About this listing
Beautiful 2-floor penthouse in a renovated house in the entrance of Horto, one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Rio's Zona Sul - Jardim Botanico, noted for the posh nature and tranquility.
The penthouse has a view to the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden of Rio), and is very close to its entrance at rua (street) Pacheco Leão.
The penthouse is well lit, confortable, and has contemporary decoration and art works.
In the first floor, there is a living room, a lavatory, a bedroom (suite) with a private bathroom, and bar/cafeteria.
In the second floor, there is a dinning room, connected to a kitchen equipped with a fridge, electric and microwave oven, besides the charming verandah, where there is an ample view of the Jardim Botânico, Cristo Redentor landmark above the Corcovado hill, and the forested hills that are part of Tijuca Forest (Floresta da Tijuca).
The guest does not have access to an architecture firm that operates in part of the house.
The house is located in a very calm and pleasurable street that mixes artist's and professional's studios and local dwellers and cuts across Pacheco Leão street, just beside the Botanical Garden. It is possible to rent bikes at the entrance of the Botanical Garden in rua Pacheco Leão.
At rua Pacheco Leão, there are buses to other areas in the city and a taxi stand just close by. It is also close to rua Jardim Botanico which has abundant transportation to everywhere in Rio. In the surrounding area, there are plenty of commercial establishments: restaurants, supermarket, drugstore, bookstore, banks, bakeries, cafes, and delis for all tastes.
Por ser um área silenciosa, de ambiente familiar, não é permitido festas ou musica alta depois das 22:00hs.
A Tânia e o Humberto me receberam muito bem, foram muito cuidadosos em me dar explicações do bairro, e o que dizer sobre a casa, é maravilhosa! Tem tudo que você precisa, muito bom gosto, a localização é ótima, com certeza minha casa no Rio de Janeiro! Recomendo.
The flat is well situated if you are looking for a quiet stay in Rio. The area is full of small, cosy restaurants but I would suggest you go there with your GF or BF. We went there for the World Cup and found the flat far away from all the entertainments. It is important to know that in Rio there is an heavy traffic all along the day and therefore if you want to come back to the flat to refresh yourself before going out for dinner, it will cost you some money with the taxi, without considering that you will lose a lot of time. Regarding the flat itself, we were quite disappointed. Indeed, it was very humid and therefore all the clothes and towels were damp. Moreover, the bathroom was quite old and the shower, kind of disaster. The worst thing was definitely the room as there were no bed...but only 2 mattrasses put directly on the floor. I found also some hairs on the pillow which is a good proof of the fact that the cleaning should be really elementary. I would honestly not recommend this flat as it was a negative experience.
Aurélien, I am very sorry for not fulfilling your expectations. This is the 1st complaint I have ever received for my apartments.
Jardim Botânico is one of the most fancy and charming areas of Rio. It is known for its lovely restaurants, bars, and the Botanical Garden itself. Please note that during the World Cup, traffic got a lot more chaotic than usual in most places in Rio.
There is a housekeeper who cleans the apartment before and after we receive a guest, but I will pay closer attention to that. Regarding the bed, it is a sofa bed as shown in the pictures and description.
Although the building is a stylish early 20th century, the penthouse was renovated recently including the bathroom which is fully functional.
All my previous guests were thoroughly impressed by the charming architecture and the functionality of the place.
Tania's penthouse was great.
Her place is spacious and is furnished really smartly. The location felt safe and the restaurants and bars nearby were good.
Nous avons passé des moments agréables dans cet appartement, très propre, bien placé, et sécuritaire, Tania et son mari sont des gens très gentilles et professionnelles. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié leur hospitalité et surtout leurs aides ! Ils vous indiqueront tous ce que vous pouvez faire dans cette magnifique ville RIO
Merci beaucoup, et je reviendrais chez vous :)
The place is great and the location can not be better especially for those who love the Botanic Garden. The terrace is an invitation for a great wine and relaxing moments.
Tania is a great host. She is always available to help.
I will definitely stay there in my future trips to Rio!
An absolutely fabulous place! The apartment is so tastefully furnished and looks just like the pics. A cute little kitchen to make breakfast and anything else you might need. The viés from the terraço are tge tops of tge trees of the adjacent botanical garden. A magical apartment!
We had a very nice stay here in Rio. We were met when we arrived and given valuable information about the place and city. The location was safe and ideal for what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend this apartment and host to anyone traveling to Rio.
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