The hotel is located in a busy area and was not built with noise reduction in mind. I was on the 10th floor and heard a lot of traffic in the evening until the city began to calm down at 11:30 or 12:00. The room has individual air conditioning units that are noisy also. Add the T.V which is louder than ussual to drown out the traffic and air conditioning units and you have one noisy room.
That being said the room was not great but I enjoyed the kitchenette. There is a great grocery store less than 2 blocks away. A park about 5 blocks away where you can walk or run.
The room was clean. The bed was a little firm but comfortable enough. There was plenty of hot water (BIG PLUS) and the lighting in the bathroom was good for getting ready in the morning. The desk was not very big, kind of a long ledge, but the size of the desk was made up for by the ease of using the internet. I think it was the easiest Wi-Fi I have ever accessed in a hotel. And the wi-fi was free!
The biggest asset is their staff who was warm, friendly and very helpful. There was also someone at the desk who spoke english.
The review that mentioned the hall lighting is right, it is slow to respond but it does respond and it did not bother me at all. Also I saw no bugs anywhere.
It is a good basic hotel with enough plusses to stay at as long as you are not a super light sleeper. If I were to go to Porto Allegre I would try to get into the Sheraton which is in a little quieter neighborhood and looks like it has central air since I didn't see the airconditioning units hanging out the windows. But it is much more expensive... of course.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best location in Porto Alegre, close to Parcao, Parque Redeçao and Calcada da Fama (famous street with bars and restaurants). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Porto Alegre Manhattan Brazil