Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by John

Rio 180 in RioDe Janeiro

Posted Jun 27, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is a fantastic location with outstanding views. Tricky to get to but well worth it. Away from the tourist areas. A big plus. Very nice people. The architecture is stunning. But when we were there they had major problems with water, hot water, plumbing and gas, But, that will be fixed I am sure. We rented a car and that worked out well with excursions to outside the city the sites of Rio, beaches, and nightlife. A wonderful experience. This is a small hotel with great people and the views could not be better.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Could be among the best but really not trying

Posted Nov 18, 2011 on Hotels.com
This hotel truly has one of the best views-not just in Rio- but in the world. Unfortunately like many hotels in this city, there is very little attention paid to maintenance and service. Fittings are cheap and falling apart, furnishings from Ikea are stained. There is NO FOOD in the hotel in spite of the name Suites and Cuisine (aside from a mediocre breakfast), and because of the location, it's extremely difficult to run out and get something (it can take up to 30 minutes for a taxi to arrive). Fortunately however, we were happy to stay in our room with the terrace and just stare over Rio. Be aware that if you do go out and come back at night, make sure the taxi waits for you until you get INto the hotel. We rang the bell for almost ten minutes, waiting for someone to open the door at 11pm. Not a pleasant thing in a neighborhood no one would call safe.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Keller, TX

Relaxing in Rio

Posted Sep 9, 2011
Most people don't go to Rio looking for a quiet getaway, but if you're one of those people who's willing to try something different, the Rio 180 is for you. Spectacular views, peaceful surroundings, and wonderfully attentive staff make this a great place to stay. One of the owners is a chef who conjures up dishes that are appealing to both the eyes and the palate, and everyone is friendly and welcoming. I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel!
5 out of 5
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by A verified traveler from California


Posted Sep 30, 2010
I loved this hotel and the employees. The hotel had great views of the Christ Statue and Sugar Loaf. The hotel itself was designed beautifully and architecturally interesting. I would definitely recommend my friends to visit this hotel and I would most definitely come back. The hotel also has a personal chef. The chef made the best food in all of Brazil. I had visited many restaurants and in my opinion the personal chef was phenomenal. No joke. I give this hotel an A+++
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dublin, Ireland

A great boutique hotel with a great view of Rio

Posted Jul 31, 2010 on Hotels.com
We had just finished 2 months of back-packing around Argentina and Brazil and we wanted somewhere luxurious to stay in Rio for our last week, and this hotel did not disappoint. Having read other reviews we knew that it was slightly difficult to find and out of the way but we actually didn't have a problem and all the taxi drivers to whom we talked during our week in Rio were able to take us there no problem. The hotel itself was fantastic; the trip getting to the hotel is worth it for the view over Rio which includes the Sugarloaf and Cristo Redentor. The bedroom was both spacious and comfortable and the breakfast was fantastic. The staff were friendly, generous, and spoke good English. There were a few minor issues with the hotel; there didn't seem to be an on-site restaurant (as one would expect from a hotel containing 'Cuisine' in its name) and it was a five or ten minute walk to the closest area with restaurants. The hotel had a few take-away brochures, and were happy to order for us, but the selection wasn't great. Some of the outside areas could also do with a lick of paint. However, it did seem like the owners were taking an active interest in things. Overall, if you want to be very close to the tourist-filled Zona Sul area of the city, this hotel probably isn't the best choice as taking taxis or even just public transport can be expensive. If, however, you are looking to come to Rio to relax, stay in beautiful surroundings, and have personalised service in a small boutique hotel with a view to die for, this is your place; I sincerely doubt there is anything better fitting that description in this price range.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Long Island, NY

1st International Trip

Posted Apr 15, 2010
This was me and my girlfriend's first trip together. I have to say we were welcomed by a great group of people at the hotel. There are 8 rooms which are like suites. Upon check in we asked if we could be upgraded which Jean allowed. The hotel has amazing views. We ended up taking as many pictures at the hotel as we did when we went sightseeing. Continental breakfast is provided daily consisted of cheeses, meats, breads, fresh squeezed juice, and scrambled eggs. There is also an in house cook named Sandra who is like a mother. She cooks excellent food and on nights where you want to relax at the hotel you won't be disappointed. The number 1 negative isn't the hotel's fault at all. It's the location. If you're coming to Rio to enjoy the beaches, shopping, nightlife, etc, this isn't a good place to stay. You take a cab EVERYWHERE. We would have saved between 200-300 US if we stayed in Copacabana (not our room, the city). A majority of the cab drivers don't even know how to get to the hotel. Extremely frustrating with the language barrier and very uncomfortable if its at 3 or 4 in the morning. Overall, excellent hotel and great staff. I'll definitely be going back to Brazil and even if I don't stay here I will stop by to visit the great staff.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Not my kind of hotel.

Posted Apr 7, 2010
The location is not convenient, too far from the beach areas. Taxi drivers mostly can't find the place so a R$17 trip to the beach cost R$30 each way. View is great and it's very quiet this boutique hotel has 8 suites only. I personally like full service hotel with amenities so I wasn't impressed. They don't change towel or clean your garbage everyday so be prepare to live with them during your whole stay. There're jetpool in each room but mine didn't work. A lot of stairs so if you have big bags, be ready to use some muscles. The attendent did help but depends on who's on duty, you may prefer to carry the bags yourself.