We spend 8 nights there at the carnival time 2013. They were the worst hotel nights of my life.
-No hygiene what so ever.
We even saw COCKROACHES in the restaurant.
First morning the bread served for breakfast was in mold.
Bed linen is terrible, they haven't been changed in decades.
I don't even want to know about the bathrooms condition. Dirt all over.
-Everything from the 70s.
Air-con was very noisy (!) and it kept the room barely below +28 degrees (82 F). (outside +38°C).
And the cleaning lady kept turning it off every day when we were outside. After we left her a note not to do that, she kept it on.
-Beds were made for little people. Not a chance that a scandinavian man like myself (186 cm) would be able to sleep there. Had my feet hanging in the air.
-Power cables were loose. I'm sure the place will burn down some day because of the lack of modernisation in the electric systems. You could actually see into the wall when the power cables were ripped off. We didn't have the guts to cast a light in there....
-Cheapest possible for every single thing.
We had to call the reception to get some more toilet paper the minute we checked in. They gave us ONE roll after the call.
-About the lights: In the corridors there are small lights with a motion detector switch on/off. Practically the whole hotel was covered in darkness and the lights only were on when someone was moving directly under a lamp. Cozy? NOT.
They didn't know anything really. Almost impossible to communicate in English. They did not care about their guests no matter what was the problem. Without our portuguese speaking friend we would've been in deep trouble.
-Bad location for a pleasure tourist.
Located in the business district. Want to grab a dinner somewhere close? Impossible. There are absolutely zero restaurants in the area open after 6 pm. At the evening and night time it is not safe to walk around because there are some homeless people outside.
It took a while to drive to Copa/Ipanema by taxi...
-Wi-fi said to be included but did NOT work.
Overall this is a terrible hotel! What ever you do NEVER use this hotel. "Three stars" is just ridiculous, this is not even a standard hostel. I must say I was both worried that I get either electricuted or burnt to death in case of an electric fire. That's why we only went to the hotel when we had to. To be avoided!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Center Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil