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Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra
Ranked #134 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 28 June 2011

We stayed here for our honeymoon & were very pleased. The rooms were very nice & spacious & kept very clean. we had lunch & dinner in the hotel Restaurant & the food was good (not spectacular but resonably prices & good) . The Beach is right accross the street & has a great view on a clear day. we had alot of rain when we went so we did not get to spend as much time on beach as we would of hoped. The pool is not very large but very quaint & nice. spa & facilities were also very nice. this is a great vacation spot & we would recommend to others .
As far as Brazil we do not recommend just exploring city on your own, make sure you travel in groups & use hotel taxi service or local tourism (we recomend Amane)service to travel around the city if you are not renting a car. You obviously do not want to go hanging around in the favelas, but if you wanted to take a ride up barra it had many beutiful beachs up the coast line that we were able to safely travel. My husband is from brazil so it helped to have him there speaking portuguese & knowing where to travel. We highly recommend going to see sugar loaf & the christ. Enjoy !!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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LJulia_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2011

Dear guest,
We are very happy and honored to know you stayed at Sheraton Barra for such important period of your life and had a great time staying with us.
Thank you for your nice words about our hotel and city.
We hope to see you back to Sheraton Barra in the next visit to Rio de Janeiro.
Warm regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 27 June 2011

Hotel with excellent facilities, as well as clerk, bell boys, housekeepers, governance, and room service staff.
I expected the quality of services that Sheraton is used to offering but I was really satisfied mainly because everyone cared whether met the requests made by me and my family as guests. For example: I asked the waitress an extra cleaning in the room because of my allergic children. After she did, the governance called to confirm it.
Things like that make the difference between 'satisfied' and 'really pleased'.
I highly recommend this hotel and so return to Rio de Janeiro I will stay there again.
Highlights also include the swimming pool, breakfast and the beach (barra) in front of hotel with beach service.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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LJulia_ShBarra, On Behalf of General Manager at Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2011

Dear guest,
Thank you for sharing your experience at Trip Advisor. We are very glad that you had a lovely time with your family at our hotel.
We will forward your complements to our associates so they can acknowledge that their service fulfilled your expectations.
We hope to see you soon back to Sheraton Barra.
Best regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 23 June 2011

Stayed her for 4 nights early this week. Junior suite barely had Angelo to move around. Overpriced, not very clean and not close to tourist locations. Minimal choice for food.

It is a Rip off basically. Will never stay here again. Srvicais also very poor. Hardly anybody speaks English

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank Srinala
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LJulia_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2011

Dear guest,
We thank you for writing this review and give your feedback about our services. We assure that your comments have been passed to operational managers in order to take properly actions to avoid this kind of issues to happen again.
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

The first thing that you should know is that this hotel is not anywhere near the centre of Rio de Janiero, so be prepared to pay a lot for taxis if you are planning on leaving the hotel area. Yes, you are on the beachfront - over a very busy road, but it isn't the prettiest beach in Rio.

This hotel caters to the mass business market. Two towers offer 'suites' which are basically bedrooms split into 2 parts with a separate living area and a weird layout which meant that I got lots of bruises from banging into furniture. Don't book a suite on the lower floors, I had a colleague who had a larger suite which smelt musty and like old tobacco.

The hotel rooms are OK, but tired. The food is not good either.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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LJulia_ShBarra, On behalf of General Manager at Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2011

Dear guest,
First of all we thank you for choosing Sheraton Barra and for the time took to share your feedback.
We are very disappointed that our location and accommodations did not satisfy your expectations.
Regarding the food quality and musty smell, actions will be taken to improve the service provided to our guests.
Warm regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Great location across from the beach. slightly farther away from the touristic beaches of leblon, ipanema, and copa...but for my purposes this was great!

Staff was excellent, spoke better english than I did. Restaurant wasn't horrible, wasn't the best either. Rooms were HUGE, and each one has a balcony. TV internet are great...though internet wasn't the fastest I've had at a hotel. Pool is heated which was good considering I was there in "winter" and the temps dropped to near 50 degrees at night.

Bar is a bit overpriced, but not bad...I just wish the beer in brazil was better! :-p

Overall a great great hotel if you want to get away from the touristic areas but still be living safely and in luxury.

P.S. I'm not sure if internet was free for everybody...I'm on a nokia account and internet was included. I think you must pay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

This hotel has a terrible mold problem throughout. I was miserable, and the staff was unhelpful.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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LJulia_ShBarra, General Manager Representative at Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2011

Dear guest,
First of all thank you for your feedback about our installations and staff.
We inform that corrective actions have been taken in order to avoid these problems to occur again.
Best regards,
The Management

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Reviewed 14 May 2011

I stayed here for a week for work. It's pretty expensive for a 5 star hotel that is really more of a 4-star hotel.
Positives - the beach across the street is amazing and there is a bike lane/jogging path along the 7.5km of beach. Each room has a small patio with a view of the beach/water, which is fantastic. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Buffet breakfast is great and included in the room rate. Daily individual chocolates are delivered to your room. The gym and pool are quite nice, though I didn't get a chance to spend much time by the pool.

Negatives - buffet lunch is 65 real, very expensive and there isn't much in the way of options for quick lunches in the area. Location - quite far from downtown Rio and traffic can be quite terrible, so not great if you want to see the sights downtown. Internet access is 29 real per day and isn't wireless except in the 6th floor lounge. The room keys quite easily get deactivated (apparently due to proximity to cell phones) and this happened about 4 times to me during the stay. Receipt of the daily news at your room was sporadic.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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LJulia_ShBarra, General Manager Representative at Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2011

Dear guest,
Thank you for sharing your experience in our hotel, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us.
Regarding the problems with the keys, we passed your feedback to the IT manager, so we can study a better way to prevent or finish this kind of issue.
We would like to inform that we are finishing the process to install Wi-Fi connection in our rooms, soon all the apartments will be covered by the wireless internet.
Best regards,
The Management

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Additional Information about Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra

Address: Avenida Lucio Costa 3150, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22630-010, Brazil (Formerly Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel)
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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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#58 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#60 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £77 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Nobile Rio de Janeiro Barra 3*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between the ocean and mountains in the city’s most modern neighborhood, Gran Nobile Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel is surrounded by extensive lakes, stunning beaches and the exuberant Atlantic Forest. With modern design and impeccable decoration, our hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offers 292 spacious guestrooms and suites, all with private balconies and overlooking the ocean. For your relaxation, Gran Nobile 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. ... more   less 
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