Imperial Hotel

Rua do Catete, 186, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro

The road (rail and air) to Rio

A travel blog entry by beaky on May 16, 2014

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Checked out of the hostel at 10am. We were genuinely sad to leave as it's the longest we've stopped anywhere so far so it was starting to feel like a home away from home.

Caught a Megabus from South Station, due to get us to New York for 3.30. Megabus is excellent value for money if you are ever traveling between cities on the east coast …

What is the best way to travel?

A travel blog entry by jamesbalfour on Feb 19, 2014

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Day 0: London to Rio de Janeiro

The day had finally arrived! I said cheerio to Anna Liza and Tony who had kindly put me up for my last couple of nights in London, and set off super early to take advantage of my first ever Business Class flight (free upgrade with British Airways Avios) ........ It was amazing, I don't understand why people …

Why are Havaianas so popular?

A travel blog entry by jamesbalfour on Feb 20, 2014

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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

I woke up raring to go - a great nights kip, and with only 3 hours time difference to London, no jet lag. Didn't really think what to do, just walked out with money, camera and phrase book, the adventure starts!

I visited Rio a few years back when I went to Brazil for Mike and Anna's wedding, so thought I …

Rio - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

A travel blog entry by beaky


... d checked in and gone through security. When checking our online banking we both discovered our cards had been cloned and whilst we were in the Pantanal someone had been happily withdrawing money from our accounts every 12 hours or so. So virtually all day was spent on the phone to our banks trying to sort out this mess and wondering how we were going to get new cards sent to us whilst being constantly on the move. To be honest it put us both in a really bad ...

Copacabana and Favela Party

A travel blog entry by lpringle


... the afternoon, hoping to be able to catch a football match in the evening but sadly there weren't any on Easter Weekend. This led to a last minute change of plans, so we ended up going to a favela party. We had a local guide with our group and got collected and dropped back to the hostel. The favela party was crazy, in a kind of huge warehouse, with a lot of locals and fireworks ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsImperial Hotel Rio de Janeiro

    Reviewed by jamesbalfour

    Decent hotel - good place to arrive in Rio

    Reviewed Feb 19, 2014
    by (3 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Decent, clean hotel with tasty breakfast and friendly staff. Nothing fancy but reasonable value for Rio, and on a busy road so felt safe. It's in Catete which is a good midpoint between the main areas in Rio also, so pretty easy to get most places, and a pleasant walk to sugar loaf.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Imperial Hotel Rio de Janeiro

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good