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Paris, France
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice room overlooking the street. Comfortable bed. My rom had a big TV but other than CNN and bbc, hotel should consider connecting these smart tvs. Air orobide instructions to change the language. almost all program were in Portuguese. Mini bar was ok, but Slightly overpriced. Staff were very courteous, breakfast was average, There are several great restaurants in the... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is more suited to the business person, rather than one wanting to be near the beaches. Comfortable hotel, although the room I was put in on Saturday overlooked the back of the hotel where work was being carried out on a neighbouring building till way past 2am when I eventually fell asleep. Food is buffet style, decent selection.... More 

Thank stuartbowman
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great standards, staff is very friendly and close to every place that I required to go, good rooms and excellent wi-fi connection, very clean and well organized, went with family that was well treated and good garage service.

Thank Mauricio P
Windsor G, Manager at Windsor Guanabara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, very thanks for your comments. Our goal is to provide complete satisfaction to you and all our guest, so we are very happy to know that we got there! We hope to receive you and your family here again very soon. Best Regards, Thiago Murcia Food and Beverage Manager More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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282 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you don't speak Spanish, you don't want to be here. No one speaks English, including the front desk. It was frustrating ordering room service, getting housekeeping to do something, or organizing an airport transfer. Aside from this fact, this is a 2 star hotel which hasn't been updated in quite a while. The rooms are somewhat clean, but spartan... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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111 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stayed during the Olympics which is not a normal time for sure. The house keeping was crisp and clean. The breakfast was good and large with lots of breads. The best is the front desk staff. I took advantage of giving my key to them for safe keeping and it was a pleasure to be greeted and retrieve the room... More 

Thank CactusPatch
Windsor G, Manager at Windsor Guanabara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for the amazing oportunity to have had you here! We were very glad about with your comments. It was a very challenging period and a huge honor at the same time. Be sure that we will share your compliments about your stay with all our team! We appreciate your stay and hope to have other opportunities to... More 

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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

A middle of the road hotel with everything average ... in a terrible location. You are 'downtown' and whilst there are hints at this in daylight, do NOT under any circumstances feel free to wander around after, and that means in groups as well. Even standing outside trying to flag a taxi at night is a dangerous excursion. But as... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is your average hotel in downtown area, away from the tourists area and crowds. The room we stayed in was very clean, and had the amenities we expected for this kind of hotel. The area, where the hotel is located, is very business centric, and has a lot of stores, where you will find a lot of locals shop.

Thank Itinerant-Jun
Windsor G, Gerente at Windsor Guanabara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for rate us. We are happy to had attended your expectations. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Thiago Murcia Food and Beverage Manager More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

My partner and I travelled to Rio De Janeiro for the Carnival to celebrate our 50th birthdays. We found some of the staff at the hotel extremely helpful and pleasant, however, not all. The facilities were ok, however, coffee making in the room would have been nice. Unfortunately, despite being one of the biggest producers of coffee in the world... More 

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Windsor G, Manager at Windsor Guanabara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, congratulation for your 50th birthdays. Thanks for comment here and give us the opportunity to know your perspective about our Hotel. Carnival in Rio is a very intense experience. The people stay at the street for all day and many streets and comercial places have to be blocked. We understand probably you was expecting something different. We were... More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This hotel was okay and for the price it was good. It said there was a bar on the top floor but actually it's just some tables, so that was a shame. There was a lot of construction work going on out side of the hotel which is to be accepted, so unfortunately this did make my room very noisy.... More 

Thank David H
Windsor G, Manager at Windsor Guanabara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for rate us. We have bar service and waiters 7am till 11pm on the top floor. Our guests can use the tables or the pool area to enjoy their drinks or any kind of meal. Currently we have some contructions around us, but we have antinoise windsows, and the sound should not pass trough inside. Thanks to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

On our way back from Salvador, we stayed our last night in Brazil at Windsor Guanabara Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is a nice hotel with a very nice view. The staff were helpful and professional. We did not have much time to do anything, but the rooms are comfortable and clean. We have no complaints about the... More 

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Windsor G, Owner at Windsor Guanabara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for rate and choose us as your Hotel in Rio. Will be pleasure to have you here again. We hope next time you expend more days with us! Best Regards, Thiago Murcia Food and Beverage Manager More 

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Staying in Centro

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Windsor Guanabara Hotel

Address: Avenida Presidente Vargas 392 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20071-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Price Range: RM325 - RM578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Guanabara Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 400
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Windsor Guanabara Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#49 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Great for both business and family trip, nice wifi connection...”
 of 5 bubbles 719mauriciop, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I am only guessing that a room on the upper floor facing away form the street would quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles CactusPatch, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the hotel dingy and depressing.”
 of 5 bubbles 396joew, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Maybe go after the Olympics, when all the outside construction work is finished.”
 of 5 bubbles J4536NTdavidh, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The cabled internet is much faster. Stay on a top floor. The city can be noisy.”
  • My room on the 22nd floor.
 of 5 bubbles U5521NOjoew, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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