Small room and very small bathroom, you just about have to sit on the toilet to close the door - and I am not saying that because I have a large bottom. Honestly. The shower itself is fine though. Close to Gloria metro, useful to get to Copacabana and Ipanema, metro is safe and easy way to get around (get a pre-pay card, works out just over £1 a trip, regardless of distance)
Rooms can be very noisy as sound echoes up through the open centre - if someone drops a spoon on the tiles below everyone hears it. Strange design.
Breakfast is limited, watery juice - pity as Brazil has fantastic juices - Acai is heaven on earth when done properly - cold meat, bread and cheese and usually water melon or guava. DIY Toasted sandwich maker does help.
Very helpful reception. All our tours (booked from England) were late and disorganized - Gray Line via City discovery were particular bad. Booked in English but you have to ring them the day before your trip to confirm and they don't speak English. Cost me a fortune in mobile phone costs - almost as much as the tour - before the guy at the hotel reception sorted it out. Tour was then late. Better, quicker and cheaper to just make your own way to and from the attractions, which is pretty much all Gray Line does for you.
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