Novotel Leme, Rio de Janeiro

Rua Gustavo Sampaio 320, Leme, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22010-010, Brazil (show on map)

Expert reviews

CNN review:

“It’s a high-volume beach hotel two short blocks from Leme, the least-known beach of the Zona Sul. But the view from its rooftop pool rivals anything the five-stars have, and its complimentary breakfasts are well-stocked. Rooms are distinctly modest.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Novotel Leme, Rio de Janeiro. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.0 out of 5.0

Ranked 16th in Rio de Janeiro


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All you need to know

Located on 320 Rua Gustavo Sampaio in the Leme district of Rio de Janeiro where it offers visitors and travelers in the city several luxurious and stylish accommodation options. The hotel provides comfort and satisfaction while the level of hospitality services provided by the hotel is unmatched anywhere in the city of Rio.

The hotel rooms are spacious and feature modern décor, and it also features decorations that add a touch of elegance and beauty.

The hotel also offers guests proximity to some famous tourist attractions and places of interest. The hotel is an ideal departure spot to enjoy all the adventure and excitement of the city.

The Novotel Leme hotel offers stylish room options such as Superior Double Room, Superior Triple Room, Executive Twin Room, Standard Twin Room, and Superior Twin Room.

This luxury hotel is just a 10-minute walk away from the famous Copacabana Beach, then ideal romantic or vacation getaway spot. The hotel offers a stunning view of the nearby sea and a mountain range view. The Leme Beach is also just a short trek away from the hotel.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

Enjoy time in the beautiful city from the Novotel Leme.


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Recent guest reviews


30 August 2023

I always stay in this hotel.when in Rio but...

Helpful staff, good breakfast, nice and safe location. Rooms are renovated (but not all of them) and beds are of good quality.

Elevators need a urgent upgrade. There is always something not working with them. I had to change room four times in less than a week stay due to different issues (room with facilities for disabled people was overflowing water in the bathroom floor from the shower, next room AC was not working, then in the other one there was poor insulation and I could hear a baby screaming from the next room as early as 4 AM, last room in the 18th floor was just fine). Staff was always helpful and ready to help but the hotel needs some serious maintenance/upgrade.


20 July 2023

Very good

I like it that it was so close to everything and had a beautiful view of Leme and Copacabana beaches!

Breakfast was way too expensive


16 July 2023

Good choice, would be better for kids

The rooftop is impressing, all the staff was so kind and gentle with my family. I really like the location of the hotel and the breakfast. The rooms are comfortable.

I would like a room with a better extra bed for kid, that one it wasn’t soft, it seemed more like a sofa bed improvised. And the room’s smell it wasn’t good, but we even ask for another room, so its ok.


13 July 2023

Love the lication but a few things need attention

Location Rooftop bar/pool

Terrible almost unusable wifi Elevators


11 June 2023

This was a good option for our short stay in Rio. The location worked well, and was comfortable.

The immediate location was a little scruffy, but the hotel is only a 1-2 minute walk from Copacabana beach, which is ideal. The room was a good size, and the sweet treats left for us by management were a pleasure to enjoy.

The bathroom unfortunately suffered from bad smells from the drains. These never dissipated, even when we covered up all the drains.


7 June 2023


Excellent location Very efficient and courteous staff.Good facilities.


29 May 2023

Very good

Great location, at Leme, one block from the beach.

The room is super small and the wifi didn't work well


27 May 2023

Overall I had a great experience.


The fridge made a lot of noise. This bothered me a lot during the night.


25 May 2023


all the people were very friendly. The Hotel is near to the beach and the roof top bar was very cool even the pool was closed due to the yearly inspection.

the breakfast was monotonous but ok.


21 May 2023

Very good

The staff was very friendly, the hotel is nice and the room is very good

The room that I received was very noise during day time, not sure it is because the place of the room, near the cleaner room or because some maintenance around...


20 May 2023


great location, good breakfast

unfortunately the room walls are very thin, and I heard all sorts… I stayed several nights and did not get a good night sleep. A part from very active neighbours, I think it was aircon and not being able to open windows. The hotel is clean, great location, very modern but unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend if you are thinking of coming for business …


15 May 2023


the staffs

the lift


15 May 2023

A good hotel

It was the second time we stayed at this hotel. This time we stayed in a room on the top floor. Although the hotel did not have an open view, our room overlooked a slum. The view was very beautiful during the day and at night as well. The room was a good size and was cleaned daily. Check in and check out very fast. The internet is very good. The location wasn't perfect, but the hotel is a 3-minute walk from Leme beach. The view from the pool is very beautiful. The hotel staff were all very helpful.

We stayed over the holiday. The hotel was fully booked, we noticed that the quality of breakfast during the holiday was very bad. The pool area is very pleasant if live or electronic music is not playing. When there is music it is impossible to stay in the place, because the music is too loud. The hotel is a little higher from the street pavement, so there is a staircase to enter the hotel. You need to go upstairs with your bags, sometimes there is someone to help.


