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Es freut mich, freundliche, offene und unkomplizierte Gäste aus aller Welt bei mir begrüßen zu können.
The apartment itself is tiny and cluttered, but well located.
Sadly the host is guilty of false advertising. There is no wireless, and the old cable/modem system does not work.
Having read a previous view I specifically asked about the wireless before committing to book and the host assured me that there was wireless. When I arrived there was no wireless, which makes life extremely difficult, especially over New Year.
I made an expensive phone call to the host, who lives in Germany and does not effectively run the apartment. She blamed her local caretaker.
Either way, the host still advertises that the apartment has wireless and internet, when it does not. I am officially requesting a refund, since I would never pay this amount for a place without connectivity.
Thekla's BnB is very central in Copacabana just 200m to the beach and 200m to Metro Stn and Bus stops. There are many shops - bakeries and restaurants etc around the corner. A rent a bike stn is right infront of the door.
The house is protected by a 24h door man.
The apt. hast just cable DSL Internet. There is a LAN cable.
There is a refrigerator a gas oven and an AC.
The apartment is definetly over decorated with stuff and old furniture you don't need as a tourist. It makes life a little difficult in this small place.
The bath room looked very improvised but did it's job. Also the kitchenette.
The AC is quite noisy but at least there is one.
The matress was dirty and old. Sorry Thekla. This should be exchanged soon.
The sheets were clean however.
We had a couple of smaller cockroaches but I assume this is normal in Rio apartments (?!).
All in all I would prefer not to stay in this apartment anymore.
However if everything is overbooked and incredibly expensive I would survive it again.
The apartment was not exactly like the picture but similar. The location is excellent and a few minutes walk to copacabana beach. The shops are very close by. The metro system is also a short walk away. The studio flat is on the 1st floor of the building too. Note : The shower is not enclosed, no cable tv and no internet. If you can live without those then it is ok