Trabalhei na empresa UFRJ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro .
Estudei na instituição de ensino Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Sou do Rio de Janeiro .
I stayed at Alexandre's place for one week to celebrate Reveillon in Rio de Janeiro. It was my first experience in Rio and it was so cool.
Located 2 minutes walk from Largo do Machado metro station, the apartment is exacly in the middle of the town. The position is good to visit all the districts both in the north (Centro, Lapa, Santa Teresa, Cristo Redentor) and in the south (Botafogo and Sugarloaf, Lagoa, Copacabana, Ipanema).
The apartment is a little small but well-kept and fully equipped with everything you need: kitchen, wifi, air conditioning (which is a must during the summer), a small sofa bed and even chairs for the beach.
Alexandre was extremely helpful since before our departure. When we arrived he has prepared a (website hidden) map of Rio including all the information we need during the stay: main touristic spot (and other precious non-touristic advices), best restaurants, laundries and supermarkets etc.
The apart is a good base to stay for one week and to visit the amazing Rio! ;-)
Alexandre was very accommodating with regards making sure we were welcomed by one of his friends late at night after our flight got delayed a fair bit. He left us well thought recommendations on his computer (that we had access to during on stay) on what to do and where to go in Rio. Nothing beats local knowledge! The studio flat is located in a secure building and we felt safe all the time. It had the basic amenities that a crash pad would have - it is small and self- contained. However I was travelling with a toddler and I thought that the place could have been a bit more thoroughly cleaned - especially the bathroom. I was not entirely comfortable being in the flat because of its scruffiness. We spent 4 nights and I am sorry to say that we were handed over 1 sheet to cover the sofa bed and no pillow cases ...
The towels looked worn out and the floor looked like it had not been moped in weeks.
Alexandre was a great guest who love to cook up a storm! Overall he is neat and clean and he is warm and friendly and I would recommend him to any host! Would love to have you back one day Alexandre.