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  • Reviews: 257

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Hotel Financial: you get what you paid for....

I want to stress that I had absolutely nothing against this hotel with a curious name..... even my criticism is tongue-in-cheek.... Financial Hotel, that sounds somewhat odd to me but it actually used to belong to a bank called Banco Financial, then both located in the same 25 stories building some 50 or 60 years ago..... There are old framed b/w pictures in the hotel's restaurant of a time when the building was the only highrise in the area. I spent two days there ( Apr 3 - 5, 2014 ) and the hotel was in full reform .... getting ready for the rush that will come for sure when the World Football Cup ( for americans: Soccer World Cup ) will kick off in two months...
My room was impeccable, nice bed, nice wooden carpet floor that invited me to walk around barefooted - very nice feeling - and nice bathroom, standard but nice ( good shower water pressure, big nice tiles on the floor....).
The hotel actually has no real special charm of its own but then it was somewhat less expensive than other middle class places and I didn't want to spend too much and it was very practical and functional....
But I've never seen such a boring and "empty" lobby with just two very long couches and a TV, no chairs.... there's an irritating little glass wall on the reception desk separating the guest from the employees and the chain of the pen they give you to fill out the guest form rattles on this mini glass wall as you write.... but again, friendly and helpful hotel staff found me an adapter for my phone and iPad chargers since the AC/DC plugs in the hotel are the ones where you can't use the american plugs....
Two more criticisms.... Nobody deserves the view I had from my hotel window.... a bleak and boring view to an inner courtyard and the window and air condition machine some 4 or 5 meters across.... I just had the curtains closed at all times...... and the restaurant, much too big for the few hotel guests that I saw, no charm whatsoever.... getting my things from the breakfast buffet took forever because the distances from the coffee to the juice to the bread to the ham and back to my table were simply too far, no kidding.... but ( and here comes my "but") I had dinner here on the second evening because it was too late already..... I ordered typical mineiran food again, pork chops, with rice, refried bean mash, some green vegetable and crunchy pork skin, delicious and very affordable, just U$ 11.
At the end the funniest: On the night stand, besides too many remote controls for everything and a standard telephone there was a complimentary condom.... very considerate and thoughtful, thank you, Hotel Financial.....

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written April 9, 2014
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the room was nice and comfty, everything new

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  • Reviews: 3

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Lá em Casa Hostel-Pousada: Most charming hostel in town

It seems almost like fairy tale house! Really cute that little blue house where is placed the hostel "Lá em Casa"! A quiet and warming atmosphere , 2 beatiful gardens and a wonderful breakfast! I recommend to my friends for sure! Why? First for the good things I've mentioned, second because the crew is really gentil and caring, and last but not least... the neighborhood! Santa Tereza is a lovely place, where neighbors and shop owners know and speak to each other just like in a small town. Besides that Santa Tereza is known by its nice bars and as the place where "Clube da Esquina" was born. Lots of good reasons I guess, no?

The 2 gardens with hammocks!
Great breakfast! Fresh bread and juice of fresh fruits is not easly found in hostels!
The neighborhood!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Study Abroad, Budget Travel
  • Written August 10, 2010

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  • Reviews: 1221

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Pros :
- Large clean rooms with an enormous shared bathroom / toilet
- Seems nice and quiet
- One of the cheapest and most central hostels in the city
- There is a taxi stand right in front of the hostel so it is easy to catch a taxi when leaving

Cons :
- A little bit off from the centre, but it is just a short walk away in a seemingly safe neighbourhood
- No breakfast

Dorms: R13 (2005)

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written February 18, 2007

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  • Reviews: 5

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Location is most important: Belo Horizonte How to Stay

Belo Horizonte may offer various accomodations but what really matters in this city is the LOCATION. So you should look carefully if where you stay is located in Lourdes, Funcionarios, Santo Agostinho or Savassi. Anywhere outside Contorno Ave. is not worth going.

Actually there are no outstanding hotels or resorts or accomodations in Belo Horizonte. That is why you should be well located in the neighbouring areas called Lourdes, Funcionarios, Santo Agostinho and Savassi. All inside Contorno(Circular) road.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written July 25, 2005
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Location: Inside Contorno Ave.

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