We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good value, convenient location”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Windsor Asturias Hotel
Ranked #50 of 283 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This hotel is located near the financial and theatre districts of Rio. If you want to go to Ipanema or Copacabana, there is a metro station around the corner and one-way trip to the beaches will cost you 3.50 Reais or less than $ 2.00. By cab, the cost will be around $ 12 to $ 16. The hotel provides free wifi and buffet breakfast, with choices of dishes: fruits, breads, cheeses, meats, cereals, drinks. 24-hour security by the entrance and lobby. The hotel looks and smells brand new. On the top floor (22nd), there is a bar and swimming pool and panoramic view of the city, Corcovado. Lots of restaurants along the alley bordering the hotel and one block away is Placa Floriano, Cinelandia and a number of good restaurants. Walking distance from a major tourist site, the Cathedral of San Sebastian. The staff is very friendly and professional. I will recommend to friends.

Room Tip: Rooms on the other side of the alley might be quieter. A corner room fronting Senador Dantas might...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank ChitoD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for bringing to our knowlegement important impressions referring to your stay at our hotel.

We are really satisfied to know that our services had gone up your expectations.

Our staff was very pleased with your compliments!

Thank you for your contribution and,since now,we are waiting for the next opportunity to receive you in Rio de Janeiro,where all our staff will be at your entire disposal to guarantee the excellence of our services.


Cordially,


João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (672)
There are newer reviews for Windsor Asturias Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

31 - 37 of 672 reviews

Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Walls were none existent as far as noise was concerned.
When the guy in the room next took a shower it sounds like an air conditioner motor was in our room.
This is no exaggeration.
A complaint at the desk offered us a move to another room but the room was to small.
They new of the problem but could do nothing to help.
Would not use this hotel again.
Also location is a five minute cab ride to copacabana beach, at least.
Facilities were clean however.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Mibyte
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice during your recent stay in Rio and for taking the time to complete your review

Comments like yours that allows us to enhance the quality of our service and we really appreciate your constructive comments,we can assure you that necessary to consider this aspect in future improvement measures have been taken.

I would like to inform you that:the engineering department verified that the water pressure was very strong this was the cause of the noise.

We also appreciate the compliments of our facilities and location.

Thank you for your confidence in us.


With our best regards,

João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had 4 nights here leading up to the fifa final, the room was fine but the lift noise was shocking every movement of the lift rang through the room (1801) the air con was the only thing that drowned out the noise of the lift as that sounded like a child's bike with a lolly stick hitting the spokes. Breakfast was fine the staff were good except the lovely Flavia who needs a refresher in customer services and told smiling is not a crime. the hotel is handy for the under ground is only 100 yards away with lots of cafes a McDonalds and hsbc bank nearby.

Room Tip: Do not have a room on any floor that is --01 as they are next to the lift shaft.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank steve w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Mr.Steve,

Thank you sharing your comments concerning your recent stay at Windsor Asturias Hotel and we sincerely apologize for not having met your expectations.

All criticisms are taken constructively;as they are a valuable path to help us get our
services better.We have reviewed your feedback in detail with our team,especially with our maintenance manager and front office manager.But we also noted you enjoyed our location and breakfast services.

Thanks again for your comments and we hope to host you again in the future.


With our best regards,


João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here during the World Cup final weekend. The hotel is a very decent 3 star hotel. The location isn't great for tourism as it's a good 30 min away from the beaches. However it's a good hotel for a quick city trip as rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly. Near the hotel there are a few pubs and a couple of dancing bars which could give an authentic feel to your trip.

Reason I have a 3 star is due to the location and average breakfast. Sk if these things are appealing to you then this is not an hotel for you.

Stayed: July 2014
Thank AR_itani
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments in relation to your stay at Windsor Asturias Hotel.
We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel.It is encouraging as our guest’s satisfaction is our primary concern.

We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon.

Best Regards,

João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I was in Rio de Janeiro during the quarterfinals of the World Cup (Germany vs. France) and needless to say the occupancy rate was very high and many hotels were gouging guests with inflated prices. I found a very good deal (about $175 a night) for Windsor Asturias and thought it was either a bait-and-switch or just a lousy hotel. Neither was true.

I arrived late at night and the downtown central neighborhood was filled with cafes and restaurants, as well as street vendors selling hot dogs, etc. The hotel lobby was very clean and surprisingly, not that busy. Front desk staff were all friendly and spoke some Spanish and English, since I didn't speak Portuguese.

I was checked into a room on the 12th floor that had soundproof windows, strong a/c and a comfortable bed. The room was clean and the bathroom had strong hot water for the shower. The only complaint I had is that my toilet clogged, so when I returned to the room at night, the room had been cleaned but the maid didn't bother to get someone to fix the toilet.

Breakfast was a nice buffet that had both hot and cold selections, juices and coffee. Free wifi internet was strong and reliable. There was a small pool and café on the top floor terrace with very nice views of the city. I didn't use the pool but it looked clean and well maintained.

