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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very average. Pros - Close to beach Lots of eating options nearby Close to train station Onsite restaurant and bar, with free breakfast Affordable Cons - Wifi is highly unreliable and you will have to use one of the 3 computers on site IF the internet is even working. I usually don't care about wifi because I...

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Salford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not one to complain but we're to start the electric went out in all of the building in the night but this meant that the a/c was not on then went down stairs to find a truck across the front of the building with a generator on the back of it pumping out lots of black smoke to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Owing to the massive demand for hotels over New Year, this hotel takes advantage of this and provides a lackluster service. The wifi didn't work most of the stay (with zero apology). Enormous cockroaches throughout the room, little English spoken by bar and waiter staff which made ordering food and drink near impossible, no such thing as an ironing board...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well priced (for an upmarket hotel located near Copacabana), Royal Rio is an excellent option if you need a comfortable, quiet place to stay close to the centre of Rio. The staff are efficient and helpful, and the location is also very good- within walking distance of both Copacabana and Botafogo. There is also a cab rank very close (but...

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Everett, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is near Copacabana Beach. The staff was friendly and spoke English. Be careful as this place is in a high crime area. I went out with my camera around my neck and some old lady told me to hide it. The room was clean and comfortable. The buffet breakfast was good.

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Paramaribo, Suriname
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

excellent ! only the wifi was terrible on the 12th floor most of the time no connection; the gym is incomplete and the training equipments are out of function!! Besides the wifi and gym facilities a very good hotel; very nice people; excellent breakfast! please: managment do something with the gym and wifi because everyday we asked about the terrible...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are looking for decent accommodation at an affordable price and are happy to stay in a clean room with slightly dated decor the Royal Rio is fine. An easy 2 block stroll to Copacabana beach and 10 minutes to the famous Copacabana Palace it's a popular hotel with an often crowded reception/foyer area. Upon arrival Reception was very...

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Sydney
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Hotel is is old, tiled floors, old building and noisy. Wi-Fi (which they charged us for) was non-existent. Location is ordinary and there really is nothing to recommend about this hotel. Many other better options available.

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Santiago
Reviewed 1 October 2016

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I was here for Christmas/NY wth friends. Hotels in Rio are overpriced in general and this is my third time there so I knew that. But this hotel is shabby, dirty, noisy and hit and miss as to whether you get a rude Carioca on reception or a nice one. Wifi is intermittent and at breakfast you can see how...

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Rio Palace Hotel offers 242 spacious guest rooms and suites, equipped with TV's LED 32 ', central air conditioning, electronic safe, mini bar, cable TV, with work desk and wi-fi internet. Always worrying about the welfare of each of its guests, the hotel has rooms adapted for guests with special needs, all decorated with maximum of excellence, uniting comfort and sophistication in all environments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Rio Palace Hotel

Address: Rua Duvivier 82, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22020-020, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: £82 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Rio Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 242
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Also Known As:
Hotel Royal Rio Palace
Royal Rio Palace De Janeiro
Royal Rio Palace Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#36 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#42 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Choose a lower floor for shorter elevator wait. All the surrounding buildings are just as high so you won't have a view anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles 410sheenag, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“overcrowded low quality hotel...but Rio is so expensive there was no affordable choice!”
 of 5 bubbles 440Sid_London, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This Hotel is in the Centre of a Busy area and outside nice is condiderable.”
 of 5 bubbles Padcock, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are nicer hotels with better staff on the same block.”
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“Upper rooms better as further from road although it's not massively busy.”
 of 5 bubbles adrienc316, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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