BEST WESTERN Plus Icarai Design Hotel

Old Jun 26, 16, 11:59 pm
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BEST WESTERN Plus Icarai Design Hotel


I booked the BEST WESTERN Plus Icarai Design Hotel for my stay in Rio during the Olympics. I wanted a chain hotel (no Air BNB for me) and, with the IOC taking most of the rooms, this is one of the only options.

Apparently it is across the bay from Rio, so one will have to take a ferry. Some of the events I am attending start early or end late. Do you think the ferry service will have more trips during the Olympics and extend their operating hours? Or will I have to take a taxi?

Also, I understand the hotel is not yet built. It is still under construction. Should I be worried (any insights from anyone 'on the ground' there in Rio)?

Many thanks in advance...
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Old Jun 27, 16, 8:25 am
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If you have questions about Rio during the Olympics, the Destinations forum for South America might be a much better place to ask questions about ferries and such than here.

This here is a forum where only people who use Best Western tend to frequent. And since this is a hotel that is still under construction, no one here can have possibly stayed in that hotel before, and so again the people "on the ground" who might be familiar with the hotel construction are more likely to be in the South America forum than in the Best Western forum (though of course they will need the address, not just the hotel name, to know what "area" it's in).
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