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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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Ranked #6 of 242 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable 3 night stay in the Corcovardo room. The room was functional and sat within a stunning house. We received some great travel tips over a homemade breakfast. The only reason it is not a 5 rating is the floor in the room was a little dusty when we arrived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! It has been an amazing vacation in Brazil and specially in Rio at Guesthouse Bianca. The room was clean and perfect with a great view of the sugar loaf. The breakfast was so good every morning, served with a great smile from Guido, Francisco and their great staff. Thank you again guys for everything! You've made our trip cool... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I reserved one of the smaller rooms (the Mango Room) for our honeymoon and we still felt like princes in that room. The villa and its grounds are carefully manicured and cared for by the owner, Guido, Allesandru, and the team of housekeepers, and from the moment you walk in, you feel like caring for the house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly hosts that make you feel at home from the very first minute. The house itself, the nice rooms and the amazing views from the garden make this place the perfect location to relax after an exhausting day in the busy city. Breakfast is amazing and very social since all guests share a table. Santa Teresa is a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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 March 16, 2014

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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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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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
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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, coconut and goiaba trees, bromeliads, orchids, 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 light meals 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 cachaca on the terrace. ... more   less 
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