Fully equipped apartment in the heart of Lapa, the nightlife of the city, near to everything you need and an exclusive guide that I made to help my guests.
Safe and modern apartment in the 7th floor of a building with a 24 hour doorman.
Although located in the heart of the nightlife of Rio, there is very little noise from the street, as the apartment is situated in the rear of the building. (occasionally there is some noise during the weekends, but not always)
It can be found in the best part of Lapa, between the two main streets of the neighborhood: Mem de Sá and Riachuelo.
Bars, restaurants, supermarket, bakery, pharmacy... all just outside of the building. Everything that you need is nearby and there is easy access to public transportation, 24 hours a day.
The apartment has a bedroom with a king sized bed and air conditioning.
Living room with a LED TV and a collection of Brazilian DVDs (originals, with English or Spanish subtitles).
In case of more than two guests, the sofa-bed in the living room can be used.
American-style kitchen, fully equipped;
and bathroom with an electric hot shower and hairdryer.
The Artistic House was designed and decorated with total uniqueness by the artist Aline Campbell.
Wireless internet, washing machine, stove, blender, microwaves, coffee maker and grill.
Features murals, adorned ceiling and artwork everywhere!
Live, eat and breathe Art.
> Lapa is the busiest neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro overnight. There is security on the street and many people hanging out all the time.
Check out more of LAPA at:
...and keep in mind:
Lapa is the heart of Rio - the most active area in the city. You're gonna have things to do even on a rainy day. And as for going to the beach, it is easy to just take a bus or a taxi.
*** Check-in and check-out can be flexible only if there is no incoming guests on the same day.
Interaction with Guests
The guests will have the entire apartment to themselves. So there is no interaction with me.
Lapa is the heart of Rio - the most active area in the city, all day long.
The bus stop is right outside of the apartment and the nearest subway station is a 10 minutes walking (1km).
- No smoking inside - NOT even close to the windows;
- Take care of the apartment and its contents, specially my artwork.
Aline´s apartment is located at the heart of Lapa and everything is at a walking distance. Doorman service is useful as we had a late check-in on Christmas Eve. It´s a pity we didn´t meet Aline in person but she has prepared such a detailed guidebook with many local tips, so it was like talking with her for hours.
Don´t miss Mestre Kami, best sushi in Rio, and the picturesque Casa de Cashaça if you want to taste real good cashaça.
I will gladly stay here again in my future visit in Rio.
A experiencia no apto de Aline foi muito legal! Ela e suas criações inspiram muito. O ambiente que se sente na casa é muito tranquilo. Adorei casa detalhe. Está muito bem localizado também. No coração da Lapa! A única coisa que não gostei foi a cama, pois na foto parece qe fosse uma cama de casal, mas na verdade são duas camas de solteiro juntas. O resto tudo ótimo!!
Wow, Aline's flat is amazing - equipped with everything you need and beautifully arranged. The area is just as described, during weekend packed with people, great music and drinks. On the other side there are homeless people sleeping on the road, but we didn't have any negative experience during our 10 day stay. There is a police car each 3-4 blocks, during the night police presence is doubled, so we really felt safe. There are many bars and restaurant in the area, make sure you visit couple of those mentioned in Aline's guide. If you are visiting Rio and staying in Lapa, best time would be first and second weekend of the month, because you can visit feiras or markets in the Lapa streets. Access to tourist sights is easy and perfectly described in the guide, just to visit Ipanema beach or Feira Hippie at General Osorio sq, I'd recommend taking metro from Cinelandia station.
Spacy artistic apartment, central and really nice. We loved the artwork.
El departamento de Aline, es tal cual aparece en las fotos, muy cómodo y confortable. Tiene de todo lo necesario y mas! para una estadía agradable, su guía para conocer todos los lugares importantes de Rio es espectacular, nos permitió recorrer todo lo que queríamos.
Ademas cabe destacar, el bonito trabajo que ella ha hecho en el departamento, ya que hasta la decoración es muy buena, se nota las manos de artista.
Muy contento con la estadía en el departamento.
I stayed in the Artistic House for 5 days. I picked Lapa as opposed to Copacabana/Ipanema because I wanted to be somewhere more "local." Lapa will definitely give you the "local" vibe. I was happy because I got to practice my Portuguese everywhere and it wasn't like Copacabana/Ipanema where every 2 seconds a vendor stops you to ask you where you're from trying to speak to you in Spanish/English/Portuñol. I woke up every morning to the smell of baked goods from the bakery outside and during the day you could smell the garlic & cooking of the neighbors. I thought Aline's apt in & of itself was adorable, well decorated, accommodating, hot water shower (she's not kidding when she says to open the shower knob justttt a little bit to get hot water, if you open it even a crack more the water is just cold!!), wifi that almost always worked, & a kitchen with the basics. Nubia, the apt caretaker, had the apt ready super early for me which was well appreciated, came to visit me after I got in. She was a total sweetheart! However, the area of Lapa I don't think is for everybody. It's not particularly "beautiful," Lots of homeless people sleeping on old mattresses right outside the apt building, at nighttime all kinds of transvestite prostitutes lining the street corners, the doormen warned me not to walk alone & be extra careful of my bag. It takes approx 30 mins (more with traffic) to take a bus to Copacabana; however on the plus side the bus stop is steps outside of Aline's apt and her guide makes it very easy to understand how to get around. During the weekend the nearby bars were PACKED, the square by the Lapa Arches had all sorts of local food & caipirinha stands. Again, just don't go waving your iPhone around...
All in all I enjoyed my experience in Aline's apt & considering what I paid I think it was a good value. If you're looking to get down with the locals, I'd say book here in a heartbeat. If you don't speak Portuguese and/or would like to be somewhere more touristy, you're probably going to be more comfortable in Copacabana/Ipanema. Staying in Aline's is like going to NYC and staying in Brooklyn- a little more removed from the tourist hustle & bustle, but just close enough to connect you to anywhere you'd want to go.
This is a fantastic place to stay! Aline was very prompt in answering queries prior to my visit and made the process incredibly easy. Check in was easy and the apartment was immaculate, quirky, unique and just as cool as it looks on the photos. It is just off the main party street in Lapa, an amazing location. Alines handy tips book means that you are never short of ideas and gives insight to some great local ideas. I would highly recommend this apartment and Aline
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"Different and totally original." Pedro – Colombia
"What a wonderful stay!" Benny – Ireland
"The best host and the nicest apartment in the best location in Rio!" Agata – Poland
"En el corazón de Río!! Arturo – Mexico
"The decoration of the place is outstanding." Christian – Guatemala
"One could say that her inner beauty comes right through to her art!" Maria – Finland
"I really enjoyed this experience!" Justine – China
"My heart stayed in LAPA." Pablo – Bolivia
"The top option if you wanna be in the best part of Rio." Vicente – Spain
"She really is a Superhost!" Huub – Netherlands
All that she does is ART & TRAVELLING. She travels with you even when she hosts you. Aníbal – Argentina
"You are very welcome in Scotland!" Laura and Andrew – Scotland
"I can highly highly recommend Aline to everyone." Benedicte – Norway
"I really felt lucky and privileged for being her guest." Stefano – Italy
"No words will give justice to what she did for all who stayed at her place." Kalpesh – India
"Simply a great host." Florian – Austria
"Aline herself is a creative multiartist." Martin – Denmark
"She doesn't just provide a bed to sleep, but a full social experience." Alexander – U.S.A
"I really enjoyed all the intricate details of the artwork displayed everywhere. A charm!" Melanie – Canada