Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.5 out of 5
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nicholas from Los Angeles

Average all around.

Posted Jan 8, 2013
Pros: Kafkaesqueness
Cons: Slow internet, inadequate kitchenette, mini safe - not!
Location: Adequate
We booked this hotel based upon location, kitchenette and price. We were in Porto Alegre only the two nights we stayed at this hotel so it is difficult to comment on because we have nothing to compare to. That said, it is close to the few cultural attractions listed in guide books and the web. It is on the main pedestrian street in the old city and near the wet market. Little if any English spoken by staff. Breakfast the usual fare for a brasilian hotel in this category. Room was large. Kitchenette consisted of a small sink, mini fridge full of mini bar fare for sale, a small counter again full of minibar fare for sale and a mini microwave on a shelf close to six feet from the ground. Girlfriend could not reach it. Nothing to microwave in - we purchased at supermarket. Internet was painfully slow. Snail mail may have been quicker! Overall, quite averàge. One sometime English speaking tv station and CNN international. Mini safe in room was the size of a cookie box, wasn't connected to anything and had no lock!
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

I wouldn't recommend to friends or return

Posted Dec 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
I honesty do not understand on what basis it is currently rated so high. I am quite easy to please and rarely write negative reviews. But not this time. I am basing this on the following: 1) The breakfast buffet has nothing hot apart from a simmering bowl of sausage in tomato sauce and a tiny bowl of omelette that is always empty. The fruit is nice though. 2) The rooms look nothing like in the photos. Clever photography and high contrast retouching help to that end. I have to admit the the cleaning staff does a very good job though. 3) The staff speaks NO English. Only caught one during one of the shifts that spoke some. That means everything is hard work. From simple directions to booking a taxi for the airport. Finally, 4) The neighbourhood is dirty, loud and dangerous. I could hardly sleep and the hotel is locked behind a fence with a security guy behind the door after 10pm. Next time I will choose a hotel closer to the geographic centre of the city or, ideally, Moinhos De Vento which is a very lively, beautiful neighbourhood.