Best Western Plus Icarai Design Hotel,  Niteroi

4.5/5  - based on 160 guest reviews.
Rua Joaquim Tavora, 54, 24230-541, Niteroi, Brazil - See map
+55 21 3513 6200 +55 21 3513 6226



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  • Coffee shop / restaurant
    Coffee shop / restaurant
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
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In the early sixteenth century, Icarai was part of the territory of the Tupinamba Indian tribe. Today, it is an upscale neighborhood. The Best Western Plus® Icarai Design Hotel, shows the balance between comfort and design, whilst being cost-effective. This hotel displays decor with a tribal essence, inspired by the district's indigenous name, using natural fibers and wood. The menus, created and prepared by our Executive Chef Esteban Mateu with an international background in upscale restaurants around the globe, follow the contemporary Brazilian line with local flavors. The Best Western Plus Icarai Design Hotel presents our guests with the world's best coffee by Nespresso®. We also offer unique services such as a pillow menu with four choices of different heights and materials, and for your health, we invite you to work out at the gym.

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Best Western Plus Icarai Design Hotel,Niteroi
  • 5
    « New and clean hotel, very helpful receptionist »

    The hotel is quite Best Western standard. It is new and clean as well. Or at least it feel so. What was mostly remarkable, was the helpful receptionist. She was very polite and friendly, quite different from the normally bad service quality of Rio de Janeiro city. - Good breakfast - Located very close to the beach - A few steps to Tenore restaurant (a very good kg restaurant) I stayed only one night, so I do not know the quality of the hotel amenities.

    « good choice »

    A very nice place to stay, with nice team attending us. I recommend to stay in this hotel, tottaly different from others. The team is prepared to assist us everywhere with a lot of attention and pleasure.

    « Good experience »

    It was a good surprise knew this hotel in Niteroi, the service, the room and everything was good. The problem is just the price, to me very expensive for the area and the perfil of the hotel. I will back just if find some good sales

    « Best Western is a very good hotel in rio de janeiro »

    Best Western is a very good hotel in rio de janeiro I did stay there for one day but the experience was great I recommend this hotel for everyone and I will return there coming soon Thanks for your excellent service

    « Great staff who helped a non-Portuguese speaker! »

    Very clean modern room--felt upscale. Excellent location--a block from the beach, just a three minute walk. Easy to find, just past the old Tower Hotel (the taxi drivers might think that's the hotel you mean--it's the next building). The staff is so helpful. I felt well taken care of as a solo female traveler. I was nervous because I don't speak Portuguese but the staff helped me with everything; the front desk staff speaks English. They ordered taxis for me in advance so I never had to wait on a ride. Free terrific breakfast. Great coffee! There was a safe that fits a laptop in the room.

    « Friendly and comfortable new hotel »

    Stayed here for 5 nights. Located in a street just off the coast road through Niteroi, which is across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, and offers panoramic views of Rio, the Corcavado Jesus statue, and Sugar Loaf. The hotel was only months old when we stayed there, and everything is clean and well decorated. There is a small restaurant, which we used for evening meals as well as breakfast, and although the menu was fairly limited, the food was excellent. The staff there are so confident that there is even an invitation for customers to visit the kitchen, something we've never seen elsewhere on our travels. Our room, though compact, was comfortable, and quiet, as it was situated at the rear of the hotel. Not sure whether rooms at the front would get much street noise, but there was no intrusive noise in the reception area or restaurant, although they were both at the front, and the street outside is a very busy part of a one-way system. We enjoyed our stay, and would certainly use the hotel again on trips to the Rio area. Rio can be reached by road over a long road bridge, or by ferry services across Guanabarra Bay, which are modern and efficient.

    « William de Souza »

    If you are visiting Icarai, this is the place to stay. It's only a short walk to the beach, rooms are spacious and comfortable. What made me stay here a week was the attention I received by the staff, Jonny, Claudecir and Tamara were amazing. The service is outstanding. Thank you

    « Beautiful Modern Hotel with super friendly Staff! »

    I stayed with my partner in Best Western Plus Icaraí Design Hotel for 17 days over the Carnival Period Feb/March 2017. Having been to Rio de Janeiro twice before, this time I opted to hire a car and stay somewhere quieter outside of Rio. Icaraí Beach area was a perfect choice, a lot less tourists and a much steadier pace of life. Well worth it if you're happy to drive across the bridge to visit Rio. The hotel has beautiful rooms, modern, with a lovely bathroom and huge comfy beds. The housekeeping staff go above and beyond, our room was super clean. The breakfast is great!!! With a lovely choice of fresh fruit each morning. All of the reception and front of house staff are super helpful and friendly! I speak some Portuguese but it wasn't required as everyone spoke great English. Anything we asked, they had the answer to as well as great local knowledge. I have to make a special mention to Jhonny Silva who really looked after us and was very friendly and kind. If you're looking for an amazing hotel somewhere a little outside Rio, this is the Place! Thank you to all the staff!

