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We have a pretty double room with private bathroom of about 20 m2, with air conditioning and fan and another double room also with air conditioning and fan with bathroom in front.
Bed and bath linens are included.
For the price we offer the a big "brazilian" breakfast.
In the house there is a internet wi-fi connection and, in the living room, we have TV and DVD.
Our house is a small B&B localized in the smart, green and historical district of Santa Teresa, up on a hill 5 min. by walk from the Center of the city, Lapa and Gloria neiborhoods where you can enconter the most importants museums, cultural centers, theaters, bars and restaurants with a really interesting nightlife and music scene.
Close there are also banks, post-offices, supermarkets, pharmacy and so on.
Also the Metro (Gloria Station) is only 5 min. by walk and you can use it to reach Copacabana beach in 20 min and Ipanema beach in 30. Close there are a lot of buses for all destinations.
The Santos Dumont Airport (domestic flyes) is only 10 min. by taxi and it has a direct bus link with the International Airport (Carlos Jobim/Galeao).
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We can also advice a tranfer service from and to the two Rio's airports, the GIG-Galeao (international airport) or the SDU-Santos Dumont (nacional airport).
Its a good option respect to the untrusted taxi cab, it worth for the trust and the effectiveness.
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Great place with nice location. Walking distance to Lapa, Gloria, Santa Teresa and Centro. From Gloria metro is is easy to go the beaches and visit other places in Rio. Breakfast is delicious. Isa and Paolo are very nice and gives you great tips and directions what to do.
We really enjoyed our trip in rio, and Isa&Paolo's home is very comfortable.
Home made Breakfast every morning, delicious. Paolo gives always good advices about things to do in Rio.
We wish we will come back one day.
My fiance and I stayed with Isa & Paolo for 4 days/nights and had a wonderful time. The lodgings are clean and comfortable, and the hosts are beyond gracious as they invite you into their home and very delicious kitchen for breakfast. We enjoyed our many conversations with Isa & Paolo over coffee - it was a treat to listen to their insights on life and the city where they live. Paolo arranged for taxis to pick us up and drop us off when we needed them. In the evenings we did take taxis home instead of walking from the metro - as the area is not as safe at night. During the day we walked everywhere. Their house is very close to the Gloria metro and 15 min walking to restaurants and cafes in the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. If you are not a fan of uphill walking, and if you prefer a more modern/polished, or beach accessible residence, then you may want to check outside the neighborhood of Santa Teresa. But for those interested in the history of the city and staying with very lovely people - this could be a great fit!
Our stay at Isa´s and Paolo´s place was superb! Our bedroom and bathroom were very clean, nicely decorated, well illuminated and ventilated. The house is very well located, since it is walking distance from Lapa, downtown, metro and tons of bus lines. Starting the day with a delicious and very complete breakfast was great. But the true highlight was Isa and Paolo themselves. We had tons of logistic questions since we wanted to go shopping, surfing, museums, samba rehearsals, Corcovado, eating authentic Brazilian food, etc. etc… and they happily took the time to give us VERY complete directions and tips for all of them. But not only that, it was great to learn from them about the carioca customs, history and culture. We can definitely say that our trip to Rio was multiplied by our hosts.
If you have the opportunity to book that place, do it quickly!
Indeed, first it's perfectly located in a safe place beetween Santa Theresa and Lapa and close to the subway station to visit all other places in Rio.
Second, the room is nice, very clean and confortable.
Third, the breakfast is excellent with home made Bresilian specialities, fresh fruits, cakes...
Last and not the least, is Paolo (speaking fluent english) and Isa are just perfect hosts.
We were so nicely welcomed in their home, helped for airport transfer, travel advices in Rio and arround in Brazil.
Always available, it was a great pleasure to share with them bresilian culture, experiences and life.
This place is for sure our best AirBnB experience!
Do not hesitate, just book it!!!!!
Great house, lovely people, delicious breakfast. Santa Teresa has many beautiful restaurants and cafes and is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of Lapa. Unfortunately there was no water at the house for 2 days during my stay but Paolo & Isa did everything they could to ensure I could have a shower, flush the toilet and drink by arranging visits to their neighbours and buying bottled water. I really enjoyed my stay, my only wish is it was longer and of course that the government had not interrupted the water supply!
We stayed for 1 week including our 2 year old son. And I would certainly go back to Isa and Paolo. Why?
Our stay felt like staying with family in Rio. The hospitality, excellent breakfast, the chats (in English) and their attention made our stay very pleasant!
Ideal situated accomodation of Paolo and Isa because it's close to public transport but located in a quite tranquil non touristic area. Although we walked to some restaurants at night in Santa Teresa.
These hosts were incredible! They were always very helpful in giving us suggestions on what to do and where to go and I think it is important to mention that the breakfast was amazing. The room is the same as the picture, very spacious clean and with proper bathroom. The apartment is located a couple of minutes away from the lively neighbourhood of Lapa in the beautiful area of Santa Teresa. I highly recommend this place, Isa and Paolo were GREAT!
I do not know where to start! I have you ever met someone or a couple and they feel like thay have always been apart of your family???
This is what you experience by staying with Paolo & Isabelle! You feel at home, you feel safe, you feel cared for, you really feel like your best interest is always on their mind.
I had the Honor of staying with Paolo & Isabelle on my First Trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I was traveling by myself and they really went the extra mile to make sure my stay was safe and full of fun...!
Their place has a home feel to it! You are greeted by the sweetest dog ever and Isabelle's smile, you already feel at home. The breakfast she serves every morning definitely helps you to start the day off right.
Paolo is Mr. Brazil! You can talk with him for hours about the history of Brazil, the current day Politics, and fun parts of the CIty that Tourist often do not know about.
I will definitely stay with them again on my return to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil! I truly miss you Paolo & Isabelle I look forward to keeping in touch! :)
Isa and Paulo, they don't just rent their room, they treat you like family and welcome you into their home. Suddenly we had a grandma a dog and an aunt and uncle, fussing over us, telling us where to go, staying up with us to find and book tickets for the rest of our journey. Oh and the breakfast! I think its safe to say it will be the best breakfast we will see on this entire trip. Home made yogurt, local fruits, local cheese, fresh juice, fresh coffee... Local, fresh and homemade, I´ll leave it at that.
I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a real wholesome experience of Rio, travelling to the beach is easy, and discovering the absolute gem of a neighbourhood that is Santa Teresa is only a stones throw away. We´ve already decided with my partner that we will be back!
We loved everything about this place. We leave with happy memories, however they have now set the standard way too high for anywhere else we stay :)
They are super hosts! xxx
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.