Windsor Guanabara Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Windsor Guanabara Hotel Rio de Janeiro
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... to be the posh part of Rio. You might not think that if it was the first place you saw, but if you had seen some of the places we passed from the airport, you would be grateful to be here. There are lots of high rise apartment buildings with gated car parks mixed with colourful little houses and shops. There were several street cleaners sweeping and collecting rubbish bags off the street. In contrast though, there were also several people on bikes, rummaging through bins ...
... had 40 US dollars which my grandparents had given me for christmas which bought me supper and breakfast (Thanks!!). Unfortunately I was still a mess by the midday the next day when my flight to Rio was. Arriving in Rio was and incredible, flying over pretty much the whole city shortly after sunset. My taxi driver was friendly but also completely abolished any ideas I might have had about Brazilian Portuguese being anything like Latin American Spanish. As ...
... that big of a deal, but it definitely made you think as you were climbing. We come across others who are coming back down and they say it gets easier after this portion, though it just appears to get steeper and steeper. We pass a couple of groups of people as well who appear to really be struggling. Then we come across a couple who are stopped with their cameras out. We look around and see that there are some monkeys on the trail. We stop and ...
... where you really need access to a car to get around well. Our host, the apartment owner, was a retired engineer who has an apartment in Ipanema (or somewhere close to Ipanama), and this was his family beach home. He bought in to the apartment complex when it was first being built. Salon, is a charming, delightful gentleman who will talk your ear off. He took time to walk us around the complex and the surrounding area, he ...
... a colourful vibrant place. Onto the financial district with its modern high rise buildings till we reach the Modern Cathedral (1960) It is circular, with a lot of natural light and huge doors which open to the outside Reminded me of a concrete pyramid - not very spiritual, but amazing windows! Rio has large lagoon between the mountains and beach areas, it is 5 miles all the way round and is surrounded by residential districts, the botanical gardens and race course. Finally ...