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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay in Rio de Janeiro and want just a good hotel as a base while sightseeing or relaxing on Copacabana Beach then the Rio Pompeu is the place for you. Situated downtown, away from the tourist-grabbers, this hotel offers excellent accommodation and breakfast for under £45l a night for a deluxe room.... More 

Thank Gerry R
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It's an average hotel definitely nothing special but me and my friend enjoyed our stay because we weren't looking for anything special just a place to stay, also free breakfast which is great and in our room had a mini fridge with sodas, beers and water which would be restocked daily (you do pay for them at the end of... More 

Thank Chaddrick H
Oslo, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

When we arrived in the evening we were a little bit disappointet about the neighbourhood, but we soon found out that the hotel is situated on historic grounds. The hotelmanager took us on a little stroll and showed us beautiful small streets and the places from which the history of Rio (and samba) startet. He had good knowledge of Rio's... More 

Thank Jacob P
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Single person room was small but was enough. Beds are hard and to small for tall people like me. (1.96). Room was cleaned everyday. Clean towels and soap etc every day. Bathroom was larger than expected and was really goid. Toilet seat was a cushion. Not good imo. To vulnerable for bacteria and dirty butts. Hotel has a night watchman... More 

Thank Michel V
Ronnie A, Gerente at Hotel Pompeu, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for your comments at TripAdvisor. We will get your advice to try to improve our services. The hotel is located in downtown just near some important monuments. The hotel is not in the beach, but there are options to reach to the beach by underground or bus. We look forward to hosting... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Do not make the same mistake that I did by booking a room in this hotel. There are many good hotels in Rio. Look in the Santa Teresa area instead, you will love it there. This area is bad and not advisable to go out in at night.

5 Thank David d
Ronnie A, Gerente at Hotel Pompeu, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your evaluation. I agree that Santa Teresa is a lovely neighborhood, but as safe as the central area at night. As far as I know, the only hotel in Santa Teresa, is the five stars hotel called Santa Teresa. So just be sure where you will book your room. It will be probably a guest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This place is in a horrible location, Its not near the International airport but rather the local airport. It is dirty, the rooms are dank and filthy, the air conditioning doesn't work and people leave there doors open because its so small and hot. It is in desperate need of paint and I wouldn't be surprise if there is danger... More 

2 Thank Capetownrio
Ronnie A, Gerente at Hotel Pompeu, responded to this review

Dear guest, Pompeu Rio Hotel is located in downtown, just 300 metres from Avenue Presidente Vargas, the most important street in the center of Rio. There are no personal data in your profile so I am not able to find your booking data, in order to find out what could happen. There are sometimes that our guest pretend to book... More 

Linkoping, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Tiny rooms, dull breakfast and dull area, but relatively close to metro so it's easy to get to other locations. Hotel slightly dated but still in Ok condition. If you need silence in the morning you should ask for a room away from the street.

2 Thank Jan B
Ronnie A, Gerente at Hotel Pompeu, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thankyou for sharing your opinion. It's very important for us. Kind regards, Ronnie Arosa More 

Aldie, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Booked two double rooms 2 months in advance but they did not have them when we arrived. Assigned a 3 person and 1 person rooms for the night. The 3 persons room was 5 feet from the busiest city street, door does not even close fully and has shutters with gaps; so it was literally like sleeping on the footpath... More 

Thank Hemanth K
Ronnie A, Gerente at Hotel Pompeu, responded to this review

We appreciate to receive your comments regarding your stay at the Pompeu Rio Hotel. We are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express our sincerest apologies. Ronnie Arosa More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

We were misled by the website and were forced to stay at this place because there was nowhere else to go. The neighbourhood is very scary, but the 'hotel' tops it up with some of the people who stayed. The stink and the noise was horrible, and we couldn't sleep at night with people coming in and out. My room... More 

19 Thank T P
Management response:

Dear Mr. T P, Our hotel is located in downtown, just 2 quarters from President Vargas Avenue, the most important avenue of Rio de Janeiro. Our neighborhood is included in the project "Porto Maravilha", and workers of Council of Rio de Janeiro are working in the streets near the hotel, so in this times, streets are dirtier than usual The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Placed on Rua Camerino, in the historic center of Rio, close to the Praca Maua and avenues President Vargas and Rio Branco. The area where it is located is undergoing a major revitalization since is placed in the area of the "Marvelous Port" project, which includes the museum MAR (Art Museum of Rio), the future Museum of Tomorrow (Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava), the Pier Maua, the new headquarters of the Bank of Brazil, Rio Trump Tower, the headquarters of Tishman Speyer (the British architect Norman Foster). These are some examples of projects that are under development in the region, and are all near the Pompeu Rio Hotel. The hotel is in a modernist building from the year 1939 and has 60 rooms, some newly renovated. The common areas were renovated in 2013. Our apartments are idealized thinking about your comfort, and they all come with private bathroom, LCD TV, air conditioning and minibar. Our guests have access to WIFI connection from anywhere on our establishment, totally free of charge. Come and taste the traditional Brazilian cuisine or try international dishes in the restaurant PIER XV recently opened, attached to our lobby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pompeu

Address: Rua Camerino, 15 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20080-011, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £32 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pompeu 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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