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“Nothing more than an upgraded motel”

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Ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo Hotel
Ranked #47 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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“Nothing more than an upgraded motel”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you are someone traveling from the US, this hotel is basically an upgraded motel. The rooms are extremely small, check-in and check-out process takes forever, no fitness center, no iron in the room, cheap shampoo and soap that suck. The only consolation is an in-house restaurant but then who would want to come to Rio and eat at this very mediocre place. I'm disappointed for the price paid.

Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had a great stay, clean rooms, friendly staff. It's a new hotel so some taxi drivers didn't know where it was; make sure you know the address or have it written down to make life easier.
The neighbourhood felt very safe esp. compared to other areas in Rio and is much less 'touristy', though quite a walk to the touristy areas, taxis are recommended!

Overall, a very pleasant stay! Many thanks!

  • Stayed September 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a brand new hotel in the heart of Botafogo. Very close to Botafogo Metro Station.and also within walking distance to a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas and a shopping mall (Botafogo Praia Shopping). The rooms are what you expect from Ibis: simple but clean and comfortable.A nice flat screen TV. The bed was particularly good. I'll definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 1052 and could see Corcovado from my window which was a bonus!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

If booking tour with the hotel, skip the English tour as its extra money but you will find your guide can't speak much English anyway. Might as well join the Portuguese group and enjoy the same ride and sightseeing places.

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Additional Information about Ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo Hotel

Property: Ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo Hotel
Address: Rua Paulino Fernandes, 39, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270-050, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Green Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#17 Best Value Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mr Basilio EDSON, the manager of the ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo hotel, would like to welcome you.The Hotel ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo is located close to the Botafogo metro station and 4.3 miles (7 km) from Santos Dumont Airport and the city center. The hotel has 270 apartments with air conditioning and minibar, as well as offering free WIFI. Paying car park, a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to a 24-hour bar. The Hotel ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo is a strictly non-smoking hotel. ... more   less 
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