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Hotel Sao Francisco

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Piraeus Region, Greece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for a few days. The food was average. The wifi was bad both at 6th and 10th floor. The rooms were ok. One of the rooms didn't have a chair for the desk. The personnel were great! Very nice and polite. The location of the hotel is good.

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Welland, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent! Roberto at the front desk speaks English and he was very willing to help us with getting around Rio. Some of the other staff also spoke English. One gentleman actually ran out into the street in the rain to hail us a cab. In fact, we had a couple of the employees speak with our cab drivers...

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Manager H, Gerente de recepção at Hotel Sao Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jules, Thank you very much for your evaluation. Your compliments are the best incentive we could have to keep up the excellence of our services. It will be a pleasure to inform Roberto about your comments. Be sure that the General Manager will take all the corrective measure for more room comfort. I hope you will give us...

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Overnight in Rio for business. I would not say it is bad, but definitely can find better for the same price. Rooms are a bit outdated (10 years or so maybe). AC unit needs maintanance. Shower head was rusty. Mini bar only has sodas, local beer and water. There are about 20 TV stations but not all of them working....

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Manager H, Gerente de recepção at Hotel Sao Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Sorin J, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Hotel São Francisco. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, regarding the maintanance, housekeeping and restaurant staff, situation you encountered, so please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Please rest assured that all the Managers involved are...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This hotel is located in the older part of town. Check-in, check-out was very efficient, with lovely friendly staff. Their standard of English far surpassed my limited Portuguese! Our room was pleasant, with a small bathroom (and somewhat erratic hot water!) but there was a nice range of toiletries and excellent lighting for a hotel. The buffet breakfast was plentiful...

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Darvel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have stayed in this hotel many times and it is an excellent all round Hotel for business or pleasure it is close enough to walk to many places and an easy taxi ride or bus journey to other main attractions

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've been in that hotel 2 times. Last time i spent 2 weeks there during the Carnival. I liked almost everything :good conditions ,delicious food in the restaurant and pleasant people. People from reception can explain where is the nearest nice bar and some places where you can spent a nice time😊If you need exchange money it's on the corner....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed here for about three weeks ahead of the Olympics. The hotel is well-located, less than 10 minutes walk from Uruguiana metro station and with the new VLT tram running along the street nearby. It's convenient for Centro sights like the Candelaria cathedral and the Museum of Tomorrow. Rooms are clean and well-maintained if not especially roomy. The rooftop...

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UK
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed there during Olympics & it was excellently situated for the Tram, Metro & 10 mins walk from Centro station. Rooms clean, functional and a reasonable size. Front Desk staff were very helpful Buffet Breakfast is included and there's plenty of choice. Rooftop pool can be a bit chilly!

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

What a amazing stay I experienced at this hotel. It's right In the Citiy a great location next to everything. Roberto at the front desk made the day so much worth it. He deserves a raise. He even speaks great English. I would advise anyone to stay here if they can.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

I usually use this hotel because every time I need to get some training in Rio, it is just a block from many places around including the School I go for offshore training. Rooms are well equipped, nice space and good bed sheets. There is a small pool over the last floor, space is good for reading a book. Negative...

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Centro
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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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel San Francisco offers a great location in the heart of downtown Rio de Janeiro. It is just 20m from the main corner of town (Av. Rio Branco X Pres Vargas) center and 150m from the Metro Station Uruguayana. 5 minutes from Santos Dumont Airport, we are the ideal hotel for your trip; for leisure or business. Spacious apartments with every comfort and technology for guests (air conditioning, minibar, TV and WIFI internet without cost). In the lobby, you will find the restaurant Sao Carlos, presenting a varied buffet with a special price. The traditional feijoada is already trademarked on Fridays. Come visit us and also meet our event spaces. Be it a small meeting or staff training, we have lounges with all the support and infrastructure that your event needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sao Francisco

Address: Rua Visconde de Inhauma 95 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20091-007, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Price Range: RM290 - RM502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sao Francisco 3.5*
Number of rooms: 207
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Hotel Sao Francisco Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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#40 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“I have stayed in many rooms and they have all been good quality”
jefurkit, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views & can be quieter”
BELinUK, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for the rooms over 10th floor. They are very quiet.”
michels704, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“There are no picturesque views. So choose a room at the back for less street noise.”
Smudge493, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Street side is better.”
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