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“Welcome to hell”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Gamboa Rio Hotel

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Gamboa Rio Hotel
Ranked #175 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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“Welcome to hell”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Please do yourself a favourite and don't stay here.

Seriously you should already be looking for something else. This is a place in the ghetto where couples walk in off the street to have sex. You can get rooms in 4 hour blocks.

The guy at reception was drunk. Our room was basically a dungeon within the car park on the ground floor. A few metres from the street with no security between our room and massive cockroaches. No internet. Nothing. After much hassle and arguments we got moved to level 3. This room was almost as bad. It did have a mini bar stocked with condoms. We managed to call some people that we had pre booked a tour with in a few days time at 1am and they saved our arses. They called around town and found us a decent hotel and we got the hell out.

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Ronnie A, Manager at Gamboa Rio Hotel, responded to this review, February 21, 2012
Dear Sir,

We appologize that you didn't find what you were looking for. All the information in TripAdvisor, and other travelling sites about the hotel are completely true. Photos of the rooms are also reliable. There are 4 rooms in the ground floor but they had the same security as the rest of the hotel's rooms. They are quite big and comfortable rooms. We haven't been informed of any security problem involving our guests. We have a 24 hours reception and security.

The hotel is placed in a neighborhood in the Rio downtown, just 400 metres from the most important avenue in the city (Presidente Vargas Avenue). Two big companies have important buildings in our street: Embratel (the old national telecommunication company) and Light (the state energy company).

Actually, at this moment, Rio's Council are working in our streets in the project "Porto Maravilha" that will prepare our streets with better infraestructure. This working brings us a lot of problems (dirtier streets, transport can't pass through, etc. ), but this work is needed to have more beautiful streets in the future.

We appologize you didn't find what you expected to, but we wish you had a nice stay in Rio.
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Additional Information about Gamboa Rio Hotel

Property: Gamboa Rio Hotel
Address: Rua Alexandre Mackenzie 122, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20221-410, Brazil (Formerly Hotel Amazonas)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gamboa Rio Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gamboa Rio Hotel has 56 rooms with LCD TV, minibar, private bathroom and air conditioning. Located in the area of the project "Marvelous Port", which includes the development of the projects museum MAR (Art Museum of Rio), or where the Museum of Tomorrow (designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava) will be, the Pier Maua, the new headquarters of the Bank of Brazil, the new Trump Tower Rio, the headquarters of Tishman Speyer (the British architect Norman Foster), among others. The reception and lobby that were inaugurated in 2013, offers more confort and services for our guests. The entire hotel has Wi-Fi connection to connect to the Internet. Close to subway station Presidente Vargas and located near several bus stops, the strategic location of the Gamboa River Hotel allows you to have easy access to the main tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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