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Silver and Jeffery are very nice and helpful. We did enjoy our trip in Rio under their host. We have a good conversation and a cooking lesson.(thanks Silvia:)). The location is good for the carnival as it is walking distance to the sambodromo. Supermarket and bus stop are nearby. If you join carnival in rio and take the bus at terminus , their home is very convenient to reach both within 10-15mins.
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Sylvia and Jeff are very nice. They made us feel very welcome. The accomodation is a few mins walk away from the Rodoviaria Novo Rio. Buses to Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon pass from near the house frequently so transport is really not a problem. The area felt quite safe. There is also a supermarket next to the house.
Great location and great apartment. Very close to the beach, shopping, restaurants and bars. The owner Dorinha made me feel at home from the moment I arrived. The room was nice, although not the same room as advertised, and a bit of wardrobe space would have been handy.
All in all, a good stay, but if you're a light sleeper, this may not be the place for you as it's very noisy, with an all-night open bar on the corner as well as noise form inside the building.
Silvia was quick and helpful as a host, and organised a driver pick-up from the airport which I had asked for. Next time, I know it's safe to get a normal cab at half the price, and it would have been great to be made aware of this upfront.
The accomodations are not luxurious and it's a 20 minute bus ride to the beach. However, buses come by pretty often. A good choice for travelers on a budget or those that want to get a taste of the "real" Rio. Silvia and Jeffry were friendly and helpful.
Very good location for Corcovado! Close from the main point of interests ( from 10 to 20 mn of Copacabana/Ipenama, lapa) ! Host very welcoming!
We stayed here very briefly during the world cup which is managed by Silvia. Viviane was amazing. She picked us up from the airport and dropped us to her sister's house. The bedroom was upstairs and decent with clean bathrooms and lots of (website hidden) in the room. Not much around the area though.
Viviane was super helpful -- she picked us up from the stadium and dropped us back to airport. She is super nice to talk to, and we managed without knowing Portuguese (but with some Spanish)
The house is administered by Silvia, but the hosts are Rose and her family. They are the perfect example of Brazilian hospitality: kind, friendly, willing to help. They took us to the airport, prepared an amazing breakfast and even provided us medicine when we got sick. We enjoyed our time with them.
The place is located very near from Castelao stadium and the airport, very convenient if need to arrive/leave rapidly to/from a match. The house is according to the pictures
Overall me and my friend enjoyed our stay: we came to Brazil for the world cup, and Silvia's place worked out great for us, since it was close enough to the Maracana. In addition, both Silvia and Jeff are very pleasant persons, treat us very well: Silvia is very nice and accommodating, and with Jeff we had some conversations, from soccer games to the purpose and destiny of humanity :-)
As for the neighborhood, obviously you're not in Copacabana, but I've never felt security was an issue. Besides, there is a supermarket right next to the house, a pharmacy as well as few other stores and bakeries one can grab a quick bite to eat. Also, there is a big bus station (Rodoviaria Novo Rio) just 10 minutes walking distance.
To get to Copacabana you have several bus options and it takes about 30 minutes the way the "motoristas" drive their bus in Rio :-)
On a side note, it is a smoker's house, so if you are bother by smoke you probably want to look elsewhere. But overall me and my buddy enjoyed our stay, obrigado Silvia!
Silvia was very kind and helpful..room was not bad considering cost in Worldcup season...area was safe area in rio...
Silvia é uma pessoa alegre, comunicativa e muito generosa.Gostei muito de conhcê-la e espero encontrá-la mais vezes.
Indico sua residência, por se tratar de um lugar agradável e com uma ótima hospitalidade.