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USA
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I don't understand the negative reviews here. I stayed twice last week - two separate nights and the hotel was adequate and reasonable price in a very expensive city. The Internet is free not paid as stated in another review and although wired in the rooms was wireless in the lobby. Room was clean and comfortable in a good neighborhood... More 

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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

I am working in Rio and so I am for a long while. Transamerica is the worst hotel from that category I have stayed in the city. There is no proximity to the beach, few options to eat around the hotel (unless you really want to walk or pay a taxi), the room size is enough for someone that will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

As usual in rio, you don't get service at all, but this hotel with such expensive rates it's terrible. We stayed for a week and this is what happened: lights that don't work and they never fixed them, the door lock was broken the first day and ghess what?? it was broken last day, we had to left the door... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

What a mess! Unfortunately there is nothing positive i can say about this hotel. Service is lousy, the hotel stinks, rooms are small, paid internet (slow and expensive). I spent one week there and surely breakfast was the worst i ever experienced in any hotel. I gave up eating there after the 2nd day, it's really terrible. The same can... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This was my first time in this hotel. I didn't choose it - the company put me here. Checking in was easy, but when I left the elevator in my floor I felt some strange smells, like someone had urinated all over the hallway. Inside the room a different but also bad smell. I ordered food in my first night,... More 

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Cheltenham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

If you can't afford the Sheraton on the Barra beach front (which isn't all that special for 300gbp/night) then this is unfortunately as good as it gets for hotels in Barra - there are only 3! What most people say is true - it is shabby and the food is bad, the lifts are slow, the service is 2nd rate... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We stayed here for two nights for a family wedding. Having stayed in a different hotel as well, we learned that people have different expectations of value for money in Brazil. \ For the price, it's not that great, however we did not have any major issues. The good: The pool is nice. The larger room was very nice, clean,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

This was a relatively expensive hotel but it is clean and very nice. The gym was rather basic but the rooms were well equipped and nice and the beds very comfortable. the front desk staff are also very helpful and spoke English. I am suprised by the negative reviews of this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised with how good it... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Do not use the laundry service at the hotel! Actually, don't stay at this hotel unless you absolutely have to! The rooms are dirty! There is mold everywhere! The breakfast is the same every morning with no variation!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

absolutely outdated, the smell in the corridors is horrible, apartments are dirty, old and unpleasant. the service is terrible, huge lines to do check in and check out, bad food, not even enough lifts. the only thing that qualifies this hotel as a 4 star is the price

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Transamerica Prime Barra

Address: Avenida Gastao Senges 395 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22631-280, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $88 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Transamerica Prime Barra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Transamerica Flat Barra Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Transamerica Prime Barra Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#52 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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