"Disappointing for Property with So Much Potential"
This is my second time staying at this hotel. My first stay was exactly 2 years ago when the hotel was under different management. The change in management has not inproved the hotel. The good things about the hotel first - The location is excellent. Centrally located on Avenida Atlantica midway along the Copacabana beach - very convenient to everything […] and easy to get a taxi to other parts of Rio. The ocean view from the room is great! The hotel has good bones - nice classic architectural details - spacious lobby with ample seating for leisurely relaxation outside of the room. The not so good things - The hotel is showing wear and there is no indication that anything is being done about it. There is an unsightly section of the lobby that is draped in a plastic construction cover - who knows what's behind that. The room itself was spacious enough, but the horribly stained carpet, worn drapes, and unattractive bedding made it feel like a cheap motel room. Simple changes to the carpet, drapes, and bedding would make a huge difference. The bathroon is a very nice size although it could use some updating. I would love to stay at this hotel again, but I will look for other oprtions on my next visit unkes, there are some updates. The cost is too high for the property condition. Also the restaurant food quality could stand improvement. The steak I ordered for dinner my first night was the worst cut of meat I've ever had. I hope the hotel turms all of this around. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pretend you're Humphrey Bogart"
This is a lovely property, staffed by mostly-English speaking staff who will go very far out of their way to make you feel special.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Traditional architecture with modern amenities"
This is a gem of a hotel, right in the middle of Copacabana. The breakfast is simply awesome and the hotel staff are very attentive and friendly. Room was a bit small, but serviceable and fit in with the whole 1960's ambience. As if you might bump into Sean Connery or Peter O'Toole sitting in the bar, making small talk while scoping out the high-roller […] bad-guy sitting on the other side of the bar murmuring to his minions with a Bond Girl at his side.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't even try it"
Cost/benefit is absurd, rooms and bathroom are so small you can't walk around the bed. For the cost of this hotel you should definitely try Ipanema hoteles betterGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a wonderful 10 nights at Olinda Rio. No complaints. The hotel staff is very friendly and they spoke good english. The rooms were clean and the location can't be beat. It's right in the middle of Copacabana. I highly recommend this hotel, you will not be disappointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Top notch staff and location but needs renovation"
Staff was amazingly helpful with all issues, reminiscent of top hotels. Location was very central in the Copacabana district and directly across from the beach. Breakfast spread was the best I had in Brazil. Only issues were the hotel is rather 'dated' - one wall of my bathroom and one wall of the shower appeared to be particle board or something and […] basically put there as a temporary measure. Also the elevator was basically broken (kept stopping on the 6th floor and not moving). And my room was rather small...outside of the double bed there was very little space, it felt very 'European' in that regard (laughably small desk setup, and had to nudge bed aside to be able to open the closet door). I guess the rate was fair in comparison to the other options in the area, but that was only after I had gotten an early booking discount on Expedia. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Worth the rate"
Nice "local" hotel, with a very good location (on the Copacabana beach), very tasty breakfast buffet (included in our rate), and a variety of city tours available for purchase. Nothing fancy, but all the basics were well met (we stayed at a see-view room). No need for a car, but if you rent one, you can park in front of the hotel for 2 Reals per day. […] Shuttles back to the international airport are 20 Reals per person (you can also get a taxi for about 40 Reals). At the airport they try charging you 100+ Reals (you can get one for about 50 Reals to Copacabana beach). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent value for money"
The hotel is well appointed, it does not have many amenities but is not expesive in comparison with other Rio hotels. It is right in the middle of Copacabana Beach, close to public transportation and different restaurant options. Very good breakfast included in the rate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do your home work, before you book this Hotel"
Burning cooking oil from kitchen is a daily dose you. Bathroom is suboptimal...Breakfast is pretty good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The standard room we had booked was a black hole. the only rooms that are OK are thoose in the front with a viewof the ocean. The beds are hard as bricks. and the rooms are relatively small. The staff were very nice and very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value and a very pleasant hotel. Food excellent and staff very friendly. rooms are a bit small, and can be on the dark side. Wireless is not that strong but overall a good choice if you don't want to pay Marriot prices. well situared on the beach with lots of amenities nearbyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Olinda Rio surpassed every expectation. The hotel is in a great location, the staff is friendly, the breakfast was great, and the rooms were very clean! I would definitely come back to stay at Olinda Rio!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the best- go somewhere else"
