We looked for a suitable hotel for our stay in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup. This one was well priced, not price gouging like so many around Rio. It is excellently located in the Catete Bario, next to Flamengo. Given the reputation that Rio de Janeiro has for some less than safe neighborhoods we were delighted to find this hotel on a side street just off the main Rua do Catete. The Catete metro station was about 50 m from the hotel and the main Largo do Machado about five minutes walk down the street.
We used the metro and the numerous bus lines to get around the city, to visit Corcovado - where the large statue of Christ is located, Ipanema, Copacabana, and the Jardim Botanico.
The room was well appointed, clean, ample hot water and quiet, even though in the middle of the big city.
On top was a small, but clean swimming pool area with an adjacent bar.
The restaurant was very large and quite busy at breakfast time. The breakfast, included with the room tariff, was well stocked with a wide range of fruit and pastries and cereals and just about everything you could want.
In room WiFi was excellent. It was speedy, reliable, and supported regular and VPN access to the internet at large. Also provided in the room was a safe large enough to accommodate laptops and tablets while you are away sightseeing.
The only thing missing was any appreciable lobby seating or meeting. The bar was just a few tables gathered in the corner, but give we were in the heart of a neighborhood in the city that presented no issue as we were able to stroll out into the locale and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Rio, and feel completely safe.
If I visit Rio again I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel. It rates as top value for the money.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Windsor Florida
- Windsor Florida Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil