CDesign Hotel
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CDesign Hotel

Avenida Lucio Costa 17360 Recreio, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-009 Brazil
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#37 of 306 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Tendo o mar como uma notável inspiração, a fachada ondulada do CDesign hotel reflete o que há de melhor na arquitetura mundial, oferecendo uma vista espetacular da praia do Recreio dos Bandeirantes. Cada detalhe do projeto foi planejado para a maior interação do hóspede com a beleza natural da região com seu design de linhas curvas simulando as ondas da praia, e sendo marcante para as suas fotos. Temos uma gama de atividades para todas as idades com atendimento personalizado, oferecendo uma nova experiência de hospedagem, com habitações de sacadas singelas ou varandas privativa, com vistas para o mar e para o bairro, WiFi gratuito em todas as áreas, sauna, hidromassagem, SPA e com piscina com borda infinita, para aproveitar o maravilhoso pôr do sol. Também temos área de eventos, que tem capacidade total de 400 pessoas divididas em 6 salas com jardim vertical, sendo ideal para todos os tipos de eventos, além de ser localmente perto das praias mais paradisíacas da cidade do Rio de Janeiro.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car park
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Children's television networks
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Light therapy
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Solarium
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Location

Avenida Lucio Costa 17360 Recreio, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-009 Brazil
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 46 out of 100
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Internacional Airport
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Santos Dumont Airport
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matt w wrote a review Feb 2021
Horsham, United Kingdom26 contributions45 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here 5 days prior to work, restricted to room and meals in room too.
My room was at the back of the hotel (overlooking residential street), which I think would be quieter than the front overlooking the beach and main road.
A/C worked ok and meals were varied enough for the 5 day duration.
I used the laundry which has both express and next day service.
Wifi was poor and unreliable, I would recommend an ethernet cable to plug in to the wall directly.
The hotel does have a pool, bar and restaurant but I have not visited due to situation.
I would stay here again and found everything to be suitable for the 5 day stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I would choose a quieter room at the back, unless you want a sea view
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Geoff2044 wrote a review Oct 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is ideally located right on the beach front but the rooms have seen better days. The wardrobes in my room were dirty and starting to show signs of wear and tear, that them was apparent throughout the room. and the bathroom.
The sea view rooms have a beautiful view of the ocean but my room was booked for me and I got a double bed and a single bed which left no room to move around the room, they seemed surprised when i asked them to remove the single bed as I had booked a queen sized bed and not a triple room..
The staff were always helpful and courteous but the hotel needs a lot of work doing to it to bring it back up to the standard it was when it first opened.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Vanessa Scheuer wrote a review Dec 2021
Genoa, Italy14 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff. Nice rooftop pool and bar. Indoor parking. Perfect location in Recreio . Stunning view from the sea view room . We will be back
Breakfast could have natural juices and a better coffee machine . The artificial juices were horrible.
Cabinet sliding door needs maintenance.
Sink tub is blocked needs maintenance.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sebastian T wrote a review Jan 2023
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A lot to improve. Nobody speaks English, either Spanish, they just try Portuguese over and over again until make themselves understood, is not something you expect for the price they charge.

The building is beautiful, but the service needs to change, mainly the clean one. They don't clean well and also are unorganized, they knock out door 8.30 am to make the room and we were sleeping, then they never came back and we need to call reception to ask them to do it.

Also the parking is charged and with an strange system of valet parking, you can't go for your own vehicle alone. In my case I have a motorcycle and I need to be escort every time I want to take it or parking.

I strongly recommend not to go on new years eve, they can't handle it well, not place in parking lots, overcrowded reception and breakfast (in a basement with a lack of everything, even plates and cups).

Then they have a very nice summing pool on rooftop and beach services that's included chairs and parasol. That's a plus, also with friendly staff.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at CDesign Hotel
Responded 7 Feb 2023
Mr. Sebastian, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on your stay at CDesign Hotel. Make sure that we take the views of our guests very seriously and we are taking all necessary steps to improve the points that have been highlighted. We hope to have a new opportunity to welcome you and change your vision about our service. Sincerely, team CDesign.
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Ruben D wrote a review Jun 2021
Bronx, New York86 contributions36 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A simple look will tell you that this is a nice a hotel, and it is, unfortunately it seems not to be very well cared, the hallway carpet are extremely dirty. and service could be better. I rented a suite with the idea that it would be a great experience: early check in, full board food, etc. Truth is that we hated it. First of all we arrived at noon, and the front desk before we made it to her let us know with a firm unpleasant voice that check in started at 3pm, without even checking what kind of room we had booked. Needless to say that they advertise on their rates "early check-in for suite guests".

