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Windsor Florida Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was reluctant to book this hotel because I am a true Hilton fan. However, the location was much better for my stay. I was pleasantly surprised. The price was great and the hotel was exceptionally clean and well adorned. I will stay there again. Great pool and workout facility on the roof. The staff were very helpful to me. Breakfast was included and nothing like the cheap American breakfast you get here. It was a feast. Thank you to the staff for taking such good care of me.

a. My family and I stayed in this hotel a couple of weeks prior to the Olympics in Rio and we were a little bit afraid of the city being crowed but in fact the hotel or the city was not crowed. Our stay in this hotel was very nice; the staff was very welcoming and friendly. b. Let me start with the positives and then I will go with the negatives of this time at the Windsor. i. Positive: ii. Location: the hotel is in the “Catete” are of Rio de Janeiro, which is very close to the Pao de Acucar (Sugar loaf mountain), the beach, and within 100 meters (330 feet) from shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, and restaurants. The hotel is in the “Rua” (Street) Ferreira Viana, which is a short street with condos and another hotel. iii. Breakfast buffet and dining: by far this is the best breakfast buffet that I have had in this year’s trip. The buffet has lots of options, eggs, iv. Safety: This hotel is in a very safe area of Rio de Janeiro, I mean we walked during the morning and at night without a problem around the hotel and near the shops and restaurants in the vicinity. As a matter of fact this is our second time staying in the “Catete” area and I always felt very safe and cool to walk around. However, all travelers must be aware that you should take the necessary precautions when going to Rio, which I can summarize as: 1- Not looking like a funny tourist (Looking lost, asking constantly for directions, walking with a map at hand, taking pictures to all birds and buildings that you see, and wearing those horrible Hawaiian shirts with Flowers), 2- Do not wear flashy jewelry like gold watches, shiny necklaces, or rings. v. Cleanliness: the hotel is very clean and nicely kept. vi. Personnel Service; The team at the front desk and the cleaning people are very nice and attentive. It has been experience with Brazilians in general; they are very respectful and cool people. I asked for maps and basic information and they are very nice. Also, they speak English and are service oriented. c. Negative: Beds: The only average factor about the hotel is the beds, which are not big and not very soft. But, my room was a double room with two single beds. The beds were not perfectly soft but NOT hard as wood, it was something in between. However, I had a good sleep.

Recently stayed in this Hotel while on a Business Trip to Rio. Hotel room was great and clean. Amenities seem to be OK, despite not having used it due to lack of time. Breakfast is a strong suite as the variety of stuff they serve are awesome. Fruits, bacon, cheeses, the works :). Staff was very friendly. Free internet and parking are also good in my books. Great location, just a few meters away from the metro station, very close tto the Flamengo beach (not suitable for bath) and also close to Downtown. Great value for money. Not very expensive. We paid less than U$100 per day for two, breakfast included.

Rio de Janeiro Brazil is so beautiful and people are very helpful and friendly, had a little problem with language but with help from the people help me to get around. I was picked by Road Safety for 5 Continents (RS5C) and it was held May 2016 at Windsor Florida Hotel at Rua Ferreira Vienna 81 Flamengo which not far from where I was staying. Flamingo is a' very nice area and the hotel is not far from main bus route and beaches not far. RS5C was held inside hotel for 4 days in different Conference rooms. The staff are so nice and helpful, we where served snacks and drinks during breaks and we paid for lunch and ate at hotel. The food was great well organized and very nice dinning room. The Conference rooms was near pool and outside area and a great view of Flamengo and 2 separate buildings that were built to see a cross from the 2 buildings space between them in Lapa. I didn't stay there but the room where big with a smooth decor. Will be going back to Brazil. I will be stay at this very nice hotel that is in a good location to get around.

In Rio for work and we stayed at this hotel recommended by our translator. It's near a metro stop, the staff is excellent and the breakfast buffet it great as well. I'm pretty sure break is included and we paid about $90 USD per night. They also have valet parking. Because of flight delays getting here, we had to hit the ground running. When I was finally able to shower, I appreciated one that had lots of hot water, a tall shower head and a torrent of water scouring the sweat and grime off me.

Nothing to dislike. Service and security everywhere, nice location in Flamengo, comfortable room and bed, shower has great water pressure, good breakfast, pool and fitness. Exceedingly courteous staff, always someone to help you, excellent security.

We found this hotel excellent from several viewpoints. Our room, 718, was a corner room with three large windows (Excellent). The breakfast buffet was varied and of good quality (Very nice). The location was good for experiencing Rio with an interesting, and yet very safe district surrounding the hotel (Great). But the most important aspect of this hotel was the staff. They were always very pleasant and willing to assist the guest in any way they could. My wife experienced a medical problem which required a doctor. No problem; the hotel staff helped me contact an English speaking doctor and arranged to have him come to the hotel. At the same time the front-of-house staff hard a taxi available to rush us to the airport to catch our plane to Salvador, if the medical problem could be taken care of in time. The hotel also assured us that our room would be kept available to us should we need to remain in Rio for additional days. All was resolved happily, but the assistance of the hotel staff was much appreciated.

We spent there some days, the room was clean even if a bit smaller than expected. The location was very good for the price. People at the reception were nice. We rate it four stars. However we never tried other hotels in Rio, so can't make comparison.

I spent a long weekend in Rio on tourism and business. The hotel is located centrally between Centro and Copacabana and 50 metres from the Metro. The hotel is clean, comfortable, has a good breakfast included, and great staff. I walked to Flamingo beach about 10 minutes to the waterfront, great restaurants nearby. The rooftop pool is awesome.

This is a great option for business or vacation! Price is reasonable, staff very adorable and very clean. Good location, across the substation, strong internet, very nice pool and breakfast is delicious!!!!

Rua Ferreira Viana, 81 Rio de Janeiro RJ

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Arcos da Lapa
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Gloria within a mile (2 km) of Arcos da Lapa, Windsor Florida Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as National Library. This 424-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer are also nearby.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Babuska, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Windsor Florida Hotel's 424 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

At Windsor Florida Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 30 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Suite

Full 3 | Sleeps 6

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1087 reviews