California Othon Classic

Avenida Atlantica 2616, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22041001, Brazil | 3 star hotel
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Rio De Janeiro - not our kind of town

A travel blog entry by top-of-the-hill


Waiting at the airport in Foz Iguacu for our flight to Rio De Janeiro we met a couple from the USA who were also on their way to Rio but on a different airline. They gave us a spare copy of a tourist information book on Rio. Our flight was delayed so we had plenty of time to study up. The book had a grid showing how much a taxi should cost from the …

Cidade Maravilhosa

A travel blog entry by darrenkatie


We arrived to our hotel on Copacabana Beach the Friday afternoon before the Sunday marathon. We had decided to remain low key for the next day to rest for the race, only leaving Copacabana to pick up our race packets downtown. The race course was a one-way route, requiring participants to catch one of the race shuttle buses at 5 am to the start, 26 …


A travel blog entry by andylara


Copacabana; the seediest/sleaziest place on earth.

'The greatest show on Earth'

A travel blog entry by annahildreth

... minimalistic bikinis whilst grazing on grilled haloumi and empenadas without having to lift a finger!
Brazilian booty and some!
Brazilian alcohol is awful. I can drink beer and Caprinhias for hours without getting tipsy and then wollop...hammered having missed out the fun part! After two nights of this and two respective mornings with blurred memories and a banging head I found my old friend vino...yey!
Enforced good behaviour by mother nature...*****!
Burger from ...

Sun, Surf and Sand

A travel blog entry by eoinshirl


... one block back is abject poverty!

Humidity sits at 100% so as the midday temperature reaches 40 degrees, the 'feel like' temperature is 50 degrees!

It’s hard to imagine how a city with such poverty is able to fund the hosting of not only the 2014 Soccer World Cup but also the 2016 Olympic Games. Let’s hope those events create jobs and some real financial gain for a city that so desperately needs it.

While the poorer side of ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro, is near Ipanema Beach, Copacabana Beach, Tijuca National Park, and Santa Teresa.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCalifornia Othon Classic Rio de Janeiro

    Reviewed by top-of-the-hill

    Location great - if it was beach weather

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2013
    by (5 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Great location if you are into going to the beach but the hotel is in need of an upgrade in the rooms. Very friendly helpful staff, and the lobby was a comfortable place to sit and use the free wifi (Expensive if you want access in your room). Would have preferred free access in the room.
    The buffet breakfast was good with a fair selection of food. Everything looked spotlessly clean. One staff member was testing the food checking the temp etc.
    Brazil is expensive and for what you got at the hotel it was quite expensive but if you were there for the beach and it was beach weather then it would be a reasonably priced hotel.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews California Othon Classic Rio de Janeiro

    3.00 of 5 stars Good