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Northern California, US
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I stayed in this hotel for 30 days due to work. Gaivota was one of the media hotels for the Olympic Games, i.e. media buses stopped right in front to pick up people with media credentials to MPC/IBC/MTM. Some local colleagues told me that this hotel used to be a "love motel." First of all, I have to stress the...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Stayed on recommendations from Brazilian friends and generally happy with stay but unfortunately I do have some small criticisms. The electronic card system for bedroom access is rubbish and cards needed resetting 2-3 times a day. Bathroom is very tired with towel rail falling off wall and shower not very clean. The breakfast was very good with good range of...

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Cabo Frio, RJ
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Service was splendid staff very helpful. The hotel itself is quite dated and in desperate need of a makeover. I dare say it may have not been maintained since opening. Having said all of that, the hotel is in a good location, budgeted nicely and makes a stay in Barra "on-the-cheap" a good deal. Continental breakfast is included in the...

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 April 2015

a pleasant surprise, clean, food was very good in the restaurant, quiet location but near a great local neighborhood without the chaos or rio central....the comforter could using a changing, clean but tired and worn, and the doors could be a bit more noise reduction, so bring ear plugs, although it was not a majour issue as generally it was...

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Cabo Frio, RJ
Reviewed 5 December 2014

The Gaivota was a one night stay on business. For the price it was acceptable. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. This hotel is a bit older but seems room by room they are renovating. The breakfast was fruit, bread-n-cheese, eggs were available coffee and various fruit juices. All in all it was a value for the price compared...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Forget the pictures... I booked the hotel based on the pictures but when I arrived in the room... another reality! First of all, the bathroom was 1x1 meters. There is no glass or curtain to avoid the water to wet all the bathroom, including your bedroom. Are you looking for a clean place? Forget it! Are you looking for a...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We stayed in early November 2013 for a week while attending a conference at the Windsor Barras. Good value for money by Rio standards. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were excellent. The staff were always friendly and went out of their way to be helpful.

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Miami, Florida, USA
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed there during my Rock in Rio time. Service and breakfast were really good. When I needed a cab to go to the airport and there were non available on the phone, they went out of their way to get me one from the street!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed here for a week in early October for a business conference nearby. Was quite nervous given some other reviews but was really very pleased to say that I had a great experience at the hotel. The wifi connection was far stronger than I anticipated, and it sounds as if it was better than at two other nearby hotels my...

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 30 June 2012

From my point of view is a very expensive hotel when you compare the rate against the service and quality of the room.

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Gaivota Barra Hotel

Address: Avenida Belisario Leite de Andrade Neto 406 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22621-270, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
Price Range: $75 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gaivota Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 223
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“The fifth floor has better views and some rooms have a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles xiongxiong43, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Fifth floor best with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles oldbill62, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Utilitarian is the one word I would use for the hotel. It sufficed.”
 of 5 bubbles GS244, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“get a room away from the elevator and higher up, buy your soap and shampoo in the grocery store down the street, as the bars are very small as are the shampoo provided--- and if you do want local food/candy, procure it at the supermarket, much cheaper, and a great walk. I would def. stay here again.”
 of 5 bubbles 482ken, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“the hotel is located oddly, on the outside of a traffic circle...the parking-FREE- is located by continuing just past the left corner of the hotel. Not much to look at, gravel lot with a wall and security. Will likely stay there next time I overnight in Tijuca.”
 of 5 bubbles GS244, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
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