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“Not bad”
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Imperial Hotel
Ranked #127 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Decent and very clean. The breakfast was yummy and the staff incredibly helpful. The bathroom was great with one of the best showers I've come across in my travels! In a good location (Catete) which is near Lapa. I would stay here again as it was reasonably priced.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Decent, clean hotel with tasty breakfast and friendly staff. Nothing fancy but reasonable value for Rio, and on a busy road so felt safe. It's in Catete which is a good midpoint between the main areas in Rio also, so pretty easy to get most places, and a pleasant walk to sugar loaf.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Salvador, BA
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

the hotels in Copacabana and Ipanema are charging ever more ridiculous prices. This hotel, Imperial, is a reasonably priced 3 star hotel with good amenities, right in the heart of Rio, near to Lapa, Centro and Santa Teresa and minutes away from Santes Dumont airport in a folky neighbourhood with the metro 100 meters from its door. The only thing that is a bit rickety are the old air conditioners.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Just to show you how classy this place is, there is a sign in the lobby (in Portuguese) warning guests that's illegal to carry firearms into the hotel. But the rooms are clean if not spacious at all. Breakfast, as usual in Brazilian hotels (although this is changing), is plentiful and of good quality, with a range of fruit, cakes, bread, juices, etc. The staff is another matter: also common in Brazilian establishments (I was born and raised there), they were rude, badly trained and unhelpful. We checked in and went out for a walk. On our return, we were told that we were given a more expensive room by mistake, and we had a choice of moving to another room or paying the difference. When I grumbled about the inconvenience, I was told in an aggressive tone that the alternative was to charge the clerk that checked us in. I didn't want that, so on to another room we went (it was too late to find another place), with no offer to help with the luggage or even an apology. In summary: a reasonable place for the cost, but don´t expect any slack from the staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Location is very good, very close to Catete tube station, lots of restaurants and shops around. Crowded but safe area, where normal people live. That's a compliment.
We had a suite, large room and large bathroom with all comfort but oldish furniture. The room was at the back so quiet but overviewing a flat roof that hosted the hotel bins! The air conditioning is extremely noisy, fortunately the temperature was low enough to switch it off. As the room was in a remote place after the pool it had no wifi, so we had to move to a public place to connect.
Breakfast just OK not more, in a noisy basement room.
Staff not really helpful and with sometimes no English language at all.

Room Tip: Go for a suite, it's only a little more expensive but you'll get a large room/bathroom.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Sarita K
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

In general, the hotel is quite nice. Rooms are clean, tidy, furniture is not truly new, but quite all right. Staff is polite and is looking to help with every question. The best is location - just near the Catete metro station, besides, there are some restaurants nearby. Local airport is just 3 km ride straight from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We had a spacious room, which was clean. Had a TV and a smoking room also. Bathroom was big. Breakfast area was a little crowded but it was fine. Food was ok. The location is on a main street but you can't really hear the noise from the room and its safe to walk around at night as there are a lot of people around and a lot of shops and restaurants close by.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor further along the corridor are a lot quieter
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Property: Imperial Hotel
Address: Rua do Catete, 186, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Imperial Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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