As I’ve said previously, the Sheraton Barra hotel is no longer in the Starwood portfolio and I am reviewing it for trip report continuity purposes only. The hotel is now called the Radisson Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel. Part 1 of this review focused on the one bedroom suite and Part 2 (this review) will focus on the Sheraton Club Lounge and lobby restaurant for breakfast.
Introduction to Rio de Janeiro
American Airlines LAX-JFK A321T Business Class
American Airlines JFK Flagship Lounge
American Airlines JFK-GIG 767-300 Business Class
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 1
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 2
Windsor Atlantica Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Centro Rio de Janeiro Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Pao de Acucar in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Scam City: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Edition Part 2
The Various Eats in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Part 2
Rio de Janeiro Airport American Airlines Admirals Club
American Airlines GIG-JFK 767-300 Business Class
American Airlines JFK-LAX A321T Business Class
After settling down in my suite, I decided to use the drink voucher and redeem for a free caipirinha at the lobby bar. This is the national drink of Brazil and it’s amazingly delicious.
Afterwards, I headed to the Club Lounge for evening appetizers.
The buffet spread consisted of empanadas, mini pizzas, mini sandwiches, small bites, figs, and dried fruit.
There was also a beverage area with water, soft drinks, and wine.
I had a little bit of everything and washed it down with a Guarana.
Breakfast was held in the hotel’s lobby restaurant which was complimentary for Starwood Platinum members. I could’ve also had breakfast at the Sheraton Club Lounge as well, but the restaurant offerings are usually better and contain a larger variety.
The buffet spread consisted of eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes with cheese, pao de queijo, and waffles.
There were also cold deli meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit.
I had a little bit of everything from the hot selections which was delicious. I love Brazilian breakfasts.
I was disappointed to learn that the Sheraton Barra has left the Starwood Hotels brand and hopefully I could return to this property in the future which is now called the Radisson Barra Rio de Janeiro hotel. The location is pretty far from Centro Rio de Janeiro, but I had no problem commuting via the public bus through Sao Conrado, Gavea and Rochina to get to the city center.
Backtrack to Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 1 where I review the one-bedroom suite with an ocean view balcony.