Hotel Cristal Palace
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... We had expected to see more samba dancing. However some of the men put on a great acrobatic show. It was really hot inside so we were glad to get back into an air conditioned bus for a late night ride back to our hotel at midnight.
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... called Valentim (R30/£10) each. The staff were still eating their dinner but they seated us anyway. We had no clue what was going on! The waiter eventually said pizza after establishing that we couldnt undersrand the menu. He then bought over our receipts, one each, and a card thing each which had a barcode on and took the menus. We werent sure if we had ordered or not. Once he had left, we looked around trying to work out what we were supposed to do. We decided to sit there ...