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Ibis Rio de Janeiro Botafogo Hotel
Ranked #46 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Accommodation in Rio is extremely expensive and hotels are usually worn and outdated. Ibis Botafogo is a great surprise. Although rooms are small (standard Ibis size), they are very clean. Front desk staff was very helpful and smiley. Location was nice: close to restaurants, easy access to city centre, Copacabana or Ipanema by subway. Very safe zone. No better deal in town!! Will come back soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights to get our barings of the city before backpacking around Brazil. The staff are friendly and helpful with maps etc. Our room was cleaned every day but it was a little annoying not to have any tea/coffee making facilities in the room. The walls are quite thin and if you're in a room near the lifts you can continually hear the pinging noise!
The location is good, only 10 mins to the metro and about 20 mins to the shopping centre which has some nice restaurants with panoramic views of Sugarloaf mountain.
There isn't really a lot to do in Botafogo if you're coming as a tourist though and the beach is deserted as the water is polluted.
Overall we enjoyed our stay though.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Ibis is a good hotel chain for those who expect clean rooms, without great expense. Rooms are small, but efficient, with a good desk for working. WiFi is included in the price. If you don't have your own computer or tablet, you can use terminals in the lobby, free of charge.

The Botafago Ibis is in a good location for walking and for access to urban transport. Staff is friendly and helpful. The area around the hotel is safe and we felt comfortable here, unlike some parts of Rio.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wife and I checked in very early morning on New Year's eve.

You can tell when you walk into the Ibis hotel in Botafogo that it's really a business hotel. But as far as business hotels go I found their staff to be extremely friendly, polite and helpful.

They were very helpful with tips on travelling to and from the celebrations on Copacabana beach, on how to stay safe, where to avoid, where to eat, what to wear etc. etc. They weren't set up to make dinner reservations or book taxis, but they would always point us in the right direction.

The rooms were a bit cramped, and with lots of fluorescent white lighting. Not very relaxing. The bathrooms were nice and spacious and the showers powerful. There usually weren't enough towels but they would happily give you extra if you went downstairs. (There is no room service.). Also the AC could be a bit temperamental- a little too cold in the night and not cold enough by early morning.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We got what we expected: clean room, comfortable bed, good wifi. Staff was friendly and helpful. The location was close to the subway and in a safe area. We had a lunch in the restaurant and it was pretty good.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I had a good surprise with Ibis Rio de janeiro Botafogo, because I had already stayed at other Ibis hotel located in the city center and a had a bad experience then. I choose these hotel for the location, cause it's near to copacabana and Leblon neighborhoods as well to downtown. Another good surprise was the staff, very kind and helpfull, and need to mention the hotel restaurant is very good and cheap. Another quality is the cleanliness and silence of the rooms. I have no doubt to come back to this hotel next trip to Rio de janeiro

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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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:
#11 Green Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#23 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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