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VIP's Motel alternative in Centro

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VIP's Motel alternative in Centro

I have an early morning flight arrival and will not be able to get into my apartment rental until the afternoon...

I have been to VIP's a few times and like the terrace, pool, etc... in some of the rooms but would rather not travel all the way out there since my apartment is near downtown...

Any suggestions on a VIP's-like motel in centro? Don't really need pool, terrace - just a clean room to freshen up after an overnight flight and meet my carioca friend before going to the apartment.


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1. Re: VIP's Motel alternative in Centro

I would recommend the Ibis Rio de Janeiro Centro Budget Hotel:


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2. Re: VIP's Motel alternative in Centro

There is a row of motel's on the road of Rio Scenarium in Lapa, close to centro, I believe the road is called Rua do Lavradio. They are simple, but they meet the criteria of a clean room to freshen up. In my single days visited a few of them :-) Now, the only forewarning - they are absolutely not up to the level of the VIP motel. I really do not remember their names, but I think one is called Casa Branca, or something like.... since you are mentioning early morning hours, they might be good options since regular hotels will be more limited with check-in time and less cost effective for just a few hour stay. From the outside they do not look so good (like almost any place in Lapa during the day), but things definitely improve inside!

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3. Re: VIP's Motel alternative in Centro

There are no good motels with such a quality in center area, but maybe in Flamengo neighborhood you can find one!

Ibis Santos Dumont would be my choice too, right beside the Santos Dumont local airport.

I don´t like the other Ibis at Praça Tiradentes (square).

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