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“No more than average”
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Hotel Venezuela
Ranked #133 of 331 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Campinas, SP
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“No more than average”
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Rio de Janeiro is a very expensive city to find lodging at the right price, specially if you don't book way in advance. That being said, Hotel Venezuela was a good option in terms of location, since it's halfway between downtown and the south zone (Copacabana, Ipanema...) in a small quiet street in the neighborhood of Flamengo. Bus stops and a subway station are nearby, although subway in Rio doesn't take you to many places. Some nice bars and restaurants were nearby.
Now, in regards to the hotel itself, there's nothing much else to say after reading the previous reviews: rooms are very small, bathroom is tight, breakfast is basic and served in a very small room so people many times have to wait for their turn to be able to sit and eat. People in the reception are eager to offer you paid services even when you're just asking what bus to take to go somewhere.
By the way, I am Brazilian and there were foreigners staying in the hotel as well. I've witnessed many times foreign people trying to communicate with the morning reception lady unsuccessfuly since she had absolutely no English knowledge (that ridiculous scene where the person starts speaking louder to be understood was common). So this is not a good option if you can't speak or understand some Portuguese.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Location is convenient exactly in the middle of Pão de Açucar-Corcovado-Santa Teresa-Copacabana rectangle. The zone seems to be Ok with a lot of people on the streets until late in the night.

The room was EXTREMELY small. There is space just either for you or for your luggage, not for both. Therefore, I suppose all guests put their luggage over the beds – not contributing to the cleanness of bed coverings. There is absolutely no space to store the bed coverings themselves. But at least you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun trying to find a place for different things (we, for example, discovered that ceilings are high enough :) ). Oh, I forgot - there is a window! So some things might be stored out of the window! We were 3 in the triple room and if one of us needed to go to toilet or to corridor the remaining two people must occupy their strategic places on the respective beds – otherwise the first person would not pass.

The stuff is only interested in making money with you, like selling a tour to you. Therefore, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE rely on their advices or recommendations (we, for example, were sent to the city center in a weekend; fortunately before going we noticed that our book highlights that this is a definite no-no). Lady in the breakfast room is very unfriendly – you will feel like if you have invaded her personal kitchen. If you come for a breakfast in a wrong time you will find no place to seat and will queue in lobby. If you are less lucky (like we were on the first day), everything will already be eaten and you will have no food for yourself.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Venezuela
Address: Rua Paissandu 34, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22210-080, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Flamengo
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #133 of 331 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Venezuela 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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