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Avenida Koeller 376 Centro Historico, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-060 Brazil
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#4 of 44 hotels in Petropolis
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The Hotel Solar do Imperio is projected to seduce and enchant any observer. The atmosphere is created by two historic mansions that date from 1875 and 1893, both buildings are designated by IPHAN as historical and cultural heritage sites and were restored to convert them to a sophisticated hotel with high quality standard. The architectural beauty of these small palaces and the quality of the hotel services tune in with other monuments of the imperial city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Wifi
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Steam room
Concierge
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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jonathan g wrote a review May 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Historic building with good size rooms and comfortable beds. Comfortable lounge. Hotel has private parking and is secure. Service friendly, helpful and excellent. Great location to visit sites of Petropolis, a very safe city.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: upstairs rooms away from square are quieter
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Justino sanson ... s wrote a review Oct 2019
Rio de Janeiro, RJ283 contributions43 helpful votes
This wonderful Palace, worth a visit! Excelent cousine with a romantic touch. Excellent location, excellent food, in a sophisticated place with very beautiful decoration, featuring watercolors pictures of animals of the Brazilian flora. Main dishes Evokes imperial family! Picadinho a Dom Pedro, canja do imperador, torta do imperador( cheesecake with berries), Nice place to have a special meal! Closet until end of october/2019
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Date of stay: August 2019
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francois b wrote a review Jun 2019
Toulouse, France37 contributions43 helpful votes
we didn't expect such a beautiful architecture .....and Petropolis has many others that you can hardly see in one day ! don't forget the top ranking restaurant with original cooking....! we apreciate fitness room and swimming pool !
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel L wrote a review Jan 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Pros: -The hotel is gorgeous, inside and outside; -They have spa, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, massage therapy and jacuzzi(on maintenance); -Awesome food, all day, everyday; -Kitchen and dining room staffs are the only ones who know exactly what they are doing; -Fantastic location; Cons: -You have to beg for cleaning service; -We could hear the traffic really really loud in our room(42); -In our room, one person can barely fit inside the shower; -The toilet lid couldn't stand by itself so I had to hold it up; -Smallest swimming pools I have ever seen in a hotel; -Food is extremely expensive; -Really poor and intermittent wifi signal. Good luck if you need to use it for working; -Way too overrated. Not worthy the price. With a bit more of investment, care and planning, this hotel has the potential to be an hotel of excellence.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mfgoldin wrote a review Nov 2018
Itajai, SC72 contributions13 helpful votes
We came to Petropolis for a two nights stay at Solar do Império. Our room was on the adjacent house (room 41) and oh boy it is noisy at night. It is next door to a busy street with city buses going through all night long and, to make matters worse, it has a taxi stop right under our window where the drivers start speaking loud at 6am. Bring earplugs. Like another reviewer said, all the charm of an older home goes away with the lack of soundproof - we can hear our next door neighbors too. If that wasn’t enough, the rooms are not well cleaned. The rugs are filthy, the potty is simply disgusting- picture below. Lack of power outlets around the room is just another reason why I would never recommend this hotel to a friend.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard wrote a review Jan 2018
Santiago, Chile22 contributions50 helpful votes
Old private house converted into small hotel, very much faded in respect of fixtures, furnishings and decor (for example our blackout window curtains were ripped and torn). Virtually no space in our room to open a suitcase, and bathroom is open to the outside at all times so you need to watch out for mosquitoes. Former guests hair still present on the wall of our shower did not inspire confidence in their cleanliness. We had dinner in the dining room and while the salad starter was good the main course was inedible. It was advertised as Chicken breast on a rosti with sage sauce and Brie cheese. When it came it was a massive pile of almost raw shredded potato, topped with a chicken breast over cooked until leathery, smothered in a gloopy green custard with the promised melted Brie all over it. It looked dreadful and tasted as it looked. No gluten free bread or other food which was unusual in our experience of 6 hotels in Brazil. If you want to visit Petropolis for the history, the guide books say this is one of the best hotels, maybe it is, but don’t go to stay there as a destination hotel as you will be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from jane a, Proprietário at Hotel Solar do Imperio
