Cozy B&B in Santa Teresa Rio 1

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · R. Monte Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20240-192, Brazil
Your host, Angelo
16 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Beautiful 19th century house with a view of the city. 16-square-meter room with double bed. Terrace with jacuzzi and sauna. internet access. Price includes (website hidden) pets. Owned by gay man with teenage adopted son. Portuguese, English, Spanish and German spoken.

The district of Santa Teresa started next to a convent on Morro do Desterro, Rio de Janeiro, in the 18th century.
Located high on a hill, surrounded by other hills like the one featuring the
famous Christ's statue, bordering the biggest urban forest of the world, the area enjoys cooler, fresher air than most of Rio, and it offers an oasis of peace and quiet just inside Rio.

Set on a hillside in the center of the city, it seems to have stopped in time maintaining, as it has for decades, preserved features of Old Rio and a bit of history in each corner.

Writers and artists have always been seduced by the district’s call to internal life and to its architectural and cultural treasures, visible to the eye and cherished by the heart. A symbol of counterculture and of the art shown in its many studios and ateliers, any artistic expression finds its home in Santa, as its admirers prefer to call it. Everything that exists in Santa Teresa and that is known about it is also part of the history of Rio. To the visitor, however, it seems like a place apart with its own characteristics.

The narrow and winding streets with the old tramcars, the last to be found in the whole of Brazil, are one more singular attraction. The charming vehicles, which date from the 19th century, were moved by animal traction at first and later by electricity. Survivors of romantic times, they are now protected as historical heritage and still go along perfectly preserved tracks taking visitors to a re-reading of the past.

Better still, all this tranquility is 5 minutes from Lapa, the bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $37 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Staying in Rio during the World Cup is a cheering but expensive thing, but we are lucky to stay in Angelo's place. The room is very comfortable (according the comments of my roommates) and it's very clean. The balcony is such a pleasant presence in this quiet neighborhood.
    Angelo is a funny and friendly host. Both Cleber and Angelo has helped us with travel information in Rio. Thanks to Cleber we can get to sugar loaf without lining up in the long queue.
    The airport pick-up is a bit pricy considering I need to undertake the cost on my own, but the host is being very punctual and friendly.
    Before leaving I have the honor to listen to the very beautiful singing of Angelo and his friend. It's such a pleasant to have music around.

    The location of the apartment is fine if you like to walk and enjoy the bars in Santa Teresa. It's a 10~15min walk to the bar area and very delicious restaurants. The neighborhood is quiet at night but it's generally safe. We didn't encounter anything strange there. It take about 10min~15min to walk uphill to the apartment with the shortcut, so be prepared with comfy walking shoes. The location is a bit far from the metro but there are frequent buses in front of it.

    June 2014
  • Angelo is the perfect host : very kind, smart, giving good advice about his city, making us feeling like if we are at home. And the place is amazing, in the nice and old-style bairro of Santa Teresa, with a great view on the much-more-restless downtown.
    Hey reader, don't look further, you just definitely have to come here.

    March 2014
    Response from Angelo:

    Nicolas, how kind of you to leave this review of my place. you will always be welcome here in case you decide to give Rio a second chance. Angelo

    March 2014
  • meus pais se hospedaram na casa de angelo,foi só por uma noite para descansar de um voo esntre outro,eles gostaram muito,foram muito bem recebidos e assim puderam descansar tranquilamente,recomendo!!obrigado angelo que deus abençoe!!

    July 2013
  • Angelo es una muy buena persona, un gran anfitrión, nos ha tratado muy bien.
    El lugar es limpio, seguro, cómodo y tranquilo.
    ¡Les recomiendo!

    Angelo é uma pessoa muito boa, um grande anfitrião, nos tratou muito bem.
    O lugar é limpo, seguro, confortável e (website hidden) recomendo!

    February 2013
  • Angelo's house is in a great location for people wanting to explore some of Rio's best neighbourhoods: Santa Teresa and Lapa.
    Angelo is a very cheerful and friendly host and was a MASSIVE help to us for helping to reclaim my fiancée's luggage, which she was without for more than a week after the airline lost her suitcase.
    Angelo speaks great English which was a huge asset for us when translating conversations with the airline to us.
    Our bedroom had modern, air conditioning which kept us cool at night and Angelo's house has a fantastic balcony where you can enjoy great views of downtown Rio while relaxing in a hammock.
    Staying with an Air bnb host gives you so much more local knowledge than staying in a hotel.
    We can't thank Angelo enough for all the help he gave us during our stay.

    February 2013
    Response from Angelo:

    I cannot possibly thank you warmly enough for these kind words. I'll try to deserve them next time you come to Rio.

    February 2013
  • I had the best time ever at Angelo's home in Santa Teresa and I can highly recommend him as an Airbnb host!

    Angelo speaks excellent English (better than I do!) and I found him to be very warm and welcoming. He's a great conversationalist and we spent some enjoyable hours in the hammocks on the terrace of his house which overlooks downtown Rio.

    His home is an historic building and nicely decorated and quite comfortable. The bed was very comfy. It's a 10 min walk down the hill to where the buses are and the nightlife of Lapa. Or I ended up mostly taking taxis (which are affordable). Angelo also gave some very good tips about the night life in Rio.

    While I stayed with 2 other Airbnb hosts while I was in Rio, Angelos' place was the best, and I'm already looking at my 2013 holiday calendar to see when I can return and have some more fun!

    January 2013
  • Angelo is a good host, always trying make your stay a very nice experience. He room was very comfortable, and breakfast was always fresh and tasty. I recommend this room to anyone.

    January 2013
    Response from Angelo:

    thank you for your positive'll always be welcome at my place.

    January 2013

    If you would like to sleep above a bowl filled with Angelo's urine, having old breakfast, shower with the bugs and like the smell of used toilet paper this is the place for you. This is unfortuantely not a joke.

    Just go somewhere else it can't get any worse!!!!

    December 2012
  • Staying at Angelo was fantastic. It was a warm welcome in a great city. Angelo's house is beautiful, just a bit up the hill in a gorgeous and lively part of town. Although you have to walk for about ten minutes to get to public transport, it is well connected to all parts of town. His warm personality made our stay even more special. We truly recommend staying at Angelo's place!

    November 2012
  • Angelo was the perfect host, from a warm welcoming smile and mango juice when we arrived to the offer of a ride to the airport when we left. He was interested in our stay and very good with directions and information about the city. He always made us feel right at home, his home was our home! i would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone who likes to feel right at home in an exotic city. Thanks Angelo for making Rio a special experience, will stay with you next time too.

    October 2012
    Response from Angelo:

    I thank you wholeheartedly for your kind words. you sure are welcome at my place if you decide to visit Rio a second time.

    October 2012
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I'm a single gay man with a teenage adopted son living in Rio de Janeiro. Pretty average, down to earth, laid back. I work as a psychotherapist and a translator (English, German, Portuguese). My interests are classical music, cooking, and singing.
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