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Monsieur Le Blond Apart-Hotel
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Monsieur Le Blond Apart-Hotel
Ranked #243 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 4 June 2012

First, the good. Location is great and in the heart of Leblon, which is Rio's most upscale neighborhood. Close walking distance to the beach and plenty of restaurants. A supermarket (Rio Sul) is located just down the street. Another plus is the fact that a parking space in the garage is included, which is great news for travelers with a car rental. Also Internet access in the room - but bring your own Ethernet cable as there is no WIFI.

Now the downside. While I am very familiar with apartment rentals in Rio, I would say this one for the price (about $220 a night) was very dated, with old furniture and a poorly equipped kitchen. The kitchen did not have a coffee maker, nor microwave. There is an Air Conditioner in both the living room and bedroom (window units), but when the one in the living room was turned on the doors started to rattle.

The shower was a constant struggle. Often the gas heater would not engage, nor heat the water constantly while taking a shower and trying to regulate the water temperature. This was a result of the gas heater turning off due to low water pressure. Very frustrating.

The worst experience came with the maid. After a long night out, returning to the apartment around 6:00am in the morning I placed the "Do not disturb" sign on my door. Around 9:00am in the morning the maid insistently rang the door bell even with the sign on the door.....not exactly sure what was going through her head or the logic behind that.

The included breakfast was a joke. Little choice in the buffet.

If you are looking for an apartment to rent versus staying in a hotel, I would probably suggest finding an alternative.

Room Tip: Apartments face a very busy and noisy street, so pick a high floor apartment to reduce noise.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Monsieur Le Blond is a well priced & well located apart hotel, literally 2 blocks from Leblon beach. As Brazil is right now experiencing the hype of new riches, all values are raising on the blink of an eye, so this is a good option for those that like to have the facility of being able to cook a meal, or to walk to a restaurant.
Leblon is a lovely walkable neighborhood, with tons of nice restaurants, 2 great shopping malls, a nearby supermarket, pharmacies & celebrities everywhere.
The apart hotel itself is simple but clean, with a fully equipped kitchen, breakfast included in the P level and small dogs are accepted on the premises. A total bonus is that it is safe and you will feel safe.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Av. Bartolomeu Mitre will have a little more street noise but in a good weather day you...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2015
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Stayed: October 2014, travelled on business
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Address: Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre 455 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leblon , Lagoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Class:4 star — Monsieur Le Blond Apart-Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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