My wife and I stayed at Hotel Monte Castelo in Gloria while she was recovering from surgery in Rio de Janeiro. We needed a clean, inexpensive, comfortable and quiet place to stay for at least two weeks. Most of the hotels in Rio de Janeiro were fully booked during the time we needed to be in Rio de Janeiro but Roberta, the General Manager of Hotel Monte Castelo, was very gracious and professional in accommodating us. She promptly responded to all of our emails and phone calls.
The Hotel Monte Castelo is an older style of small, Brazilian hotel (my wife and I found it to be both quaint and at the same time a little more chic than you would typically expect from a low cost property). The Hotel Monte Castelo has recently been renovated throughout including new beds, furniture and split AC units which really reduce the noise / hum levels.
The Hotel Monte Castelo's café de manhã / breakfast is simple but they use only high quality ingredients and everthing on the buffet is very fresh. The Hotel Staff, who also take their breakfast from the same buffet as the guests, give extra care and attention to the buffet because they want it to always be nice for the Hotel's guests and themselves.
The Hotel Staff are all very friendly and accommodating and many speak quite good English which is often hard to find in Brazilian hotels.
While the end of the street where the hotel is located, Rua Cândido Mendes, empties into a park-like setting and is quite close to a Metro / Subway Stop, it is important to be careful during the day and night when you are walking as there are many types of people out and about. However, there is a Taxi Stand in front of the hotel so it's easy to take a Taxi and avoid the pedestrian trafffic on the sidewalks.
Lapa, one of Rio de Janeiro's major nightlife and entertainment districts, is just a few blocks away from the Hotel Monte Castelo as is Centro or downtown Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana is a 10 to 15 minute taxi ride from the hotel, depending on traffic.
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- Hotel Monte Castelo Rio De Janeiro, Brazil