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Senado Rio Hotel

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Minibar, desk, free WiFi
Breakfast (BRL 14 per person)
Free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Senado Rio Hotel

Senado Rio Hotel

2.5 star property
Rio de Janeiro hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

126 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Rua Do Senado, 189, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20231-003
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Minibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Rio de Janeiro Centro
  • Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí - 2 min drive
  • Consulate General of the United States Rio de Janeiro - 3 min drive
  • Museum of Tomorrow - 4 min drive
  • Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 6 min drive
  • Flamengo Beach - 16 min drive
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 10 min drive
  • Avenida Atlantica - 10 min drive
  • Copacabana Beach - 9 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 14 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 28 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 47 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 3 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 4 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Saara Tram Stop - 9 min walk
  • Tiradentes Tram Stop - 11 min walk
  • Cristiano Ottoni - Pequena África Tram Stop - 11 min walk


  • Cafe e Bar Vila Franca Ltda - 1 min walk
  • Café e Bar Neves - 2 min walk
  • Fito Gastronomia - 4 min walk
  • Zas Tras - 3 min walk
  • Bar da Laje - 2 min walk

About this property

Senado Rio Hotel

Only 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the airport, Senado Rio Hotel puts you within a 10-minute drive of Copacabana Beach and Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, this hotel is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Sugar Loaf Mountain and 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Avenida Atlantica. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Saara Tram Stop is 9 minutes and Tiradentes Tram Stop is 11 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • 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


  • 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


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


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


  • 1 building/tower


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately BRL 14 for adults and BRL 14 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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Senado Rio Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Senado Rio Hotel
Senado Rio Rio De Janeiro
Senado Rio
Senado Rio Hotel Hotel
Senado Rio Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Senado Rio Hotel Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Does Senado Rio Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Senado 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 Senado Rio Hotel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Senado Rio Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Senado Rio Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Senado Rio Hotel?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
Are there restaurants at or near Senado Rio Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Senado Rio Hotel like?
Senado Rio Hotel is in Rio de Janeiro Centro, a short 9-minute walk from Saara Tram Stop and 14 minutes' walk from Arcos da Lapa.



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Karim, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Senado Rio Hotel 4 Comfortable & Convenient Stay
Located in Centro, the Senado Rio Hotel provided affordable, clean, comfortable and convenient accommodations for my trip to the Olympics. Just a 15-minute walk to the Central Bus/Subway/Train hub, the hotel is centrally located for access to the various Olympic venues arrayed across the Rio metropolitan area. Although I did not use it, the hotel is adjacent to bus routes. Taxi service was plentiful. The nearby park has beautiful banyon trees. The business/working class neighborhood has several cafes and restaurants. A hotel staff-referred laundry service and a post office that I used is a few blocks from the hotel. My air conditioned room featured a color TV, a mini bar, a couch, a wardrobe/dresser for clothing storage, a table and chairs for in-room dining or writing/computer work, and a shower/toilet room with fresh towels, soap and shampoo every day. The hotel staff was very helpful to meeting my travel-related needs. If you want to travel to Rio on an affordable budget, the Senado Rio Hotel has the comforts of home provided by a friendly and helpful staff.
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8/10 Very good

Unexpectedly Nice!
With the Olympics opening ceremonies happening, affordable hotels were scarce. Originally, the notice about being a "love motel" gave me pause but because of the higher review ratings, we booked it anyway. We found out that this facility changed to a hotel about 1-2 years ago, so that turned out to be no issue. The bathroom area was tiled nicely, the room clean, secure, and larger than expected. Inside the hotel hallway door is a sitting area where you can have room service bring any food you may order, which comes from the Senado Cafe next door. Farther in, is a second door to the full room itself. We booked a double bed, but it was more like a queen/king in size...nice surprise. Be aware that the bed is more of a platform bed, and is very firm. Also, the pillows seem to be of memory foam material making them harder to use than one you can fold up under your neck. There are no drawers or places to unpack your things, but we were only staying two days...suitcases were fine. I spoke with the manager, Carlos, about concern for our passports, ipad, watches etc. since everyone says not to take them out with you in Rio. He gladly put them in envelopes, sealed them and put them in his safe, and we retrieved them after our day out and about. The cafe is next door and we had coffee, tea, and some delicious pão de queijo. We saw Carlos working in there as well! All in all, the high rating here and on other sites is well deserved. This hotel was a wonderful stay!
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6/10 Good

My beautiful Brasil
Had a nice stay. Room very clean wish front desk spoke some English or French.
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel,not far from the nightlife
Nice peaceful stay,not far from the nightlife of Lapa but far enough for a good nights sleep,which is essential when your burning the candle at both ends.
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8/10 Very good

Good hotel
Good hotel
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel overall with small issues
Overall very good hotel, excellent customer service despite the language Barrier the hotel staff was extremely helpful always the neighborhood wasn't the nicest and the wifi was kind of spotty at times and air conditioning could have been a bit better but for the price and experience I highly recommend this hotel and next time I go back to rio I will be staying there again.
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2/10 Poor

Having never been to Brazil before, we chose this hotel online because it was fairly close to the Sambadrome and we hoped we could walk to Carnaval parades. We checked in and right back out as soon as we found a hotel in a safer area. The hotel is right across the street from a liquor store and gang graffiti covered everything around. Homeless people were sleeping in the street. I didn't feel safe in broad daylight. The beds were hard as a rock and the room includes a viewing window and performance platform..draw your own conclusions-if you look closely, the hotel's fine print indicates that this is a "love hotel".
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8/10 Very good

First time in Rio BRazil
The hotel was clean,alot off space in room.could do with a up grade in room.hotel manager was so so good and spoke good English which was great.The other staff didnt speak much English.area a but run down but it was safe to walk about at night.15 minutes to tube station.breakfast served to your room was great and nice food.wait on staff very friendly.
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