I was pleased that I booked at the Olinda Othon Classic hotel because of my very brief stay in Rio.. The location was great, though I realize that Ipanema is a way more cool address.I'm not one to stay at a box-like generic highrise hotel, so there was enough retro style to the hotel public spaces to appeal to my aesthetic. My room was quite sizable for it's modest price, but the carpets were stained and in need of desperate replacing. The bathroom amenities/products were skimpy, and I have stayed at hostels with free internet, so I found the extra charges for their use bothersome and petty. The staff was the worst of the experience--not friendly or inviting, somehwhat cold and most definitely unhelpful. All in all, for a very limited visit, this hotel was fine and a good choice in this situation.