Great Location in the heart of Icarai
Reviewed 14 March, 2020
Good location, at the end of a dead end street so it is very quiet. This is a small hotel but the room had a small balcony .
There is an common area on the roof of the hotel where you can relax.
The shower in the room was of the old electrical type so it was a bit weak
Reviewed 6 August, 2019
The room is very dirty. The bathroom is horrible!! Sheet on the shower, washbasin broken, ect... Very bad quality for the price ! I'll stay 2 nights more on this hôtel, I'm afraid to take a shower !! Just see the pictures to understand what I say !!
Reviewed 26 February, 2019
Its a small hotel ike a house.The good thing is its near the big and most impotant beach from Niteroi.So the price is good but we have best hotels in the city,near that but not by it
This price, a lot of.
Reviewed 6 December, 2016
Considering the excellent location (less than 2 blocks from Icaraí Beach) and the value of the day-rate, this is a good option if you just need a place to sleep.
Breakfast is very simple. The room is clean and everything was working (TV, air conditioning, etc).
A small, pleasant hotel, with friendly staff!
Reviewed 25 August, 2016
This was a very nice, small, functional hotel in Niteroi, a 20 minute ferry ride across the bay from Rio de Janeiro. Our room was clean and neat. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included in price of the room (the restaurant only serves breakfast). Hotel Village Icarai is centrally located in Niteroi, close to stores, bars, and restaurants. It is not a "fancy" hotel; but, it is a very nice hotel at an affordable price. It was the perfect location for our visit, during the Rio 2016 Olympics. We would gladly stay there again.
Ours was a family of three Americans, traveling from the United States. What we liked most about this hotel was the staff. The personal touch provided by the hotel staff was "A+"! It was top notch! Specifically, I'd like to note the excellent service of Carlos, Diana, and Leon! They were very good at providing us with information about Niteroi, which casual first-time visitors might not know: where to find taxis, good restaurants in the neighborhood, convenient shopping, etc. We had the sense that they were concerned about our overall welfare while in the Rio area.
Example: we arrived at the hotel well ahead of the normal check-in time, early in the morning, and we were very tired. "Nao ha problema!" ("No problem!") We were allowed to check-in early, at no additional charge, and go up into our room. That set the tone for our entire stay.
My one small critique: by late morning, most mornings, the hot water in the shower was gone (until later in the day). That's it. Having lived elsewhere (in Africa and the Middle East) that's not such a big deal for me, personally. Some Americans might consider that a problem, in some cases.
For my wife and I, that minor criticism with hot water was more than offset by a staff that had superior hospitality skills. Diana was the one person on staff who had advanced English skills; but, using Google Translate at the front desk computer facilitated translating all basic questions and answers.
For those from the US seeking a small, well-run, friendly hotel, in a very convenient location (across the bay from the actual city of Rio de Janeiro), I would recommend Hotel Village Icarai very highly.