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Buna, TX
Reviewed 2 October 2012

I stayed the last week of September 2012 here for a business trip. The hotel property is fairly nice and well appointed. I had no problems with any of the staff. The hotel is pretty expensive, but I didn't pay for it so that wasn't a factor for me. If I were paying, I would probably look elsewhere, as the...

Thank Joel H
Transamérica G, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra, responded to this review

" Dear Mr. Joel, Thank you very much for your comments and observations regarding your stay with us. We are pleased to hear you were satisfied with our facilities and the quality of our service, as well as the breakfast and internet access. We are continually working to improve our services and we are pleased to receive feedback from our...

Reviewed 1 October 2012

I stayed on business for a week and was initially very worried given the reviews I'd seen. However, it wasnt quite as bad as I'd feared as all staff were courteous and helpful and my room was ok. My low score is because the room service cellophane wrapped food was below par so I suggest you eat out. Be aware...

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Transamérica G, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra, responded to this review

"Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback and above all for your positive comments about our staff members who are especially trained to make sure our customers have a pleasant stay. It is very useful for us to receive feedback about our services as it gives us the opportunity to continue to improve. We hope you come again soon. Transamérica...

Gosport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2012

i have to say i wAS NERVOUS ABOUT STAYING HERE AFTER READING THE REVIEWS, i had room 1408-1 14th floor apartment had huge king size bed. very clean. the company paid for this room so i cant comment on prices but this particular room was really good 32" flat screen tv and Wireless WIFI

Thank Spookeytookey
Irvine, California
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Rooms are OK and wireless Internet good for free service. A little isolated so you need transportation to get around. Dinner was poor. A rather strange thing happened when I ordered my white wine. The wine waiter opened the bottle and took a glass and tasted a little bit! Then brought the bottle to my table and went through the...

Thank BritInIrv
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 27 April 2012

An apparently old building, with mood on the corridors, smelling like urine, people smoking in an non-smoking environment, some bugs in the room, not to mention a problem with my key that was set up by changing my room! After you unpack, imagine repack in 5 minutes to be changed to another room? Wasting my business time!!! People are NOT...

Thank MDfromSP
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 8 April 2012

This hotel has all the assets to be a good hotel, however it is totally disappointing. Rooms are dirty and smell bad. I have read the reviews made by the brazilians and my complaints are repeated all over. Many reports of stolen objects from the rooms. Food sucks as well as the hotel internet service. For the same abusing price...

8Thank FlavioBrazil_11
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Unfriendly staff during check in. Very poor Internet connection. Very high price for the service. If you know only English, ensure you learn the menu before ordering!

Thank Abuhasans
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I don't understand the negative reviews here. I stayed twice last week - two separate nights and the hotel was adequate and reasonable price in a very expensive city. The Internet is free not paid as stated in another review and although wired in the rooms was wireless in the lobby. Room was clean and comfortable in a good neighborhood...

1Thank RSB461
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 29 November 2011

I am working in Rio and so I am for a long while. Transamerica is the worst hotel from that category I have stayed in the city. There is no proximity to the beach, few options to eat around the hotel (unless you really want to walk or pay a taxi), the room size is enough for someone that will...

Thank Renevnn
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 14 November 2011

As usual in rio, you don't get service at all, but this hotel with such expensive rates it's terrible. We stayed for a week and this is what happened: lights that don't work and they never fixed them, the door lock was broken the first day and ghess what?? it was broken last day, we had to left the door...


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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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Additional Information about Transamerica Prime Barra

Address: Avenida Gastao Senges 395 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22631-280, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $97 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Transamerica Prime Barra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Transamerica Flat Barra Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Transamerica Prime Barra Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#52 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“There are bigger rooms than the standard to book, if you want a kettle, microwave etc it is worth paying the extra.”
donnamD1833OE, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room with terrace”
albinon2016, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“High floor nice view to the beach..”
Noviki, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“No laundry service on weekends use Carrefour Laundry if you need.”
Jaricaor, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Only stayed there once, so cannot compare my room to others at this same hotel.”
7DebbieC7, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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