Super Studio in the Heart of Lapa

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Avenida Gomes Freire, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20231-015, Brazil
Your host, Ivo
9 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

An oasis in the heart of carioca bohemia. Double bed, air conditioner, LCD TV 26”, minibar, special lighting as well as an equipped kitchen and the bathroom is large, well-ventilated and illuminated. A cozy and charming space in a safe condominium with 24h doorman.
Get to know the whole historical center of Rio on foot: Lapa arches, Lapa steps, Rio de Janeiro city Theater, Beaux-Arts Museum, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, France-Brazil House Museum, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro – MAM, Flamengo Park, Marina da Glória and a lot more.
In Lapa you will find many bars, clubs and restaurants, for all tastes. On the weekends the main streets are closed to traffic, turning the place into a big open air party. You will find Bossa Nova, electronic music, rock ‘n’ roll, funk and so on, besides all the fundamental services such as drugstores, markets, parking lots and other amenities.
Lapa is part of Rio de Janeiro Cultural Corridor. Its architectural complex contains the biggest vintage and handcraft commerce in Rio, with Lavradio Street Fair being one of the most traditional events in town.
Lapa is integrated to buses lines and subway, allowing an easy access to all the beaches and to touristic places such as the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer.
We suggest transfers and guided tours with a trilingual qualified tour guide.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $186
Cleaning Fee: $47
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Everything was great - my hosts were really helpful and the apartment was excellent and so close to everything. It was perfect for my 10 days in Brazil.

    June 2014
  • We stayed 8 days in the studio and it was really nice! The studio itself was clean with a very nice interior. Also everything you needed was close. There are two supermarkets in the street and a few blocks away there is a really big store. The studio is also perfect during the weekends, because then Lapa comes alive and you're really in the middle of it all. You also have a great view from the room (Lapa's arches!) and Ivo and Fillipe were really nice and helpfull. It was the perfect place to discover Rio.

    April 2014
  • Hi. Me and my friend stayed there for 6 nights and we didn't really like our stay because of a few but important reasons. Firstly, it wasn't clean at all, there was dust in everywhere and we had a little space for two of us to put our clothes. At the same time it seems like it has a little kitchen but let me remind you there was no kettle to boil water, the coffee machine was too dirty to make tea and most importantly there wasn't a cooking oven neither cooking facilities like pan etc. The fact that booking includes cleaning fee, it left us even more angry to stay in a dusty place with some old furniture. Specifically the purple coach ahh it was in such a bad condition. To be honest, the only helpful thing was the electric converter which we needed immediately on our arrival. The whole apartment is smelly but people are friendly if you don't speak Portuguese, they will do their best if you ask for help.

    Lastly, the location is not really ideal unless you wanna stay around Lapa which is up to you. It can be unsafe after dark, takes long to arrive in main beach areas, which is obviously not the owner's fault but just for your information.


    March 2014
  • Gentil desde o primeiro contato, o Ivo fez de tudo para termos uma passagem muito legal pelo Rio. Até um pequeno guia com indicações de atrações ele escreveu. :) O apartamento é limpo, bem decorado e bem localizado - exatamente como descrito aqui. Deixamos o carro na rua todos os dias e não tivemos nenhum problema! Pretendemos voltar. Afinal, o Rio continuará lindo! E, com certeza, o Ivo continuará sendo um ótimo anfitrião! Abraços!

    January 2014
  • Such a nice, cozy and lovely studio at the very heart of Lappa. A good place to experience Brazilian nights . Even though it is a little bit away from main beaches, it's very close to public transportation and metro. Really worth it.
    Ivo was extremely helpful with us. We stay at New year's eve reveillon!.. and he recieved us with a champagne and pastries, we realy appreciated this gesture. he always care about our needs.
    Thanks Ivo for everything!.

    January 2014
    Response from Ivo:

    Olá Pablo, foi ótimo receber vocês e quando quiserem voltar o apartamento está a disposição.
    Boa sorte!

    January 2014
  • Apartamento bem localizado na Lapa, acessível a pé ao Centro histórico, e aos principais bares e baladas!
    O Ivo pensou em todos os detalhes e se hospedar lá foi super agradável!
    Recomendo e volto com certeza!

    October 2013
    Response from Ivo:

    Obrigado Denise, tb adorei receber vc e espero que volte em breve, será sempre muito benvinda!!

    October 2013
  • Staying at Ivo's place was great, it is right in the middle of Lapa and with easy access to public transportation, within walking distance of the city centre, Catete and the Aterro da Glória. There is a small supermarket a couple of doors down from Ivo's place, perfect for getting snacks and breakfast food. The apartment is located in a high storey building, on the 10th floor, so not that much noise filters through, and, if you are very sensitive to noise, closing the window and turning on the air-con would sort that problem out. The only downside is that the apartment still doesn't have wi-fi, but then again, you are right in the middle of Lapa, so you might as well go out and enjoy Rio!

    September 2013
  • Staying at Ivo´s apartment was a dream! It is small cozy,lovely designed superclean studio, with spectacular view on Lapa neighborhood. There is everything you need for pleasant stay and with the 24hrs doormen you will feel 100% safe! We loved the (email hidden)ny bars, restaurants, markets, shops, public transport..everything near by! If you wanna feel the real Rio and it´s people, this is the right place to stay. We met Ivo and his friend Felipe and both of them are sweet and helpful guys! We enjoyed it there a lot!!!

    April 2013
  • The "Super Studio" is located exactly in the middle of Lapa (that is, in the middle of one of the best blocks in Rio de Janeiro). The apartment has a great style (you can see it from the photos, that are 100% true) and the building, were the studio is located, is very elegant and safe (24/24 doorman, cameras everywhere in the building).
    Ivo, I really enjoyed staying at your apartment in Rio during Carnival!! Thank you!! I will be back for sure!!!

    February 2013
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I am Ivo. I'm a fashion designer and I live in Rio. I love arts, fashion, design, movies, literature, musica, everything related to arts and design in general.
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