I would have rated this average but after moving into another hotel in the city I saw what the standard here is.
I stayed in this hotel for 3 weeks. At the time of this review it's the newest hotel in Ribeirao Preto.
The rooms are spacious enough with a contemporary, light design. The room has a fridge, good air conditioning (not too noisy), plenty of cupboard space and a good selection of English language TV stations, some of which you need to press the correct button to switch the audio over from Portuguese.Breakfast was good compared to other hotels I had stayed at in the area, with a mix of hot and cold foods available and the restaurant staff were friendly. Evening menu is ok but on the 3 occasions I ate there the meat was overcooked despite requesting how I wanted it. Across the road and within walking distance of the hotel is a nice restaurant called Cantinha Picanha which serves good food and cold beer at a reasonable price and has free wifi.There is a shopping mall which takes about 15-20 minutes to walk to which has a selection of fast food places and a couple of restaurants.
Unlike most of the hotels here, this hotel charges for internet access and allows only one device, if you wanted to use a second you have to pay again and not just log off your first device and even though I was staying here for a long stay they weren't willing to negotiate a special rate for either the wifi or room rate. Payment is required in advance rather than taking a swipe of your credit card for pre-authorisation which I found very restrictive given my length of stay, as they wouldn't credit me if I wanted to go elsewhere for a weekend.
The main feature I liked about this hotel was it's cleanliness, and rooms - more so after I'd experienced other hotels here but they do need to address the points above if to be classed as a truly business hotel.
English isn't widely spoken but a special thanks to Roberto who helped me out.
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