The hotel is working on making improvements, i will say that. However, our first day, our AC starting leaking. The AC is located in the ceiling next to one of the beds, not outside a window like most AC's usually are. We called the front desk 2x, with the promise a tech would come up to check it. We left our room, after we were told that they would […] fix it, and there already was a huge wet spot next to my bed. Between the wet carpet and the humidity, the smell was unbearable. And you couldn't open the window seeing as they are very old and if you did manage to open it, good luck trying to close it- very rusty. By the time we returned (approx 10pm) the AC was still leaking. Finally, after 2 more calls, the tech came up and had to use a bucket to remove all the water that was just sitting up there. Even more smelly. The hotel definitely needs a face lift. The breakfast was good and their front desk was helpful with questions we had. Only issue was the AC. The hotel is also about 5 blocks away from the train station, in case you decide to use public transportation. I wouldn't stay here if I had to again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The price is on the average but the room is small"
It's too close to Copacabana beach ... However the room was too small.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An Affordable Hotel in an Excellent Location"
I had been travelling over South America for three months and so booked this as a bit of luxury for the end of my trip. The hotel was in an ideal location right on Copacobana Beach and also close to the Subway for those wanting to travel the city. Other reviews focused on how the hotel needs to freshen up but the hotel seems to be taking this into consideration […] as I only saw a few areas that could do with a refresh. The rooms are comfortable with free high speed internet access. I would recommend booking a room with a sea view and Balcony. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The right choice and would go again!!"
Amazing, so pleased we booked the Olinda. We spent 3 weeks trying to pick the right hotel for the right money, in the right location and we finally booked it the day we were due to arrive. Our room 1102 was a reasonable size with an amazing view over Copacabana Beach. We narrowed our choice down to 3 hotels and we are really glad we picked Olinda, […] which was a smaller, traditional hotel with lots of grand features inside. For me, this hotel is better than its pictures online. Yes its a little tired, but the staff were very accommodating and the breakfast was great. Just two tips, get that toaster that other guests have requested and a table and two chairs on the balcony would have been a real treat. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very good place to stay"
The A/C is loud that is the only disadvantage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"the staff was incredible... friendly/hospitable"
we love the location and the staff . great experience for first timers to Copacabana Beach. would stay there again for sure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"value for money"
Of a lot of hotels on the same street at this level, this is one of the best - relatively cheap (for Rio, which is expensive), decent size rooms, free wifi, good breakfast, right on the beach. It is somewhat fading glamour, but decent enough.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location Location Location"
We had a great time at Olinda Rio Hotel. The best thing is the location, it is right on the beach. The hotel is everything you need, a clean comfortable room. The staff were very professional and helpful, and at the main desk proficient in English. The building is a little older but fairly well maintained. I would say it is good value for money - it […] is not 5 star so there are a few things missing (e.g. no coffee in the room, no swimming pool or gym) but you can't expect that anyway when you are not paying 5 star prices. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel, right on the beach. The staff were really helpful and very friendly. Excellent breakfast too!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff not very accommodating or friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our Vacation started off with a No-Show for the Shuttle bus from the airport to hotel. When we contacted then we were told that they were too busy that day to organize a pick up, even though I sent an email to the hotel directly confirming this. Secondly; lots of communication problems for hardly anyone spoke any English...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Comfy beds. A freshing up of room would soon be neccessary. The management should think of investing in new towels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay - Value for money, great location"
The staff were very helpful and the hotel a great place to stay. The location is perfect on the beach front and it was good vaule for money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good views of beach in a tourist part of Rio"
We booked the delux room overlooking the ocean. Lovely view from the 8th floor but sound might be an issue if you are on the 1st floor. On the downside, the rooms are in need of updating. There was no hot water early in the morning (6am) or late at night (after 10pm). The internet was very slow but you could download emails. On the plus side, Breakfast […] was very good. Staff were helpful in trying to sort out a dispute with a taxi driver who ripped us off from the airport in which the tourist police were called. Very clean rooms. Next time I would stay in ipanema as copacabana is too touristy for my personal tastes. However this hotel was quite good overall. Value for money is terrible during Carnival time but that is to be expected everywhere in Rio during this period. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was clean and comfortable, good breakfast selection and dinner in the restaurant was delicious. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful, especially the driver we arranged through the hotel to pick us up from the airport. The location was good, few suspect people waiting on the nearby side street but then you have to expect that. The […] only negative I would say is that despite the description saying black out curtains this was not the case, so if you're expecting to have a lie in, don't! The sun rose at 6.30 each morning and therfore so did we! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We wanted a budget stay for 3 nights and got it with frills. Slightly old but full of character and by no means shabby. Nice room very good breakfast and helpful staff, great location right on the best beach I've ever been on. Recommend it and would love a longer stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beach front in Rio"
