Keep in mind that the city of Rio is 15-20 years past it's prime. Hotel Savoy, like most others, is in dire need of renovation. Additionally, it seems that Brazil was never exactly known for artisans. "Finishing" seems to be a foreign concept. Gaps in trim on walls, counters and the like are pretty normal, even in "luxury" accommodations. This hotel, however, is not luxurious. With that said, the room with a double bed is tiny. The bed barely fits. The walls are so thin you can literally hear your neighbors every word. The "courtyard" view was more of an alley. The walls near the AC vents were painted black, which, I can only assume was done to mask a mold or mildew problem. The bathroom was small as well. The good. Service was very good. From check-in (They let me check in around 11), luggage storage, room service and any issues were dealt with quickly and politely. The water pressure in the shower was great. The hotel is 2 blocks from the beach. The breakfast buffet was decent. The AC worked. The rooms have a mini-fridge. Overall, it's fair. If you're looking for a room near the beach at a reasonable price this hotel might be right for you. It's a room, not much more.