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Golden Tulip Rio Leme
Ranked #66 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Rome, Italy
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150 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Good Position, Needs a Renovation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

I've been a few times at the Golden Tulip Continental, and the only thing that I really like of this hotel is its nice location in the quiet area of Leme, 50 meters from the beach. The structure is quite old and both rooms and other facilities would require some renovation. The fitness area is always under restructuring, but fortunately if you want to do some activity you can go outside and run from leme to copacabana! The breakfast is fine even if the breakfast area tends to be very crowded with people that sits in your chair when you leave the table for getting some food on the buffet. The rooms are regular ones. Service is average. The price is lower that similar hotels in copacabana and ipanema.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Luiz Rodolfo P, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Mr. Jerry Janko, thank you very much for your review, it is always good to have the feedback of our guests in order to improve our services. Regarding the rooms, we have already started the process of refurbishing them.

The Golden Tulip Continental team will be looking forward to see you again.
Our best regards.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Booked this hotel, since online booking rates sounded little lucrative for the Brand of Golden Tulip...however, this one is quite different from other properties.

Rooms were very average...mine was somewhat of a suite pattern (kinda 2 small rooms)...wonder if they would have been made into a single room, would have been much better. Only good part was that its just one block away from Copacabana beach, so you can visit the beach anytime of the day, chill out and come back walking...for anything else in Rio, this hotel feels like at the fag end.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Luiz Rodolfo P, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Mr. Ethan, thank you very much for your review.
Feedbacks like yours are always taken into consideration, we are deeply commited to keep improving our services and accomodations. We are now in process of refurbishing of the rooms and about half of them are already done.

The Golden Tulip Continental team will be looking forward to see you again.
Our best regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for seven days and have nothing in particular to complain about.

The staff was friendly and helpful, as you may expect from a four star hotel. The breakfast was very good. The swimmingpool area on the rooftop was very nice with a view of Copacabana below.

The room was acceptable. Concerning noise I always use earpluggings where ever I sleep away from home, so if there ever were any it did not disturb my sleep.

I have stayed in other places in four stars hotels in Latinamerica much cheaper than this hotel, but these hotels did not have a famous beach like Copacabana near by either.

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Luiz Rodolfo P, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Mr. Ole, thank you very much for your review!!
We are glad to know that you had a pleasant stay with us
The Golden Tulip Continental team will be looking forward to see you again.
Our best regards.
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Petawawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We were here for 6 nights in December. The location is one block back from the northern end of Capacabana beach. The good: Pretty good, safe area. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. The breakfast was also very good. The bad: Small room. We were on the 16th floor and still could hear noises from the street below (where there is a pub/bar), although the noise stopped early enough to get a good nights sleep. The shower water was very hot and hard to regulate. The air conditioner in the room could not be regulated - either on (and FREEZING air blowing directly on you) or off. We actually wore touques to bed because we could not adjust either the temperate or direction of air flow!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Luiz Rodolfo P, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you very much for your review!!
The Golden Tulip Continental team will be looking forward to see you again.
Our best regards.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Booking in experience was a complete farce - never seen anything like it - worse than a zoo. We stayed here post cruise having stayed in a sister hotel in Iguassu Falls first (also not good). The room was large, we had a view of Copacabana beach from our room which was on the 17th floor. The wardrobes were large but the door opened in such a way that you couldn't get at them because of the dressing table, you had to squeeze past the door to then be able to open it outwards to get inside - very complicated. The shower was easily the worst I've ever had, just a trickle of water. On our last day it was raining heavy and the water was coming through the light switch above the sink in the bathroom - at least there was more water there than came through the shower!
The buffet breakfast was quite nice but it was very cramped with the tables so close together that if you cut a piece of toast you might elbow someone in the head on the next table.
The swimming pool was closed for renovation and the only bar we were able to use was a seating area just off the reception, with no atmosphere and you were lucky to be served within half an hour for a bottle of beer. We decided to get room service, at least the beer and the food came quicker to the room, although there was nowhere to eat the food except on the bed.
We found a nice restaurant literally just around the corner where we would go for a drink and lunch during the day.
All in all, a good location but if I were to come back here I think I would look for another hotel without a doubt.

Room Tip: We had no problems with noise on the 17th floor
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BryanBarreto, Front Desk at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 15 September 2016
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback!
It was a great pleasure having you with us !
We would like to inform you that our hotel had a renovation and we have modern and comfortable apartments .
We wait your visit to know the new Golden Tulip Rio Leme !

Sincerely,

Bryan Barreto Soares
Front Desk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Been there two times on business trips because i'm not the one choosing the hotels; if I did, i'd pass this one on every opportunity. Bad location: Leme, the very end of Copacabana Beach, dangerous for a night walk, terrible for getting taxi cabs (out of the usual path, only one one-way lane in...). Pool was closed both times. Breakfast is pretty standard, so is the room itself. There are better options nearby.

Room Tip: Higher floors have less noise from the streets.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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BryanBarreto, Front Desk at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 15 September 2016
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback!
It was a great pleasure having you with us !
We would like to inform you that our hotel had a renovation and we have modern and comfortable apartments .
We wait your visit to know the new Golden Tulip Rio Leme !

Sincerely,

Bryan Barreto Soares
Front Desk
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Lincolnshire. U.K.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

The Golden Tulip Continental. Is one block back from the famous Copocobana beach. That is the best thing about it.
The room was like the cheapest room you could possibly imagine although it was quite clean. On the plus side was the buffet breakfast. This was very good with a large variety of food. Everything was very dated, there was a full length mirror behind the wardrobe door and I was afraid it might fall out as the beading down the whole side was hanging off. We were on the front of the hotel on the 12th floor and it was extremely noisy from bars across the road and local people singing and shouting well into the night. The bathroom was antiquated, mould on the bottom of the shower door, horrible brown tiles on the floor and horrible coloured marble surround to the wash basin. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
I would certainly NOT stay at this hotel again but had no choice this time as it was part of a package. I hope for better should I visit Rio in the future. This needs a complete refurbish and quickly!

Room Tip: I doubt if you would get a good room in this hotel, try another one.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BryanBarreto, Front Desk at Golden Tulip Rio Leme, responded to this review, 15 September 2016
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback!
It was a great pleasure having you with us !
We would like to inform you that our hotel had a renovation and we have modern and comfortable apartments .
We wait your visit to know the new Golden Tulip Rio Leme !

Sincerely,

Bryan Barreto Soares
Front Desk
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Property: Golden Tulip Rio Leme
Address: Rua Gustavo Sampaio 320, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010, Brazil (Formerly Golden Tulip Continental)
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#42 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#44 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Rio Leme 4*
Number of rooms: 275
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Describing Golden Tulip Rio Leme as one of the most traditional hotels in Rio de Janeiro would be the least: the hotel occupies one of the most iconic buildings in the city, just one block from Leme beach. It´s a unique history: declared a historical heritage of the city, which today is represented by the architectural composition of the hotel, the reception is decorated with designs carved on the wall. By combining historical preservation with comfort, elegance and sophistication, the Golden Tulip Rio Leme is considered one of the most exclusive hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Staying here is a unique experience, because the excellent service and hotel structure; the rooms and social areas was recently reformed and now the Golden Tulip Rio Leme offers versatile options of lodging. The location is a strong point: the hotel occupies a prime space in the neighborhood of Leme, famous for quiet atmosphere of common neighborhood, but a few meters from Copacabana beach and the center of Rio de Janeiro. No doubt, a great option for the business audience that wants to be close to work and enjoy the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
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