37B&B - Santa Teresa near MOMA RIO

House - Private room · R. Visc. de Paranagua, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20241-070, Brazil
Isa & Paolo
Your host, Isa & Paolo
79 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day

The Space


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 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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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Delightful. We were so lucky to stay 7 nights with Isa and Paolo during the World Cup. Our hosts were generous, kind and very welcoming. Already missing Rio and the lovely home of Isa and Paolo. It was such a nice way to leave Rio with Paolo dropping us to the airport and waving us off. Same as all other reviews, highly recommended.

    July 2014
  • Absolutely great hosts and room! Not much more to add beyond what's already been said.

    Please note that the location is about a 20 minute walk + metro ride away from the beach.

    July 2014
  • We spent two nights here and we love the house! Bedroom with private bathroom on the first floor and kitchen downstairs. 10 min to the Metro subway, local restaurants and stores. Special thanks to Paolo & Isa for helping us arrange the airport pick up with our early flight arrival at 5am and allow us to check in early so that we can take a good nap after the long flight from California/USA to Rio. Paolo also made very good suggestions of the visiting points, especially the special restaurant with live band and impressive decoration at the Lapa district nearby. Their dog Lorinha is very cute and friendly too. We really enjoyed the time with them!

    June 2014
  • Muito prazer de conhecer Paolo e Isa! Everything that has been written so far in the reviews should already explain why staying with Isa and Paolo is an excellent decision to make! A perfect stay. Beijinhos to them both x

    April 2014
    Isa & Paolo
    Response from Isa & Paolo:

    Hi Alma, thanks for your visit and really we also loved to spend several smart conversation with you both. We hope to receive you back. Beijinhos para voces tambem!!!

    April 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    December 2013
  • tivemos um final de semana maravilhoso e ainda de brinde a companhia da Isa e do Paulo
    só por (email hidden) Rio já valeria a pena, mas além de tudo a casa desse casal brilhante é linda e aconchegante, confortável, bem localizada e familiar, não tenho uma vírgula pra dizer de ruim, obrigado por tudo!

    December 2013
  • 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!

    November 2013
  • 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.

    November 2013
  • If you have the opportunity to book that place, do it quickly!
    Indeed, first it's perfectly located (email hidden) 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!!!!!

    November 2013
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