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Arcos Rio Palace Hotel

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean room with a walk in shower, house keeping well kept. Breakfast included each morning, Acros is located right in the heart of the Lapa district, the streets were filled with people having a great time, nice clean fun, nice place to stay. Will be staying here again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I always stay in Lapa when I have a short stopover in Rio because from there you get to Galeao quicker and better than from copacabana . If you just want it simple and efficient and low price , this hotel is it. You fall out of the hotel into lapa nightlife and gastronomy, with restaurants like Belmonte and mestre...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Perfect location Easy to check-in and check-out Full security Modern hotel Quiet Amazing view from the rooftop Beautiful rooftop with pool Comfortable bed Well equiped with towels, soaps Big and nice bathroom Wifi did not work all the time

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Porto alegre
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The hotel is not fancy but the bed is good, the shower is relly good and the breakfast is also really good. For me, this 3 things are the most importante in a hotel. The internet works wery well, but the most importante is the location. The hotel is located in front of a bus station, close to the metro...

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Reviewed March 9, 2016

On arrival in Rio, my taxi driver expressed surprise that my business had booked me the Arcos Rio Palace, mainly because of the area it's located in, Lapa. I read many reviews on here that described it as "bohemian". I'm sure it's interesting, but the advice was not to walk around alone after dark. Anyway, on to the hotel itself....

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Nice clean room, poor breakfast, friendly people, poor english speakers like the most of brazilians. Very nice neighborhood for nightlife with bars with live music and great food and drinks but also weird people.

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Reviewed April 10, 2015

Arcos is, as expected an old hotel located in the bohemian streets of Lapa. The locations is full of bars, dance clubs and restaurants. Lapa is an awesome place to visit in Rio, specially considering nightlife. It is rather distant from the top beaches, though. Since it is a bohemian venue, expect to find some prostitution happening around the hotel....

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Arad, Romania
Reviewed March 21, 2015

The hotel is well located, in an area close to the city center , a street full of pubs and restaurants and also close to public transport. But if you are planning of heading daily to the beach, then it is a bit far away . As for the hotel : breakfast was great , especially if you like exotic...

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Reviewed January 6, 2015

My stay in Arcos Hotel was just amazing. The hotel is simple, but has very good plus in items. Location - is well locating, Lapa, if you are interested in nightlife and experiencing different food. Lapa never sleeps, so if you are looking for a quiet place, definitely is not the place to be. From there is easy to go...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed November 15, 2014

I got the opportunity to be hosted here many times before and I have to say that it was not good at all, but in my last stay I had a good surprise! Beside the room improvements I could see others amends beyond visual plan. Of course this hotel has much more to be improved, but I have a glance...

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Arcos Rio Palace Hotel

Address: Avenida Mem de Sa 117 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $50 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcos Rio Palace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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#27 Best Value Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“pick the upstairs bedrooms”
 of 5 bubbles fefescheffer, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors, and inward facing”
 of 5 bubbles boombangabang, Mar 9, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a higher floor, on the same side as the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles 911rodrigol, Apr 10, 2015 | Read review
“Try not to haave a rooms on the street side, especially lower floors.”
 of 5 bubbles imolakadar, Mar 21, 2015 | Read review
“Ask the rooms on the left side.”
 of 5 bubbles neidet2015, Jan 6, 2015 | Read review
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