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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel, friendly staff and safe. The area is a combination of business and residences with plenty of eateries near by.

I only gave it four stars because I ended up with bug bites on one leg, not sure if the bugs were in the room or else where. I never saw a single mosquito any where so............

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
Thank noswim
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

For those wanting a cheap place to spend a single night, not a bad option, especially given that the beach and many restaurants are just a couple blocks away. Access to Rio itself (across the bay) is easy using public transportation boats.
However, prepare yourself for a tiny room (mine was 10 feet x not-quite 5 feet!), and even tinier bathroom (note: there must be larger rooms somewhere for couples). For the latter the shower is OK, but you can't fully use the nice mirror behind the sink since the toilet is in the way, and you can't sit on the toilet squarely due to the sink. For anyone over 6-feet tall or 200 pounds, I'm not sure how you would get anything done, except by standing up.
As mentioned, for a single night the room is tolerable, with a comfortable twin-size bed, decent television and fridge. It would be nice to have somewhere to sit besides the bed (though not sure where to put it), a table or flat surface besides the pull-out tray. An extra electrical outlet would also be nice (only one is available), as I had to unplug the TV to charge a 2nd device.
The service was friendly, room is clean, and breakfast probably above average, including scrambled eggs along with the usual bread, meat, cheese, fruit, yogurt of most places. A public area on the top floor provides some relief from the cramped room. I would come back, but only if needing a place to sleep for the night.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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1  Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The locatie is okay with the beach and shopping street nearby. But the beds are very hard and the airco very noisy. I stayed in Rio In much better hotels. To finish with a positive note; Wifi is relatively fast.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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3  Thank Serenwipity
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We found this hotel while looking for a place to stay in Rio during the Carnaval. All of the hotels in Rio were outrageously expensive, and the Icarai Praia Hotel looked very reasonable in comparison. The obvious drawback is that you have to spend time getting to and from Rio. There are options though. In addition to taxi (around 100 Reals to Copacabana), there is a bus to Copacabana/Ipanema that passes right by the hotel every 20 minutes (6 Reals), and takes 45 minutes to get there, and there is also a ferry boat across the bay that will take you to Lapa - you will enjoy the view during your sail. The rooms are nice and clean, the hotel staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is fine. This is not a 5-star hotel, but still is a good choice. The location - Icarai Beach in Niteroi, is pleasant. You could get tanned or go for a stroll at Icarai beach, but do not count on swimming there - it is the inner bay and the water could be not as clean as one would wish. The neighbourhood is very safe, with nice restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank 10G
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

The big selling point of this hotel is the location, a block away from a relatively underused beach and a block in the opposite direction from a good shopping street. It's a fair way from the ferries, though, and you should reckon on $60 for the taxi from the airport unless you want to explore the non-trivial challenge of finding a bus to get you there (neither the information desk or anyone else I asked there could tell me). Similarly, going to Rio from there is an expedition best accomplished by taxi, and I wouldn't really recommend it if that's where your business is.

The room is comfortable (and in my case had a spare bed) with a slightly spartan shower arrangement (fixed jet, just step under it). The staff varied in helpfulness and knowledge of English but were in general pretty good. The breakfast was average - Continental with local juices and some bits of bacon and scrambled egg. I didn't eat other meals in the hotel as there's a vast choice of inexpensive restaurants nearby. Curious waterpipe noise, presumably whenever anyone flushes their toilets, but as another poster has said, shut the bathroom door and you won't notice.

Overall perfectly adequate, and according to other conference delegates a cut above some other very downmarket Niteroi hotels.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank NickPalmer
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