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Ocean Drive Resort & Services

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Avenida Sernambetiba, 6900 Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-000 Brazil
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If you’re looking for a luxury resort in Rio de Janeiro, look no further than Ocean Drive Resort & Services.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Rio de Janeiro, Ocean Drive Resort & Services is located a short distance from Região Olímpica da Barra da Tijuca (2.7 mi) and Olimpic Park (2.9 mi).

Ocean Drive Resort & Services Hotel is a luxury resort offering air conditioning and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy a hot tub and a lounge, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Rio de Janeiro.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Rio de Janeiro oyster restaurant such as Rio Brasa, which is a short distance from Ocean Drive Resort & Services Hotel.

Should time allow, Bosque da Barra is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

The staff at Ocean Drive Resort & Services looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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carribeanprincessNYC wrote a review Aug 2007
Berkeley, California7 contributions9 helpful votes
I just got back from a 6 night stay in Rio at Ocean Drive, and I have to say was l was not very impressed. This was my first time in Rio, and I would NOT recommend this hotel/condo to a first time visitor to Rio, especially a foreigner. First of all is the location, which is called Barra de Tijuca, or just plain "Barra". Be aware that although it is technically still within Rio, it is still a 30-45 min taxi ride (with no traffic, much longer with traffic) to the main attractions in Rio (Impanema, Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, etc). There is no metro/subway (as of yet) that runs out to Barra), and while there are bus lines, taking the bus would probably double the travel time, and is not a good option for travel at night. The setting is very suburban, much like the outer parts of Miami, nothing is really within walking distance, except the beach, which is right across the street. So, if you are without a car as we were, you feel kind of trapped. There were two restaurants next to Ocean Drive which were decent. But no bank (international) and no shopping. Shopping malls were only a 10 min taxi ride away. Second, if you do not speak Portuguese, then you will run into trouble at Ocean Drive. Before you write me off as an American snob, who expects everyone to speak English, keep reading. My primary reason for being in Rio was to attend an international conference, at which English was the main language. The conference organizers recommended this hotel, so I expected at least some English would be spoken there. However, no one at the hotel...manager, door person, etc, spoke a work of English. Fortunately, one of the people in our group spoke Portuguese, otherwise, check in would have been a nightmare. It was quite a hassle trying to deal with any issues that came up....broken locks, access to the pool, how to get breakfast, etc. And the staff (especially the people who check you in) were not especially friendly and somewhat impatient with the fact we could not speak Portuguese. And the final reason I would not recommend this hotel (although the first two were certainly enough), is that it is a bit run down and grungy. The rooms had adequate space and there was a kitchen/balcony/ living room. However, the linens and carpeting were old and ragged and the room had an odor we couldn't get rid of. Although we only saw a few dead bugs in the room, we were greeted to a big can of bug spray left out in plain view when we got to the room. Lovely. In fairness, I have to mention the good features of the hotel: a beautiful pool, good security, and easy access to a beautiful and quiet beach. These are good features if you just want to relax and get some sun. However, if you want to explore Rio, be prepared to spend lots of time and money traveling back and forth and don't expect the hotel staff to help you out in your travels, unless you speak Portuguese. Rio is beautiful and unique, and I may go back, but I will definitely stay in a more central area next time and do more research before I go!
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Date of stay: August 2007
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BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Oeste (West Zone) / Barra da Tijuca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Drive Resort & Services
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Drive Resort & Services?
Nearby attractions include Urban Adventures (0.8 km) and BaliLounge Bar (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Drive Resort & Services?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Drive Resort & Services?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Drive Resort & Services?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shiso, Maccherone, and Cervantes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Drive Resort & Services?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Drive Resort & Services?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sitio Roberto Burle Marx (6.9 km).
Is Ocean Drive Resort & Services accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.