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... When I kindly asked about a wall socket adapter for my room they just laugh and told that "maybe tomorrow you can find...
... Upon check-in, I noticed that I could not use the in-room safe (inside the closet - it was not digital but mechanical,...
... down Libertad where you can buy drinks and use the room refrigerator to cool, Rather than paying bar frige prices....
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Diego Garcia wrote a review Jan 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ41 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a one star hotel (simple breakfast, old fashioned furniture, bad wifi, disrespectful staff). Very well located.
When I kindly asked about a wall socket adapter for my room they just laugh and told that "maybe tomorrow you can find at somewhere"
My summary: No, unfortunately, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 16 Feb 2017
Estimado Sr. Diego G Cuanto lamento que su estadía en nuestro Hotel no ha sido lo esperado, sin dudas esperamos que nos dé otra oportunidad para revertir su opinión. Lo saluda cordialmente La Gerencia
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VANWAAG wrote a review Jan 2016
Vancouver, Canada24 contributions10 helpful votes
I had booked this hotel for 4 days, pre-payed. Upon check-in, I noticed that I could not use the in-room safe (inside the closet - it was not digital but mechanical, with a dial). I went down to the reception and asked for help with setting up the safe so that I can lock my valuables. The receptionist (who spoke perfect English, hail to that!) made a grin (as in saying: "Oh no, not again!" - this clearly told me that they already knew of this problem existing), told me that he will send someone to my room to help me. True, soon a very friendly staff appeared - I liked this guy, and he tried everything he could. He looked at the safe and concluded that that it was "unusable" and advised that I should not try to use it (he also said that there was something wrong with the batteries). He advised me to have my valuables stored all at the reception. For me, this would be quite inconvenient, I have to say. I had stayed at many different hotels in many different countries, but all of them had a working, usable safe inside my room. I have never experienced any problems with safety, or with any of my belongings missing or being stolen. I asked immediately if I could get, perhaps, another room (thinking that this may be the case with only this particular room and that other rooms may have a working safe). This staff called the reception and checked, and the response was "no available rooms now, perhaps tomorrow". Sorry, "tomorrow" was too late for me. I could really survive an old room, out-dated furniture, or a "too small TV" (I don't really care for that), etc., but in my world, there is no compromise with safety and security, ever, regardless of how "cheap" a stay may be.

As you guess, I did not feel safe and comfortable so I decided to check out, only 15 minutes after I checked in, inspite of loosing money (my four-day stay here was pre-payed). Rather than arguing with the staff (that would not bring anything good to anyone, and in the end it would not change anything to better), I decided to simply move on to another hotel for those 4 days.

My advise to travellers: take your safety seriously - that should be number one priority. It never occurred to me that I should check if there is a working room safe before booking a hotel, as I have never experienced this problem before.

My point in this case is: the hotel management clearly knows about this problem but they do nothing to address and fix it. Perhaps before you even get to this hotel, ask them to confirm whether there is a working, in-order, in-room safe in your room.

The location is not bad, the neighbourhood is quite nice. This was the reason I chose this hotel in the first place.

Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to experience other (if any) amenities at this hotel, due to my short stay and a quick abrupt check-out.

My summary: No, unfortunately, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: *** You cannot use the safe in your room *** this is why I checked out as soon as I checked in.
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 17 Mar 2016
Estimado Sr. Vanwaag Lamento mucho lo sucedido, pero sin dudas este ha sido un desperfecto en nuestra caja de seguridad electrónica, cuando sucede algo así nosotros solicitamos la reparación inmediata la cual es realizada por una empresa tercerizada y especializada en el tema. Lamentamos no haber cumplido con sus expectativas y le pedimos disculpas por los inconvenientes suscitados. Saludos cordiales
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Gunner do wrote a review Nov 2015
Newcastle, Australia537 contributions286 helpful votes
Well placed hotel, good staff and comfortable rooms. Price is good. Our AC didi not work but that was the only hiccup.
The hotel is in a good area and easy to walk in the area.
Theres a small supermarket down Libertad where you can buy drinks and use the room refrigerator to cool, Rather than paying bar frige prices.
Our hotel rate came with breakfast which is generous and adequate if a little boring after a few days.
Staff are helpful, and we recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 3 Dec 2015
Estimado Gunner do Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios tan elogiosos para con nosotros. Esperamos que pronto pueda visitarnos nuevamente!!! Será un honor para nosotros. Saludos cordiales
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Louise M wrote a review Apr 2015
London, United Kingdom306 contributions69 helpful votes
We booked on Hotwire and got an incredibly cheap price for a triple room and breakfast. My 4 star rating reflects the value for money for the price we paid.
I found the location great, easy to walk to many places, loads of buses stop nearby, Metro is 10 minute walk away.

Our room on the first floor was pretty small for 3 but it was clean and beds were fine. We looked out onto an interior shaft of some sort so the room was pretty dark all the time. The safe in our room didn't work. We asked reception about it twice with no response then gave up. Wifi worked fine in our room, not that fast but perfectly useable.

Staff at reception friendly and helpful, gave us a bus pass to top up, offered to print our boarding passes and booked us a cab to airport.

Breakfast was fine for the cheap price - bread, pasties, croissants, ham, cheese, fruit (not the best fruit). It was all fine, nothing special, restocked constantly by a very friendly woman.

I would stay again if the price was equally good.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 12 May 2015
Estimada Sra. Louise M Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios y la esperamos cuando regrese a Buenos Aires!!! Saludos cordiales La Gerencia
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Freddsonb wrote a review Apr 2015
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Stayed here for two nights with a friend. The staff is helpful and friendly but not that good at english.
The room was ok with a big openable window with view of the street. The ac did not work properly and the tv was small and far away.
Also the safety box was closed and could not be used.

I guess it's a reasonable hotel/room for the price.
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 12 May 2015
Estimado Sr. Freddsonb Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, los cuales nos permiten ajustar detalles. Esperamos una próxima visita. Saludos cordiales La Gerencia
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