Luxor Continental Hotel: "Avoid" Brazil Hotel Tip by MauiNoKaOi

Brazil Hotels: 158 reviews and 137 photos

This hotel has a very friendly front desk and door person; however, the housekeeping employees are shady. One of the tourist in my tour group caught two of the male housekeepers in her room safe rummaging through her valuables. Apparently the safes are operated by magnetic key cards and they had extra key cards. I also noticed my baggage had been rummaged through but I had nothing of value to steal. To say the least, the employees were fired on the spot by the manager.

Also, outside of the hotel is a local hangout where people party through the entire night ending at 6 pm (very noisey). I observed a guy snorting cocaine on the sidewalk. On top of that, the first night I heard multiple gunshots coming from the barrio. I would not recommend this hotel. I would stay in Ipanema instead.

Unique Qualities: The hotel is nice and comfortable with a decent restaurant.

Address: Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 320 Leme Rio De Janeiro
Price Comparison: about average
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel

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  • Written Oct 7, 2006
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