we enjoyed our stay. The room was large. The breakfast was the best I can recall. The staff was very professional and on the ball. The real draw to this hotel is the location on the best beach in Rio. The whole Copacabana area is just too much fun. We didn't realize how much we would be missing and had booked a hotel in another part of town, we switched […] to the Olinda after one night because we could see we wanted ocean front were everything is going on. The hotel is doing a major renovation so it is a little noisy with hammering and you might have to step around a worker but you will be at the beach or walking the streets anyway. I would stay here again. The breakfast goes until 11:00 which was a big plus. It is a wonderful buffet, not like the dry cereal and old apple you get in the states. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was in a perfect location and with an affordable price. free towels foer the beach but wifi was a bit poor. Excellent staff and good breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic Staff and great location"
I would stay here again. The hotel is quite old but the staff and location more than make up for this. excellent value for moneyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"wait for a hot shower"
Can't be beaten location and great staff. Breakfast OK. The big drawback is the fact tghat you have to run the shower for at least 5 min before it is hot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Staff exceedingly helpful. The reception staff in particular were fabulous and went above their duty to make our stay pleasant in every way. We travel frequently and the customer service we received at this hotel was exceptional. I would not hesitate to stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
After reading what others had written were not expecting much besides a great location and were very happily surprised. The location is what we payed for but we got also the friendliest staff we have ever experienced.We have traveled all over the world and stayed in much nicer hotels,but never in any with staff that went out of their way to be helpful. […] From the doormen, to the registration staff, to the food servers to the security, everyone had smiles and answered any questions or needs we might have. We will return to this hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My stay was a success although the price could be less expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed our stay (12 nights ) in this hotel - Deluxe sea view room - large comfortable bed - large screen lcd tv - fine room service everyday - good toiletries - all the electrics worked well - no complaints. Breakfast was all the tropical fruits you could name and plentiful, hot dishes of cutup frankfurter with onions( could have done with a change […] ), scrambled egg, a good spread of cereals,bread,cakes etc, coffee, tea, juices. Beach towels and parasols were complimentary. We were unable to get a late checkout because the hotel was full but were able to leave our luggage securely locked and make use of the lobby toilet to freshen up and change for the airport. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room was boiling hot, air condition no good, tired both room ,Bathroom lock was't working,son stuck in the bath for while until a man came with is toolbox and opened the bathroom room door. Rooms were very expensive,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Olinda during Carnival"
Great space and superb breakfast. Right along the metro route made Carnival easy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tiny Tiny room. But great location."
My stay was comfortable. I was in one of the rear rooms facing away from the beach (great for a good night's sleep). The room was one of the smallest rooms I've ever stayed in. That said, I think this room was probably an exception. The breakfast was good, the common areas quality and on the whole a nice hotel. Immediate location felt very safe and […] round the corner from the supermarket. The beach in front of the hotel was safe and hassle free. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect location if you love the beach"
Great hotel. Rooms were very clean and the staff was very helpful. We had a fabulous view of the Copacabana Beach from our room. Felt very safe walking around late at night. Great breakfast included in the price. The only annoying thing about the hotel is that the internet went down once in a while. I would recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good to know"
I was surprised as how good value for money this hotel was .Hotels by the beach are a gem and you pay for location in Rio,.Staff was hyper helpful allowing us in before checking time and giving us late check out.,The hotel is still in the process of refurbishment but the ongoing decoration of the lobby did not interfere. It is a very traditional hotel […] ,therefore ,not for those looking for sleek modern .Breakfast is copious and the variety is unlimited. I will definitely stay there again and recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth the extra money for a sea-view."