The full board food: Same menu with 3 items for Lunch and Dinner, Not even one change. at least the fist glass of water wasn't charged.

The hotel could be a beautiful place, perhaps it was some time ago. The view is amazing, the bed was comfortable, room was clean. the terrace had 1 beach chair for two guests which I found funny...

I think I could go on and on, but I will stop here.
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Date of stay: March 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not buy included food on room, just buy from the regular menu
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Carlos Eduardo wrote a review Jan 2020
Sao Paulo, SP19 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Poor service and low staff qualification (rude attendants in both chek-in and chek-out). Dirty towels in the room and pool. Expensive food and drinks for the low quality. The hotel is located in a premium spot in Rio, but it seems that the owners / managers don´t care about good service, staff education and professionalism.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marília Bossan, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at CDesign Hotel
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Dear guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing the CDesign Hotel, as well as for sending us your comments at the end of your stay. We are very concerned with your comments regarding your experience, I assure you that this is not the type of service that we are used to provide or the image that we want to convey to our guests and customers. We are investing a lot in training and new hires, precisely in search of these changes and in search of improving the services of our Hotel. I will be personally checking with the supervisors involved so that I can then take the necessary actions for this type of situation not to happen again. Know that it is through comments like yours, that they experience the experience as a guest, and through the observations and suggestions of our customers that we seek more and more to improve our services in order to better meet the needs and desires of our guests and guiding us in constant search for quality. I understand the reason for your comments, so please know that action will be taken. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you again with us and be able, in this way, to change this impression that was left. We reiterate our thanks for your valuable collaboration and hope to have the pleasure of receiving you again. Kindly, Marília Bossan Guest Relations
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Chantal B wrote a review Feb 2023
San Francisco, California28 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful from afar, not so much from up front. This hotel probably was nice when it opened and hasn't made any improvements since then... the rooms are full of stains on the wall, holes, no decor, bad sheet, no good sound insulation from the street where bars are blasting their music. And the policy at the pool is ridiculous with their towel system, on top of not having access to the pool once you checkout even if you stayed several days.. you are pretty much cut off of the hotel then. Otherwise the location is nice.
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Date of stay: February 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Guest Relations, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at CDesign Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2023
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review and all the points mentioned. We take all evaluations very seriously, and you can be sure that we will work hard to correct the points you bring. We hope to have the opportunity to present you with improvements in our service in the future. Sincerely, CDesign Team !
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Richard M wrote a review Jan 2020
East Preston, United Kingdom22 contributions66 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We are current residents of this hotel and having been out for the day, we arrived back for a shower and rest @16:30. Room hadn’t been cleaned so no clean towels or room. Bailed to the pool for drinks and some food and ordered some food. By 17:49.. Food still not arrived. Just chicken cubes with mustard and honey. Really not a good standard for a hotel trying to be cool and hip. No excuse for such poor service overall.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marília Bossan, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at CDesign Hotel
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Dear guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing the CDesign Hotel, as well as for sending us your comments at the end of your stay. We are very concerned with your comments regarding your experience, I assure you that this is not the type of service that we are used to provide or the image that we want to convey to our guests and customers. We are investing a lot in training and new hires, precisely in search of these changes and in search of improving the services of our Hotel. I will be personally checking with the supervisors involved so that I can then take the necessary actions for this type of situation not to happen again. Know that it is through comments like yours, that they experience the experience as a guest, and through the observations and suggestions of our customers that we seek more and more to improve our services in order to better meet the needs and desires of our guests and guiding us in constant search for quality. I understand the reason for your comments, so please know that action will be taken. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you again with us and be able, in this way, to change this impression that was left. We reiterate our thanks for your valuable collaboration and hope to have the pleasure of receiving you again. Kindly, Marília Bossan Guest Relations
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phylicia b wrote a review Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel staff were amazing and very helpful. Although I speak a little to no Portuguese, they were able to assist in English. Carolina was so patient with us as we tried to order dinner. João was very hospitable as well and his greeting made me feel safe, welcome and at peace. Will def stay again. Highly recommended. Complimentary beach chairs great! Ocean balcony view even better. Complimentary breakfast icing on the cake.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Relations, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at CDesign Hotel
Responded 17 Jun 2023
Dear Phy, we are glad that you had a nice experience at our hotel. Our main goal is to ensure the satisfaction of our guests by offering memorable moments. We are happy with your story! We hope to host you again! Sincerely, CDesign Team.
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Asalderson wrote a review 17 May
2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is right in front of the beach and the deck chairs and towels were great and the bar staff on the beach were fantastic, the staff in the main hotel were very friendly also. Breakfast is good and has a good selection.

