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Imperial Hotel

Rua do Catete 186, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22220-000 Brazil
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#94 of 328 hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Rio de Janeiro does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Imperial Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Imperial Hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a sun terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and breakfast. If you are driving to Imperial Hotel, free parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as Saara Shopping District (1.6 mi) and Sugarloaf Mountain (2.0 mi) make Imperial Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Rio de Janeiro.

Travellers looking to enjoy some tapas can head to Adega Perola, Oui Oui, or Booze Bar. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Confeitaria Colombo, Curto Café, or folie à deux - café & bistrô.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular castles such as Ilha Fiscal.

Imperial Hotel puts the best of Rio de Janeiro at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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AlexandraSaa9 wrote a review Apr 2018
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
Hotel Imperial was a perfect choice! Staff was super helpful and friendly (especially a receptionist named Vanessa), our room was very clean and breakfast was delicious. Pool side was also nice and quiet. Excellent location! Will definitely visit again and thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from RialeHoteis, Gerente at Imperial Hotel
Responded 26 Jun 2018
Ms. Alexandra, We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you as our guest again. See you later, L.Blanco - Gerente
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rogerbilder wrote a review Jun 2017
London40 contributions52 helpful votes
If you come to Rio for more than just the famous beaches (and you should!) why not stay in Catete? It's a lively, safe, not-very-touristy area not far from the city centre and on the metro, so it's easy to get to all the highlights of this "cidade maravilhosa". Almost opposite Catete Palace with it's lovely, peaceful park, and a short walk to Flamengo beach, the Imperial Hotel is a great place to stay. It's not 5* luxury, but it's very clean, comfortable, well-located and very reasonably priced. Some 100 years ago it was probably the best hotel in Rio, and it's faded grandeur still appeals. The staff are great; not all of them speak English (and why should they?) but they'll always greet you with a friendly "bom dia" and will go out of their way to help you. Excellent breakfasts and good meals in the quiet, ever-open restaurant. There's a nice, quiet swimming pool and terrace at the back, and a small gym and sauna. We've stayed there several times and unless you insist on Capacabana/Ipanema/Leblon/Barra and/or luxury facilities and service - and are willing to pay for it - I strongly recommend the Imperial.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We always stay at the back of the hotel, a more modern part, which is very quiet. I'm told...
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Responded 09 Jun 2017
Hi, Mr. Roger, thanks for the rating! We work constantly to deliver the best experience possible in the Wonderful City, it is very gratifying to know that you enjoyed being with us. We will be delighted to welcome you again at other times. A hug, Imperial team
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LDSP wrote a review Jan 2017
London83 contributions28 helpful votes
Make sure you ask for a room that is not on the front street, when we first checked in the room looked ok but there was a musty smell, we found lots of ants in the room and the windows were old shutters and very noisy. It was so bad I wanted to leave!! But when we got relocated after raising the concerns it was like being in an entirely different hotel. The staff were amazingly helpful and very concerned about our original problem. Security is very good as well. The areas is great safe easy to travel on the underground and lots of local bars and restaurants to choose from. Breakfast was excellent as well. We would definitely recommend this hotel just make sure you have an updated room.
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Date of stay: November 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you avoid rooms at the front of the hotel.
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Response from Helem_Az, Diretor de vendas at Imperial Hotel
Responded 22 Jan 2017
Dear @LDSP Good morning! Thanks for your message! Really our location is strategic, close to everything :) As for the team, we will pass on your compliments, but I already leave here our thanks! We hope to see you soon! A cordial hug. Team Imperial Hotel
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Maxwell M wrote a review Aug 2016
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This place is OK for the price, Flemengo area is really quiet at night. Was disappointed that the "suite" I booked was older and nothing more than a room with a double and single bed. Other suites always have a sitting area or office space. The place is very secure with staff checking key cards at the entry. Took awhile to check in because they make you fill out a form (even though they take a copy of your passport so they already have your important info). Safe box in room is a plus. Staff is helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Response from Helem_Az, Diretor de vendas at Imperial Hotel
Responded 01 Sep 2016
Dear Good afternoon! Thanks for your message. The Flamengo district is strategically located in Rio de Janeiro, it is very close to almost everything. As for the chosen apartment, I could see he was in a good location indicated by the agency in which you made the purchase. At the most, we are available. Imperial team
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LinTraveler6 wrote a review Jan 2016
21 contributions
The hotel room was adequate for a short stay. The room and bathroom are pretty small in size and amenities like hairdryer etc. are not there. However, it was clean and we had no complaints. The hotel is located extremely close to the Catete metro, and the neighborhood is pretty safe too, the streets were busy and crowded at night too. Cabs are easily available. Breakfast was good.
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Date of stay: January 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The standard double room is pretty basic, and small in size.
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US$24 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Catete / Botafogo / Flamengo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imperial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Imperial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museu da República (0.2 km), Palácio do Catete (0.2 km), and Oi Futuro - Flamengo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Imperial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Imperial Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Imperial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Imperial Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imperial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carmelo Restaurante, Restaurante Berbigão, and Catete Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Imperial Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Imperial Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Imperial Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Imperial Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (4.8 km), São Luis Fortress (6.5 km), and Forte de Copacabana (6.7 km).
Is Imperial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.