We stayed a week at the Elegance Praia Hotel and would recommend it, we arrived by metro a 5 minute walk away and easy to find, the location we found to be excellent, there were many restaurants and shops within easy walking distance, this also felt a safe neighbourhood. The hotel felt modern and well maintained, the receptionist were always helpful with many of them speaking to a high standard of English, they helped us order a couple of tours with no problems. Our room was well appointed with ample room, two double beds fitted easily into the room, there was air conditioning which was essential even in the heat of a Rio winter, the bathroom we found quite adequate with a good supply of complimentary shampoo and soap.
The breakfast choice was extensive, especially the choice of fruit, we also had a meal in restaurant which was very nice, I recommend the salmon. Over all we were very pleased with the choice of this hotel.More