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“It was better than nothing, but not by much!!”
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Residencial Apartt
Ranked #259 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Everett, Washington
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3 reviews
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“It was better than nothing, but not by much!!”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

The location was good, half way between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The hotel is seriously dated; they still do all paperwork by hand, tracking all expenses by hand with a hand written receipt at checkout. The mattresses need to be replaced. The rooms were clean except for the dead cockroaches that were mysteriously on the floor each morning. Breakfast was included but it was the same thing every morning. At $385 Reals per night, it is overpriced even given the location.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not on the street side, windows do not provide insulation from the traffic noise,
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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nj
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

Only the housekeeping staff is cool Otherwise, a depressing place. You can do better.

Morning reception clerk wanted 80 Reals for airport taxi. It should only cost 40 to 45 Reals.
The Chinese reception clerk is cool though.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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1 Thank monemail
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

Although it might not seem good my stay here couldn't have been better. From the service at the front desk, to the cleanliness of the rooms, the quality and size of the breakfast, and of course the location, it was just great!
I really enjoyed the good humor of the personnel at the front desk!
The only thing this hotel needs is new beds and new linens.
If you are travelling to Rio definitely stay here! It's value is well worth it!!!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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Villas, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2009

Located behind Arpoador Beach, midway between Copacabana and Ipanema, the location cannot be beat. Easy walking distance to everything. The apartments are small, but spotlessly clean. The included breakfast is served in your room. I have paid a LOT more to stay at the Copacabana Palace and the Sofitel (both great hotels), but this is the best value I have found in Rio. I will be back. The only problem was that the hot water was never really hot. But the weather is so hot that a lukewarm shower was fine.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank Baybeachboy
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Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2007

I booked the hotel using ipanema.com, which offered me a great discount. I was kind of afraid of going to this hotel since it was very cheap and there weren't many reviews on the internet.

The rooms are noise yes, but it is not that bad as some say. Also, the breakfast served in your room is very nice, everything is very clean, the people are friendly and it's located just 2 blocks from Ipanema and 2 blocks from Copacabana in a very safe neighbourhood.

I really liked the idea of having my own place (bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom, fridge, etc) in Rio. It made me feel like at home.

My only "bad" moment was when the rate I had agreed in US$ transformed
into a lot more in R$. At first I thought that they were trying to take advantage of me, but then I realized they were using the
"unofficial" exchange rate, something very common in Brazil, so I paid
in USD instead and everything was fine.

I recommend this hotel and I would return without a doubt.

PS: everything looks exactly as the pictures the other member uploaded (even the view from the room!)

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled solo
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2 Thank ExplorerFromToronto
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2005

I recently stayed in Residencial Apartt in Arpoador in Rio de Janeiro.

1. You can not ask for a better location. Located in the middle between IPANEMA and COPACABANA you have a choice every day of walking to the one or the other.

2. You very close to a major bus stop that links you up to the underground or the rest of the city.

3. The place is clean, the staff really friendly and you do get a great breakfast every morning delilivered to your room after you phoned. Juice, coffee, buns, cheese and ham, jam and butter.

4. The place is safe with a lock-up safe in your closet.

5. The price is really unbeatable for the location.

Now for the bad!

1. The place is sooo noisy. Try and get a room at the back of the hotel because the street on the front stays busy till 2 in the morning with busses and cars and the windows just don't keep out the sound. I slep on the couch in the lounge and you could still hear the street through a windown and two closed doors.

2. I had a buch of noisy PORTUGUESE tourists on my floor and they had a perty every night till 4 in the morning. The corridor have hectic echo in, so you heard everything.

If you can live with the noise, this place is really worth it.

  • Stayed September 2005
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19 Thank wikusdutoit
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Property: Residencial Apartt
Address: Rua Francisco Otaviano No 42, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-041, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #259 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Residencial Apartt 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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