Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro

Rua Do Riachuelo,124, Rio de Janeiro 20230-014, Brazil
+55 212 460 4500

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based on 4,789 reviews
Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Provider Nightly total C$ 99
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Hotwire C$ 120

Good to know

Distance to city centre 2.7 km
Location rating 8.3
Nearest Airport Rio de Janeiro All airports
Distance to airport 2.8 km



Standard Rooms

C$ 167+

Bed type
Nightly base price
C$ 167 per night



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bit edgy in 19 reviews
carnival in 4 reviews
close to the city in 10 reviews
close to the metro in 9 reviews
extra cost in 6 reviews
good breakfast in 81 reviews
great facilities in 11 reviews
great location in 42 reviews
helpful staff in 53 reviews
lively neighborhood in 10 reviews
nice hotel in 66 reviews
pink walls in 2 reviews
place to stay in 15 reviews
pool area in 111 reviews
room service in 13 reviews
rowing machine in 3 reviews
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visit to rio in 3 reviews
  • Good
    Apr. 2020

    Breakfast was fabulous! Room was well sized and nice. Pool was great and staff were friendly.

    This may have been only applicable during Rio Carnival but we were required to pay for the room in advance via Cielo (Brazilian banking company) or our booking would be cancelled. As someone who has experience internet fraud previously and was not familiar with cielo this made me feel very uncomfortable.

  • Okay
    Mar. 2020

    Courteous and kind staff. Beautiful and well maintained grounds and swimming pool, with relaxing music in the background. Beautiful and welcoming lobby. The female breakfast chef (the one who prepares tapioca pancakes and omelettes)

    Frontline Staff were polite and kind, however I was hoping that the hotel management team (catering and reception) would be more forthcoming, after I advised them that my holiday companion caught a tummy bug on his first day at the hotel, most probably caused by the liquid yoghurt displayed in jars, in the breakfast buffet. My friend was ill for 3 days, and had to stay in the hotel room all day the first 2 days. He became unwell with severe diarrhea soon after he had breakfast at the hotel. The first day, the room did not get cleaned (just the bathroom), although i had asked reception staff and the housekeepers to clean it. I am surprised that for a hotel of that standard, reception and catering senior staff did not take the matter more seriously. The language barrier was also problematic, as most staff only speak Portuguese. The furnishing and bathrooms need a makeover as it is getting quite old. The grounds and swimming pool are stunning and well maintained. However, the deckchairs need replacing, as again, they look quite old. The restaurant is spacious, very clean, well decorated and has wide bay windows leading to the patio and swimming pool. The hotel is well located, being in the heart of Lapa district, right by the aquaduct and a few minutes away from the old town and Selaron stairs. Being so close to Lapa hippie district, there is a sharp contrast between the opulence of the hotel and the blatant poverty, derelict and filthy local area. There are many homeless and deprived men and women in the neighbourhood, which can shock tourists who are not used to this or those who don't expect this kind of scenes right by their holiday place. I personally did not mind so much, as for me, mingling with the locals is also part of discovering a city/country. I would have given Vila Galé a 8/10 mark if they had dealt with my friend's experience more proactively. Because of our experience, I would only give it a 6/10 mark.

  • Excellent
    Mar. 2020

    I loved the swimming pool and large amount of pool loungers. I was in a great room in the old section of the hotel, which was amazing. The breakfasts are really good and there was even bubbly available.

    The location is not the best but it has improved from my previous trip a year ago. The bar was never open even over weekends

  • Excellent
    Mar. 2020

    The pool The kindness of the employees

    No windows or aération in the bathroom

  • Okay
    Mar. 2020


    Food at the restaurant is really bad!

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With a stay at Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro (Lapa), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Arcos da Lapa and AquaRio. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Rio de Janeiro? This hotel has 6717 square feet (624 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.9 Excellent

based on 4,789 reviews









Things to Know

  • Clean rooms
  • Nice building
  • Comfortable beds

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free breakfast
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled Access
Business centre
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
24hr front desk
Designated smoking area
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Storage available

FAQs when booking at Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro

Where is Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro located?

Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro is located at Rua Do Riachuelo,124 in Centro, 2.7 km from the centre of Rio de Janeiro. Arcos da Lapa is the closest landmark to Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro?

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro.

Does Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro offer free parking?

No, Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro does not offer free parking.

Does Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro from the airport?

Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro is 2.3 km from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont.

Can you bring pets to Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro?

No, pets are not allowed at Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro.

Does Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro have a pool?

Yes, Vila Galé Rio De Janeiro has a pool on-site.


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Arcos da Lapa 0.5 km
  • Escadaria Selarón 0.6 km
  • Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião 0.6 km
  • Passeio Publico 0.9 km
  • Theatro Municipal 1 km
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro 1.2 km

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