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Dear Sir , thanks so much for your kindness to share with us your impressions of our service. We are sorry for the cleaning procedure failure inf the shower box and for the execution of our Chicken breast with rostie of our menu. In name of chef Bertrand Martene we apologyze for that - chef Bertrand usually talks to the clients during the service , not only to answer any question but specially to check if flavour and execution was ok. We are sorry , he was not at the kitchen at this date. We customize very frequently the service to our guests - we should also have asked to you if any dietary restriction would be necessary. It has been very frequent the request of glutenfree ingredients - usually we purchase fresh products as per each client request . We also could have been done better if we had raised the question to you previously about any restriction to gluten.Sorry about that. We are very proud to be recommended as on of the best hotels in Petropolis and strongly desire to keep this reference due to our services. For this reason , we again thanks you for your comments - for sure will be taken into action and adjusted immediately . Would be very happy if in a future visit to Petropolis you would demonstrate confidence on us to be hosted at Solar do Império again. kind regards jane assis
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Elias H wrote a review Dec 2017
Sao Paulo, SP626 contributions103 helpful votes
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The hotel is wonderful, located in a huge area at the most beatiful avenue in the city (Köeller). Some apartments are located in the main building (aged 140 years) and others (like ours, Visconde de Rio Branco) in a mansion also within the same area. Our room was very large although the bathroom was a little small. Breakfast was excellent. Both hotel and restaurant teams were lovely and helpful. Almost all rooms suffer from traffic noise coming from the square in front of the hotel. Even with the restrictions because it is a historic building something should be done to mitigate this effect. During the night there's virtually no traffic.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms with view to the internal yard are quieter.
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MichelleLeamDukeCastle wrote a review Dec 2017
Weymouth, United Kingdom262 contributions56 helpful votes
We struck lucky booking here. Yes it's quite traditional but our room was enormous with working wifi and Sky TV, good water pressure and a limited but good quality breakfast in the price. The lunch we had was better food than any we had in Rio. Lovely risotto with filet mignon plus a bottle of Malbec. We unusually also had a delicious pudding of caramalised banana and ice cream. We went to bed afterwards and slept it off! The neighbourhood is exceptional. You will be in the middle of everything you want to see as a visitor. No taxis needed unlike some of the cheaper accommodation options. We had good massages and used the small pool after sightseeing. Don't come to the hotel for its pool/spa facilities or state of the art bedrooms or you will be disappointed. Come for the warm staff who try very hard, good food and amazing position. We would go back without hesitation.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian P wrote a review Apr 2017
Houston, Texas3 contributions
Nice find in the heart of Petropolis. Very European feel, almost like a bed and breakfast. The hotel has a beautiful courtyard and the building is a unique historical site. All staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend the restaurant at which we enjoyed a fantastic dinner.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GlobeTrotterFromRio wrote a review Jan 2017
San Francisco, California339 contributions106 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel set in a great location in Petropolis which I always wanted to try so I spent one night to see what it was all about. I must say that apart from the amazing breakfast, spacious room and character of the building itself my experience was quite poor. The check-in staff was cold and distant; the heated swimming pool looked like it hadn't been cleaned in ages; the outdoor pool was not less disappointing given all the dead mosquitoes in the water and no real lounge chairs; the air conditioner leaked all night long; and the cherry on the cake was the fact that there were no towels in the room. After waiting almost an hour and making 3 phone calls to request them we gave up and headed to the reception ourselves. Overall, we were very disappointed and felt we overpaid!
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$124 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
solar do imperio petropolis
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroPetropolis
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Solar do Imperio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Nearby attractions include Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis (0.2 km), Museu Casa de Santos Dumont (0.3 km), and Praça da Liberdade (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alquimia dos Temperos, Petiscaria Imperial, and Casa Pellegrini.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Solar do Imperio located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Petropolis.
Does Hotel Solar do Imperio offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Solar do Imperio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Solar do Imperio?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ipiranga House (1.1 km), Rio Negro Palace Museum (0.2 km), and Casa da Princesa Isabel (0.3 km).
Is Hotel Solar do Imperio accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.