Pretty good but rooms somewhat worn looking! A review of Hotel Marina Palace

November 2004

Good location but the room I stayed in (Deluxe room via Amazon) seemed a bit worn - not dirty apart from mysterious cigarette ash in the bidet when I arrived, but worn in the sense of having seen better days.

Only two lifts were working (out of three) when I was there - so service to the 26 floors was slow. Also the lobby seemed to be crowded always with lots of people hanging around.

Beware the doormen's offer to find you a cab. One offered me a cab to the train station at the bottom of the Christ Statue for 40 Reals - the driver turned out to be some unlicensed guy in a clapped out Ford Escort.

I hailed a licensed cab on the road outside which got me there for 15 Reals.

Breakfast in the morning was pretty good in a nice clean restaurant. Location immediately across from beach was also good.

Toiletries in room were interesting - first hotel I have been in that included a free pack of three condoms along with the shower cap and sewing set!

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