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Daniel and Raquel were very hospitable and helpful during our stay in Rio de Janeiro. They helped addressed all of our needs when it came to their apartment and getting around Rio (during Carnaval). They're place is a bit small but certainly functional for 1 or 2 people who are looking to stay in the city for just a few days. Excellent location when it comes to the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon. They are a very nice couple so I would recommend staying with them if you want a local's perspective to Rio.
We had a lovely stay at Daniel and Raquel's apartment over the New Year 2013 period,. The apartment was very well located in Ipanema, five minutes walk from Ipanema Beach. We walked to Copacabana Beach (20-25 minutes walk) for the New Years fireworks and celebrations which was incredible. 2 million people dressed in white having a fantastic time, really good fun :)
Was easy to walk back afterwards, which was ideal as taxi's are always hard to find on New Years wherever you are.
The street on which Daniel and Raquel's apartment is situated felt very safe as did the apartment building, even coming back late at night. Within minutes you have an excellent selection of restaurants and bars. The sushi restaurant, Yusuki, is definitely worth trying. We ate at 3 or 4 other restaurants which were all good, although I would not recommend the Tex/Mex restaurant particularly. There is also a grocery store 3 minutes away.
The apartment itself was very clean and tidy and our hosts could not have been more friendly and pleasant. They went out of their way to make our stay comfortable.
Would definitely recommend Daniel and Raquel's apartment, perfect location and great hosts!
Kate and Loc (London)
Response from Raquel & Daniel:
Hi Kate and Loc, thank you very much for your comment! It meant a lot! Thanks! We wish you all the best! Happy 2014! R&D
A perfect place to spend good time in Ipanema.
Daniel is helpfull and discret in the same time.
The building is perfectly located, close to ipanema ( 10 min by walk to post 9) and in a secured area.
Don't hesitate, just GO ! GO ! GO !
Raquel & Daniel ont été très accueillants.
Mon ami et moi sommes arrivés tard chez Raquel & Daniel tard (21h45) et Daniel nous a attendus bien qu'il était un retard pour un rendez-vous.
Nous sommes restés 4 nuits et nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous dans notre chambre indépendante.
L'appartement est très bien placé : 5 min du métro, 5 min de la plage, nombreux restaurants dans le quartier. Pour nous Ipanema est le meilleur quartier de Rio : animé, sur et facile d'accès.
Nous recommandons vivement !
Raquel & Daniel's building is located in the somewhat shady edge of Ipanema but still on a walking distance from praia de Ipanema (around 10 mn).
Communication with Daniel was clear and straightforward.
The apartment is on the 5th floor with elevator and is facing a rock wall that can reflect some noise especially during the night.
The cleanliness was not impeccable but upon request, Daniel provided us an extra sheet.
There are some breakfast options in the neigbourhood.
perfect location, cozy apartment, good shower, nice couple :)
Nice and friendly guests ! Recommended !