Ratings based on 153 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Hotel is on the bay lookibg to the Christ Redeemer

Posted Aug 23, 2016
Great hotel and the patio facing the bay has Excellent bays .
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Karoline is a great employee at the front desk. She'll help you with whatever problem you have, that is very nivel when you are in a foreing country ..
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beatiful pool.

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Personnel with limited english but willing to help
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from birmingham, Al

Room with picture perfect view🎑

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Pros: Room and view
Cons: See review
Location: Difficult to access.
Situated in Niteroi across the bay from Rio de Janeiro. Picture perfect views. Upgraded to a suite. The room was large and comfortable. The location is on a hill and difficult and dangerous to walk. Requires a taxi to get to ferry terminal, beaches, shopping and restaurants. Hotel should provide a shuttle service to these locations. Also staff Speak poor English and offer no tour options. There are no brochures advertising private tour options in the lobby.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NEWCASTLE


Posted Jan 19, 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Service, food, signage, updating.
Location: It is a 30 min walk to town or a taxi. There is nothing to do nearby. It takes 2 taxis and a ferry ride to Rio.
We stayed for 15 nights so can give an honest and detailed account of our observations.The room we were given was poor. All the décor, fixture and fittings need replacing/updating. The air con is very loud at night, the extractor fan sounds like a helicopter, the mixer shower goes from just right to almost scalding and is potentially dangerous. The breakfast is the same every day, all the food we ordered took an age and was cold. 3 times was enough. The hotel is at the top of a very steep bank, its a 30 min walk into town, remembering of course the thigh busting, calf bursting bank back up to the hotel. Get taxis, they are cheap. The bar is quadruple what you pay at the super market. There is signs of repair everywhere and lots that need repairing. Single glazed. Only 2 staff members can speak a bit English.
5 out of 5
by Richard from Crewe

The Best Hotel in Rio, isn't in Rio

Posted Jan 9, 2016 on Hotels
I'll write this review how I told it to my mother, I don't think there's many hotels in the world with a better view than this, the balcony faces the sugarloaf and Christ the redeemer, brilliant at all times of the day. The service was very good, most spoke English and the ones that didn't were still very polite and helpful. Breakfast was good, food was good by the pool, spa isn't really a spa so don't get too excited by that. The only thing that I would say is that if you stay here you need a hire car, this is Niteroi not Rio, if you want to see the sites then you'll need to cross the sea, by bridge or by boat. The boat service didn't seem organised so we used the car a lot, parking in Rio is difficult so even that isn't a good idea but it's a better idea than the boat. Really though this hotel is lovely, there's a shopping centre nearby for a bit of Americanisation, and a lovely long costal walk right outside the hotel, looks a bit dodgy in areas but the people all seemed really nice :) I'd recommend this place.
4 out of 5
by Robert from Venezuela

Best of Niteroi

Posted Nov 17, 2015 on Hotels
Hotel personnel were very helpful. The view was the best I could ask. Wifi was not too reliable but nothing to worry about. Location was good. 100% recommended stay.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Comfortable and pretty

Posted Aug 14, 2015 on Hotels
There are lots of shelves for your things, a full length mirror!, great view of the bay, very kind and helpful staff with great English, flawless internet service across the entire property, tasty restaurant. The iron was a bit funky and the walls were paper thin. The neighborhood was nice with an outdoor night market just down the street. It's walking distance to the university and the beach where people jog all day and night. It is so pretty and comfortable.
5 out of 5
by Andrew

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 5, 2015 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by Simon from Rio de Janeiro

So many things wrong with this hotel

Posted Oct 29, 2014 on Hotels
The hotel was almost empty and the 2nd night we were there they switched off both the jacuzzi and the steam room. Even after asking them to turn them back on nothing happened. No manager was on duty after 6pm and the reception staff seemed disinterested in the lack of working facilities. On check-in they told us we'd been upgraded but our room was a lower grade than my nephew who'd stayed there 3 days before. The balcony door didn't lock and could easily be reached from the flat-roof below. My nephew had had the same security issue on one of the balcony doors in his room. His other door locked which was contrary to the hotel's assertion that "none of the doors lock". The microwave in the room was fitted with an old-style Brazilian plug but the kitchen socket accepted only the new style so the microwave was left unplugged and un-useable. Fortunately we had an adaptor with us. There was a cooker but no pots/pans to cook with. Day 2 they cleaned the room but didn't replenish the coffee/tea supplies. On checkout they tried to charge us R$66 for alcohol from the mini bar which we didn't use. We were very disappointed with our Mercure experience. Gerente Geral (the Manager) should send in some mystery guests to gauge how his hotel is performing. We already know.