    « Great hotel but small rooms »

    Excellent hotel with good service and new facilities. Very well located, close to good restaurants and public transportation. Very good toiletries (by a local high end store) and amenities in the room - all included in the rate (Nespresso machine, fruits and juices in the minibar). Very healthy! Breakfast has all you need (not too much variety though), with good quality and healthy approach as well. I only saw two negatives: hotel has no swimming pool and rooms are very small (avoid lower floors as neighboring buildings will make you feel claustrophobic). I had trouble finding space to place two pieces of carry-on luggage. And using the bathroom requires moves worthy of a contortionist. But if you are not planning to stay long daily hours in the room, this hotel is a great choice!

    « Little but very comfortable »

    Comfortable hotel one block from Icarai beach. Accessible entry. Staff was nice and helpful at front desk and breakfast. Courtesy minibar with express coffee. Room had partial view and a jacuzzi. Confortable bed with 3 pillow sizes. Only thing was that the bedroom floor was slippery..

  • 5
    « Outstanding! Truly dog friendly with great service! »

    I stayed at the Best Western Plus Icarai Design Hotel with my 5 month old puppy and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. They gave me a puppy kit as well as a toy for my dog to take home with her. The staff were super sweet, and when I had to take the dog out for a walk late at night the security guard came with me so that I would feel comfortable. The hotel is clean, comfortable and in a great area walking distance to the beach. Highly recommended! Thank you to Marcos and the rest of the staff!

    « Excelent little hotel »

    Outstanding addition to Niterói. Brand new and very nicely designed. Great hotel with nice (little but adorable) rooms and great breakfast. Very reasonably priced. Definitely putting family and friends there when they come to visit.

    « Outstanding »

    The BW Design Hotel in Niteroi ranks among the very best options for a stay in the Rio de Janeiro area. The hotel provides the guest with an array of services that more often than not pretty much like a 5 star hotel. Their shuttle service (VIP car and yatch) to Rio and the everyday all-inclusive array of fresh fruits and juices in the room stand out as special features, together with the availability of bikes as well. As a local from Niterói and used to hotels all over the world I am really proud that my home town sports a very special place like BW!

    « Clean and comfortable new property near the beach »

    We had visited Rio before and wanted to stay in a quieter area. We chose Niteroi which is a "bridge" away from the city. The hotel was new, so it was modern and clean. There was a problem with my reservation and while Best Western would not help me, this property did not charge me for the extra night. The customer service orientation was appreciated. The included breakfast was plentiful and delicious. The property is near the beach and is in close proximity to a nice variety of restaurants. It was a lovely stay.

    « Good location and new hotel »

    The hotel is very close to the beach and main streets of Icarai. It is not far from the Museum of Art and there is a good variety of restaurants all around the hotel. It is worth the money and the location is lovely. Recommended.

    « One of my favorite hotels »

    Me and my boyfriend stayed in this hotel few days ago, when we were visiting Rio for the Olympics. Hotel itself is beautifully designed and very clean. We loved our room, our mini bar filled with complimentary fruits and many water bottles every day especially. We never had to go shopping for snacks outside of the hotel. Staff was always very nice and helpful. Only a little service recommendation to hotel management, offer your employees possibility to attend at least basic english course class please. My boyfriend has lactose free diet and it was truly challenging to explain this to waitress, who was so kind and helpful, but pitifully barely spoke any English. Wish we could see her understand us better next time. There were more examples like this. All summed up, our stay was amazing. We love this hotel and we would definitely come back!

    « It was e pleasure. »

    I had a great time at this hotel. I had breakfast and dinner there, they were both delicious. The room was nice and clean. I have to say the thing I loved the most was the service I received. This hotel has a very kind staff starting from the people at the Lobby, the bellboy, waitress etc. A special thanks goes to Ana Karolina,Gabriel, Evelin, Marcus, Chef Tony and their bartender Well. You guys were amazing, I'm very pleased. Thank you so much I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again if the opportunity presents.

    « Room Service »

    The Hotel is perfect but the room service did not please me! I asked to tidy my room and waited for a long time. the air conditioning did not work and the worst was when I asked to speak to the housekeeper and she said she could not meet me! the reception was amazing, the room service needs to be much better !!! M.Hossein


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·From: NORTH. From the bus station Terminal Rodoviario Roberto da Silveira follow Avenida Marques do Parana to Rua Miguel de Frias, turn left at Avenida Jornalista Alberto Francisco Torres, then left again at Rua Joaquim Tavora. The Best Western Plus® Icarai Design Hotel will be on your right. ·From: EAST. From Cabo Frio take BR 101 and drive west for 135 kilometers. Take the Centro/Icarai Exit via BR 101. Continue to Avenida. Jansen de Melo, Avenida Marques do Parana, Rua Migue Frias and Avenida Jornalista Alberto Francisco Torres. Turn left at Rua Joaquim Tavora. The Best Western Plus® Icarai Design Hotel will be on your right. ·From: WEST. From Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport ...

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