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Mercure Rio de Janeiro Arpoador Hotel
Ranked #110 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
newcastle england
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

Having visited Rio a number of times this is the only hotel I have returned to.
The location is ideal...very close to both Ipanema and Copa and the area has a much 'safer' feel than some parts of the city.
I have always found the staff to be helpful and although not all are fluent in English this has never been a problem.
I do not take breakfast at the hotel as there really is no need...rooms are well equiped with a small kitchen area and a very short walk to to local shops in the morning for fruit,warm bread and juice is the perfect start to the day!
All told with hotel prices rising rapidly in Rio this hotel represents good value in a great location

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

I stayed in Mercure for business. The hotel is an apartment hotel so you have kitchen and all. The couch in the living room was quite old and distracted. The bedroom is very nice.
The staff is absolutely helpful and friendly but not everyone speaks English - like go for breakfast and forget about English! I don't speak Portuguese so it was tough. Called for room service, they talked in Portuguese and I caught the word reception so called them. The reception staff is quite friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

The location can't be beat. Just a few minutes walk to Copacabana and Ipenema beach. The front desk staff spoke English and aimed to please. They got us in our room early (and threw in a free breakfast our first morning) and gave us a slightly later checkout. No problem storing our bags until leaving for the airport. They didn't push tours but have them available if you want to go that route. They were honest and said that Corcovado and Sugar Loaf are perfectly safe to do on your own which saved a lot of money. It's nice to have a refrigerator and microwave for water and leftovers. We took taxis at night to restaurants and the rate was under 10 Reals each way. The bed was nice but you can hear street noise. The sofa bed sufficed for a 13 year old. It would be small and not particularly comfortable for two adults. The TV channels are all in Portuguese (to the 13 year old's dismay).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2011

I've staid many time in there ! The hotel location is just perfect, between copacabana and ipanema beach ! The apartments are perfect ! Hotel staff is very helpful, special thanks to Viviane at the front desk ! I love Rio and i loved to stay there !

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

excellent position close to both major beaches & other facilities; breakfast arrangements, amenities & food quality were also excellent. Enjoyed the ease of access to everything. Would be happy top recommend this hotel to any of our acquaintances visiting Rio.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

We paid full price and expected CLEANLINESS. Not here. This place needs some management. The basics are all there, just not up to par with all other Mercure hotels I have stayed in. Good Location, close to beaches, food and transportation. Would not recommend until some honest work is completed.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mercure Rio de Janeiro Arpoador Hotel

Property: Mercure Rio de Janeiro Arpoador Hotel
Address: Rua Francisco Otaviano 61, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-040, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana , Lagoa
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#55 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Rio de Janeiro Arpoador Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3 star Mercure Apt Arpoador, offering 46 apartments, is located between the two most famous beaches in Brazil, Copacabana and Ipanema. The hotel is 12 kilometres from the centre of Rio de Janeiro and 25 kilometres from the international airport. The hotel features fully equipped apartments, a fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool and parking. ... more   less 
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