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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 12 September 2012

The good - good location near Gloria station, free WiFi, and efficient front desk. The bad - noise, below average breakfast, tiny bathroom, and slow housekeeping. If you return to your room before 6 p.m., your room may not be cleaned. That is just unacceptable. But I must say something about the tiny bathroom. After reading the reviews, I thought...

Reviewed 31 August 2012

I found this hotel online and was attracted to the price and the fact that it was very close to the Gloria subway station. The staff were so friendly and really went out of their way to give advice on places to visit etc. Basic rooms but very clean and in a nice quiet area.

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Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
Reviewed 25 August 2012

I have not much to add to previous reviews of this hotel as I quite agree with all of them. The pros of this hotel are the price, the staff very helpful and competent and the position (even if probably there are better surroundings in other parts of Rio but the fast Rio subway is very near). Also rooms quality...

3Thank Devilsoul72
Recife, PE
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Hotel Monte Castelo is nice/cheap place to stay in expensive Rio. It's in Glória neighborhood with plenty public transportation to Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon etc. and a walking distance to vibrant Lapa nightlife and it seems to be quite safe and quiet. Taxi are also very cheap to/from Santos Dummond Airport, it's about BRL15 (from where you can take an executive...

2Thank brenomartins
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in this hotel. The location is very central - only 200m from the Gloria Metro. This means that you can easily reach the central part of the city as well as some of the beaches. It is also within walking distance (although uphill) of the major tourist places in Santa Theresa. This budget hotel is...

1Thank ElmarieM
Reviewed 24 June 2012

The hotel was easy to find from the nearby metro stop. We found the neighborhood to be fine even for walking around at night. There is a lot going on in the area; plenty of food stores, restaurants, and activity. Our room was a decent size, and had a comfortable bed. The bathroom was extremely narrow, however. I had to...

2Thank primerstar6
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Stayed at Monte Castelo for carnival ,wanted to stay on Copacabana but was to expensive .As it was my first time in Rio was worried as taxi turned off road saw prostitutes was really worried about area but how wrong I was Gloria is a great safe friendly area.Check in was great with Edwardo who speaks perfect English and is...

1Thank colchesteradrian
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Small room and very small bathroom, you just about have to sit on the toilet to close the door - and I am not saying that because I have a large bottom.  Honestly.  The shower itself is fine though.  Close to Gloria metro, useful to get to Copacabana and Ipanema, metro is safe and easy way to get around (get...

Thank MartinDee
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Me and my friend rented a twin room for 2 nights, and the first impression was that we were walking in a hostel. Not a big issue then, as the location is great - very central in a relatively safe area and walking distances from the metro, Lapa and Santa Tereza. The main issue here is the lack of cleanliness...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2011

I stayed at this hotel for two nights while in Rio. It is in a sidestreet and there is not so much traffic. The surrounding area was ok, with some shops a few restaurants. Transport is easy to find, but also easy to walk to downtown (20 mins) as well as the beaches. Gloria subway station is only 5 mins...

1Thank msjvanrooy

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Address: Rua Candido Mendes, 201 | Glória, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-220, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: RM183 - RM312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Castelo 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Don't get a room close to the dining room or you will be woken up soon after 6 am.”
 of 5 bubbles citrusbugman, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“More like a hostel than a hotel. It was obviously popular with young people.”
 of 5 bubbles Bari161, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Very simple and weak hotel only for one night and for one person. Too small bedrooms. Poor breakfast. Too dirty AC. No elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles techno5188, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms along the main hallway that leads to the breakfast place. Too noisy early in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles msantana01, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“First floor corner room very large with much better facilities as long as you don't mind some noise from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JillHillingdon, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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