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Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel
Ranked #131 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Minsk, Belarus
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Big hotel. Good English stuff which is very important for Rio:)) And all the services expected from 5 stars hotel are available) Together with spa, nice swimming pool and sunbathing area. Also I took a chance to visit hairdresser which was quite cheap and very good quality. The beach is just in front of you and the view from the big balcony in the room is great. It is good to have a rest for few days in this hotel in case you have already visited all the places and beaches in Rio)) Cause choosing Barra area for the whole stay is not a good idea as long as you are not older than 50. We took a taxi to any restaurant or shopping place from that hotel, and nothing like good club or bar are available nearby. If you are demanding on food, better try other hotel cause breakfast were too poor and even not that fresh (fish) comparing with a 3 stars hotel in Copacabana we had stayed previous days. The room is more or less ok for 1-2 days, it looks nice from the pictures and first impression, but only before you smell the air and feel the age of hotel. The shower room was even with extreme old glass and always wet floor. So, the hotel is only business trip choice. Or 2 days stay maximum.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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PMello_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing Sheraton Barra for your last stay in Rio de Janeiro and for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad to hear that, over all, you had a nice stay with us. It's sad to know that our food and beverage service and some of our facilities didn't meet your expectation. We'll be considering your comments in order to improve the quality of our services.

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The Management.
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I know everyone comments on this but the damp is really bad... You can smell it all over the hotel and I had to have all my clothes and cases cleaned when I got home. Without the problem this would be a great hotel - large rooms, good facilities, pleasant staff and fabulous service.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Launceston, Australia
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52 reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel 3 times over the past few years. This is a great beach front hotel situated about half way between the airport and the city centre, easily accessible by taxi from all areas.
All rooms have a large balcony which have lovely views and a sea breeze. The rooms themselves have a bedroom divided by a TV cabinet (with rotating TV) which adjoins a kitchenette (only a sink & cupboards - no crockery or cutlery etc) and a sitting room with a comfortable sofa. Room service can be ordered from the hotel restaurant as there are no restaurants nearby. We usually catch a taxi to Copacabana for dining. We also visit the fabulous, world famous Marius restaurant - not to be missed and don't eat anything during the day.
Barra shopping centre is a short taxi ride from the hotel for upscale shopping and great cafes.

Room Tip: Higher level floors have the best views of the beach, and a room at the front is magic. All rooms ha...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has rooms that are suites with a seperate living area and kitchenette with a microwave and kettle, fridge and popcorn is provided in the room!!

The bed is very comfortable and the bathroom is very clean spacious and a very nice shower.

The large balcony is nice to sit on in the evening with a glass of wine looking at the beautiful sea and Barra beach opposite.

There is room service available in the hotel and this is reasonably priced. There is also wifi at a coat in the rooms.

The hotel is quite a way from the sights of Rio but you can get a taxi from outside and negotiate a price with the driver to stay with you all day. It is cheaper than booking through the hotel.

There is a very nice large pool area where you can relax with a cocktail. The beach opposite has small shack type bars where a caipirinha works out at £1.50 each and they are STRONG!

Overall a great stay and looking forward to returning for leisure instead of business.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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PMello_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing the Sheraton Barra during your last visit in Rio de Janeiro. We are glad to receive your feedback which indicates us that we were able to reach your expectations. We hope to see you again in the future.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Comfortable room. Nice place near the sea. Complementary breakfast not great. Will get better breakfast at Devasaa just a few minutes walk from hotel. The SPA wasn't so great too. Time spent at the pool was good and relaxing. Room service is okay; although I won't recommend it for a foddie. But I liked the food they serve for lunch and dinner down at the restaurant. 4 star just for the room and the patio facing sea.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed on a short business related trip, with some relaxing time. Due to late arrival time, check in fairly quick, however at other times during the day, you are made acutely aware of how busy the hotel is, with lengthy waits at reception which is manned by too few staff. Hotels location is on a main road opposite a beautiful beach, though noise is not an issue. Rooms are huge, very suite like with kichenette, lounge area and large bed. Bathroom is shower only and looks dated, verging on unmaintained. There is a distinct damp smell within the rooms and corridors. Fairly good gym available and large pool area, though insufficient sun loungers and if you order food/drink service is painfully slow, again due to lack of staff which is a common theme in the hotel.

Room Tip: All have a suite like design and large balcony
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stayed at the this hotel in February and it was very clean and tidy, the staff were great and the view from the room was superb. We did not eat at the hotel as there are bars/shacks over the road by the beach that did very good food, freshly cooked burgers etc.

Room Tip: Ask for one facing the sea!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel
Address: Avenida Lucio Costa 3150, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22630-010, Brazil (Formerly Radisson Hotel Barra)
Phone Number:
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#55 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#57 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#60 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between the ocean and mountains in the city’s most modern neighborhood, Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel is surrounded by extensive lakes, stunning beaches and the exuberant Atlantic Forest. With modern design and impeccable decoration, Sheraton Barra offers 292 spacious guestrooms and suites, all with private balconies and overlooking the ocean. For your relaxation, Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel offers 2 outdoor pools, one for adults and another for children, an international cuisine restaurant, Fitness Center with modern workout devices, open-air hot tubs, dry and steam saunas, a squash court, playground and beach service. Located in the middle of a thriving garden is the Vila Spa, - with 5 bungalows for body treatments and exclusive bath rituals and massages that ensure a harmonious balance between body and mind. For all types of events, the Hotel offers 9 event rooms that hold up to 400 people, with all the required equipment infrastructure and technology, in addition to an experienced team of professionals to provide support for corporate or social events. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sheraton Barra Hotel And Suites
Sheraton Barra Hotel Barra Da Tijuca
Sheraton Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro Sheraton
Sheraton Barra Rio De Janeiro Hotel Brazil

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