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“Awful - Stay Away”
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Castelmar Hotel
Ranked #39 of 96 Hotels in Florianopolis
Joinville, SC
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awful - Stay Away”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Old and dirty hotel in a very nice city. Needs major restoration and upgrade.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank JRHF
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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Reviewed 10 December 2010

I stayed at the Bristol Castelmar Hotel for 4 nights during a conference that was held at the same location.

Upon entering the hotel you are greeted with a large loby, with some interesting decoration and your typical cocktail bar. Checking in to the hotel was done with ease, no complaints there.

Opening up my hotel room door, I found a large "apartment" like room (because that's what it really was; an "apartment" hotel). A reasonably large living room, with a sofa, a table and some chairs. To one side of the living room was the bathroom, probably the worst part of the room. The bathroom was tight, and while not dirty, never seem to be very hygenic. Thankfully, clean towels were provided daily. The bedroom itself was also large and offered complete cable service. While the bed was nothing special, it was sufficiently comfortable for a good nigth's sleep.
The major fault of the room was the lack of drapes to stop neighbors from above to sneek a peak into the living room.

The morning breakfast was complete and offered a vast selection of breads, fruits and juices. Hot foods weren't vast but those that were offered were well prepared.

In terms of location, it isn't far from the local market (10-15min by foot) or the large shopping mal (20-25min).

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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1 Thank Samuel A
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2009

I need to stay in this hotel, due to a meeting. All the others are sold out.
They gave the worst apartament they had: Apartment 104. It is on street level, so it was not possible to open the windows. The guy in the front desck said that they had problems with security in the past, so due to this they lock the windows.
When you look throguth the glass you just see the street and a office that is no more than 5 meters from the hotel.
The apartament has a lot of space, but everything is old. The staff is OK.
Florianopolis has a hundred of better hotels. Even if you need to stay in dwontown I do not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Thank Claudio-1967
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Property: Castelmar Hotel
Address: Rua Felipe Schmidt 1260, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88010-002, Brazil (Formerly Bristol Castelmar Hotel)
Region: Brazil > State of Santa Catarina > Florianopolis > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Florianopolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Castelmar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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