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“a few decades ago it must have been decent” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlton Hotel Brasilia

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Carlton Hotel Brasilia
Ranked #53 of 56 Hotels in Brasilia
Paris, France
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“a few decades ago it must have been decent”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

The lobby does not look bad, but the hotel is very outdated.
Wifi only in the lobby, not the rooms (cable available, though).
Room decoration from the early seventies.
Did not have warm water for 2 days in my room, thanx gosh it´s Brazil and it was rather hot.
Buffet dinner extremely expensive at 45 R$ (26USD) and not something to write home about.
In a nutshell, you must be able to find better hotels.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

The hotel Carlton is almost an attraction in itself, as it seems to have come straight from a bygone era (the 70s, I guess) with an orange – brown colour scheme, antiquated furniture and equipment and the outfit of the hotel staff. Service is generally good, the rooms slightly ‘industrial’, but adequate, and the breakfast quite OK. However, how taxes are added to the final bill was not always clear to me, so be careful about that. The location was good for us, because on a walking distance from our event site, but that’s obviously subjective. A large and very useful mall is just across the street.

While the food at the restaurant was actually surprisingly innovative and nice, using Amazonian fruits in combination with ‘traditional’ ingredients, it was extremely expensive.

I would stay again, but Brasilia seems to have many similar hotels.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Moritz73
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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112 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2010

Clock has stopped hereas many hotels in Brasilia, but it's ok for a 1-2 nights. Decoration and equipment is old, but everything works.TV, Wifi, minibar...it all works.
Good value. Could renovate to become vintage style.
Great swimming pool.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Roberto_MJ
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Vienna
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2009

You will feel like back in the sixties- even the hotel stuff still wears sixties uniforms. The front desk man Joao Carlos was extreamly friendy and helpful and organized a city tour right away. The rooms were standard and not very stylish, but okay for one night.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ViennaGuanaco
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123 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2005

Well the spirit of the 70s lives right here complete with that brown shaggy carpet so beloved of US motels, the moulded plastic revolving chairs in the dining room (so who has a bum that shape then?) & the wonderful formal period costume that the employees have to wear (matches the carpet with cheap braid). Given the Hotels name you almost expect Rhoda’s doorman to greet you on arrival (70s TV if you missed that link- don’t worry I don’t get any of the the South Park in jokes)

That said the Carlton its cheap, clean & functional & the staff are reasonably eager to please (still not quite sure how I swung a 4pm check out time). My fellow guests appeared to be junior athletics teams from elsewhere in Latin America & the suits in glasses who showed up at the door in limos to attend the exotically named meeting for ‘The Cartagena protocol’

Would I recommend? Cheap & easy but I doubt if distinctive. Would I recommend Brasilia for a trip? Oh yes (strictly 1 day though)- much more so than all the people who have never been there & hammer its reputation. Make sure you get a city tour conducted by Billy (reception will set you up).

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Property: Carlton Hotel Brasilia
Address: Rua Shs Quadra 5 Bloco G, Brasilia, Federal District 70322-913, Brazil
Region: Brazil > Federal District > Brasilia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Brasilia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Carlton Hotel Brasilia 4*
Number of rooms: 195
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