From a location perspective, it's just 2 blocks from the subway, making it very easy to get to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches as well as Maracana stadium.

Considering what a busy time it was for the hotel (they were the host hotel for Sony at the World Cup), they did an excellent job in keeping everything running smoothly.

Room Tip: 1207 was a quiet room on a high floor.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank Matthewfromct
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Mr.Matthewfromct,

We are really happy that your overall impression about the hotel was excellent.
It is encouraging as our guest’s satisfaction is our primary concern.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in your next visit to Rio de Janeiro.


Best regards,


João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We rented a room through another service and reserved for three. When we got there they told us your reservation only said two yet there was three beds in the room. Then they charged us an additional 250$ for two nights. The bathroom smelled like mold. The staff are clueless and not accommodating. If you are going here for World Cup don't stay here. Guest are not allowed to come to your room. Every other hotel we have been to here has been super friendly and much more accommodating. We have been traveling with other people and had no problem meeting up with them in our hotel rooms.

  • Stayed: June 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Claire Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay at the Windsor Asturias Hotel and sincere apologies for not having met your expectations.All criticisms are taken constructively they are a valuable way to help us get our best services.

We would like to inform you that your booking was made through the match company responsible for marketing all rooms for the World Cup.

Only single and double rooms have been sold,the third persons would have to be paid directly at the hotel.The reception contacted the Match Company who confirmed the booking for two people.

The hotel staff did their best to resolve the situation,however it was confirmed that the third person must be paid at the hotel.

For safety reasons do not allow access to rooms of people who are not guests.

Thanks again for your comments and hope to welcome you in the next future.

With our best regards,

João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Did not really know what to expect from this hotel as although we have travelled widely this was the first to South America.
The first impression was not good as it took the taxi driver to raise the hotel staff from their discussion to assisting us with the luggage. The room reminded me of a Spanish three star hotel of the 1980s. The bed and bed linen were reasonable although as is often the case the bottom sheet was too small for the bed. There was a fitted wardrobe with safe and a couple of drawers also a mini-bar. There was a desk fitting and too hard chairs.
The bathroom sizeable with a good shower but the towels were dreadful-really thin and not atall absorbent-very old-fashioned leaning type and as a reminder to anyone thinking of visiting no face cloths are provided.
I found the breakfast adequate but the locals seems to enjoy it. The dining room is really too small for breakfast when the hotel is busy and there was a long queue on one morning. By way of comparison the hotel was a long way short of for instance, a 2 1/2 star Hampton Inn in the US, but I have no means of comparing it with other city centre hotels in Rio. Having said all that the hotel is as has been stated convenient to the Metro and there are a number of restaurants very close. The property was clean and the reception staff spoke good English although that was not necessarily the case in the restaurants staff.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank travguy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
João Batista S, Gerente geral at Windsor Asturias Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Excuse us for not being able to cause a good impression on arrival at the hotel,make sure that this is not the philosophy of our company.

On behalf of the Windsor Asturias Hotel,we would like to thank the comments about your stay in Rio de Janeiro We welcome all suggestions,so we can focus more precisely on improving our standards.We are glad you enjoyed our reception staff and our breakfast.


Please accept our most sincere apologies and be assured that we look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Rio de Janeiro.


cordially,


João Batista de Oliveira Santos
General Manager
Windsor Asturias Hotel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rio de Janeiro hotels
Centro
Windsor Guanabara Hotel
Windsor Guanabara Hotel
#89 of 283 in Rio de Janeiro
1,306 reviews
Flamengo
Windsor Florida Hotel
Windsor Florida Hotel
#35 of 283 in Rio de Janeiro
1,083 reviews
Centro
Novotel RJ Santos Dumont
Novotel RJ Santos Dumont
#54 of 283 in Rio de Janeiro
1,382 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Slaviero Lifestyle Rio de Janeir...
#11 of 283 in Rio de Janeiro
347 reviews
Centro
Arosa Rede Rio Hotel
Arosa Rede Rio Hotel
#80 of 283 in Rio de Janeiro
277 reviews
Centro
Hotel OK
Hotel OK
#154 of 283 in Rio de Janeiro
386 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Windsor Asturias Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Windsor Asturias Hotel

Address: Rua Senador Dantas 14 | Praça Mahatma Gandi, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-203, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#20 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#29 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £23 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Asturias Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Cinelandia one of the most beautiful and friendly downtown area. It is close to the domestic airport Santos Dumont and many cultural and tourist attractions, such as the Teatro Municipal, the Museu de Arte Moderna e Belas Artes, the beautiful Praca Paris and only five minutes’ walk from the charming and bohemian area of Lapa, with all its bars and shows in different styles. For those who want to explore Copacabana, the "Princess of the Sea" it is only a ten- minute drive from the hotel. Apart from the excellent location, the hotel offers comfortable and new accommodation, and a service renowned for cordiality, a typical Brazilian characteristic and of the Windsor Hotels. Whether for business or for leisure, guests can find the Windsor Asturias Hotel the best choice to stay in the Center of Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Windsor Asturias Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Windsor Asturias Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing