About This Listing
DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM AND EXPECTACULAR VIEWS OF SUGARLOAF AND BOTAFOGO BAY
FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELES INTERNET
MAPS AND TOURIST INFORMATION
CABLE TV WITH ENGLISH AUDIOA
Pictures and Location Map at (website hidden)
Double room with Double bed and pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
High Speed Wireless Internet, Fan, computer table, colour TV and chair, Spectacular views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Botafogo Bay.
Spacious with cold and hot water, shower and bathtub.
Share apartment with one other person
LIVING ROOM Large with two sofas 42¨ Plasma TV, DVD.
KITCHEN Modern fitted units, fully equipped, dishwasher, microwave, cold filtered water dispenser, coffee machine. Separate laundry area with washing machine, internal and external drying area, iron and iron board.
GUESTS BATHROOM with hot shower
BALCONY with hamoc table and chairs and views of Christ Statue and Botafogo
PATIO GARDEN with table and chairs and barbecue area surrounded by Mata Atlantica forest
Residencia Mundo Novo is located in the very heart of Rio de Janeiro, between the Christ Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and the Sugarloaf Mountain.
Rua Mundo Novo is a residential street climbing the hill that divides Botafogo and the middle upper class neighbourhood of Laranjeiras, just south of the Guanabara Palace, seat of the state government of Rio de Janeiro.
You can find a combination of nature, tranquility and stunning views and is only 10 minutes walk to Botafogo where you find shopping centers, banks, travel agencies and public transport, with buses to all beaches, and tourist destinations in Rio including the airports.
The ideal central location within the city, means that a taxi ride to either Centro, Copacabana or Ipanema will take only 15-20 minutes costing between 15 to 20 Reals
Tidy kitchen after using it.
Smoking only in the outside areas
No overnight guests
Botafogo is a great neighbourhood and we felt safe there. The walk down to the subway (with the shortcut) takes about 15 minutes and we always got taxis back at night. Javier and Joao were welcoming and were very good at communicating with us before the trip. The room was as described. It's hard to comment on value for money, as we were in Rio for carnaval and therefore, paid four times the usual listing price (in line with all accommodation in Rio at this time). One thing to note is that the lack of air-conditioning was a bit of a problem during the Rio heatwave, presumably usual for summer. There was a fan but do consider this if you're not used to the heat. All in all, we were satisfied with our stay.
My brother and I stayed at Joao and Javier's place in Botafogo (Rio) for the World Cup, and we absolutely felt welcomed and taken care of. The house is up in the hills with beautiful scenery and friendly neighbors. Joao was very hospitable and was able to take care of any needs that my brother and I had. Upon first arriving, I wondered if staying in Ipanema or Copacabana would have been a better choice due to the convenience of being closer to the beach, but after experiencing the hustle and bustle of Copacabana, Ipanema, and other high-traffic neighborhoods, the quiet, "local" feel of Botafogo truly allowed me to appreciate the beauty of Rio and the lifestyle of the Brazilian people.
I really enjoyed my time at Javier and Joao's apartment. the view was simply amazing and Javier was very nice and sociable. We went to the Sambadrome during Carnaval together and I had a blast! It was truly an amazing experience. The apartment was very quiet and minutes away from the busy streets of Rio. Thanks again Javier and Joao for your hospitality!
I loved Brazil and can't wait to go back. Javier and Joao were very welcoming and relaxed hosts. They took me to the Sambadrome and I would recommend their house to other travellers. Especially if you want to stay off the tourist track, Botofogo is a tube ride from Ipanema and Mundo Novo is a big hill, but ask them to tell you where the staircases are. x
Joao and Javier were great hosts and the apartment was perfect! Good location with walking distance to shopping, grocery stores and touristic sites. They have a lovely big terrace where we ate breakfast everyday with monkeys jumping in the trees around us! The view from our room was like a postcard. It was always clean and tidy so I could warmly recommend you to stay here! Thank you Javier and Joao, it was a wonderful stay at your place!
It was a very pleasant stay in a nice and save apartment, with a splendid view to the sugar loaf from the bedroom and a really great terrace. The apartment has everything one could possibly need (TV, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, internet...) and the hosts Javier and João were extremely friendly and helpful. If there is a slight drawback, which comes with the excellent view and quiet location, it's the 10 minute walk from the next bus station and supermarket, which goes quiet steep up. But since Rio offers so many opportunities to relax and to have great food (I'm addicted to Açai!), this could be seen as a nice daily excercise, and a cheap cab is also almost always readily at hand. Overall a great stay in a enjoyable neighborhood with kind hosts.
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About the Host, Javier & Joao
Hi this is Javier and Joao
Spaniard and Brazilian living in Rio
We rent rooms for visitors in our own apartments
Javier works as a real estate agent, and has worked renting rooms in London, Spain and New York for the last 20 years
Joao is a fashion designer has his own clothes brand
Apart from providing you with a home.
We would like to help you make the most of your stay.
By providing you with Maps and guides.
By giving you advice and information, about what is going on in Rio, so you don't miss a thing.
Favela visits, samba schools, rehearsals in the sambodromo, jungle hiking trails within the city, cycling,adventure sports, best spots on the beaches, and places to go out for a drink and party.
As well as, Off the tourist track, best hidden secrets.
So you can experience the carioca way of life.
We can also tell you about places to avoid and tips to keep safe.
Sometimes we and other guests like to go out or to the beach in a group, you are welcomed to join us.