Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from N

Rip off

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Room on 7th fl. Elevator stops on 6th. Toilet in shower!! Cleaned room once in 3 day stay. No bar. Subststandard breakfast. Staff ok. Limited English
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Good stay, lots of history

Posted Oct 4, 2013
Pros: Very interesting with a lot of history a bit of a fun interesting room
Cons: The mattress (bed)
Location: Very close to some great nightlife, mainstream and alternate.
Rooms, service and staff were very good. Bed a little too hard and the plastic made it a little uncomfortable. Very central, good local storekeepers. Would stay again.
5 out of 5
by Ana from USA


Posted Apr 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
The staff are all very nice and go out of their way to help in anyway. Great hotel at a great rate. I will return to the snob hotel on my next visit.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Meripin1 from Zurich, Switzerland

Not your typical plain vanilla hotel

Posted Jan 1, 2013
The Snob is an independent hotel with 6 floors and 2 elevators, although the elevators serve only the first five floors (keep this in mind if you happen to get a room on the 6th floor, you have to use a staircase). Built sometime in the 70s, its infrastructure is somewhat used, but still running and clean. I assume it was a love-hotel in the past, so don’t expect the plain vanilla Hilton interior. Instead, you find mirrored walls, a huge bathroom with jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna. Also, you will get a flat-screen television, safe [laptop compatible], WiFi connection, air conditioning, mini bar etc. Also, there is a nice breakfast buffet with available. Not all staff at the 24-hour reception is able to speak/write in English. Regardless the language barrier, the staff was friendly and helpful and doing their best to handle any issue. E.g. on the day before our departure, the air conditioning in our room stopped working and the hotel manager offered us immediately to switch the room. The Snob Hotel is located in Lapa, and there is a bus station just a 2-minutes’ walk away, brining you to the ‘Central’-terminal (on Avenida Presidente Vargas, one of Rio’s most important streets), where you can catch buses for all directions or using the Metro. Going to Copacabana or Ipanema will take you between 20-50 minutes, depending on your choice of transportation (taxi, bus or metro). Also, there is a huge supermarket (‘Mundial’, Rua Riachuelo) just a 7-minutes’ walk away from the hotel.
5 out of 5
for Students
by Ras from Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

City tipe hotel good for knowing Rio

Posted Nov 1, 2012
Pros: Location, staff, wifi
Location: Good
Nice and safe place, location is far from beach (30min with taxi or bus) but is close to old center of Rio with lot of monuments and museums. Superb night life in part of Rio call Lapa is just 10 min. walking. With nice bars and restaurants. You get jacuzzi and sauna, wi-fi FREE and nice simple breakfast with lot of fruits. For this price perfect hotel for visit the city and taking a tours, if you look for hotel to stay old day in and relax this is not the one. The staff is nice and friendly ask for Pedro if you need any advice or information.