Hotel Villa Rica - Rio de Janeiro

Rua Conde De Lages, 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20241-080show map
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GoodBased on  320 reviews
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Overview

Villa Rica is a 3-star property situated about 2.1 km from Sambadrome. Villa Rica was opened in 1966 and offers non-smoking rooms.

Guests can easily get to Baía de Guanabara, which is approximately 2.1 km away. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

Glória subway station is in a 5-minute stroll and Rua da Gloria próximo ao número 344 bus stop is 5 minutes' walk from the hotel. The property is 10 minutes' drive from Santos Dumont airport.

Rooms

Villa Rica provides guestrooms fitted with free wireless internet, climate control, cable TV, a safe and an iron with ironing board. The guestrooms look out on the city. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a shower, a hairdryer and a make-up mirror.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. Guests can savor tea and coffee in the garden bar. An entertainment area features Beco do Rato and Cosmopolita within 150 meters of the venue.

Services

Currency exchange, a luggage storage and a lift along with computers, a conference room and a movie projector are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

The hotel provides high chairs, a kids' club and a playground for families with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   37.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Saltwater pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Water slides
  • Playground
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Saltwater pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Toaster

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room.  There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Modern Art MuseumModern Art Museum2300 ft
Public PromenadePublic Promenade1000 ft
Municipal TheatreMunicipal Theatre1700 ft
Municipal TheatreMunicipal Theatre1700 ft
GlóriaGlória1700 ft
CinelândiaCinelândia2000 ft
CariocaCarioca3000 ft
General Consulate of the United StatesGeneral Consulate of the United States2000 ft
National LibraryNational Library2300 ft
Escadaria SelaronEscadaria Selaron500 ftRua Joaquim Silva
Marina Da Gloria Marina Da Gloria 3100 ftAvenida Infante Dom Henrique
Santa TeresaSanta Teresa4300 ftRua Aurea
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Beco do RatoBeco do Rato400 ftRua Joaquim Silva, 11
Adega Flor de CoimbraAdega Flor de Coimbra500 ftRua Teotonio Regadas, 34
Bar do ErnestoBar do Ernesto600 ft
CosmopolitaCosmopolita900 ftTravessa do Mosqueira, 4
SanteSante1100 ftRua Hermenegildo de Barros, 193
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Paço ImperialPaço Imperial5000 ft
Aterro do FlamengoAterro do Flamengo4300 ft
UruguaianaUruguaiana5000 ft
Presidente VargasPresidente Vargas1.0 mi
CentralCentral1.1 mi
Praça OnzePraça Onze1.5 mi
EstácioEstácio1.8 mi
São CristóvãoSão Cristóvão2.8 mi
São Francisco XavierSão Francisco Xavier2.9 mi
CorcovadoCorcovado2.2 miFloresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Forte Duque de CaxiasForte Duque de Caxias3.4 miPraca Almirante Julio de Noronha
Leme BeachLeme Beach3.4 mi Leme Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Sao Januario StadiumSao Januario Stadium3.7 miGal Almerio de Moura, 131 Sao Cristóvao
Shopping TijucaShopping Tijuca3.7 miAvenida Maracana 987 Tijuca
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Getting around
Airports
Santos Dumont (SDU)1.0 mi
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)8.7 mi
Train
Estação D Pedro II Central Station1.3 mi
Underground
Glória2000 ft
Cinelândia2300 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  320  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    location in the very heart of Rio in Lapa,breakfast served in rooms

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The staff is very friendly. Our flight was at 8 pm and we checked out at 12 pm but the hotel let us stay in the room till 6 pm (using showers and so on).

    The room was not very clean and I had to ask to change it. The hotel manager changed the room with no problems and the new ones was slightly better but still not clean up to European standards.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent location. Next to Santa Teresa and inside the nightlife of the Lapa district. The tube station is 5 minutes safe walking, so in 15-20 minutes you can be at Maracana or at Ipanema. The room was clean and the personel very helpful (although some of them spoke only portuguese).Value for money.

    The 3rd day we had to change room. The second room had a smell, but this was not a very serious problem

  • 6.2
    Good

    Hotel Villa Rica is placed in a good position to visit the city of Rio de Janeiro, just next to Lapa neighbourhood, where on Friday and Saturday there is the most colourful night life.

    My room was a little bit small, a very negative thing was that the refrigerator was just next to the bed and a bit noisy

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Room size was ok.. bed is good. staff is helpfull but not good in english. Shower is good.

    Location: not very good. I think some people would not feel safe on the streets just outside the hotel. No safe in rooms

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I found the staff very friendly and helpful. When asked about getting to a tourist site they explained in good detail and showed the way to catch the right bus etc. I felt secure stayng there. I will return.

    I will say I had a great eperience staying there and would repeat a stay for sure for the price.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Friendly and helpful staff, excellent breakfasts served in room, solidly reliable wi-fi service

    Incredibly noisy (room was beside an airwell with ten air-conditioning fans all out of sync with each other, and also next to elevator - could only sleep with earplugs and noise-cancelling headphones combined); room was comfortable but cramped - no desk or workspace; location is close to city centre but in fairly rough area (Lapa) with open prostitution etc nearby - caution definitely required...

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It's situated just some minutes walk from Bairro da Lapa, which is historical and very near to downtown, where there are a lot of important museums, theaters, etc. In Lapa, in the evening, there are a lot of nice restaurants with live music performance.

    Wi-Fi internet is very slow, even though it's nice they have one. Breakfast, served in the room, could be better. Bread, for example, is very tiny. If you stay more than one night you'll have the same breakfast everyday, they don't offer anything different. Hotel needs a general lifting but it's really not too bad and for the price you can't complain.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel Villa Rica was basic, clean and comfortable. It is a good option if you are on a budget. It is in a lively area and so there was noise from outside, but this was not an issue for me. It is on the edge of the nicer area of Catete but I did not find it dangerous or threatening.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    This hotel is in a convenient area located a short walk from the metro station. The area is a little bit dodgy after dark but it´s fine if you use common sense and not carry anything too valuable. The staff are perfectly helpful and the room was nice although the decor is a little strange. The breakfast was great!

  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff is very friendly and helpful (even though not speaking English), very close to the beach, very quiet place to stay

    Facilities are very basic, old furniture, noisy air conditioner; far from city center

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    location near the metro station and in the sentre of the city.clean rooms.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Staff is friendly. Hotel location is very good, because it's in the old/historical part of Rio, but only for confident people (who like to see cities as they are and not just their artificial touristic parts) then you might also see some ugly things and dubious people. If you are open-minded it should be ok. We had no problems with that.

    Hotel needs urgently to be renovated!!!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    its very cheap, great hotel, kind and helpful staff who will try speak english with you and great relaxing room.

    beeing in lapa, it can be a 'iffy' suberb if your stupid and scream english etc... but everything fine no problem.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Lapa, Villa Rica is an excellent choice. Walking distance to establishments such as Rio Scenarium and Club Democraticos makes it a good base camp for a couple of nights of Brazilian music and dancing. I had very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The staff do not speak english but they are friendly and very helpful.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  320 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Brazil

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room.  There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Santos Dumont (SDU)1.0 mi
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)8.7 mi
Train
Estação D Pedro II Central Station1.3 mi
Underground
Glória2000 ft
Cinelândia2300 ft
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