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Gamboa Rio Hotel

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Reception hall
Front of property
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Point of interest

Overview of Gamboa Rio Hotel

Gamboa Rio Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Valongo Wharf
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

317 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Rua Alexandre Mackenzie, 122, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20221-410
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Minibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Porto Maravilha
  • Museum of Tomorrow - 3 min drive
  • Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí - 3 min drive
  • Consulate General of the United States Rio de Janeiro - 4 min drive
  • Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 8 min drive
  • Flamengo Beach - 16 min drive
  • Avenida Atlantica - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden - 11 min drive
  • Copacabana Beach - 10 min drive
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 15 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 30 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 44 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 4 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 4 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 8 min walk
  • Presidente Vargas Station - 6 min walk
  • Camerino Rosas Negras Tram Stop - 7 min walk
  • Cristiano Ottoni - Pequena África Tram Stop - 8 min walk
  • Airport shuttle


  • Mana do Ceu - 3 min walk
  • Bar e Restaurante do Russo - 2 min walk
  • Espaço Sacadura - 4 min walk
  • Imperatriz Gourmet - 4 min walk
  • Bola de Fogo - 2 min walk

About this property

Gamboa Rio Hotel

Gamboa Rio Hotel is only 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Also, Copacabana Beach and Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium are within a short drive. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Presidente Vargas Station is 6 minutes away and Camerino Rosas Negras Tram Stop is 7 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 52 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (BRL 40 per night)
  • On-site extended parking (BRL 40 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately BRL 45 for adults and BRL 45 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years of age must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.


  • Self-parking costs BRL 40 per night
  • Extended parking costs BRL 40 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Gamboa Rio
Gamboa Rio Hotel
Gamboa Rio Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Gamboa Rio Rio de Janeiro
Gamboa Rio Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio Hotel
Gamboa Rio Hotel Hotel
Gamboa Rio Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Gamboa Rio Hotel Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Does Gamboa Rio Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gamboa Rio Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gamboa Rio Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Gamboa Rio Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gamboa Rio Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs BRL 40 per night. Extended parking costs BRL 40 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gamboa Rio Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Gamboa Rio Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Valongo Wharf (4-min walk) and Pedra do Sal (7-min walk), along with Saara Rio (10-min walk) and Boulevard Olimpico (14-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near Gamboa Rio Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Gamboa Rio Hotel like?
Gamboa Rio Hotel is in Porto Maravilha, a short 6-minute walk from Presidente Vargas Station and 15 minutes' walk from Museum of Tomorrow. The local area is considered central, as well as being good for public transport.







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2/10 Poor

I did not stay in the hotel. I did not checked in. The neighborhood is dangerous, scary, dirty. The hotel itself looks dirty, cheap and unsafe. Old building. I never ever could imagine that a place so bad would be available on Stay away. Nonrefundable. I lost the money I paid for 3 nights and I had to pay for another hotel. Last minute reservation, very expensive. But my safety was my priority.
3-night business trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hotel, but bad area of town
The hotel was nice, great staff. The breakfast was good. Spotty wifi, but that seemed common all over. However, if you're going out a night, be careful. We were mugged at knife point just down the block. The area is questionable.
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Terrible and not safe neighborhood
Excellent staff but terrible neighborhood. Is not worth the price paid because after 19:30 is not safe the walk around the neighborhood according to the front desk, better get an Uber. Do not get taxis in Rio because they will rip you off. The place looks like an old "motel" in the "Brazilian style" .
Verified CheapTickets guest review

4/10 Fair

Hotel is very dated
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A friendly place in a lively neighbourhood
So the taxi driver says "Are you sure this is the place?", as most Cariocas would not choose Gamboa as a base. Yes the surroundings are interesting, and the walk to and from Centro de Brasil can seem daunting, but it is no worse than many parts of many British or European cities and definitely better than several US cities I have visited. The staff are unfailingly helpful, the rooms clean but basic, the air con set at 17°C was a bit ott, and the breakfast buffet excellent, room service was basic but fine, again suiting the price point. This hotels' usp is its location, 10 mins walk to the museum of modern art and the spectacular museum of tomorrow, a 7 min walk to Presidente Vargas metro, the same to Centro de Brasil for the supervia, good local supermarket and fruit shop, as well as the usual chaos of street vendors, yes the area is a bit run down, and try to avoid rooms ending in 16 to 19 as they will be noisier as the busses back up in the peak times. Noise is relative, the lively nature of the area means there is always sound, be it music or traffic. I look forward to going back. PS this area is safer than most of the tourist areas, my bag snatch was in Lapa, in Gamboa, tourists are too rare to attract the rio ratboys!
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Not convenient hotel to beaches and other events
it was ok. Too far from the events that I was interested in.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

WiFi is terrible No English Speaking Staff Rooms are very old Environment is extremely noisy and not a very safe.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel is clean and basic, no surprises. HOWEVER, not a good area at all!. Word to the wise, if you're a single traveler, don't speak the language and don't know your way around, this is not the place for you. Inside the hotel is safe, has a restaurant for food etc. but DO NOT go out in that neighborhood at night. Call a taxi to pick you up at the front door and make them drop you off there! If you don't speak the language you're going to have problems.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not bad for price, safe, quiet not much to do
It was good reception nice but rooms quite old and air conditioning very loud and makes it hard to sleep at night. Wasn't that strong either and has old 1950s feel with hot tub next to bed. Nice quiet hotel not much around but museums but not as busy as copacobana. Quite safe too and can walk to harbour 15 mins. Ok but down is loud aircon
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great staff.
Great staff. Rough neighborhood
Verified guest review