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1 room, 2 adults

Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro

3.5-star3.5 stars
Rua do Riachuelo,124, Centro do Rio de Janeiro - Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20230-014, Brazil

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Arcos da Lapa
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book. 

  • The hotel was sold out. I booked in advance two bedrooms. We had comfort, nice breakfast…Dec 30, 2020
  • Good hotel close to many restaurants in Lapa, room in historical area of the hotel.Mar 18, 2020

Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro

from $54
  • Suite
  • Superior Preservado
  • Apartment
  • Apartamento Plus
  • Superior Preservado Plus
  • Superior Double Room Single Use
  • Apartamento Preservado

What’s around Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro


  • In Lapa
  • Arcos da Lapa - 8 min walk
  • AquaRio - 36 min walk
  • Maracana Stadium - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 11 min drive
  • Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl. Airport (GIG) - 18 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 21 min walk
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 4 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 5 min drive
  • Cinelandia Station - 15 min walk
  • Gloria Station - 17 min walk
  • Presidente Vargas Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 292 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for 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

Travelling with others


  • One child (14 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (BRL 35 per day)

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6717
  • Conference space size (meters) - 624
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Elevator
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services.


Versatil - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Inevitavel - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro’s small print

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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 from 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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 10 percent destination fee will be charged

Optional extras

Self parking costs BRL 35 per day

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.

FAQs for Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro

  • Does Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    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 staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    Yes. Self parking costs BRL 35 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Lapamaki (3-min walk), Bar do Gomes (3-min walk), and Boteco Carioquinha (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro?
    Recommended spots to visit include Arcos da Lapa (8-min walk), AquaRio (1.9 mi), and Maracana Stadium (3.6 mi).

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 265 reviews

Fair 4.0
While the property itself has a lot of potential, the rooms were incredibly old and smelly. The hotel itself wasn’t in great condition either. The only nice part of the hotel was the pool but otherwise I wouldn’t recommend the hotel itself. Location is good if you’re looking to explore Centro.
us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice hotel. Worth looking at.
Hotel and grounds are very nice. Staff was wonderful and they have a parking garage right next door that they don’t mention. The local neighborhood looks a bit questionable to someone who isn’t a local but we never had any problems. I would definitely stay here again!
tyson, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
There was some dust and cobwebs in our room corners when we first arrived, but other than that I LOVED this hotel. I loved the area -- walking distance to Lapa. It's a super local local neighborhood, so if you're looking for a tourist vibe, this isn't it. It's a cheap uber to Santa Teresa or down to Copacabana -- and even to the airport. The breakfast is good, and the pool is nice. I would for sure say here again!!
us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
We stayed in some nice rooms on the second floor that were beautiful. Room service was great. Very happy. Traffic noise was a little noticeable in the morning but not bad. Not the greatest location but if you want to be in the center I’m not sure if it gets better.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, feel safe, staff very helpful. Great BF, lots of choices. My room akways clean.
us6 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Comfortable and spacious room, good breakfast, nice reataurants and bars in the area.
Alessandro, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great hotel, no issues, beautiful atmosphere
I was concerned as I read some mixed reviews about noise, long wait at check-in and rough neighborhood. Booked with the benefit of the doubt and I don't regret it. One of my best short stays. Slept well, hardly any real noise issues (and I am very sensitive to that). Keep in mind, this was in a low season. The hotel was almost empty Thursday evening when I arrived. The swimming pool is fabulous! I loved it. I rather stay here next time than Copacabana. Less touristy here and yes, the neighborhood will not give you the best feel of safety, so be careful, play safe, behave and you will be fine, no need to be scared. It is convenient as it's close to Centro, but far from he beaches, so if you only feel comfortable in a crowded touristy area, this hotel and the area may not be your thing. I loved it. The staff was friendly to me, although I am too and I try, I speak a little Portuguese, which always helps and don't cause trouble.
GR, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
PERFECT LOCATION FOR CARNAVAL with a Spanish villa flare! Rooms are great, pool, food, and staff were exceptional! Has covered garage parking and walking distance to many must see places! Close cab ride down to the beach (Copacabana, Leblon, etc) security and receptionist 24/7! Will definitely stay here again! Camilla at the front desk was exceptional!!
Amanda , us6 night trip
Fair 4.0
bad experience
The services provided by the hotel was really low. I checked in for the first night tired at 1 am, the first bedroom given had the flush broken. I have been reallocated to another bedroom with 2 single beds. The fridge wasn’t daily refilled So i had to go outside at 3am to buy some water, and in addition, the hover hasn’t been done during my entire stay. Let’s imagine the sand and the gliders on the floor. To close that, my bedroom was in front of the pool and the music as well as the services during the morning made some important noises.
benoit, ca5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel, let down by reception.
We thought this hotel was excellent, although we did pay a bit extra for one of the larger old building rooms. The only let down is the speed of service at reception. Check-out took circa 15 minutes, after 15 minutes waiting in a queue for the person in front to check out. Luckily we were only 2nd in the queue, we felt sorry for the 5 people behind us who were undoubtably going to be waiting along time!
Emily, gb4 night trip

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