Hotel San Marco
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel San Marco Rio de Janeiro
Hotel San Marcos is well located in Ipanema near Cococabana and 10 minutes from city centro. the facility is clean and orderly, the rooms adequate, the water pressure - to die for!! Breakfast is ordinary, but overall a nice place to stay. WiFi is only available in the lobby - what a shame.
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