Soft Inn Rio Lapa
Today we were invited to visit the newest BHG hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The development has a new flag in the city, the Soft Inn 2-star limited service category, which combines the best value for money, as well as a great location and practical services.
The hotel is the result of a partnership between Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG), which is the third largest hotel chain in the country, and STX, a real estate developer with over 30 years of expertise.
Located in a bohemian area of Rio de Janeiro, in Lapa, and very close to where business really happens, with a focus on the executive public. Nearby there are numerous museums, bars and concert halls.
There's no shortage of entertainment, so it's hard to say that this will be an exclusively executive hotel. In fact, I think that party-goers, or even families or travelers looking for comfort and price in the same option, will really enjoy its location, as it's very close to Mem de Sá, Riachuelo, Lavradio or even Arcos, some of the most famous places in the area.
I found another of the hotel's great ideas to be the Soft Food machines, which are available 24 hours a day for treats or drinks, perfect for those who arrive late at night or from an exhausting meeting and just want to rest and have a quick snack.
The hotel also has the option of free wifi, a common area with a sofa for relaxing or updating your internet data and even two computers for any urgent matters that your smartphone can't handle.
There are 12 floors, with 13 rooms on each, except on the second floor where there are 8 suites, all with views of Rua Rezende or Santa Teresa, where you can see Christ in the background.
The rooms are divided into twin or double and all follow the same pattern, with bathrooms, 14m² of floor space, comfortable bed, workbench with lamps (which I particularly loved, the system for turning them on is touch, without a switch), clean decoration with pictures of Rio that give it an extra charm.
At the hotel there are a total of 8 suites with accessibility and if the trip is for families with babies, they also provide cribs. If you need to hold a meeting at the hotel, there are two meeting rooms for 10 people each.
The hotel has also taken care to show the Carioca way in its details, with wall panels in the lobby or in the breakfast room that recount key points of Rio, simply charming.
Everything has been thought out with the greatest care since its first elaborations, where products were chosen that could escape the high dollar, which is increasingly fluctuating, generating less expenses for its maintenance, the BHG chain together with STX is still thinking about creating two more hotels in this model, one in São Paulo with 198 rooms, close to the main attractions such as museums, bars and restaurants, scheduled to start operating in 2018 and another in Niterói with 177 rooms, located in the Ingá neighborhood, projects designed due to the imminent success of this new hotel!
The BHG chain already has other hotels in Brazil with this flag, one in Goiás, one in Maranhão, one in Minas Gerias, two in Pará and now one in Rio de Janeiro, which has a promising future!
Ahhh another thing I can't forget to mention, the BHG chain has a facebook page called #obomdeviajarand every now and then there are promotions, usually on Mondays! For example, they did an action for this hotel #obomdalapa where the rates were 1 real! In other words, run along and enjoy, and something else will come along soon.
Address: Rua do Rezende, 105 Centro - Rio de Janeiro
Website : www.bhghoteis.com.br/soft-inn-rio-lapa
Phone : (21) 3613-4950