Proximity to the airport was important this time. As their own website is not so good, I decided to book via booking.com. I normally do not do this since I think that the hotels themselves should get the money.
From the airport I paid 11.50 reals on the taxameter (commun, far right when arrived) Short drive, even easier would be to stop at the corner of de Matos/Praxedes and walk a few steps. You need to pass the gate yourself anyway. Just ring the bell to the right. Front desk is open 24hr but no one spoke English when I phoned in the day before OR at the location.
Nevertheless very helpfull staff, even a 'bellboy' to help you to the room and hook you up on wifi/TV/fridge and AC.
Double room at base floor (109) for one person was 148 local money.
Beds: Firm, spring mattress. My back like this.
WiFi: 3 different test gave an down speed of 14 mbps average and 5 up.
Bathroom: Clean and newly renovated but flimsy design as always.
TV/charging: 27" with hard to reach connections. 2 power sockets under TV was great, extra power outlet in bathroom. Brazilian 3 pin and possible Euro-plug 2 pin.
Aircon: Silent but over bed.
Noice: Not bad for this location. I'm sensitive but slept like a baby.
Breakfast: Got what is needed before flying. Good coffee but watered out thick juice from brickpack. Ready made sandwiches and pastrys and cales. Some fruits. The presentation was bad with plastic film covering most things but lot of people working, proably trying their best.
Area: This is normal suburbia, not fair to call it a favela. Felt safe to walk home after midnight eating on the sidewalk hotdog stand. Gas station 100 meter from hotel looks always open but offered not much more than beer. And chips and... gas.
I asked for a late check out time and got thumbs up. Not sure this is standard or due to language problem. But worth trying if you have a late flight.
OVERALL: A basic hotel, clean and not yet run down. Close to the airport but will not get you any beaches or fine dining. Great if you are in between flights.
(Man, 40 yrs old. Travelling South America for 4 yrs)