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“Very good if you have business nearby”
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Windsor Barra
Ranked #39 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very good if you have business nearby”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

It is a good hotel. Rooms are big, clean and comfortble. Nice view from the window, since the hotel is on the beach. Its location, however, is not the best one for turists or for business people who have business in the city center. It is really far from the main turist attractions or the major business areas.
If you have business nearby or you just want to spend some days on the beach, the hotel is really good and there's a choice of good restaurants in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Just across the street to Barra da Tijuca beautiful beach.

Excellent accommodations and astonishing ocean view.

Must try the "Feijoada buffet" on saturdays.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2011

I used as a participant of a congress.
As other people wrote, breakfast is a topic of this hotel. And also cleanliness was perfect. I agree with those items, however, the service was terrible.
A security box in my room did not work. So, I called at the front desk and the front desk person replied to care about it. I waited for a day, but not cared. Then I went to the front desk and I explained the security box did not work again.He took memo at that time and he replied to fix it. Till I left this hotel, they did not care about it.
Thus, I rate the service as TERRIBLE.
The total property would be rated as AVERAGE.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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moonhope
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148 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

I stayed in Rio three times this year..switching between the Sheraton Barra and the Windsor Barra. Price wise they rotate..one is higher, then the other. The Windsor advantage to me (and the only one) is they have WIFI in the rooms. The Sheraton claims to be getting soon. If they do, then I would actually base my decision on where to stay based on the deal. The Windsor Barra is right on the beach. Rooms are very nice, mini bar, nice bathroom with full shower - no balcony (Sheraton has balconies). Nice pool on upper deck (much more sunshine hits you than the Sheraton pool, but the atmosphere is better at the Sheraton. The Windsor has a nice breakfast buffet (typically included in the price of the room). Service is quite good. I had very nice room service breakfasts each day brought to me very quickly. If a really soft bed matters to you, you might find theirs quite firm. I was okay as I like firm. There is a hotel bar for relaxing also. Within several minutes walk of the hotel there are other restaurants to try as well and many many others just minutes away by taxi. Winter stays there are much more relaxing than the crazy days of touristy summers. The winter weather is wonderful...highs around 80 degrees. A nice respite from the US in August. Staff is nice and very helpful. Good choice and although pricey by US standards, very comparable for this type of location. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Ocoee, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

This is certainly one of the best places to stay in Rio. The hotel is very clean, rooms are very nice, with a gret view to the beach, wooden floor, huge bathroom with tub, good ammenities and nice furniture. But the best thing is the breakfast - one of the best breakfasts I've seen in a hotel. You'll find all kinds of breads, eggs, snacks, fruits, yogurt, bacon, meat, pastries, juices etc. Really nice.

The not so good part: this is a convention hotel - if you are unlucky to check-in or out at the same time as a big convention group, lines can be annoying. And also about cabs: it's hard to get one in front of the hotel, and the ones they offer are quite more expensive than the yellow ones. Keep a card from some of the yellow cab companies in town and call in advance. You'll save some money.

Room Tip: Ask for the higher floors - they have an amazing view of the coast.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

I had a trip to Rio and needed to stay in the Barra area. There were only two good choices and the Windsor was one. The rooms were nice and clean, there are English tv options, nice size beds, beautiful views, and great toiletries. My only complaint was the Wireless Internet was sketchy. This is a big issue if you want to communicate with your family via FaceTime. Other than that, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The morning breakfast was very good. Lots of options. I will definitely stay at Windsor again on my next trip.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Quito, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Everything in Río is expensive and this hotel is not the exemption.

All the other aspects were excellent.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Windsor Barra
Address: Avenida Lucio Costa 2630, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22620-172, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#11 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#11 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#25 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Windsor Barra 4.5*
Number of rooms: 338
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