Hotel Monte Alegre
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i finally arrived in Rio,iv never been so pleased to sleep in a real bed after over 50 hours of being in transit!i had a night with a room to myself then the next day i moved into a room with sue who is also doing the same overland tour as me.shes great fun, we went for a walk along the cococabana beach today it was boiling hot,it was great!that …
... on every rooftop, and heaps of trash bags and tossed food lined alleyways. It was busy and it was fantastic, and I could have stayed for hours. Everyone was friendly and smiled at the white people parading through. It felt safe.
That said, these areas are quite notorious, and have a global reputation for violence. With no police, someone has to be in charge, and here, it's the drug lords. The drug gangs here ...
Yesterday (July 6th) was a much-needed day of rest. We woke up early and took a bike tour of all the beaches of Zona Sul (Ipanema, Leblon, and Copacabana) and it was a LONG ride. Three hours of biking was definitely needed to burn off the heavy meals they serve here. After the ride, we hit the beach for a bit and I took a 5 hour nap... Which turned into about a 13 hour night of sleep. The rest was so appreciated.
Today (July 7th) was much ...
... Address: Ventura Towers - Chile Avenue 330, 8th Floor, Training Room # 802.
Downtown, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(The Ventura Towers are located in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro).
Today we visited the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), a government owned bank whose mission is to stimulate the growth of the Brazilian economy by investing in industry, culture and industry. Although BNDES is 100% government it is ...
... like an Xmas tree! Spectacular views, really makes you look out at Rio and think what a great place it is. Bus back to El Misti to change hostels to nice Che Lagarto with chocolate popcorn. Had dinner in Dominos with tuna tasting chicken. Girls went home, early night ahead of activities ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The hotel is very nice, been renovated and it shows. The rooms are clean and the breakfast is nice. The area is right in Centro so it's very busy and can get shady. it's about 5-10 minutes to the nearest metro.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.