Olympic Games Room in a Pinch
Posted Aug 26, 2016 on Hotels
I needed a hotel during the Olympics and most were either sold out or horribly over-priced (I used to go to Rio for business a lot and know the Ipanema/Copacabana area well). I found a window-less room at this hotel for under USD 250/night during the 2 stints I needed a hotel during the Olympics. As such, it was good value considering price inflation during the Games and I knew that going in. Having said that, the safe in the room didn't work, the bed/pillows were uncomfortable, the bathroom wasn't great (shower was), and the floors could have used a solid mopping/polishing. The free breakfast was good, and the wi-fi was fairly reliable. The staff was friendly and it's in a good location 1 block from the beach. So I wasn't disappointed given the extenuating circumstances, but any other time of year you can get a better hotel, better room, ON the beach, for less money than I spent on this visit.