15 May 2023

A good option for accommodation in Rio

The hotel is close to Leme beach, about 2 minutes walk. The room was clean and organized. We were on the fifth floor, so the view was of the front building, but that wasn't a problem for us. The internet was very good, you could watch movies or even work remotely without any problems. Perfect! Very quick check-in and check-out with no bureaucracy. I loved! The pool area is very pleasant, it has a very beautiful view, a good place to relax, when it is not very busy. You can walk to shopping Rio Sul, it's about 20 minutes away. Leme beach is calmer than Copacabana, but if you prefer Copacabana, you can walk 8 minutes and you will be at Copacabana Posto 2. Logico, that walking in Rio always with great care, like any big city.

We noticed that the breakfast on days without movement was of good quality. However, on busy days, the breakfast was very bad, with very poor quality products. We made a complaint because the quality of the breakfast actually declined on busy days, a pity. The bathroom stall did not have a good seal, it leaked a lot of water when used. The location of the hotel, although close to the beach, is not very pleasant. At night, on the street of the hotel, there are many people sleeping on the street, not a pleasant sight. The hotel does not have an access ramp, so you have to go up a few steps with your bags (sometimes there is someone to help).


28 April 2023


Location is good and the rooftop is also a bonus

Bathroom was dirty, there was mold on the ceiling, and the bed is uncomfortable.


21 April 2023

My favourite option for buisiness trip in Rio de Janeiro

The hotel is in a very nice location, well renovated. The breakfast is excellent and the staff is very helpful and efficient. Check-in process was extremely fast, and I want to highlight that the hotel is finally going plastic free (in the room, the small soap and shampoo bottles are gone). I also loved the good lighting in the room. I came to this hotel several time when I am in Rio for business, and I usually choose this hotel for good quality/price ratio.

The hotel elevator are still a bit weird and they would need an upgrade. Especially after selecting multiple floor stops, the light of the booked floor will turn off after the elevator stops, so it makes very confusing for the guest to understand if it will be actually stop or not (sometimes it does not). The room and bath was really clean, however during the last night of a one week stay I found I huge cockroach running around in the bathroom. Kind of unpleasant to kill and flush. I also had an issue with in-room dining, where the restaurant was trying to deliver to another room (which was empty) for a long while, it took me two times to call the restaurant before they could deliver a very late dinner. However I appreciated the fact they did not charge me for the dinner because of all the issues.


17 April 2023

Happy with the hotel and room. Would book again but I'd go elsewhere for vegan breakfast options.

Lovely, clean hotel. Nice room. Beautiful rooftop terrace.

I requested vegan breakfast options. I was informed there would be choices and for that reason, I booked breakfast for each day of my stay. My options were VERY limited- gluten bread and jam - and although the chef tried to help on the last day of my stay, I'm dissapointed. Had I been informed that there wouldn't be much for me to eat, I would not have booked room and breakfast.


12 April 2023

I would definitely stay again

Me and my friend had a very nice stay at this hotel. It’s very well located, staff is very friendly (reception and catering) always with a smile, always helpful and willing to solve any problem or question. Very clean and peaceful.


8 April 2023


rooftop is perfect


21 March 2023

Friendly and helpful staff, simple but good breakfast and great location

Great location near the beach - great roof terrace with pool and bar

Room adequate- plain but absolutely fine for one night stay


17 March 2023

Very good

Great location, great breakfast, great bar.

Gym doesn't have enough weights/machines. Mostly only cardio. Couple of bugs in my bathroom.


7 March 2023

Very good

Pool, staff, view, comfy bed, nice breakfast

Waiting too long for the elevator Soundproof into the room could be improved


28 February 2023

Great location and staff

We were greeted with kindness from the moment we arrived. All staff were exceptional but the front desk clerks and the restaurant manager were especially kind and helpful. The roof top lunge service could have been a bit more prompt and I was disappointed that I couldn't order a single glass of wine as opposed to purchasing an whole bottle.


26 February 2023

Rio is a brilliant place will be coming back

The roof top bar and pool

My room wasn’t to what I expect! Sink leaked and so did the air con. Also my door card kept playing up.


20 February 2023

Good value hotel nearby copacabana and close to the local airport

Hotel with nice roof top pool and bar. near to the airport

Safe in the room was broken and not fixed during the stay. shower door was on the wrong side mounted. very poor breakfast. Also very busy at the breakfast location

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Snack bar
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Shuttle service (additional charge)

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out (additional charge)
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Private check-in/check-out


  • - Fitness centre
  • - Solarium
  • - Massage chair
  • - Beach
  • - Happy hour (additional charge)


  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor pool
  • - Sun terrace
  • - Outdoor pool (all year)
  • - Outdoor furniture

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping (additional charge)


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Toilet with grab rails
  • - Higher level toilet
  • - Lower bathroom sink
  • - Visual aids: Braille

Pool and wellness

  • - Rooftop pool
  • - Pool with view
  • - Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • - Sun umbrellas (additional charge)
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Swimming Pool


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key access
  • - Key card access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Breakfast takeaway containers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • - Face masks for guests available
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