Luxury Hotel with great buffet... nice pool on top deck with full bar. Incredible view of strip from the Top Deck..
I was not happy that they do not provide a free WIFI.. they charge for it.
This was the only draw back for a business traveler.. I went outside to the sushi restaurant next door. where I got free WIFI. Not all WIFI are good.. be ready...
amado from Weston, Florida
Within easy reach of Barra da Tijuca, Itanhanga Golf Club, and Pedra Bonita, this Rio de Janeiro hotel offers direct access …More
The room quality and layout is excellent. The property is very quite and safe. The hotel bar could be more active. The beach can be reached via small boat (free service). The hotel pool is excellent and very big for Rio. The internet is free and connection speed in lobby and room area was very satisfying. The only drawback for Rio downtown visits is the traffic congestion and transportation cost.
Hans from Seattle, WA
Situated near the beach in Rio de Janeiro, this hotel is close to BarraShopping, BarraShopping Mall and Barra da Tijuca …More
I stayed at two different rooms in this hotel. One was in the 5th floor and it smell really bad every time I came back from work; the smell improved after opening the windows and was OK over night. I requested to be changed to a different room and I was given one in the 4th floor. This room was better and had a nice smell. I think Gaivota is a very basic hotel that has good restaurants and shopping nearby, the beach is also close (walking distance). I would not recommend this hotel if you are planning to travel with kids and/or if you are looking for a lot of luxury. The staff was very nice and attentive, which compensated to some extent where the hotel was lacking.
Situated near the beach in Rio de Janeiro, this hotel is close to Barra da Tijuca, Itanhanga Golf Club and Pedra Bonita …More
The hotel is a residence hotel. The restaurant on site is excellent and not expensive. There is a gym and a wonderful swimming pool, as well as ample secured parking. The staff is very helpful, however they do require a little patience to work through daily problems. Each room has a full kitchen, clothes washer, nice bedroom, and full bathroom. This represents are bargain for a fantastic stay in Rio.
Fred from Bosie Idaho USA
This Rio de Janeiro hotel is located by the sea, offering direct access to the beach and only short distance from …More
"Fantastic scenery, everything else is not special"
If you want to enjoy the beach (vacation) or will work in the neighborhood, I would recommend it. If you intend to visit the tourist attactions or will work in the city center, the hotel is definitely not a good choice (the horrible trafic will make you lose 1-3 hours every day). Very close to the nice beach of Barra da Tijuca, certainly a plus (I walked every day one hour after breakfast and before going to work :-). All the rest is not special, although still acceptable. Not cheap, but not expensive.
Ricardo from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Situated in Rio de Janeiro, this hotel is close to Barra da Tijuca, Itanhanga Golf Club, and Pedra Bonita. Local attractions …More
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