We were en route to our Amazon expedition in the early morning and only booked this hotel because we needed a place to sleep. Needless to say, this review will only be focused on our experience as we needed the accommodation: a clean, room and fresh sheets. That's it.
We did arrive at midnight, so we did not see the hotel and were probably still jet-lagged from our flight. But we did smell the pungant scent of bleach in the first room the attendant tried to put us in (HE was very nice, by the way - no complaints on the service and helpfulness of the gentleman). The initial room was downstairs - beside the furnace and broom closet. Not inviting. He showed us to the room, and I literally had to hold my breath for the entire time. The bleach and stufiness of the room was just too much. Thankfully, I think he understood and moved us to another room, without any hesitation at all. This one was actually quite lovely (on the first floor, as you enter the reception area) with really high ceilings. However, the smell was still there. Not as stuffy, but the smell of bleach was still present. It was also vert loud, we had to sleep wtih our earplugs in. I did not feel safe or clean - I slept in my clothes, as did my husband.
Maybe it was just our impression of the area and arriving so late in Manaus, but it was pretty shady. There was a bug crawling out of our couch, at one point...the value for the money though was great - I think we paid about 75.00 CAD with the conversion rate; so I guess we got what we paid for....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run Hotel in the center of Manaus in historic building. All rooms with a/c, frigobar, cable TV and wirelsss Internet access. Free breakfast with tropical juices and regional dishes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Colonial Manaus, AM, Brazil