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Transamerica Prime Barra

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Avenida Gastao Senges 395, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22631-280 Brazil
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#140 of 334 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Rio de Janeiro does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Transamerica Prime Barra, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Transamerica Flat Barra Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk and room service. Guests of Transamerica Prime Barra are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, there is paid private parking available on-site.

Close to some of Rio de Janeiro's most popular landmarks, such as Templo Hare Krishna (2.4 mi) and Quebra Mar (2.5 mi), Transamerica Prime Barra is a great destination for tourists.

While in Rio de Janeiro be sure to experience local oyster favourites at Rio Brasa.

Best of all, Transamerica Flat Barra Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Rio de Janeiro attractions like Sao Francisco de Paula Church, Cidade das Artes, and Casa das Canoas, which are some popular architectural buildings.

Transamerica Prime Barra puts the best of Rio de Janeiro at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Swimup bar
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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marcus K wrote a review Jul 2018
4 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel itself is just ok, big rooms is a plus, breakfast is just ok. The reception team specially the ladies sorry can't remember the names are very polite and make you few special. The beach is 10 min walking in distance huge shopping centres.....
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from BARRA395, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra
Responded 11 Jul 2018
Dear Mr. MArcus, It was a pleasure to welcome you to our hotel, and thank you for evaluating your experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed it and for the compliments. I hope we can welcome back in the near future - we will all be at your disposal! Ana Nogueira - General Manager
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Felipe Diniz wrote a review Feb 2018
Sao Paulo, SP90 contributions40 helpful votes
I stayed there during the Carnival. Air conditioner wasn’t enough to keep it cool. I called the maintenance, they told me it’s predictable considering the central air conditioner capability. One elevator was broken and it was kept closed for more than 4 days. So there were long queue to get in. Sometimes I spent more than 7 minutes to reach my floor. Breakfast is poor, there is no honey for example. They keep table cloth even after a lot of people eat over it. So dirty tables. It’s in the underground and the air conditioner doesn’t work properly. I’ve stayed and much cheaper hotels that offers better breakfast. It’s switching the restaurant concessionaire, but it takes more than 3 months and the hotel has no room service. If you got there after 11 pm, you will need to call a pizza delivery nearby. If your travel is either business or family leisure I’m sure you can find a better and cheaper place to stay around. Highly not recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from BARRA395, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra
Responded 15 Feb 2018
Dear Mr. Felipe, It was a pleasure to welcome you. I would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. This is not our Quality standard. Know that your opinion is very important to us, and so we will consider all your observations so that we can work on improvements. We hope to see you soon so that the bad impression is reversed.
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Fabio M wrote a review Jan 2018
Sao Paulo, SP11 contributions15 helpful votes
I stayed a couple of times in this hotel some 8 or 9 years ago. It was not great then and time was not kind to it. Long wait for check-in, not because of a long queue or few attendants. Bad management, it seems. Old, poorly kept room, dirty bathroom, weak air conditioning. Room Service number is automatically transferred to a pizza joint - in fact a pizza cart, located in the hotel lobby (really), and only then you discover that the hotel does not have a proper room service. The menu is limited, the pizza is awful, horribly expensive, not chargeable to the hotel account and they do not provide receipt! I did not expect much for the price, but this is so bad that besides not staying in this hotel ever again, I don’t feel like staying in any Transamérica property. Barra has definitely better options. Run from this one.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Transamerica G, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra
Responded 24 Jan 2018
Dear Mr. Fabio, We thank you for your experience and would like to have met your expectations in Rio de Janeiro. We are very sorry for the inconvenience during the days you were with us and we emphasize that each item is being worked with rigor to prevent it from happening again. Regarding restaurant services, we are in the process of transition from concessionaire and soon expect to better match the expectations of our customers, as we value the quality of our services. It will be a pleasure and we would like to welcome you in a new opportunity, even to improve your impressions and to provide you with a more pleasant stay. We will always be at your disposal! Relationship - Transamerica Hospitality Group
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CristovamPeres wrote a review Aug 2017
Florianopolis, SC20 contributions14 helpful votes
Shower is not hot at all. Breakfast is horrible with few options of low quality. Staff is rude. Not what you would expect for the price tag. Location is ok but if you can, choose somewhere else. Barra has better options.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Transamérica G, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra
Responded 28 Aug 2017
Dear Sr., Thanks for staying with us and registering your impressions. We are sorry we did not provide you with a pleasant stay. Let us look at the critical points mentioned and guide the responsible staff for improvements. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and demonstrate our changes. Relationship - Transamerica Hospitality Group
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Felipe Diniz wrote a review Feb 2017
Sao Paulo, SP90 contributions40 helpful votes
Restaurant service is definitely the worst there. Breakfast has a lot of items, but not that good quality, the whole bread is no 100% whole, cheese aren't brand new, there is no sandwich toaster. I have bought a wine bottle in the supermarket to drink at my room. As I ordered in the room service a sandwich (that came to my room completely cold and I had to ask to heat it) plus 4 beers and also I asked for a corkscrew to open my wine. They said me that I should pay an almost USD 10 fee just to use the opener at my room !!!!!!!! It's an absurd, I have been in several different hotels in the world and in a wide range of price, I have never seen a hotel's restaurant charges a fee to offer a corkscrew !!!!!!! Besides it, as I complained about the price, the employee told me that, if I paid in cash, he could open it for the half of price (bribe). I said thanks, however I couldn't agree with that, I use to pay tip, not anything like this. On the other hand the lobby's staff is efficient and kind. If you don't want to deal with these situations, I highly not recommend this stay.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Transamérica G, Gerente at Transamerica Prime Barra
Responded 16 Feb 2017
Dear Mr Felipe, Thank you for your comment and it is clarified that it is not a hotel / restaurant the procedure to charge for loan of some utensils like the bottle opener. We will reorient the restaurant staff about the quality of service that we enjoy and we will take care of the mentioned items. We would like to have better met the expectations of your stay at the hotel and will always be on hand to welcome you. We hope to have the opportunity to have you with us again and we can improve your impression. Relationship - Transamérica Hospitality Group
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PRICE RANGE
US$39 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
transamerica flat barra hotel rio de janeiro
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Apart-Hotel Barra Da Tijuca
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Oeste (West Zone) / Barra da Tijuca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
310
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Frequently Asked Questions about Transamerica Prime Barra
Which popular attractions are close to Transamerica Prime Barra?
Nearby attractions include s.Art - dos Grandes Atores - Sala Vermelha Theater (0.9 km), Ecletico (0.7 km), and Nathalia Timberg Theater (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Transamerica Prime Barra?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Transamerica Prime Barra?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Transamerica Prime Barra?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Transamerica Prime Barra?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Transamerica Prime Barra?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabbiano Ristorante, Classico Beach Club Downwind, and Eccellenza Pizzeria e Cucina Italiana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Transamerica Prime Barra?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Transamerica Prime Barra?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Transamerica Prime Barra offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Transamerica Prime Barra?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Transamerica Prime Barra?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sitio Roberto Burle Marx (7.8 km) and Emperor's Table (8.0 km).