Carline is a native Brazilian from Vitória and Bob is originally from the US and helps Carline manage the apartments here in Copacabana.
quite (very) small and Bob MUST do some renovation on it, urgently. As it Looks now I would not recommend the appartment. On top there is a bad smell coming from time to time from the bathroom (via the shower, may, or..) There is nothing you can put anything on in the bathroom. The Terrasse is ok.
Bob is a very nice guy. As said, when the renovations are done, then I could recommend, but not as it is now. Pictures of the renovated room, bathroom should be posted. I'm convident that Bob will do so.
Como sempre fui maravilhoso passar as ferias na Lapa.
O Hostel e as pessoas la fui muito bom.
Muito obrigado para todos os trabalhadores no Hostel.
Bob is an excellent host. He was very kind to us. The apartment was very comfortable and is located in an excellent area. Rio is undoubtedly a wonderful city, if you go to Rio I recommend that you stay in Bob´s Penthouse! Thank you Bob!!
Bob es un excelente anfitrión. Él fue muy amable con nosotros. El apartamento era muy cómodo y está situado en una zona excelente. Rio es sin duda una ciudad maravillosa, si vas a Río recomiendo que te quedas en Penthouse de Bob! Gracias Bob!
I booked the apartment for my daughter. She had a fabulous stay with Bob and Carline. Wonderful location and terrific hosts. Thank you Bob.
The reservation was canceled 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Pros: great view of Christ the Redeemer from the apartment, wonderful rooftop deck with views that cannot be appreciated in photographs. The deck has a small pool, grill, and ample seating with bar stools and lounge chairs. The location is perfect-1-2 blocks from Copacabana beach. Bob was very nice, helpful, and was there for us upon arrival. We did not meet Carline but both of them were very helpful before arriving via email and responded promptly. Cons: The apartment was not very clean. We had a pretty substantial leak into the apartment on our first night as well, but Bob did respond quickly. The room has enough bedding to sleep 4 people but 4 people definitely cannot fit (luckily it was just 2 of us).
This Is a great little apt, good bed, good shower, and gret roof top area. The property is so well located and very close to the beach,Ther is a great cafe accros the road called 420 cafe that does good breakfasts etc and good value for money. If we go back to Rio we will be staying there again
Great location, good WiFi, clean bathroom, comfortable bed, working refrigerator - my girlfriend and I had a good experience
Nice appartement, good location. Cleam Room. Everything fine.
I would stay here again!
Our stay over New Year's in Bob's apartment was great- it's a bit small, but was plenty of space for the two of us. We didn't come to Rio to stay indoors anyway, but as a clean, safe place to sleep and shower between our daytime adventures,it was perfect! Bob is friendly, and a very helpful host. The rooftop deck is ideal- we used it every day for either breakfast or late-night drinks. It was nice to be able to relax outside without the hustle and bustle of the city below for a while. The apt's got everything you need- the hotplate was surprisingly efficient and with that and the fridge, we saved a lot of money that would have been spent on eating out if we'd stayed at a hotel, so that was another big plus. And of course, there is a view of Cristo Redentor from the room, and the deck, which we enjoyed! Two minute walk to the beach, and five to the store. If we're lucky enough to make it back to Rio, we'll definitely stay here again!
Bob is this real person, hard working, honest, kind and a great friend! So I will always recomend him as an one hundred per cent reliable human being.
I've stayed at Bob's places three times over the last couple of years - one of them for a month. As many people already have written several reviews here I can only confirm that it was a pleasure staying at his place. Top of the pops is his roof terrace with a small pool, a barbecue place as well as a couple of sun beds with a view to Copacabana Beach as well as the "Cristo".
I also know Bob via some of the many people frequenting Rio for holidays and not only is he an honest and tidy guy but always very helpful and ready for a chat. His place (several studios) is nice and good value for money compared to what is the common standard in the south zone of Rio.
I give Bob and his place my best recommendations!