Ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Daniel from Seattle, WA
Beachfront hotel with tired infrastructurePosted Sep 17, 2013
Pros: View, Location, Room Space, Shower
Cons: Decoration and facilities are old. Laundry was not delivered on time
Location: Leblon is the best or second best beach in Rio. We can walk from the hotel to great bars and restaurants. If you want to shop, go to Ipanema.
The location and view are great. I stayed in a ocean front 17th floor room with good view from the best beach in Rio. Staff was a bit slow, my laundry was not delivered at the promised time so I needed to dress used clothes for a meeting. The hotel infrastructure probable reached its prime in the late 90s early 00s. Decoration and facilities feel a bit old and there is a constant bleach smell at the reception that we couldnt avoid noticing (left a complaint at the reception). They charged USD20+ for breakfast so we just walked around the neighborhood and had a different and great breakfast for 1/2 the price.
for Business Travelersby John from Arizona
Perfect location on Leblon beach in RioPosted Sep 5, 2013
Pros: location, staff, breakfast, rooms and the view
Cons: The breakfast buffet rate quoted on Expedia was 38 reals per person...actually was 48. about $21.
our 4th stay at the Marina Palace. we stay on the upper floors that have been renovated.
for Personal Eventby David from San Francisco
Leblon beats Ipanema!Posted Sep 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great location across the street form the beach. Minimalist boutique hotel in great location.
for Familiesby Joel from São Paulo
Excellent locationPosted Aug 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
Leblon is the nicest neighbourhood in Rio, and the Marina Palace has prime position on Leblon beach. The hotel itself is comfortable and good value, with big windows full of the Rio sun, though it's beginning to show its age in a few details.
for Familiesby Randy from Calgary, AB, Canada
Nice Hotel. Watch the hidden charges.Posted Aug 3, 2013
Pros: Location, clean rooms,
Cons: Hidden charges. Elevators slow.
Location: LeBlon is quieter and safer than Copacabana where most of the hotels are. The Beach is similar. Bus service is great there.
Generally pretty positive. The staff were helpful. They put us in touch with some good tours. They also were partially wrong about a couple but it was a lot better than we would have done on our own. There are a few things that are pretty frequently offered free in Canada that were not only not free but really quite over-priced. WiFi was one. Free at the local Starbucks but they were charging 40 Reals a day. Quite obscene. Continental breakfast was another. We didn't understand it was not free. Blame it on the language. Still the price was not reasonable. I thought the quality was good but given what they charged for it it was not THAT good. The location was good. Right on the beach. The roof has a great view. The hotel is the tallest building in the area so you see a lot from up there. They could really use a hot tub up there. The beach did have big waves which was good for surfing but swimming was banned quite frequently because of riptide issues.
for Familiesby AZbusinessman from Phoenix AZ
Excellent hotel in a great locationPosted Jun 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Leblon is much quieter than Copa and walking distance from Ipanema. A high end neighborhood with great restaurants and shopping without the tourist junk. The hotel is right on the beach and well run. Any time you called for something, there was a knock on the door in minutes! Front desk staff spoke good English and was very helpful. Bar de Paraia serves great drinks and has excellent sushi!
Recommendedby Michelle from London
A suite that was NOT a suitePosted May 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
Our suite was not a proper suite, a single bed in the living room took up half the space. Very shabby dated furniture. Windows had major gaps and rattled in the sea breeze continously and allowed the noises of the traffic , people etc inside.no need to have the AC on, the wind whistling through the windows kept our room cold. Arrived after a 12.30 flight from London, despite the reservation for 3, only one bed and was asked if it would be ok to have the single bed in the morning? At those prices? No. It only took an hour and a half and 2 phone calls to get it sorted. Toilet didn't work but eventually fixed next afternoon. Saw another suite on our floor which was gorgeous and a proper suite, we got the short straw. Location is good, felt safe walking around day and evening. Reception staff helpful. If our windows had been secure, the extra bed in on arrival, a toilet that worked and a proper suite, this stay would have been perfect. Oh, and "straight away " means in about 70 minutes, there is definitely "Rio" time at this hotel!!
for Everyoneby Sergio from Montreal
Disappointing stayPosted May 28, 2013
Cons: Condition of maintenance. Breakfast should be included in room price (normal in Brazil)
Needs urgent reform in units. There was water from rain inside the suite through the windows. Dirty carpets. Very old bathroom. Elevators did not work well.
for Business Travelersby Amanda
Posted May 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Familiesby Ian from Australia
Great LocationPosted May 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel is a bit run down but the location is great.Staff were a great help and spoken english very well.