I stayed at Vila Rica for one night for a long lay-over between flights. The big plus is that it's very close to the airport- I belive the taxi charge was 15R and it was less than a 5 minute drive.
The room was small and old with two small beds, but it was clean and perfect to catch some sleep. There is a very nice courtyard in this hotel to drink your coffee and have your breakfast.
Now here was the big negative: I found myself in a jam not being able to pay the taxi driver who drove me to the hotel because the money changing stations in the airport were closed, and the hotel staff refused to pay the driver and then add the money to my bill. The poor driver was standing there waiting for his payment, and I had no R to pay him with, and the hotel staff wouldn't help me by paying the driver and adding the cost to my bill. They said no several times and I continued to ask, and finally they pecked away at the computer for a few minutes. I asked if they were resolving it, and the lady looked up and said "nao". The manager also also refused to help. Finally I paid the driver in American dollars and had to overpay him for the trouble.
Beware guys, if you're going to stay in this hotel, have plenty of Reales and all of your ducks in a row, because should you find yourself in a special situation and needing their help, they will not assist.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 30 years of leadership and a winning reference in the habit of serving well, the Hotel Vila Rica Belem, is located on Julio Cesar Avenue 1777, in the district of Val-de-Cans in Bethlehem. Our unbeatable location between the Val-de-Cans International Airport and Hangar Convention Center, surrounded by large green and private parking area make this hotel the most emblematic of the city. The rooms are spacious, welcoming and very comfortable. Still enjoying an excellent breakfast included in diaria.O Hotel Villa Rica is an ideal destination for business travelers and tourists. Within walking distance to the cultural, shopping and leisure, our hotel has simple and fast connections to the city center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vila Rica Belem Brazil