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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a night prior to our taking a cruise. It is fairly close to cruise to the terminal (not a walking distance). One can take a metro or bus from here. This is an older hotel but still well maintained. The elevators are old and restaurant areas show age. The air conditioning was good and so was the...

Thank avtar w
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed here for nearly two weeks, late June / Early July 2016 in room 1303. The refurbishment of the hotel seems to be nearly complete, it looked as if floor 5 and below were still unchanged. My room was absolutely fine. The bed was firm (how I like it) and the small wardrobe had a safe in it. The...

Thank MrLGT
Rios n, Public Relations Manager at Rios Presidente Hotel, responded to this review

The Rio's President team appreciates your attention and comment! We are a hotel from the 50's and we are undergoing renovations to better serve our clients. As you said, our terrace is completely new, as well as the gym, sauna and bar. And the Centro of Rio, where we are located, is part of the cultural center of our city....

Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Very Old Hotel! Actually looks like a brazilian motel! The bedroom is very old! Bathroom is ok. They're reformulating it so there's material construction everywhere! Wifi is ok and reachs the room. Breakfast is really poor! 10 minutes walk from the next subway station!

Thank EloiPepe
Rios G, marketing at Rios Presidente Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your point of view! We would like to inform you that our hotel it´s from the 50´s and we are undergoing modernization to better serve our guests. Everything will change and because of that, we will change our category. We will be a 4 star hotel. We hope to receive you once more, when we finish our...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I won't fly with Azul any more and won't go to this hotel. Ended in a hotel at the airport on my expense. Location is not that good at the centro and the hotel in bad shape. Good only for backpackers maybe!!! Azul can't do this to the passengers after they cancelled a flight....

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Rios G, marketing at Rios Presidente Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your point of view! We would like to inform that the hotel is undergoing modernization to better serve our guests. Everything will change, not only the structure! We hope to receive you once more, when we finish our modernization.

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Had to stay there as all other hotels in the area were full. Rooms were in a bad condition and not clean, food was terrible , WiFi was payable and very slow. Location is good, close to metro station and shopping. Overall not an enjoyable experience.

Thank Harbaksh S
Rios G, marketing at Rios Presidente Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your point of view! We would like to inform that the hotel is undergoing modernization to better serve our guests. Everything will change, not only the structure! we are conducting course for our staf the improvement of our service. We hope to receive you once more, when we finish our modernization.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2014

....location is the only positive note for this hotel! Rooms are small somewhat clean but very old (but that's expected of Rio since it's an old city), the elevators break down on a regular basis at least twice eveyday, in 4 days I stayed in Rio's I can't recall how many times there was an incident with these 2 tiny...

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Buenos Aires
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I don't mind staying at a poor hotel if thats the only option I have. But there is nothing worst than staying at a bad hotel with rude staff. The lobby is dirty, the rooms are old and a bit smelly. at least they are not dirty. Maintenance staff are the only nice people at this hotel. The neighborhood looks...

1Thank playargentina
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I have no idea why anyone would stay here. We selected it only because we needed it for a very brief stay, its near SDU airport, not too expensive and it looked better online. Note: although it shows as appr. 1.5 miles from SDU, it still took 20 minutes by taxi. The room is cramped, dark, hot and spare. The...

2Thank CLF422
Camden Town, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Booked a stay here through a third party; we booked a triple room for a week for carnaval at EXTORTIONATE PRICES. There are currently better, cheaper hotels available In Copacabana. Upon arrival they told us that it was a double friend and our female friend had to leave. Into rio centro at 1am in the morning, with all of her...

6Thank BenW87
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I stayed at Rio's Presidente Hotel from 16 to 21 June 2013. My main reason for going to Rio was the Confederations Cup, the football tournament of Confederation winners. I was forced to find a hotel in the Centro area because the hotels on the popular beach areas of Copacabana and Ipanema were fully booked. I was also on a...

2Thank Ashok D

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Staying in Centro

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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Additional Information about Rios Presidente Hotel

Address: Rua Pedro I 19 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20060-050, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Price Range: ₹ 3,993 - ₹ 6,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rios Presidente Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 210
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“We were on a higher floor and it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles avtarw, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The front rooms face a moderately busy road, the rear ones a quiet-ish back area. You'll still hear the clubs come the weekend though.”
 of 5 bubbles MrLGT, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“far from this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles playargentina, 29 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We were on a high floor but it seemed to be only closer to the construction going on outside!”
 of 5 bubbles CLF422, 24 May 2014 | Read review
“The floors higher up from 7 are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles AshokD456, 30 Jun 2013 | Read review
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