Stayed in Hotel Rio for 3 nights for business in September 2011. Good location, very near tram station, yet tucked away from the main road. there was a supermarket at the end of the road just 2 minutes walk. Hotel split into two buildings with a small road in between. i stayed in the main building. the reception lady was a bit cold and unfriendly; but the gentleman worked on reception desk in the evening was very friendly and helpful. the reception decor was dated. however, the room was reasonable sized, there was a electric shutter outside the window, that was fun to mess around and easy to use. it shut out the light well so can sleep even in daylight. the curtain was a tassle one, it looked modern but impractical when tried to open the window and let air in. room decor was modern, the bed was at a funny angle but worked well in room. tv located on the left side of the bed and fixed on a swivel shelf that can moved to suit wherever you are in the room, however, my neck felt funny after watching it for 20 mins on bed. free internet was good. free welcome drink in hotel bar was a very nice touch. shower room was spacious and clean. like the wet space rather a shower tray. there was sufficient wardrobe in room, free safe inside cupboard, comfortable bed, all facilities were well considered and worked well in room.
the best part was the breakfast in the morning. paid 6 euro and ate like a king. overwhelmed by how many choices are there just for sausages, must be over 10; then there were three or four ways of salmon; even the scramble egg tasted like real egg, everything was delicious and almost luxury. bear in mind even macdonald breakfast cost over 4 euro. the breakfast in hotel rio was unforgettably superb. great thumbs up to the chefs.
the bar was ok, however, there was no smoking ban indoor. it was more to do with local government regulations rather than the hotel. so be warned if you are a non smoker.
overall a great stay and would visit again.
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