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#137 of 349 in Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Hotel Monte Alegre, your Rio de Janeiro “home away from home.” Hotel Monte Alegre aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Rio de Janeiro's most popular landmarks, such as Ilha Fiscal (1.3 mi) and AquaRio (1.6 mi), Hotel Monte Alegre is a great destination for tourists.

Hotel Monte Alegre offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and an on-site restaurant.

While in Rio de Janeiro be sure to experience nearby Chinese restaurants such as Miako, Oriental Chi, or Restaurante China Town.

If you are interested in exploring Rio de Janeiro, check out one of the science museums, such as Museum of Tomorrow, Cidade Do Samba, and Museu da Cidade Olimpica.

Hotel Monte Alegre puts the best of Rio de Janeiro at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Andrew L wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed 12 nights moved our room to the upper level as noise from the air con located on the ground floor was annoying at nght. Good clean room good breakfast location could have been better but safe Lapa is the area for the clubs and good etaing. Not far to walk to the metro
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Laura T wrote a review Mar 2019
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom5992 contributions668 helpful votes
Staff were very friendly on check in and our request for a double room during Carnival was kindly honoured. We were able to check in an hour early which was very much appreciated. Our room was quite small but lots of floor space. Some shelving or drawers would have been appreciated, as only small wardrobe with a shelf underneath. There was also a desk and 1 chair, but we ended up living from our suitcases as no drawer space. Next to wardrobe, above mini fridge, there was one shelf which was useful. Wifi worked well in our room, but our group in the back of the building did not have wifi for most of the week of our stay. No kettle in room which is disappointing, but same elsewhere in Brazil. The room was nice and clean in general, but on arrival the floor was filthy and needed a good clean. This was improved on throughout our stay though, although still room for improvement, so we think may only have been so dirty as we were given early access to the room. Our view from the window was of the air conditioning units right outside our room! The bathroom was very small with absolutely nowhere to put anything, but shower was large (as big as rest of bathroom!) and water at a good pressure and temperature. Aircon worked well and kept room nice and cool. Beds were comfy, but not fitted sheets so the sheet and the mattress protector kept getting ruffled up and we had to keep flattening out again. Pillows were very comfy, right combination of hard/soft and plumpness. Towels like sand paper though! Cleaners always very helpful to provide extra towels and toilet roll on request. A few issues with our room though - the main light in bedroom kept flickering on and off sporadically. Also air con unit at foot of bed has bright blue light on all the time, which is rather annoyingly bright in the dark when you're trying to sleep! Also, right outside our room (503) was the maids cupboard, near to the lifts, and they would be chattering away most mornings from 7am. Our room was also VERY loud. At first we thought this was simply due to it being Carnival with loud beeping and base music right outside our window, actually rattling the panes, all night long! but we stayed on afterwards for a few days and the street is just so loud!! You can literally hear every noise from the street too, as I don't think the window shutters sealed properly as definitely no sound proofing. Even with the air con on all night and with ear plugs it was still hard to sleep. You can also clearly/loudly hear nearby rooms' conversations through the bathroom air vent - so be warned! Lower number rooms at the front of the building are super loud! The lifts are very old and urgently need maintenance - many times the lift did not properly meet the floor, with a large step to exit. The 2 lifts are tiny and hold a maximum of 3 persons. The hotel has a small outdoor swimming pool on the terrace and there is a small gym and sauna. There is not really any space for lounging by the pool, but our group enjoyed sitting out on the plastic chairs and having a few drinks and then dipping in the pool to cool off. Breakfast is served near reception until 10am. We had read that the breakfast buffet offers a good choice of hot and cold dishes however we were rather disappointed with the choices available. We discovered that this is pretty much a typical Brazilian buffet breakfast at 3* hotels. A few choices of bread though and marinated sausages, so I made myself a sort of sausage sandwich on a morning. My husband quite enjoyed the egg, but other than that some kind of warm quiches, a few cold meats and cheese slices... no salad though, very little fruit and not a lot else. Lots of cakes at breakfast, but just not to our taste nor the choice we are used to in other countries, Asia etc. Check-in time starts at 2pm and check-out time is noon. We requested a late check out and were told we could have the room until 6.30pm if we paid $70BRL, which we did so we could shower and change before our late night flight back home. The hotel is located in Lapa, Rio’s colourful bohemian centre, so was a great location for us as we stayed here for the week of Carnival and is very close to the Sambadrome (10 minutes walk) and many other blocos and street parties are very close nearby - Saint Theresa approx 40 minute walk away, but up a huge hill! The Lapa Arches and famous Escadaria Selarón (Selaron Steps) are also a 10 minute walk from the hotel. There is a large supermarket just over the road. Uber is available to travel further afield and is very reasonable. I would say this is a pretty decent budget 3* hotel (comparable to a good hostel), but don't expect any luxuries and rooms are rather worn and could do with a bit extra cleaning attention. Hotel is generally quite old and seems to require a lot of maintenance and a few updates, although reception area is lovely and modern. Although the location was excellent for during Carnival, I would not return as the rooms at the front of the hotel were simply too noisy to get a good nights sleep, even after the week of carnival madness had finished.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: possibly rooms at back of the hotel are quieter, but defo avoid rooms at front (lower numbers)
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Carrie J wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here for 4 nights with my husband and 3 young children. Having stayed in Rio several times before, near Copacabana, I really enjoyed staying somewhere that felt more like proper Rio surrounded by locals rather than loads of tourists. We got ubers most places so it provided a good base but the tram to Santa Teresa was a short walk away. Eating out in the evening very locally felt slightly limited with children. Though there's a great family restaurant one block diagonally opposite. The pool was a great place to hang out after a day seeing the sights, the beds were comfy, the room with clean, the balcony was spacious and the breakfast was fabulous. Polite, helpful staff, though with limited English. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone, families, couples or friends.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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LaToya V wrote a review Mar 2018
Perth, Australia97 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed here for the week of carnival! In my opinion it was a great location to be able to walk to most of the major bloco parties and be amongst the crazy atmosphere. The staff were lovely and very helpful - 24 hour service made you feel safe no matter what time you got in, rooms were small but clean, breakfast was simple but had variety most mornings. We didn’t need anything fancy as we spent most of our time out enjoying the events of carnival so it was perfect for us.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
Richard D wrote a review Feb 2018
Rio del Mar, California62 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed five nights leading up to Carnaval. The staff are terrific, especially for the price. Air conditioner in room. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pastries, meat and cheese, and REAL Brazilian coffee.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
US$21 - US$31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Central (Central Region) / Centro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Monte Alegre
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Monte Alegre?
Nearby attractions include Lapa 40 Graus (0.4 km), Grande Templo Israelita (0.4 km), and Buraco da Lacraia (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Monte Alegre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Monte Alegre?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Monte Alegre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Monte Alegre?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bocca - Bar & Trattoria, Spoleto Culinaria Italiana, and Petit Pain.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Monte Alegre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Monte Alegre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Rio de Janeiro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Monte Alegre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Monte Alegre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Monte Alegre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (6.2 km), São Luis Fortress (7.8 km), and Forte de Copacabana (7.9 km).