Welcome to Gaivota Barra Hotel, your Rio de Janeiro “home away from home.” Gaivota Barra Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
While staying at Gaivota Barra Hotel, visitors can check out Templo Hare Krishna (1.1 mi) and Quebra Mar (1.3 mi), some of Rio de Janeiro's top attractions.
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Gaivota Barra Hotel offer a minibar and air conditioning.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk and room service. Guests of Gaivota Barra Hotel are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.
While in Rio de Janeiro be sure to experience local burritos favourites at Guacamole Cocina Mexicana or Taco & Chilli.
If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Sao Francisco de Paula Church (0.3 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.
Gaivota Barra Hotel puts the best of Rio de Janeiro at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
1.- Hotel staff use my credit card to commit fraud (I use it to book the hotel by Internet (US$ 1.450, it is not a little fraud amount) 2.- Air conditioning impossible to use at night extremely noisy 3.- Very short bed sheets 4.- In 5 days I could never get the remote control of the TV 5.- Place for breakfast very small. Every day I need to wait for a table. 6.- The shower wets the bathroom
I stayed in this hotel for 30 days due to work. Gaivota was one of the media hotels for the Olympic Games, i.e. media buses stopped right in front to pick up people with media credentials to MPC/IBC/MTM. Some local colleagues told me that this hotel used to be a "love motel." First of all, I have to stress the friendliness of the staff, front desk and the restaurant even though quite a few of them don't even speak English. With gestures, broken Portuguese and smiles, you can make yourself understood somewhat. One staff, Flavio speak descent English and some Chinese and other languages. The manager, a lady speaks fluent English and she was quite helpful. My room was very standard and baritone with only one bulk in the ceiling. There is one double bed (put together with two single beds), one night stand, and a desk, but no other lights available. I have seen other rooms with two beds (one large and one single bed), three beds (three single beds), but they pretty much have two night stands, one desk and other lighting on the wall. The bathroom is very standard, no bathtub at all (not in one single room), only shower, a sink and a commode. The water pressure ( I was on the 4th floor) was quite good. You have to ask for a hair dryer from the front desk When all of my colleagues checked in, the hotel ran out of hair dryers. The staff went in to rooms (those of us who came weeks earlier than others) in search for hair dryers. They would leave a note saying that they took the hair dryers. Then they gave the hair dryers to the new comers. Some of us decided to lock our hair dryers in the safe so the staff wouldn't get their hands on our hair dryers. After a couple of days, the management finally went to the store and purchased more hair dryers for the guests. The whole hotel looks like a dorm. If people talk in the hallway, you definitely can hear it in your room. When one colleague came back, you could hear it and colleagues would pop out their heads and see who "came home" from work. It was quite funny. Once, a man was arguing with his roommate 6:00 am and every room could hear it. In general, the whole hotel is noisy. A pair of ear plugs would help The maids started out quite early in the morning. I usually heard them around 6:30 am. Some maids would clean your room even thought you had the do not disturb sign out. They probably saw me leave or they thought I put the sign out the wrong side up. The breakfast was ok with lots of fruits (watermelons, papayas, honeydew, mangoes, bananas, apples, etc.) Hot food included scramble eggs and pieces of hot dogs. The bread wasn't that good, kind of crumbly. There was also cereals, coffee, milk, tea, cold cuts, yogurt, etc. There was a machine that you can make hot sandwiches. After 30 days, the breakfast did get old. Some of my colleagues would go to the restaurant Boulangeries for breakfast after having the fruits at the hotel. The hotel is situated at in a very safe neighborhood with posh houses and condos. There are many restaurants, super makers and grocery stores nearby. Beach is 5 minutes away on foot. There is a also a very big gym (Bodytech) with two swimming pools 5 minutes walking distance. Day pass is 70 reals. I experienced two power outages in the hotel during my stay. Other than that, there was no serious problems. The front desk could book you tours, taxis if they understand what you say. I had to get my room key fixed several times.…
Stayed on recommendations from Brazilian friends and generally happy with stay but unfortunately I do have some small criticisms. The electronic card system for bedroom access is rubbish and cards needed resetting 2-3 times a day. Bathroom is very tired with towel rail falling off wall and shower not very clean. The breakfast was very good with good range of food and the buffet lunch was also of decent quality. However the restaurant in the evening is to be avoided. It has waiters who would rather play on their mobiles, no wine, very limited menu and a general feeling that they would sooner see you eat elsewhere (which we did). All in all not to bad for the money but even budget hotels should surely try to get better?
Service was splendid staff very helpful. The hotel itself is quite dated and in desperate need of a makeover. I dare say it may have not been maintained since opening. Having said all of that, the hotel is in a good location, budgeted nicely and makes a stay in Barra "on-the-cheap" a good deal. Continental breakfast is included in the daily fare and is appreciated. As earlier stated, the Staff are wonderful and very helpful. There is a parking area along side the hotel. Safe,Free parking in a gravel lot. For a budget hotel it is a keeper. Rooms were large with TV and Wireless
a pleasant surprise, clean, food was very good in the restaurant, quiet location but near a great local neighborhood without the chaos or rio central....the comforter could using a changing, clean but tired and worn, and the doors could be a bit more noise reduction, so bring ear plugs, although it was not a majour issue as generally it was very quiet after 10 pm in the halls.