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Hotel Solar do Imperio

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a beautiful hotel set in a great location in Petropolis which I always wanted to try so I spent one night to see what it was all about. I must say that apart from the amazing breakfast, spacious room and character of the building itself my experience was quite poor. The check-in staff was cold and distant; the...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel - once occupied by a coffee merchant and his family this place takes you back in time. Very 'colonial' feel about the place and so typical of the dozens of building nearby and all around Petropolis Small outdoor swimming pool and lovely grounds. We had breakfast in the dining room which allowed you step back in time with...

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you are going to the "Imperial City" of Petrópolis, "Solar do Império" may be a perfect hotel choice! This magnificent neoclassic manor was built in 1875, by a wealth coffee merchant, and after totally restored and renovated, the former "Solar D. Afonso" (named after a deceased Imperial prince) was converted into a beautiful and charming hotel: "Solar do Império"!...

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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 15 November 2016

In mid 19th century, long before air-conditioning, rainy Petrópolis was once where the Brazilian imperial family hid from hideous Rio de Janeiro summers, and where its descendants can be found, living off of unjustifiable taxes the city's inhabitants have to pay to this day to their founding fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, dogs and parrots. One of a few cities in...

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Thank Frederico N
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stayed at Solar for five nights recently and enjoyed every aspect of my stay: the location is wonderful, within walking distance of all Petropolis' downtown tourist sites; the facility is wonderful, I especially enjoyed the 24-hour pool and sauna facillities; and the service is wonderful, butler, breakfast, restaurant... I enjoyed Solar very much!

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Thank Angela C
Hampshire, UK
Reviewed 22 May 2016

By the time we left after two nights, we felt much better about this hotel than after the first two hours. We had a very pleasant room, and enjoyed lunching in the airy dining room with rather witty painted wall panels of anteaters holding teapots and capybaras with picnic hampers, and the staff did their best with our requests and...

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Thank Gilbart
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This hotel is not cheap at all, but has all the ingredients that make every penny spent worth it. Despite he fact of being a secular place very well conserved, the room has a big comfortable bed, excellent bathroom and good wifi signal (not sure why would you need it in a city like Petropolis but certainly is a plus)....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Preliminary comments: I erred in trying to do too much. Arrived at airport at 6:00 in the first cold and rainy day of our trip, ready for the car ride to Petropolis. The fog made it dark. The road up the mountain was scary and featured tractor trailers doing 50+ on big turns w two modest sized lanes. Only later...

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Thank Jon S
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Hotel Solar do Imperio is perfectly situation for exploring Petropolis, being within walking distance of the major attractions and the centre of town. The impressive historic building is set in large and attractive grounds that were delightfully decorated with Christmas lights whilst we were there. The staff were friendly and the room spacious. The restaurant area had beautiful mural paintings...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This hotel needs a good cleaning, a paint job and possibly a new manager. The day-to-day staff is great, breakfast is great, the grounds look nice and the hotel building itself is beautiful. However, when you look closely, you see the issues - for example, the indoor pool area is disgusting; not sure when that water was last cleaned. There...

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The Hotel Solar do Imperio is projected to seduce and enchant any observer. The atmosphere is created by two historic mansions that date from 1875 and 1893, both buildings are designated by IPHAN as historical and cultural heritage sites and were restored to convert them to a sophisticated hotel with high quality standard. The architectural beauty of these small palaces and the quality of the hotel services tune in with other monuments of the imperial city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Solar do Imperio

Address: Av. Koeler, 376 | Centro Histórico, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 2568-506, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Petropolis
Price Range: $221 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Solar do Imperio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Solar Do Imperio Petropolis
Hotel Solar Do Imperio Petropolis, Brazil - Rio De Janeiro
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“A room with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles LuizDutraNeto, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with balcony”
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“Amelia von Leuchtenberg Room is very pleasant with lots of natural light”
 of 5 bubbles Gilbart, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“If you are out of the main building try to select the first floor facing the property not the street”
 of 5 bubbles Alexandre_Silva_11, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Avoid lower rooms beneath the main floor.”
 of 5 bubbles KenatRSF, 3 May 2015 | Read review
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