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Transamerica Prime Barra
Ranked #124 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to go back to after a hard day working”
Reviewed 16 May 2009

I have tried this hotel on a 3 day business trip to Rio and it was a very good choice even though I did not have the time to enjoy their beautiful pool or the other services. My use of the hotel was mainly for sleeping and breakfast, so...
Location: Barra da Tijuca is a great place to stay because you have a lot to do and see (beaches, malls and good restaurants) however the distances always require the use of taxis or a car. It´s not exactly the feel of the real Rio de Janeiro but if you are looking for a safe (at least I felt safe here...) and quiet place to stay you should be OK here. The hotel is situated in a quiet and nice neighborhood. Great to sleep but not much around if you want to walk to places. Get a cab to go to Barra Shopping (about R$ 15,00) and you will have everything you need at your disposal.
Rooms: Their rooms are small but decent and had good quality and sparkling clean sheets. My room had 2 beds (slightly bigger than a single bed, a nice surprise). It had a nice terrace with a beautiful view...
Service: Check in was a little slow but efficient. Housekeeping did a great job cleaning the rooms and the guys at the restaurant were GREAT, helpful and acommodating. They even allowed us to have breakfast some minutes before the restaurant open at 6:30 because we had an early flight.
All in all, a very nice - although a little pricey - place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

It's a common hotel with no luxury but a not that common price... Stayed there for one night only and the price was around R$ 350 (USD 150) and I think I could have had a better place to stay in Barra for this price... The room was ok, but the service not. The front desk staff got confused when I asked for something different from what they were used to (change my name, that was wrong, on the receipt)...

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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Property: Transamerica Prime Barra
Address: Avenida Gastao Senges 395 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22631-280, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#52 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Transamerica Prime Barra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Transamerica Flat Barra Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Transamerica Prime Barra Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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