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Hotel Carioca
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Licated next to Santos Dummont airport this hotel is very well located. From carioca hotel you can walk to Lapa and have a nice night of fun at this "boemio" place. Employees are very polite and ready to help. Breakfast could offer more options and services like ironing would very practical in they had it. But its a good option to stay for a weekend. I would go back easily.

Stayed: August 2016
Thank Rogério R
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Clean and basic, no frills hotel. Good breakfast and good location (Centro). Decent prices (inflated due to Olympics when I was there), and I enjoyed my little balcony. I'd have liked another blanket for the bed and the WiFi is dodgy at best. Nice, helpful staff. Architecturally interesting building. Very basic - bed, TV, soap, towels, beer/soda vending machine, breakfast. Nice to visit a hotel with real keys!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
Thank R M
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here during the Olympics so prices were vastly inflated, but for the regular rate this is a fair option for Rio.

On the plus side the rooms are clean, the staff friendly, and the showers good. However it gets VERY noisy with the nightlife on a Fri/Sat night, such that all but the heaviest sleepers will struggle (ear plugs recommended). Breakfast is ok but a little disappointing, and the beds were nothing special. The location is reasonable but the metro is a fair walk.

Overall it's ok, but if you can find something in a better location you'd probably be better off taking it.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank jawsie1
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Hotel Carioca is a no frills hotel right in the Centro region of downtown Rio. First to deal with safety - it's in a big intersection right across from the police station so you feel safe and I was completely fine walking around during the day time. It's about a ten minute walk to the Carioca Metro Station, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Central do Brazil (the major train station), the Aqueduto de Carioca and the charming Park Campo de Santana (the large central park) - all which I walked to very comfortably during the day. (PLEASE NOTE: It was during the Olympics so the police presence was increased. May not feel as safe during normal periods.) It's right in the centre of lots of nightlife so it's busy and loud at night - so please use caution and try not to look like you are a tourist or have lots of valuables on you. The room was basic but clean (TV didn't work - who cares?), there was a fridge and the hot water worked - yay! Breakfast was again simple but there was lots of it. The staff tried to be helpful but hardly anyone could speak a word of English which made communication difficult. I paid BRL350 during the Olympics per night. Normally I imagine it would be about BRL150-200 a night which is a fair price. The WiFi was terrible - very slow and kept dropping in and out - so that was very annoying but overall this is a good simple budget hotel which is pretty safe for downtown Rio. Stayed five nights in total - happy to visit again. There's also lots of good cheap places to buy something to eat very near the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room overlooking the square ... if they can understand what you mean!
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Carioca for 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Friday and sathurday night you hear a lot of music because there are some clubs in the neighbourhood, but for us it wasnt a big problem. The breakfast was good. Bread, egg, ham , cheese , coffee and some juices. We really enjoyed having our own bathroom (we sleep most of the time in hostels so this was great) and having (great working!) Aircoditioning!! :)
The owner/manager speaks English and is really really friendly and loves to help you with everything you need or want to know. We highly recommend Hotel Carioca, especially because it's really cheap for everything you get.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank S V
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