Ratings based on 235 Verified Reviews

3.5 out of 5
63% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, but bad area of town

Posted Mar 6, 2017 on Orbitz
The hotel was nice, great staff. The breakfast was good. Spotty wifi, but that seemed common all over. However, if you're going out a night, be careful. We were mugged at knife point just down the block. The area is questionable.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from b

Terrible and not safe neighborhood

Posted Jan 24, 2017 on CheapTickets
Excellent staff but terrible neighborhood. Is not worth the price paid because after 19:30 is not safe the walk around the neighborhood according to the front desk, better get an Uber. Do not get taxis in Rio because they will rip you off. The place looks like an old "motel" in the "Brazilian style" .
2 out of 5
by Jon C from SLC

Posted Aug 29, 2016 on Hotels
Hotel is very dated
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Banchory

A friendly place in a lively neighbourhood

Posted Aug 24, 2016
Pros: Staff, location and breakfast!
Cons: Individual controls for the A/C
Location: museum of tomorrow, museum of modern art, Uruguiana commercial zone (market), candelaria church, naval museum, avenue presidente vargas, etc, etc.
So the taxi driver says "Are you sure this is the place?", as most Cariocas would not choose Gamboa as a base. Yes the surroundings are interesting, and the walk to and from Centro de Brasil can seem daunting, but it is no worse than many parts of many British or European cities and definitely better than several US cities I have visited. The staff are unfailingly helpful, the rooms clean but basic, the air con set at 17°C was a bit ott, and the breakfast buffet excellent, room service was basic but fine, again suiting the price point. This hotels' usp is its location, 10 mins walk to the museum of modern art and the spectacular museum of tomorrow, a 7 min walk to Presidente Vargas metro, the same to Centro de Brasil for the supervia, good local supermarket and fruit shop, as well as the usual chaos of street vendors, yes the area is a bit run down, and try to avoid rooms ending in 16 to 19 as they will be noisier as the busses back up in the peak times. Noise is relative, the lively nature of the area means there is always sound, be it music or traffic. I look forward to going back. PS this area is safer than most of the tourist areas, my bag snatch was in Lapa, in Gamboa, tourists are too rare to attract the rio ratboys!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Rosedale MD

Not convenient hotel to beaches and other events

Posted Aug 21, 2016
Pros: nothing
Cons: update everything. true information on line, no pool
Location: no commeny
it was ok. Too far from the events that I was interested in.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 20, 2016
WiFi is terrible No English Speaking Staff Rooms are very old Environment is extremely noisy and not a very safe.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler


Posted Mar 8, 2016
Pros: In all fairness, the hotel is fine. It's cheap, it's clean and you are safe inside.
Cons: The neighborhood is really the problem
Location: I said before, you do not walk the streets at night; especially alone. Taxi should pick you up and drop you off at front door.
Hotel is clean and basic, no surprises. HOWEVER, not a good area at all!. Word to the wise, if you're a single traveler, don't speak the language and don't know your way around, this is not the place for you. Inside the hotel is safe, has a restaurant for food etc. but DO NOT go out in that neighborhood at night. Call a taxi to pick you up at the front door and make them drop you off there! If you don't speak the language you're going to have problems.
2 out of 5
by Nigel from London

Not bad for price, safe, quiet not much to do

Posted Feb 24, 2016 on Hotels
It was good reception nice but rooms quite old and air conditioning very loud and makes it hard to sleep at night. Wasn't that strong either and has old 1950s feel with hot tub next to bed. Nice quiet hotel not much around but museums but not as busy as copacobana. Quite safe too and can walk to harbour 15 mins. Ok but down is loud aircon
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great staff.

Posted Dec 26, 2015 on Hotels
Great staff. Rough neighborhood
5 out of 5
by doru

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 17, 2015 on Hotels