Windsor Florida is far from being my best ever experience about hotels. But this is surely among the best hotels in Flamengo Beach and has almost everything we expect from a hotel close to the city centre. Many thanks and congratulations for this excellent staff. People that make the difference and let you fell even more comfortable. This is definitely a very good choice.
During its heyday this hotel was really nice. Now expect one of the four elevators to be out of service most of your stay. It is fine, not in bad shape, and for the amount of time you will likely be in the hotel, perfect. Our room was updated and comfy, bathroom looked great, shower pressure was awesome, and view was great. There are soccer courts right in front with big lights shining on them and probably into your room until the AM so definitely draw the curtains.
The staff at the Hotel were very friendly and helpful even before we flew out to Rio. One staff member in particular, Marcus helped us get settled and made a lot of recommendations. He's a great asset to the Hotel.
Although there is not much to do nearby, Lapa is a short(and cheap...for a Londoner) taxi ride away. Copacabana and Ipanema can also be reached by Metro.
The buffet breakfast was good value for money, although there was not that much variety.
The wifi was very bad in our room, but we were told they were changing providers at the time.
Whatever you do, don't mess with the knobs outside of the shower, they are the supply valves and I accidentally turned off the hot water (oops!). Other than that, the location is amazing (10 minute walk to the beach or Metro) and our room overlooked a mini-forest of palm trees. And we were only on the 3rd floor :)
We stayed at Regina twice in October as a group of 4 and then 5 on a 2 week break in Brazil. Both times the hotel was excellent, extremely helpful staff, spacious and clean rooms and a fantastic breakfast offering. I would highly recommend.
Traveller from London
The hotel is located near Praia do Flamengo, Aterro do Flamengo, a park that possesses gardens designed by Roberto Burle …More
I have stayed various times in this hotel. I like the neighborhood and the prices are not very expensive. The rooms are small and noisy but mostly decent. Last time Expedia gave me a good deal on the price. When I arrived I have been given a terrible room. The room did not have a proper toilet with a door. Instead there were some glass panels with shower and toilet inside them arranged very ugly and dangerous was. Mind you that this was double room. I actually fell once trying to get out of toilet I could have get seriously injured.
Flamengo is a quiet residential area within easy reach of downtown and Copacabana. Here, foreign embassies stand alongside restored art-deco homes. The 300-acre Parque do Flamengo park complex dominates the neighborhood’s shore. Nearby, the hilly artist commune of Santa Teresa—accessible by a trolley atop a Roman-style aqueduct—is renowened for its bars, restaurants, museums, and ateliers.
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