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Windsor Guanabara Hotel

4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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  • Outdoor Pool
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  • pool, sauna, restaurant, meeting rooms, location, great service.

    Mar 12, 2020

  • Got the wrong room. Expedia did not do anything to help.

    Feb 24, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 542 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Rio de Janeiro Centro
  • National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) - 13 min walk
  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro - 18 min walk
  • Arcos da Lapa - 20 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 23 min walk
  • Maracana Stadium - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Superior Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Executivo Family Plan


  • In Rio de Janeiro Centro
  • National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) - 13 min walk
  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro - 18 min walk

What’s around


  • In Rio de Janeiro Centro
  • National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) - 13 min walk
  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro - 18 min walk
  • Arcos da Lapa - 20 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 23 min walk
  • Maracana Stadium - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Christ the Redeemer - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Niterói Contemporary Art Museum - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Santa Cruz Forta - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 34 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 18 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 17 min walk
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 3 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 4 min drive
  • Uruguaiana Station - 4 min walk
  • Presidente Vargas Station - 8 min walk
  • Carioca Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 542 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 22 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (BRL 35 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1954
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Restaurante - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Windsor Guanabara
  • Windsor Guanabara
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Guanabara Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel Hotel
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Optional extras

Valet parking costs BRL 35 per day


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Windsor Guanabara Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs BRL 35 per day.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kimochii (3-min walk), Dona Vegana (3-min walk), and Hakuba (4-min walk).
  • Windsor Guanabara Hotel has 2 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a sauna and a fitness center.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice hotel but not good for business meetings

    Hotel staff was good at check in. Everything is nice. Hotel is a little dated. Only problem I had is I had a business meeting and they would not let the people I had for the meeting with into the hotel. I guess a Brazilian thing. So can’t stay here again because of this issue.

    John, 1 night business trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel is good.. surroundings not so good. Rough downtown area

    Elizabeth, 2 night family trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Location was great for what I needed. Near Metro & SDU Airport. The room was a little sparse but clean & comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful. Staff was friendly & helpful. The only problem I had was that it is a large hotel and even with 3 elevators it sometimes took a long time to travel between floors.

    2 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was perfect stay but they didn’t have iron in the room or microwave . That gave us problem as we had to wear clothes with out ironing . There was laundry facility but they take one day to deliver iron clothes . That’s a big minus point

    SHABNAM, 3 night family trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good hotel, just not good on the weekend

    I liked this hotel a lot. It was one of four difference ones that I stayed at during my recent trips. However, scheduling got messed up and I ended up at this place beginning on a Saturday for what was supposed to be four nights. I knew centro shut down on the weekends, especially Sundays, but I didn't realize how bad it would be. Nothing was open that Sunday except one lonely Mcdonalds near the hotel. Regarding the hotel, the room was large and nice. Comfortable bed and good shower. All of the elevators worked very well. The weather was bad so I didn't get to go to the pool area. The morning breakfast was above average I would say. In the end though, the isolation in centro of that first weekend got to me, so I booked another hotel in Copacabana beginning what was suppose to be my 3rd day at this hotel. Yes, I ate the last two days I had already paid for with this hotel. I just wanted out of the area. Would I stay here again? Yes, but only for a couple of days and only during the week.

    James, 4 night trip, Sep 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It is near of my points of interest. Great breakfast and nice staff.

    1 night trip, Sep 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location in centro for museums, churches and transportation.

    janet, 1 night trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, great service!

    1 night trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great, early check in (weekend though in a business district hotel). Staff is friendly and service oriented. Rather older style looking, but well maintained facilities. Rooftop pool get sunshine only in the morning. :( Breakfast is regular Brazilian style. OK. Area is busy on weekdays during business hours. After dark and weekends, it turns completely deserted, sketchy, dodgy with homeless. Watch out! Serves the purpose.

    Greg, 1 night trip, Jun 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location, staff and breakfast are among the qualities I always appreciate in this hotel.

    1 night trip, Jan 4, 2019

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