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Rio Dolphin Inn

Rua Bulhoes De Carvalho 480, Casa 6 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-000, Brazil
Rio Dolphin Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just stayed In the dolphin inn for 22 days during the World Cup and had a great time The dolphin inn is quirky but in a nice way it is in a little gated and safe area with shops, restaurant s and a metro station just mins away. Our hostess Elaine was great she gave us a little walking tour... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a great experience at Rio Dolphin Inn and highly recommend it. We stayed here for 4 nights at about US $130 per night. John was traveling, so we did not get to meet him, but his friend Elaine was there and she was a great hostess. She took us around the neighborhood, explained how to get to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at Rio Dolphin Inn for about five days in early August 2013. We had an excellent time staying here and wholeheartedly recommend it. The hosts, John and Cindy, were extremely helpful, friendly and gracious. This groovy little place was way way better than staying at a larger, more impersonal and more expensive hotel. There are many positives, here... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

You can't go wrong with over 100 5* reviews and it's hard to say what hasn't already been said! Although, cliche, you DO feel like you're visiting an old friend! The location is fantastic, you have an abundance of food choices and you're right in between Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches so it's easy to take your pick and arrive at... More 

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Longwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Thanks to a creative décor that mixes surfer-beach themes with Old Rio touches, plus a modern hot, powerful shower, my stay at the Rio Dolphin Inn scored five stars. Tucked in a cozy block at the point where Ipanema and Copacabana just about meet, the inn was close to both beaches—minutes away. With access to the kitchen, I was able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The best location - a beautiful and peaceful place hidden like a pearl. 10 walking minutes from both beaches. You are both in the city with all kinds of nice restaurants nearby - and at a beach. It works perfectly well wandering between those two worlds. Very generous and supportive hosts who will show you around, help out with maps... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed in rio dolphin inn for carnival. We are backpacking around south america for 5 months and planned to be in rio for carnival. After a lot of research before we left, I booked rio dolphin inn. Was it the right choice? Most definitely yes! The inn is located in a very secure street with gated access. We felt... More 

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JohnMaier, Owner at Rio Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We just want to thank everybody who takes the time to comment on the Rio Dolphin Inn, and to let all our friends and guests know that our beloved Dalmation Genki, who was mentioned in several reviews, is now in doggy heaven frolicking with his friends and family. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My comment comes a bit late, but since we got back in January I was too busy to find the right words to describe the Rio Dolphin Inn ambiance. We did expect quite a lot from the Rio Dolphin Inn given all the good reviews found on TripAdvisor. So if you expect a lot you can also be disappointed, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

The reviews sited previously are quite misleading. Travelers beware. Prior positive reviews appear contrived. Positives: The location of this place was convenient, and safety was no concern. Downside: The room was subpar and the bathroom tiny. The bathroom attached to our room was small, and open to the outdoors. The only thing separating the bathroom from outside was a rudementary... More 

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JohnMaier, Owner at Rio Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Aloha friends, Wow, how do you respond to something like that? This  was only  our second three-star review  out of nearly 100 so we take it quite seriously. Normally  we do not reply to reviews because we think  everybody is entitled to their opinion but in this case the reviewer made such outlandish and spiteful remarks  we feel we  have to... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

No better place to stay if you are looking for a great location and an inkeep who has a wealth of knowledge. John could not have treated us any better if we were his friends. Rio Dolphin Inn is a place I have recommended to friends of my own. My husband and I would definitely stay there again.

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