We stayed 3 nights mid-October. On arrival we were given a free upgrade to a sea view room , which gave us a superb prospect of the unique beach and promenade . The room was fine , and the general ambience of the hotel was relaxed. The buffet breakfasts were excellent , the service slick and polite.
The rooftop pool was a great find , and enabled us to relax and chill for a few hours in the late afternoon sunshine each day.
But what really makes this hotel is it's splendid location in Rio. Next door to the Copacabana Palace Hotel , 30 seconds from the most famous beach in the world , a short walk to Ipanema Beach , all the shopping in the world on the doorstep and all the tourist hot spots just a short taxi ride away.
Very good value !
Gordon from Wye Valley , UK
Windsor Excelsior Hotel is right across from Capacabana Beach, within walking distance to Ipanema Beach, Leblon Beach and a …More
This hotel is well located near Paulista Avenue. The staff are extremely pleasant. Thier English Levels are low however there is always one staff with good English skills on the front desk who can provide assistance. The rooms are small but amazingingly clean and comfortable. The wifi is free, without password and works well. The hotel includes breakfast, and I also reommend trying their Traditional Chicken Soup and for dinner try their Salmon dish which was excellent (a major compliment from North America's Pacific Northwest where we boast of the best salmon ever). I would definitely recommend this hotel and will go back myself!
Donna from North Vancouver, Canada
This hotel is located in Sao Paulo (Jardins), near the airport, Siqueira Campos Park, Nove de Julho Hospital, and Hospital …More
"Awesome location & facilities - bus to everywhere!"
I chose this hotel on Expedia over the hostels as it looks to be in a good location and the price is just a bit higher. It has proven the wisest decision for my trip to Foz do Iguazu!
- Location. I arrived around 1am at midnight. Rental cars were insanely expensive (a small car with manual tranny costs 400 reais for 2 days). Taxi was also expensive ($47 to the city) and didn't allow carpool! Then I found there was a direct bus line to this hotel and the bus came! Took me right to the hotel for 3 reais. The next day I found the hotel is right by TTU ("Terminal Transit Urbano"). There are direct bus lines to the waterfalls ("cataratas"), Itaipu dam ("Itaipu Binacional"), and the landmark for the boundary between the three countries. Just ask the staff at TTU!
- Facilities. The hotel is in downtown area. There is a travel agency inside the hotel building and the staff gave me free maps. There is a Brazilian BBQ buffet restaurant ("churrascaria") nearby that provides BBQ buffet by waiters walking around ("rozidio") for only 24 reais. Also there is a big shopping center ("Super Muffato") within walk distance, where you can get combo meals by weight and other groceries.
- People. This is a quite safe spot in the city. People around are either hotel staff, travelers, or "service providers". Didn't see any sketchy people.
Frank from Edmonton, Canada
This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, close to Guarani Forest Zoological Park, Mercosul Shopping Mall …More
The hotel is pretty comfy, clean, located in a quiet area of the city. Breakfast was served in various types of food: brazillian and european. They have in lobby good tourist service,provide English, Portuguese tours. In the walking distance you can find a big shopping center with grocery store, restaurants and cafes. The hotel has good gym area and swimming pool.
Alex from Brazil
Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Cataratas JL Shopping Mall, Mercosul Shopping Mall, and Foz Do Iguacu …More
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