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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.
"Quite a happening place around and after sunset!"
reviewed 2 weeks ago by Bharath R
Came here for the views around sunset and was not disappointed! The pleasant surprise though was discovering that this place is quite happening even after sunset - lot of food options, music that go with the breathtaking city lights in the night.
We hiked our way up - hustled in 30 mins to make it for sunset and the cable...
Absolutely amazing, its like a little La Scala. Amazing restoration - just amazingly beautiful, just absolutely fantastic. There's a small bar to get a drink. If you don't have the Brazil equilivent of a social security number, you can google how to fake one in order to get a ticket online in advance. It was very laid back, people took...
I went here on locals recommendation and later when i checked it on tripadvisor I knew it was highly placed.Such kind staff,they greet you on entrance and they are very attentive.Food was classical french,which is hard to find in Rio.Executive menu is top notch ! Good wine selection 5/5
Well, as I use to say: Every costumer knows when the owner of the business is on duty. Mauricio takes his task very seriously and developed sharp eyes to every costumer needs or feeling in concern of quality of food and service.
The waiter Zé (pronounce the é as you say in yeah) is outstanding.
You will pay a formula...
I've been here many times and keep bringing people to Rio Scenarium. It is a very nice samba house, with good food, good service, good music in a very nice environment. People ask me whether it is a place for tourists, yes it is! But it is also for the locals who enjoy a good samba evening. It is safe...
$$ - $$$ • Brazilian, Cafe, European, Portuguese, South American
"Loved this traditional cafe"
reviewed yesterday by Mark L
Super service in this most traditional and impressive of coffee shops. Incredible glass, pannelling and mirrors make it a must-visit location if you are in the centre of rio.
Enjoy the fantastic nibbles and cakes. Best of all, no wifi!!
Amidst the Rock in Rio, I was hosted there for business duties. The staff could manage the crowd and I did not feel affected by the chaos in the city at that time. The breakfast was delicious and variate.
This is a good hotel to use for the aviation enthusiast. None of the rooms give a view of the airport but you do have views of the aircraft from the roof top area.
So to business. This is a 5 star hotel!!
Check in was a quick as it could be with a group of 32. the reception area...
The hotel is your typical Novotel, you know it's clean and tidy with decent spacious rooms and shower and bathroom facilities.
The restaurant is open 24hrs but the bar closes at 11pm. I arrived late so had to go next door to the Ibis for a beer.
Security on the door, so in a safe environment.
My husband and I spent a night here. Great if you want to be in the middle of the city. We had a corner room with a great view of the church and the harbour. Slightly dated rooms but very comfortable and great facilities. A very tasty buffet breakfast.
I won't recommend this location to a foreign person. I think and feel this place is more for locals unless you speak the language and you are completely independent. I hired a tour guide while my visit in Río de Janeiro and this person was picking and dropping us off as part of his job for the hotel that was...