Just returned from Brazil where I stayed at Chez Les Rois on a 2 night then 3 night trip (with a jungle stay inbetween) during the World Cup.
Firstly, I arranged the trip around 8 months in advance, price was agreed and card down to secure (not charged, just as a deposit). Around 2 weeks before check-in I received a mail suggesting they would now charge my card (which was fine) but the amount was the amount we agreed + an additional charge for 5 days x 2 people breakfast. I went back and highlighted a previous email (from the first communication) where they suggested breakfast is included to which they replied "Over the World Cup the manager now decided he wants to charge extra for breakfast" - only in Brazil!
Otherwise, apart from this I had an excellent stay at the hotel. The staff were very helpful and accommodating, a real credit to the place. They allowed us to leave our luggage at the hotel whilst we visited the jungle, they also had a service to clean our clothes at a very reasonable price.
The rooms were fairly spacious (we stayed upstairs, I do not remember the room number) a double bed and a single, air conditioned (which you need in Manaus). Good shower, they were also cleaned every day.
Ended up having breakfast in the end, it was very good with fresh juices, fruit and freshly cooked eggs which is ideal in the Sun when you wake up.
The pool was small but big enough to relax in to get out of the hot Manaus sun. Due to the place not having too many rooms it was always pretty quiet.
With me being at the hotel over the time of the World Cup, I did not walk too far from the hotel to see the area (tended to get a taxi to the center or the stadium), however I did once and found a really good Churrascaria called Buffalo, worth checking out and only a 5 minute walk away
All in all, other than their change of mind on the agreed pricing...I had a really good stay at Chez Les Rois and would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Individual (SGL) - R$ 105,00 Duplo (DBL) - R$ 140,00 Triplo (TRL) - R$ 170,00 Quádruplo - R$ 195,00 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chez Les Rois Manaus, AM, Brazil