However for the price you do not get the value for money. Laundry was very expensive and items were lost, no apology was made and it was attempted to charge us for the missing items on check out.
After check out you are not able to use the facilities, this seems odd for the amount paid.
On the surface it is very pretty but the cleanliness is lacking.
It is some distance from the city which was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle but something to bare in mind if wanting to explore the city itself it would take between 45/60 mins to get in if traffic was kind to you.
The pool has a nice view but there is not much seating so laying by the pool felt impossible after 10am.

I would likely not return.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Guest Relations, Atendimento ao cliente/recepção at CDesign Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback. We will take the points mentioned into consideration for future improvements. We hope to see you soon again. Sincerely, CDesign Team.
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Answer from Kathy194017
North Las Vegas, Nevada207 contributions75 helpful votes
I used SunTransfers to get to and from the hotel from the international airport. I think I paid about 56 euro each way, but they were very efficient. The hotel is beyond where most tour companies pick people up, but you can get a cab to the nearest pick up for the equivalent of about $5-$10 USD.
Answer from Hammstah
Lindenhurst, Illinois129 contributions29 helpful votes
It is so easy to do a day trip from there. And it depends on where you want to go on your day trip. There are a number of forests with trails for hiking within 15 minutes. And to get to downtown Rio de Janeiro is about a 45-minute ride in an Uber.
Answer from Hammstah
Lindenhurst, Illinois129 contributions29 helpful votes
Uber operates in this market and it is excellent. It is about a 30-minute or 40 minute drive to Copacabana. I would say it's approximately the same to Sugarloaf/Pão de Açucar, Corcovado, etc. As far as the hotel room size between one and the other, I don't remember, but the size that I reviewed was outstanding for two people. I think we had a queen-size bed. We overlooked the ocean and it was perfect. The beach across the street is beautiful, friendly and safe, but you still should not leave personals on the beach if you go in the water. Also, there are a number of wonderful nature hikes within 15 or 20 minutes of the hotel.
Answer from sphinxhead1972
New York City, New York9 contributions2 helpful votes
Hola. Me di cuenta de un garaje y servicio de aparcacoches. pero no lo usé yo mismo, así que no pude aconsejarle sobre el costo. había espacios de estacionamiento en la calle frente al hotel también.
Kira A asked a question Oct 2016
Rolle, Switzerland45 contributions49 helpful votes
Is there public transport to get us easily into the city from this area?
Answer from Rodrigo B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ67 contributions37 helpful votes
Honestly? No! The hotel area is totally apart from the tourist zone and there is no public transportation over there. You’ll spend lots of money with uber and/or taxis (use the yellow ones )
Reiseservice S wrote a tip 4 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"a very nice place to stay. "
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Fábio0913 wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't loose the sunset at the pool"
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Dennis wrote a tip Nov 2023
Lisbon, Portugal7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"On Saturday and Sunday everything is very busy, if you have children it is best to plan everything very early."
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Ingrid R wrote a tip Jul 2023
Londen, United Kingdom2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"TO AVOID"
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Mario Olimpio M wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Aviod dinner..very bad service."
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PRICE RANGE
£63 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Blue Tree Premium Design Rio de Janeiro
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Oeste (West Zone) / Recreio dos Bandeirantes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
278
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Frequently Asked Questions about CDesign Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to CDesign Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Chico Mendes Ecological Park (0.5 miles) and Roncador Lookout (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at CDesign Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at CDesign Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at CDesign Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at CDesign Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to CDesign Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Classico Beach Club Recreio, Growlers2Go, and Restaurante Ádorê.
Are there opportunities to exercise at CDesign Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at CDesign Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does CDesign Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at CDesign Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to CDesign Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sitio Roberto Burle Marx (7.0 miles).
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