Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro
Well, I guess I was lured by the $110 rate and the promise of a private beach in Leblon. First of all this hotel is NOT in Leblon, more like half way between Leblon and one of the largest favela i.e, slums in Rio. In fact our "partial ocean view" also had a fantastic sight of the favela. In Rio all the great real estate is taken by the slums. Rich people live in the flatlands, slums are in the hills with ocean views.
Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers was an excellent hotel to stay at for our first trip to Rio. My friends and I stayed here during our 8 day stay in Rio for Spring Break. As with any hotel, there are positives and negatives. I believe the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. However, on my next trip to Rio - which will definitely happen - I will not stay at this hotel.
Having read the reviews we decided to book Towers Room (equals a Club Floor Room or an Executive Room in Intercontinantal or Marriott) to prevent our stay be spoilt. Taking into consideration that these rooms are supposed to be the best rooms a hotel offers I am glad we did it. These rooms are okay, clean, but in urgent need of renovation. The hotel was built some 30 years ago, and it seems nothing has been changed or replaced ever since. Consequently, the pool area also reflects just that - 2 uninspired pools amidst concrete. The most irritating thing was the permanent extremely loud rock music down there. I came to the pools to relax, but that was impossible. Talking to the staff was senseless. They either pretended not to understand or referred me to the management, who claimed most guest would expect that. Well...
We recently returned from almost a week at the Sheraton Rio & Towers. We absolutley loved Rio and will return; the same can't be said about the Sheraton.
We are staying at the Sheraton Hotel in Rio, and after staying for 4 nights at the Sheraton Barra, The one in Rio is a DUMP!, the staff is unfriendly, there is no preferred guest room. Internet is non existent and the only option is for roughly $12 USD you can access it via wireless for a few hours, since the rate expires at midnight - yet they advertise it as a daily fee. The only access is in the, at best unpleasant lobby (everyone smokes in it and it's dirty). This is the worst Sheraton Hotel I have ever seen, and We have stayed at Starwood Properties from Four Points to the W. It's a shame that it carries the Sheraton name since We usually like all Sheraton hotels.
The Sheraton is a mediocre hotel, it takes full advantage of it's position away from the main tourist area. It is far safer to get a cab and the in-house car service, which of course you are persuaded to use, is extortionate. It is much better to ask the concierge to hail you a yellow taxi from outside...just as good and a third of the price.
Food is very poor quality at very expensive prices. Get a taxi to Ipanema and have some churrascaria...again for a fraction of the price.
Loved the Sheraton!
Very nice hotel. We enjoyed the "resort" feel of the hotel, with it's several bars and restaurants. I was surprised that the employees didn't know English very well, however. I was also disappointed that they wanted 30 reals (about $10) a day to use their fitness room! In addition, it is not really within walking distance to Ipanema beach, which is too bad, because the "big" beaches are a lot more fun. The hotel closes down their beach, along with the pools and bars, quite early. We advise purchasing your own alcohol at the supermarket and keeping it in your mini bar. The food was good and reasonably priced. Rooms were spacious and clean, and the views were wonderful!
I Liked It A Lot
I agree with the other reviewer in that the rooms were a tad shabbier then what I'd expect from a Sheraton. With that said, the public areas are beautiful, the food is excellent, the pool is fantastic and the view towards Rio and Copa is straight off a postcard. What I liked about the location is that you can escape the craziness and insanity at the end of the day. I'd definitely stay here again. The rooms were allright. But it's Rio, so how much time are you going to spend in the room?
Alright nothing Special...
The Sheraton has it's own beach which is nice but teh hotel is not up to service standards of what is expected of a "Sheraton" The hotel is a bit away from most attractions. Not very safe at night!!! Hotel not well lit up at night. If you are looking to relax and spend some quite time in Rio then this hotel is for you... but why visit RIO? You wnat the action of it all I would not stay here again. I would find a hotel on Copacabana! The food at this hotel was below average. The fitness centre is and part of hotel but is a privately run... GO FIGURE!! 20USD charge per day!!!