I see that no one has reviewed the B&B lately, so I will add my two cents for this second visit to Manaus. There is a dearth of good hotels in Manaus and this place, while not a luxury property, fits the bill for me. Truly amazing people - Mauro the owner has a special talent for hiring folks that share his passion for service - a little pool, good air conditioning in the rooms and a friendly vibe.
I would also like to address some of the more negative comments in other reviews:
threadbare sheets - if you have stayed in this area for any length of time, you will realize that accommodations do not feature goose-down duvets. Sheets are always the only option, perhaps with a light blanket. This means you can be chilly if you have the AC cranked up. I suggest you do as the locals do and keep it not too cool. It is not a Chez phenomenon to have only sheets on the beds.
sketchy neighborhood - the city of Manaus is not known for its first world amenities and there is plenty of aesthetically challenged ambience - everywhere. The neighborhood is mostly residential and as safe as anywhere else in Manaus. Don't confuse sketchy with ugly. Use common sense and you will be fine. Don't fall into the potholes on the cracked sidewalks.
nothing around - um, no. Not true. The Manauara Shopping is walkable, although you will sweat. Downtown is also walkable, but you will sweat a lot on the 1 hour hike along crumbling or non-existent sidewalks. Naoca restaurant is good. I discovered a pizzeria (Di Caputti) within 5 minutes (right beside a huge supermarket) that served up a most excellent thin crust pizza and makes fabulous caipirinhas. A bakery is also nearby if you must have your fix of pao de queijo. And there is a taxi stand literally RIGHT NEXT DOOR at the little corner park.
And as for the personnel, well they are all great. Jessica is still here, all smiles and happy to help with whatever you need. Regina is in charge of breakfast. Zé is sweeping still every morning. Aileen is another addition to the staff and speaks Spanish (hoooray) and Engish. And there is of course Mauro, who is always around to help in anything from arranging airport transportation to restaurants to well, really anything.
I said at the outset, Manaus has pitifully few quality hotels - you need only to peruse the offerings on the web and read the reviews and see that this is the case. Also airbnb - check out some of the rooms and you will be truly amazed at how awful they look. Chez Les Rois is - to me anyway - an oasis and a great alternative to the other options out there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apto Individual (SGL) - R$ 80,00 Apto Duplo (DBL) - R$ 80,00 Apto Triplo (TRL) - R$ 100,00 Apto Quádruplo - R$ 100,00 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chez Les Rois Guesthouse Manaus, AM, Brazil