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Windsor Florida Hotel
Ranked #35 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Stayed at the Windsor Florida during business trip.
Location - is good, with restaurants close by in a safe area, and also not too far by taxi for other points of interest.
Hotel - clean and tidy, 3 lifts that are large and and pretty prompt. Security and staff at front door, helpful with good English and add to a feeling of security. Check in was quick and easy.
Rooms - small but ok for short stay, again quite clean with comfortable beds and nice comfortable pillows. TV has limited channels, with most in Portuguese (cable or satellite tv would be a definite improvement).
Amenities - only used rooftop bar and pool, quite nice up there with sun lounges and at the time ample seating.
Restaurant - looks more like a dining hall then restaurant not much atmosphere, staff were watching TV but still managed to attend to table. I was just there at breakfast and found the variety to be basic but adequate for my requirements. Lots of fresh fruit and fruit juice was very nice.
Negatives - very loud air conditioning, so switched it off when sleeping, some construction next door and on street side, but this did not make noise at night.
Laundry service was good, I left at front desk before 7am and it all returned by 5:30pm.
Free WiFi with good connectivity, no hassles....
Overall a nice stay for what I required...

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

It's my second time there, though my 1st experience was a pretty short one as the hotel was being renovated (and 4 yrs later it still is) and our rooms (we were 3 couples using 3 rooms) did not have any hot water on New Year's Eve. The hotel manager soon sorted out the situtation by sending us to a better hoter of the same chain! this treatment caused us to chose the same hotel and in fact staff is nice and as helpful as possible, However, renovation is still going on, so, should you go there, make sure you get a room in the new area, or you will end up in a dark and pretty old room. Still, I'd give it another go (provided I had guaranted a new room) if I were spending 1 night or 2 in Rio on business as value for money is fair. Assortment for breakfast is no 5 star, but quality of everything available was good, and, most importantly, yu don't pay any extra for that, nor for parking or internet access. Location is convenient as subway is only a short walk from the hotel, but beach is far.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

They are renovating part of the hotel, which is being stripped at the moment. The noise starts a litle after 7 AM and continues untill 6 pm. Forget taking a nap in these hours or working in your room. Wifi is unstable. Breakfast, well, I only touched the coffee and the bread. Juice takes like nothing, same for the eggs. They have a restaurant, because, hey, you need a restarurant. But I wouldnt eat there. This is the fourth Windsor I tried in Rio, and though their locations are good, to me they are only suited for one night business visits (Safe and cheap) when you need to stay over in Rio. Not for longer stays. Windsor Atlantica and Windsor Asturias both have the problem of noisy elevators that can keep you awake.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
1  Thank A B
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed here for three nights. The location is on a small side street in the Flamengo district. It's less than 10 minutes walk to the beach. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke enough English to overcome my total lack of Portuguese. Internet is included in the room rate and if you ask the front desk they will set you up so that you can have multiple devices connected. There is a small rooftop pool and also a gym - for whatever reason there are no towels in the gym so take one from your room. Of course it's easy and safe to go and exercise on the beach. There are several bars and restaurants in the area - having a beer (ask for a "shop" which is a glass of beer) and people watching is great entertainment. The the superior room I booked was spacious and comfortable with an excellent shower. If/when I get back to Rio I would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Many good things to say about the hotel. Foremost is the rooftop swimming poll.you can swim, look at Crist the Redeemer and watch street dances below. The beds are comfy and the place is clean. Great value!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Room selection is everything. Ask for a renovated room. My colleagues got refurbished rooms, but I got one that was bland and a bit noisy. The breakfast was great. The rooftop pool and bar is wonderful with great views. There are not a lot of variety of restaurants in the area, and there appear to be a lot of hostels and rundown hotels nearby. It is better to stay at a hotel near the beach.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed here because the conference was here so didn't do the usual research. Can't say how it compared price wise to those on Copacabana but it would have to be great value to entice me back. Pros: good breakfast buffet, close to metro station, relatively quiet & friendly staff. Cons: bland rooms, no tea/coffee in room, small pool, uninspiring bar, no a la carte, uninspiring neighbourhood & view.
No frills hotel similar standard of rooms as an Ibis or Travelodge in Europe.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Windsor Florida Hotel

Address: R. Ferreira Viana, 81 | Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210-040, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Flamengo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#17 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#26 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $81 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Florida Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 424
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Windsor Florida Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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