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Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel
Ranked #128 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

Very posh hotel! Great staff and well appointed guest rooms. It is a bit of hike to rio's main beaches, but that was not really an issue.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2011

A spacious suite style room with views of the ocean. The room had two sliding doors that opened to a balcony which allowed good airflow in the room. If you kept the doors closed there was a distinct smell of mildew, even with the ac on. The pool area looked nice as did all the common areas of the hotel. Lunch at the pool was decent as was the room service. I walked to the Shopping Cittá América which was not too far away but some spots lacked sidewalks. The beach in front of hotel is beautiful and peaceful, many more locals than tourists. Overall a great location for a relaxing break, but far from any tourist attractions in Rio.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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LJulia_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2011
Dear guest,

We are very glad you enjoyed our accommodations and the view from our rooms.
It is always very rewarding to know that a guest could relax and have fun at our hotel.
Thank you for sharing your review with the world.

Regards,
The Management
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

Resort hotel, great for a vacation. Ever felt trapped in a hotel - then this is the place. Only one bar/restaurant within walking distance, hotel is a no go for eatibg. Breakfast costs US$ 30.00 for a buffet, internet connection cost US$20.00 per day, staff are indifferent. Great pool and staff plus pool bar and restaurant, must be a franchise, closes at 8.00pm.
During my visit, on check out they tried to charge me double for items I had charged - beware all travellers, these people feign a lack of english to just rip you off like a blind man.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2011

The Pros: Location - clean, uncrowded beach is across the street. Never felt like we were in danger, even at night.

Very clean hotel and room. Great bed, perfect climate control. Balcony was wonderful. Breakfast very good. Pool area is simply fantastic, especially for young children, not crowded.

The Cons: Location - far from everything, even the local Mcdonald's - MUST take taxi, or bus if you're feeling a bit more adventurous. However, you can do whirlwind tour of Rio in a day (the one arranged by the hotel wasn't exactly cheap, but ZERO complaints, the tour guide was fantastic). Overall, Brazil is very expensive though. The local food joints are pricey too. Even the nearby mall wasn't cheap.

Other misses: it's a pricey hotel, but don't expect perfection, i.e., little things like things missing from your room service orders, everyone a bit tardy, etc. We had perfect weather, so perhaps it affected our judgement, but overall a positive stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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LJulia_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2011
Dear guest,

We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Sheraton Barra with your family, specially our pool area.
Thank you for writing this review. We hope to receive you and your family again at Sheraton Barra
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Bali, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2011

We decided to try the Sheraton Barra as it looked newer and nicer than the Sheraton Rio Hotel. This was a huge mistake.

The Sheraton Barra in a taxi to Copacabana took 45 minutes in a very expensive taxi at 7 PM. Do not stay at the Sheraton Barra if you are wanting to enjoy the main Rio areas of Ipanema and Copacabana. The location while on a beautiful beach is very far removed from central Rio de Janeiro. The beach is across a busy road but the beach is beautiful and uncrowded. The hotel is very far though from where most tourists want to stay --- Be forewarned!

We were staying in a two bedroom suite. Awful suite design - horrible. Small rooms, cramped and cheap furniture with cheap tile floors. Tacky 3 star decor. The bedrooms were so small that the beds barely squeezed into the space. The floor of the living room was a stained cheap ceramic tile. The bathrooms were tiny. Nothing about the suite was remotely luxurious nor meriting the $700 USD per night we paid for it. Housekeeping was mediocre.

The hallways had a very strong mold / mildew smell. Disgusting. Even one of the prints in our guest room had mold on the matting. Humidity is a huge issue in this hotel.

Service was frustrating and difficult. Only the front desk staff spoke English well. The rest of the staff either didn't speak a word of English (literally) or were struggling with the most basic phrases.

Room service was exagerratedly overpriced and extremely poor quality.

Swimming pool area is nice and pool is heated. This was the only worthwhile feature of the hotel.

We checked out after one night with a $1,000 USD bill and a bitter dislike for this overpriced, poorly located mediocre Sheraton. Stay closer to the main areas of Rio and avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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LJulia_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2011
Dear guest,

We are deeply disappointed you faced so many issues during your stay at our hotel.
All feedback we receive is important to help us on making of improvements on our service and accommodations.
Thank you for letting us know about your experience.

Regards,
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moonhope
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2011

The location is amazing. Most rooms seem to have a view of the beach. Generally everything in Rio was way more expensive than you would likely expect. This hotel is no exception. If you want a great beach front Rio hotel, this one is a good one. I understand that if you want a "downtown" Rio experience it is an hour away. But this beach is beautiful with white sand. Locals sell fresh locally grown coconuts with straws in them for drinking on the beach for about $5 Real. However a Pina Colada in a pineapple was $35 Real. ASK first in Rio is a good rule! Hotel very clean - quaint secluded pool with pool bar. Service good with tips expected. Spa was nice, but average. Rooms are clean modern with flat screen and trendy. I had a problem with the AC and they sent someone right up. Wifi only in lobby, but said should have soon in rooms (now only w/cable access) - ask in advance if important. We did feel safe in this location and it was very beautiful. Great breakfast buffet (although pricey), but you get all the fresh local fruit you would want. Overall nice hotel, just bring lots of money. Oh - nice shopping just over a mile away...

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

I've visited the Sheraton Barra in October 2010. It's a good hotel with everything you need to enjoy Rio but it's definetly over priced. Also when we need someone to check the AC in our room, the person took 45min to arrive, which I consider unacceptable. I'd recommend this hotel but I wouldn't say it's the best one I've ever visited...

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel
Address: Avenida Lucio Costa 3150, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22630-010, Brazil (Formerly Radisson Hotel Barra)
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#53 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#56 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#60 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between the ocean and mountains in the city’s most modern neighborhood, Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel is surrounded by extensive lakes, stunning beaches and the exuberant Atlantic Forest. With modern design and impeccable decoration, Sheraton Barra offers 292 spacious guestrooms and suites, all with private balconies and overlooking the ocean. For your relaxation, Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel offers 2 outdoor pools, one for adults and another for children, an international cuisine restaurant, Fitness Center with modern workout devices, open-air hot tubs, dry and steam saunas, a squash court, playground and beach service. Located in the middle of a thriving garden is the Vila Spa, - with 5 bungalows for body treatments and exclusive bath rituals and massages that ensure a harmonious balance between body and mind. For all types of events, the Hotel offers 9 event rooms that hold up to 400 people, with all the required equipment infrastructure and technology, in addition to an experienced team of professionals to provide support for corporate or social events. ... more   less 
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Sheraton Barra Hotel Barra Da Tijuca
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