The hotel is located in Centro closed to the bay and only 20min away from GIG. Checking-in was smooth and pleasant, and one lady at the reception spoke good English and helped to purchase the tickets to Corcovado.
The problem is that almost all the staff at the reception do not speak any English. So even some of them are friendly and willing to help, they simply can't.
The room is comfortable and in good size.
Reliable wifi internet, we ate two desserts in the restaurant which were nice and a good size. Breakfast was good - the usual fruits, pastries, cheeses, meats, pastries, eggs, sausages, etc. Comfortable bed and quieter air conditioning than most places.
Very nice experience at this hotel. The room was comfortable, breakfast was great and the location of the hotel was perfect if you intend to do shopping and move around a lot. It is also very close to the airport which is great if you have an early morning flight.
Overall good value for money. Friendly staff. Good location in proximity to main attractions and areas of interest. Easy access by public transportation. Extra charge for the Internet use and safe rental.
The area gets a bit noisy in the morning and day time. On the contrary, it has a very low pedestrian traffic at dark. Beware of your surroundings!
Rio's Presidente Hotel is located in the cultural corridor of the Cidade Maravilhosa, a few minutes from the airports and …More
The hotel is downtown I have stayed in this hotel before. The hotel is close to public transit and close to many places to eat. You are downtown so a little noise and lots of traffic. The weekend are pretty dead downtown not much going on. Lapa is not a far walk as a museum or two are also nearby.
Pocket Guide: Rio de Janeiro Downtown - Santos Dumont Airport Hotels
Glass-and-steel towers soar above domed colonial churches. Trade thrives here, especially along Avenida Rio Branco, a commercial street that resembles the Champs-Elysées. Rio’s French influence is also seen at Praça Floriano’s opera house and sidewalk cafés. The Sambódromo, at downtown’s edge, comes to life during Carnaval. Nearby, travelers fly to domestic cities from Santos Dumont Airport.
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