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Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro

3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Arcos da Lapa

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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9.0.Superb.
  • 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

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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
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 292 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Collection Suíte Junior
  • Collection Superior Preservador
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  • Apartamento
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Location

  • In Lapa
  • Arcos da Lapa - 8 min walk
  • AquaRio - 36 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • 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) - 9 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International 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

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • 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

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Children

  • One child (12 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

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (BRL 35 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited

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

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Elevator
  • Library

Accessibility

  • 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

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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

Dining

Versatil - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

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

Small print

Also known as

  • Vila Galé Rio Janeiro Hotel Rio de Janeiro
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  • Vila Galé Rio Janeiro
  • Vila Gale Rio De Janeiro Brazil
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Optional extras

Self parking costs BRL 35 per day

Policies

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.

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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. Self parking costs BRL 35 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • 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).
  • Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro has an outdoor pool and a steam room, as well as spa services.
9.0.Superb.
  • 4.0.Fair

    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.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 20, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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, 3 night family trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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!!

    4 night trip with friends, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    1 night family trip, Nov 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, feel safe, staff very helpful. Great BF, lots of choices. My room akways clean.

    6 night trip, Sep 30, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Comfortable and spacious room, good breakfast, nice reataurants and bars in the area.

    Alessandro, 1 night trip, Aug 9, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    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, 5 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 4 night trip, Oct 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Strange place .being in Central rio is out of the way. Great pool. Restaurant melds are buffet style so you get s good selection

    2 night trip, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff were great, very nice hotel in the Center of things. Easy to walk to everything in Lapa and the Centro. Was very grateful for such a nice hotel in this location.

    2 night family trip, Aug 23, 2019

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