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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 14days and it was ok.
Few things for you to be aware of:
1. We booked it because on the website and in here the location says "10mins from copacabana". We haven't been to rio so we quickly checked the map and we thought it was ok.. it wasn't. The hotel is closed to Largo do Machado metro stop and it is 10mins from copacabana.. via metro. So it was a bit of a pain getting the metro to go to copacabana. You can walk there, there are road signs of Walk in rio but it takes you FORTY MINUTES
2. It says there's a gym.. it wasn't available (not that you want to spend everyday in it)
3. Staff was very friendly and more than helpful.. yet English is very limited (apart from one guy who was able to understand)
4. We had a sauna and a big bath tub.. none was working.
5. There are only lifts to take you upstairs so if you're claustrophobic that might be a proper nightmare
6. As a first time in Rio I must admit it was OK to stay there, if you're happy with basic
7. Breakfast: pictures on the hotel web show amazing buffet. Well, coffee is available and so are juices and fruits.. but you get bored of them after 5 days
8. A/c in the room.. but very loud and noisy. If you're a light sleeper like me, you won't get much of sleep

In a nutshell. If you plan to go to Rio and look for a cheap accommodation, that's the one. It is on the side street, not very quiet but not too noisy at the same time. I'd say bearable.
Room was cleaned every morning and it was spotless. Staff very friendly and try to make you welcome... even though my Portuguese and their English were limited.
Close metro station: Largo do Machado not catete.
Close beach: flamengo but as we discovered the water is dirty so if you want just to sunbathe is ok, not many people around..
Don't walk after sunset though on that beach, it is a bit "uncomfortable".. not dangerous but you need to be wary of your surroundings.

Needless to say, we had a great time :)
It is just the wrong info on the page that should change. At least you know where you're staying.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I want to warn you guys what happened to me. I booked a double with double bed room for a week there. First when i checked in the receptionist told me i wasnt allowed to bring my carioca friend upstairs. So i let him wait downstairs. They bellboy took me up and gave me a twinroom. I said this isnt what i booked for. He checked my reservation and changed my room.
Then after some days first they locked my room as they said i had to pay in advance. Very strange they asked me after 3 nights. They had my creditcard info. Then they said i took whiskey from the minibar. Which i didnt take. And at the checkout they wanted to charge me for bringing up my friend. I really got angry and i never took someone there as they told me the rules. They probably think they can ask some extra money by a single traveller. I told them its really rude and they should show me on security cam i took someone there. Anyways they apologied for the mistake etc but still i find it unacceptable. So be aware of these tricks. The room itself was ok. Quiet neighboorhood. Room had a jacuzzi but made lots of noise

Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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GerenciaHRP, Gerente at Hotel Rondonia Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016
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Olá, Jessica.
Sempre nos preocupamos em atender nossos clientes com excelência.
Mas, segundo seu comentário, não proporcionamos uma experiência positiva em sua estadia.
Lamento a sequência de erros, como o quarto de padrão alterado, o qual foi prontamente trocada quando apontado, assim como o erro no minibar.
Em relação ao travamento da chave, não é política do Hotel bloquear para fazer qualquer solicitação ao cliente.
Informo que os procedimentos da recepção serão revistos e corrigidos
Novamente lamentamos a experiência negativa e esperamos recebê-la novamente para que possamos apagar a má impressão deixada.

Atenciosamente,
Equipe Hotel Rondônia

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I've been to hotel Rondonia palace for three days after Christmas. I was looking for an accommodation which would make the discovery of the city easy. This hotel proved to be suitable: the position is good, as there are two metro stops at 5 minutes walking (Catete and Largo do Machado - the latter is also where it's possible to get on vans to corçovado to see the famous Christ's monument), and it's located at a few minutes from praia do flamengo, in a calm area. The room was nice, though the ac was quite old it worked properly. The bathroom itself looked old fashioned like the rest, but was bigger than average and comfortable. The room was okay, though on the second day the towels were not replaced. Breakfast was included and was okay, with typical Brazilian food and juices. We also used the room service for one dinner, and it was satisfying, with only fifteen minutes to get our food from the restaurant. The hotel was clean and the personnel kind and available, I would recommend it.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

I've been there just once and as it was booked by company I had a little choice. We try hotels here and there and most of the time they look like in folders, this one isnt. Folders made most likely 15 years ago. Of course hotel is in nice and interesting neighborhood, not so far from the quiet beach flamengo and busy streets of Rio. For tourists attractions fine placed. But hotel itself is crying for renovation, and kindness of staff won't help here. For roughly 150€per night anyone will find better.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
1  Thank VVteC
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Rondovia is located in a small and quiet street near beautiful Flamengo beach. That’s the only positive thing I can highlight about this hotel.

Our party of 15 people had a booking for three nights during football World Cup, but we moved after only one. Poor room, old furniture, noisy a/c, below average breakfast buffet, it was too much. Cherry on the cake, we learned that rooms have been included to our trip package at the “modest” rate of 800 Reais (US$350) per night! Travel promoter was fortunately travelling with us and he managed to find another accommodation (SESC Copacabana) without additional cost.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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