Really liked the Olinda. Perfect condition at Copacabana, feels safe around the area. Ipanema is a nicer area but its convenient enough. The staff were helpful, good English. The breakfast was great. Its worth paying the extra money for a sea-view room. Beds v comfortable and clean. A couple of gripes: leaking ceiling on last day - not sure what that […] was about.... also, when we checked in initially there was a bikini hanging in bathroom from previous guest (but the place was clean - housekeeping just neglected to remove this item!). finally, the staff at the olinda arranged an airport transfer (international airport) for one rate but didnt tell us they have a cheaper option for half of that price if you go by minivan with multiple pick ups, which a different staff member told us about the next day. We were happy to pay the higher rate but just wondered why we were not given both options... Nevertheless, I am happy with this hotel and would recommend. A sense of humour required for some of the hiccups! Perfect for price and location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good choice in Copacabana"
The location was good, room was nice, staff helpfull and spoke good english. The bartender in the lobby bar was very serviceminded and really put an effort in when mixing drinks, with excellent results. Good place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Much better than others of its class"
Rio has lots of terrible, very expensive hotels, and of a number of a similar price bracket and location in which I have stayed, the Olinda Rio is much better. The rooms are a good size, the location great, the service is informal but attentive, the breakfast is plentiful and decent, and the decor of the hotel - faded antique charm - could do with a […] touch-up, but is infinitely better than some so-called refurbished competitors on the same strip. Would definitely stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Bang in the middle of Copacabana. Internet was included in the price and was reliable and fast, not always the case when it's free. Would definitely stay here again for both business or for a holiday.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"CLEAN AND MODERN DIRECT ON THE BEACH"
I've stayed in many hotels in Rio and this is definitely the best. It's not old and run-down like most of the other 4-start hotels, our room (ocean view) was funished with neutral colors, linens carpets and drapes were new and everything was very clean. The breakfast buffet was basic but adequate. Reception staff were very helpful! We arrived at 7am […] and checkin isnt until 3pm. Christine checked our bags (with a claim ticket, not just thrown in a corner so anyone could walk out with them) and let us use the bathroom / lounge to change in to our beach clothes. She even offered us beach towels. I'd recomment booking the shuttle to the airport at 75BRL (2 persons) as a taxi from Copacabana to Galeão/ GIG could cost between 60 and 150 BRL even if you are brasilian and not a tourist (ask me how i know!?!) If you can get a good price, I'd definitely recommend staying here, but get a room on a high floor if you dont want to be woken up at 5:30am from the traffic. We were on the 6th floor and could hear it loud and clear! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unlucky with room"
Two visits close together - second time got 'an upgrade' (not asked for# - Room had a seaview and a desk/two chairs/an armchair in addition to previous room. BUT twin beds instead of a king - tiny 1-person shower #could have got 4 people in previous one# with nowhere to run when water temperature changed dramatically, tiny wash basin area with room […] for only one #other half with make-up# at basin/mirror #previous could fit three#, Vented AC which had no discernable way of regulation #previous had old-fashioned blower and hand control#. Old fashioned #stiff# sash window to sea-view, I suppose, qualified the room as an upgrade. But given that it was a two minute walk across the road if we wanted to see the sea, and we were a couple wanting to do things together the furnishing was not appropriate. We were returning for just one night, having been 'up-country'. More than one night and I would have asked for a 'down-grade'. Total of 5 nights - breakfast standard but staff seemed to be working to 'a plan' rather than responding to needs - eg - taking half a platter of food away to be topped up, while passing a queue of people at an empty coffee urn. I suppose it was just different staff having certain responsibilities. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Valeu a pena."
Muito boa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Todo bien, nada extraordinario"
Todo bien, nada extraordinario. Muy buena la vista (como lo pedimos "Lujo con vista al mar"). Olvidamos unas cosas en la habitacion, despues de la salida no las "encontraron".Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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