If what you are looking for in a hotel is basic, clean, a good value, and in a central location, then the Scorial might be exactly the right choice. Plus, on a clear day, it offers a charming view of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. The hotel is set in the lively Largo do Machado neighborhood, which is a safe residential and business area next to the center of Rio, bustling with locals going about their daily lives and therefore a great way to get the feel of Rio through the eyes of its residents. A subway station is a 2-minute walk away, giving easy access to the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The vans to the Corcovado depart from the square next to the hotel. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, cafés, and fast-food options in the area, but the restaurant at the Scorial also offers a great breakfast and a wide variety of foods and sweets.