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Guesthouse Bianca

Rua Murtinho Nobre 35, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20.241-050, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect - we stayed in the sugarloaf suite and the room was well appointed and spotless, with a lovely balcony and gorgeous views. The guesthouse is located in a nice area near good places to eat, just a 10 minute walk (easy downhill, harder uphill but moto taxis are available) from Gloria metro and a row of shops / taxis... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Guesthouse Bianca for one night in March 2014. We transferred there after a booking with another guesthouse had partially fallen through. The link with GH Bianca was made for us by the owner of our previous hotel and was recommended by him as a place that was highly recommended on Trip Adviser. Before transferring... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to stay: Beautifully restored period home, very clean, well organized. Lush gardens and porch with a breeze provide relaxation after long day touring Rio or enjoying beaches. Great views from upstairs. Santa Teresa is a trendy, bohemian community, with good restaurants, fabulous views of city. We never felt unsafe. Downside: it can be difficult to find taxi from... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe Santa Teresa is not so mad outside of Carnival week, but Guesthouse Bianca offered us a place to feel relaxed, secure and special. The guesthouse is perched on top of one of the cobbled hills, with lovely views of Sugar Loaf and the distant bays. The house itself if beautifully cared for, with polished parquet floors, high ceilings and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed Rio and one of the main reasons is this beautiful place we stayed in. We did not want to leave after a few days because of how comfortable and relaxed we felt staying in such a splendid home. Our host Guido was kind and friendly. He even drove us to the nearest taxi place one rainy evening when... More

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Hofheim am Taunus, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The guesthouse Bianca is absolutely lovely and its owner Guido is really helpful and friendly. We had a great stay in Rio thanks to the guesthouse. The breakfast is delicious: fresh juice, selfmade cakes and cheese bread. A good start into the day. The location is in a calm and romantic neighborhood, with plenty possibilities of restaurants and cafes. It... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We found this guesthouse quite accidentally. We had booked accommodation at another hotel but when we arrived the owner had no knowledge of our booking!!! Nightmare!!! However this guesthouse was a gem to find. Beautiful room, outstanding breakfast and extremely friendly and helpful owner. Thank you for making our stay soooo pleasant.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Guesthouse Bianca was great. We arrived a day late due to airline problems. Guido was incredibly understanding and helpful. My husband's luggage arrived on a later flight due to another airline error, and Guido called the airline for us several times and was instrumental in helping get the luggage. The guesthouse is beautiful. It looks exactly like the photos. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at the guesthouse with our family of four. The host was very helpful and we had a great time. The house itself has great charm and you really feel to be in a privileged location. The view out of the rooms are stunning. We would definitely come back.

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Pearce, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our extended family of nine occupied all 4 rooms for our 2 night stay in Rio. The owner, Guido, who speaks English, was very friendly and helpful. The guesthouse is well located in the Santa Theresa area with close by restaurants and shopping. The furnishings and decor are exceptional. Santa Theresa is a lovely neighborhood- close enough to the beaches... More

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Also Known As:
Guesthouse Bianca Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Guesthouse Bianca Hotel
Guesthouse Bianca Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Murtinho Nobre 35, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20.241-050, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guesthouse Bianca is one of the only places in all of Rio de Janeiro from which you can enjoy a true bohemian neighborhood, the chic beaches of the south, the bustling city center, the infamous viewpoints, and the non stop nightlife - all from the luxury of a private home surrounded by a tropical garden. The newly renovated home was built in 1932 and is located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Santa Teresa, considered by many to be the most charming cultural and historical neighborhood in all of Rio. Guests are only a 5 minute walk to countless restaurants, bars, shops, bus and tram stops, and just a 10 minute walk to Rio’s ever expanding metro system.The three rooms are exquisitely appointed and furnished, two of which boast stunning views of the Bay of Guanabara and Sugar Loaf. The private guest entrance is through the lush garden, where you can find mango, and coconut trees, bromeliads, orchids and other tropical ferns, not to mention countless tropical birds and the occasional monkey. All of the rooms have elegant private bathrooms, inlaid hardwood floors, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and free wireless Internet. On the ground floor, guests have their own dining room and a self-catering kitchenette where they are welcome to prepare snacks and drinks.Guesthouse Bianca’s gracious host, Guido, is a native Cariocan and has lived in Rio all his life. He speaks English, French and Italian and is always available to give tips on Rio, or join guests for a homemade piece of cake or a cachaça on the terrace. ... more   less 

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