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Utropico Guest House

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Ilha Primeira Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22641- 000, Brazil
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Utropico Guest House
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Ranked #4 of 261 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We sandwiched a few days at Utropico between weekends in Santa Teresa and Ipanema. From the wonderful warm Caipirinhas welcome to waving us off like old friends, our host Silvia was charming and helpful throughout. We slept well in our beautiful, comfortable cool bed and woke to a good morning meow from Nikki the cat who was there each day... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After searching high and low for accommodation in Rio during Carnaval season, I stumbled across this little gem on Tripadvisor. First and foremost, I have to say the hostess, Silvia, was incredibly charming and gracious. She made me feel very welcome. The story of how she and her husband designed and built the house of reclaimed materials is amazing. I... More 

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Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A nice place away from stress and hectic. Nice hosts who always spend time for tips and tricks to go around. Breakfast is super fresh and great at every day. I cant think about anything negative. It takes 5 minutes via a small boat to go in and out but this is something very special and on the positive site.... More 

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Turku, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A great oasis, very peaceful place in the midst of Rio. House is made with "grande gusto", it is very beautifully decorated. The view is wonderful, the river, birds etc. Here you can really relax - a rare opportunity in a huge and densely populated city like Rio! But the best thing are the people! Silvia is a wonderful charismatic... More 

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Delta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited Silvia at Utropico in June and were amazed that such wonderful accommodation was so close to all that Rio offers! The chalana boats made it very special as did the beautiful place that Utropico is...it was tranquility in every way...right down to little Miki cats visits! On the day we were leaving we were so excited to see... More 

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Utrópico G, Guest Relations Manager at Utropico Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks dear Ginny! Each personal impression is the best way to guide future guests and especially we feel very happy to know that you have enjoyed this place.Be sure you also left special memories. Big hug for you and Bill. Looking forward to meet you again! More 

Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I write this review being my second time around in Utrópico over a two year span. Silvia and Francisco have managed to create home in a perfect corner of this earth. I try to be as objective as I can but I'm in love with this space and these people. I stayed both in the studio and loft, first with... More 

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Utrópico G, Guest Relations Manager at Utropico Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ikarikutu, thanks for the detailed comment and especially for your affection. No doubt they are very helpful to describe each little corner of our place that you enjoyed. It`s always a pleasure when our guests return and we wait for them with a big hug full of “saudades". Hope for many others great times! Cheers! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Its been a week since we have been back from Rio, where we spent a week at Utropico. It was our first trip to Brazil and after 24hours of travel we were most pleased to be greeted by Silvia, Francisco and Paulinho. Utropico is an amazing retreat from the big City of Rio. It is quiet, calm and very relaxing.... More 

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Utrópico G, Guest Relations Manager at Utropico Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you dear Raven & family for the lovey days you stayed with us and we are happy to know that you enjoyed and discovered a different lifestyle in Rio! You are amazing !!! We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write so kind and detailed review, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority. It`s very helpful... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's been a couple days since I've returned from my trip, so I've had time to digest my stay with Silvia and write a completely unbiased opinion. Here it is: the stay was incredible, and Silvia did everything she could possibly do to make us comfortable and help. My wife and I went with our two kids, aged 3 and... More 

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Utrópico G, Guest Relations Manager at Utropico Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Michael,Thank you for sharing your review, we appreciate your kind words. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the stay with us. Loved to share so special time and the opportunity to meet one more wonderful family ! Be sure we are always doing our best to make your stay comfortable and to feel at home. Hope to see... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I just checked out of Utropico Guest House on Monday. :( We are sad to leave Rio and Brazil after a wonderful vacation exploring Brazil and celebrating the World Cup. We discovered this place through TripAdvisor, a site that we rely on when it comes to hotels and restaurants. We were in Rio mainly for the World... More 

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Utrópico G, Guest Relations Manager at Utropico Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ana, thank you so much for the review, It`s very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared. It was a pleasure to have you here and would like that you stayed for longer!! Hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Rio!! Big Hug for you and Chett! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We arrived late with 2 kids 6 years of age. Everything organised by the owners(airport transfer and the taxi boat) We were blown away with this place. The decor and the feeling of the place was far beyond our expectations. The owners are just lovely, warm and would do anything to make us enjoy our stay. The guy Paulino who... More 

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Silvia B, Guest Relations Manager at Utropico Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay and the gentleness to leave this review! It`s very important for us that our guests’ experiences are shared. We feel very happy to know that you`ve enjoyed each single detail. We also loved, loved to meet you all and the opportunity to share so great times. Hope you come back very soon! A great hug and... More 

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