Hotel Serramar is located in Barra da Tijuca, the fastest growing neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro in the last ten years. The 2007 Pan American Games scenario, home of the 2014 COPA Press Center and the 2016 Olympic Games, has attracted many companies and new ventures.
The Hotel Serramar, within this neighborhood, is still in a strategic location:
• Next to the future Line 4 of the Metro (Barra da Tijuca - Ipanema);
• 10 minutes from Pepe beach (meeting point for artists and celebrities on sunny days)
• Panoramic view of Barra da Tijuca and Tijuca lagoons;
• Close to the main nightclubs and bars in the neighborhood; • 15 minutes from Barra Shopping (largest shopping mall in the city);
• 20 minutes from Rio Centro, HSBC Arena, Cidade Olimpica and Jacarepagua Airport.
The hotel has 103 apartments with items that meet the needs of those who are out and about. Our daily rates include breakfast and covered parking.All rooms have air conditioning, 32 "LCD TV, direct dial telephone, bathroom and 24-hour kitchen service.
It was absolutely incredible that no one from the hotel could speak any word in English, I mean anyone that works in the hotel can't understand even a simple question in English. Could not believe it. The rooms are OK, breakfast reasonable, great view over the barra da tijuana beautiful swimming pool
Positive: The staff is good, the restaurant is great, the view is nice. The free parking is really a plus. It Seems safe. Very clean and spacious. It is not distant from the neighborhood hot spots by car. The check in desk is accessible for wheelchair standard high. Negative: Impossible for a wheelchair user or an older people get to the hotel by walking, because there is a really steep way to go over from the central street. However, into the hotel, it is partially accessible. The bathroom has bars for support, but the there is an obstacle on the floor for a wheelchair user gets in the shower, furthermore, The sink design does not allow the wheelchair user to approach to it.The breakfast self-service table has some parts that do not allow the wheelchair user to reach some food. It isn't a walking and easy distance to the beach.…
Stayed for an extended period and this is just a hotel. Renovations going on so sleep impossible some mornings due jackhammers being used in the forecourt. They are at least trying to smarten the place up. No hot water for 2 days and was told I didn't know how to use the tap!! Manager came up and realised the whole shower was no good so had to move rooms. Very little English spoken by the staff at all. Its also a hell of a climb up the driveway to the hotel and even more perilous going down after its rained. Rooms were VERY basic but at least had a fridge which was noisy and you could open the windows. Its located near a lagoon so mosquitoes were ever present and I refused to walk to the hotel at night and used a taxi. The staff were very good in terms of serving drinks and breakfast and dinner but otherwise I am sure there are much better places to stay in and around Rio. Could NOT reccomend.…