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Hotel Pouso Real

Rua do Resende No 35 Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20231-093 Brazil
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#189 of 328 hotels in Rio de Janeiro

See why so many travellers make Hotel Pouso Real their hotel of choice when visiting Rio de Janeiro. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Rio de Janeiro, Hotel Pouso Real is located a short distance from Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro (0.9 mi) and Ilha Fiscal (1.0 mi).

Rooms at Hotel Pouso Real provide a minibar and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Hotel Pouso Real guests have access to 24 hour front desk and room service. You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Hotel Pouso Real.

Rio de Janeiro has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Bar Urca, Hachiko, and La Bocca - Bar & Trattoria, which are serving up some great dishes.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular parks such as Parque Lage, Morro Dois Irmaos, and Quinta da Boa Vista.

At Hotel Pouso Real, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Rio de Janeiro.

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Barbara G wrote a review Feb 2020
127 contributions46 helpful votes
Good breakfast with good options (6:30 till 10am). The room is big (deluxe) and looks like the pictures (site booking) and has fridge. It was clean. We stayed for 3 days. When we did the check in on February 4th the staff was super friendly. Didn’t happen during check out because we asked to leave the car after noon - check out time - because we had a excursion on “Cristo Redentor” and the attendant said no. Even offering to pay another day to leave the car couple hours more he said that the check out is noon. We didn’t understand what was the problem thinking that the check in was at 2pm and was Thursday, the hotel wasn’t full...but anyway, depend what expectations you have. If you have a short vacay like us is fine. Has a good location for bars, drugstore, music - Lapa.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Philip771 wrote a review Jan 2018
Limerick, Ireland80 contributions121 helpful votes
I stayed here first at the end of December through the new year period. Given that prices in Rio were at a premium, realistically this was the best I could get without breaking the bank. Everything in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon was several hundred euros per night. I wasn't expecting much, but I was surprised/pleased for the money and came back to stay there again 10 days later for a single night. The area that it is in (Lapa) is rather run down looking, but has some bit of character to it. It gets lively at night. You do have "ladies of the night" etc. hanging around near the hotel door way and the parking garage next door, but just ignore them and walk by. They don't hassle people. Near the hotel you have a few ok bars/restaurants with outdoor seating area within a 100 metre walk. Go out the hotel turn right then right again into the square (Praça João Pessoa) and they are all there, with more up along Avenida Av. Mem de Sá which cuts through the square up to the Lapa arches (aqueduct). The hotel rooms are old and rather dated looking so don't expect luxury here. The air-conditioning units are old fashioned and very noisy and really should be replaced with newer quieter ones. Rooms have refrigerators, but they don't seem to chill down things very well. Bring toiletries as all they supply is a small bar of soap. Breakfast is basic, scrambled egg, strange meat that changes daily, varying from frankfurter sausages to chicken nuggets, plus a selection of ham, cheeses and cakes. Nothing spectacular really. The staff are helpful but most have little or no English, except for one of the doormen who has fluent English. He is generally on in mornings up to lunch time. Ask him about sightseeing tours, location of shops and ATM etc. He'll also give you practical advice for traveling around the area. Overall, the hotel is well located, less than 5 minutes walk to bars/restaurants, pharmacy, a small supermarket and a secure indoor ATM. Just over 5 minutes walk to the Lapa arches, less than 10 minutes walk to the Selaron stair and the cathedral and about 10-15 minutes at most from either Carioca or Cinelandia metro stations. The general area is fine to walk around during daylight hours without any problems, there is a good police presence there. However, exercise caution at the top of the Selaron stairs as muggings are common there. The area east of Carioca metro station is deserted at weekends and best avoided. On any day do not wander around the streets of Lapa or Centro at night with the exception of the restaurant/bar area that I mentioned previously. For anywhere beyond that or for dining areas in Centro, flag down a yellow taxi (they're very plentiful outside this hotel) or else use Uber.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Rooms at back of hotel are quieter.
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3 Helpful votes
beesleyism wrote a review Aug 2016
Windsor, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed during the Olympics in Aug 2016 at a vastly inflated price created by the tour company. This hotel is a basic 2 star. Breakfast- basic - mainly breads and cakes with scrambled eggs and a daily guest meat (chicken nuggets one day). Rooms- ours was quiet but you're in the middle of a busy district (similar to North Shoreditch in London) so there's noise outside a lot of the rooms. Rooms are kept clean and maids are lovely and helpful. There's a fridge and a supermarket up the road. Lobby staff- really helpful. One guy speaks fantastic english and they are happy to hail you a cab- can't fault them. Area - please remember that the price (the regular price, not what we paid) reflects the area. Lappa is vibrant and you will see trans-gender prostitutes outside touting for business, and people party and drink in the street 24/7. You don't quite feel safe if you're alone and female at night, but it's a city so you can't expect to You're more likely to get pick pocketed on the beach. The bar on the corner if you come out of the hotel and turn right then right are really nice. You get what you pay for and Lappa in a manic area.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room 307 is good
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Eduardo B wrote a review Nov 2014
2 contributions5 helpful votes
I expected for a best experience, considering the excellent localization of this hotel in the center of the Rio, but is a very old hotel (in bad sense). I too stayed in better hotels in the Center and with better rooms. Example, the bathroom stinks every night and the breakfast is really simple. Whatever, the location is awesome, because is close by Lapa (where night life happens) and you can easily go to Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon... using public transport.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Cesar Z wrote a review Jul 2014
El Paso, Texas, Usa42 contributions5 helpful votes
I was sold this hotel by Expedia as a Three Star Hotel, and paid $240.00 a night for it, but only stayed one night (the night we arrived, when we had driven from Belo Horizonte and were very tired), but left it immediately the next day. Pouso Real is not a hotel it is a hostel, and as that is not that bad, but I'm not 18, and don't stay in hostel, let alone hostels that cost $240.00 Dollars a a night. Additionally, the hotel is in the seediest part of town: it had women selling their bodies right outside the hotel, and the hotel is actually in a very narrow street surrounded by hotels that charge you by every half an hour, due to the before mentioned sellers.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't stay at this hotel, unless you're doing a documentary on the seedy nightlife of Rio...
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US$12 - US$34 (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 Pouso Real
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Pouso Real?
Nearby attractions include Carioca da Gema (0.2 km), Circo Voador (0.3 km), and Rio Antigo Fair (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Pouso Real?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Pouso Real?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Pouso Real?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Pouso Real?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Pouso Real?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bocca - Bar & Trattoria, Cazota Bar, and Rio Scenarium.
Is Hotel Pouso Real located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Rio de Janeiro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Pouso Real?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Pouso Real?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Pouso Real?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (6.0 km), São Luis Fortress (7.5 km), and Parque Lage (6.2 km).