20 for all of the 15 mins that it is usable in 24 hrs. And if you can't stand to stay in your room, enjoy dubious sushi at a Restaurant Cipriani's. (Go figure!!!) I wouldn't be so tough on this hotel if it weren't charging my client R$220 a night.Like I said, I have been to some crappy hotels, but none had the arrogance to charge this much. Luckily i got to move to the Mercure today. Much cheaper and waayyyyy nicer.
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