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Arcos Rio Palace Hotel
Ranked #136 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Lapa is an old and happening place with a pretty exciting night life; so the locality tends to be noisy and not very modern.

The hotel is very well maintained, the staff are friendly and prompt in service. I stayed for 3 weeks while working in Av. Presidente Vargas, and didn't face any problems in the hotel. There's a small pool and gym on the top floor, which is not very well advertised. The breakfast spread is nice.

The hotel is close to the Arcos da Lapa, Escadaria Selarón and the many bars in this area. I also had a nice view of the Rio de Janeiro Cathedral from my room.

Room Tip: Try to get a room that isn't facing the road, since it might be less noisy
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

I have settled for 10 days in this hotel. The crews were pretty polite and kind. The rooms were too clear and internet speed was much better than my expectation and very fast.
The disadvantages of this hotel were :
1: locating in the "lapa" where is very noisy with lots of homeless people who make there a little unsafe and give bad feeling.
2: The air conditioners were very bad in a majority of rooms and we had to change our room.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Amir J
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed here in august 2013 for 2 nights.

The rooms are nice and clean, with a television and plenty of space. The showers are amazing!! Hot and powerful, brilliant!

Breakfast was good, lots to choose from and all tasty.

The reason i marked as average is the hotel is right in the middle of the Lapa district so it can be very noisy at night if you have a lower floor. Bring ear plugs! The hotel staff were OK, not the friendliest bunch but seem to know what they are doing.

Room Tip: Higher floor, but Lapa gets pretty noisy on a Friday night and keeps going until around 6am...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

First we have to remember that Rio de Janeiro downtown is a old place, unkempt, noisily and, sometimes, stinky.
So is quite normal find Hotel in downtown with these characteristic.

Arcos Rios is a old Hotel recently renovated, is clean and the room has a good size, good bathroom and well maintained,
but the air conditional system is noisily and spreads a weird smell on begin. I'm not sure if I had become accustomed with it or it has gone!

This Hotel is located at Mem Sá Avenue, this avenue is a route of several bus of Rio de Janeiro downtown and you can hear from the room every single one bus that pass through.
It is not fun when you are trying to sleep cause you need wake up next morning!

The breakfast is good, some good options and a gentle service. The lunch and dinner are good as well.
The internet access isn't so fast, but for Rio de Janeiro average is fast enough.

This is a good option in downtown if you have no option in "Zona Sul" (south of Rio). Rio de Janeiro is a touristic city and sometimes is really hard to book a good hotel in a good place. If you are going there for business and these business are located in downtown, Arcos Rio is a good option. The good restaurant will save some time when you get back tired from a hard work day. But for vacation, this Hotel wont help you to get a remarkable stay.

Remember, Rio de Janeiro is a city that has a splendid natural beauty, but the quality of service in general id too amateur. So, don't hope so much.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Lincoln G
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

My stay here was booked through a tour, so unsure about the cost, but wouldn't recommend the place. Room was small and needed updating. There was a safe in the room, and despite asking the staff to unlock it, I was unable to actually gain access for storage of my passport. Breakfast was OK - good range of fresh fruit. The friendliness of staff at reception was extremely variable - some were very helpful, whilst others were just rude.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
Thank HelenCY
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Additional Information about Arcos Rio Palace Hotel

Address: Avenida Mem de Sa 117 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: €32 - €222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcos Rio Palace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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