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O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast

Rua Mundo Novo, 1440 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-020, Brazil
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Ranked #13 of 220 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing you need to do to stay here is get your money out. Pay upfront the full amount in cash. The room was small and the beds smaller. Sometimes we got a hot breakfast and sometimes we did not. Expect to have your room checked when you are out to make sure you did not leave a light... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

As owner of this Bed and Breakfast and one who regularly reads the reviews on other accommodation sites as well, I sometimes ask myself how it is that we seem to "attract" certain types of customers to our home?! Folks who in my opinion, post comments and make complaints that simply don't make sense! Please allow me to use this... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect place for me to stay during my visit in Rio. It was slightly removed from the main beaches which was a plus for me because it meant that it was not too crowded. The caretakers helped plan a very time-efficient set of tours for me.

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was really great to meet you Tim but a shame you couldn't have taken off more time after your conference to see a little more of Brazil. We were pleased though, to have been able to personally take you around and show off some of the highlights of the city in the short time you had. Rest assured that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast during August 2013. Breakfast was delicious and the caretakers were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They helped us navigate the city and offered advice. The B&B is located up a hill, so some people may elect to rely on taxi service to and from. My wife and I enjoyed the walk... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Well, we are actually not only the "Care Takers" but also the owners of Rio's first Bed and Breakfast... Now 14 years since opening. We really enjoyed meeting you folks and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as well! Thank you for your positive comments and we hope we'll see you again one day! As we say... More

Two Harbors, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed at O Veleiro for 5 days during Carnival. Rio was very busy and noisy, but the B&B was located on a quiet street on the hillside above Botofogo. We walked to the metro or bus to get around. We were pleasantly surprised at how friendly the people were and how safe the area felt. It... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your very positive feedback! We do live in a very quiet and safe location and as you well pointed out, we are a very good choice for folks who appreciate our proximity to the Tourist Attractions (roughly 30 minutes on foot, or 5-7 min by taxi), while still feeling like you are away from the "hustel... More

Westerham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

As B & Bs go this will probably take some beating - unless you literally fancy climbing into bed! It's one hell of a steep trek uphill to reach O Veleiro so make sure you book a taxi to get you there, otherwise you'll be too exhausted to take advantage of what is an extremely lovely house where just about... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Colin! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our home and would like to thank you for your high recommendation of our Bed and Breakfast! Besides offering great Breakfasts to start off each day, we aim to offer our guests whatever they need to ensure their personal comfort so they can feel as close to "being... More

Solana Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here for six days in February. It isn't close to conveniences, but if you like to walk, or if you don't mind taxi rides, you might enjoy the ambiance of this quiet home on the hillside of Botofogo. We stayed in the small suite which was comfortable and private. The rooms open out to a very attractive patio... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi guys! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!! Many satisfied guests who promise to write in, end up not finding the time amongst life's never ending tasks or, believe that since we already have so many reviews it isn't necessary to add more to... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I loved staying at O Veleiro. Richard and Robin have a lovely home with great views of Botofogo and up to the Tijuca National Park with forest all around their property. The breakfasts were great and provided a good start to the day for touring the city! Botofogo is conveniently close to the major attractions, and from the metro you... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Phil, thanks for your review! We really appreciate the positive feedback and are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. We too believe our location to be very convenient for visiting the major tourist attractions as an alternative to the densely populated, hotel areas in Copacabana etc. We aim to provide a comfortable, secure, relaxed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed there the first 4 nights in the beginning of our trip in December. We liked this pousada so much that we booked all the days we knew we would have to go back to Rio. The pousada is very well located in Botafogo, 10 minutes by foot from the centre. The breakfast is served in... More

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BBOVeleiro, Owner at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Irina! Thanks very much for your review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our company, our location, our breakfasts and our "caipirinhas" hehe!! Just a small correction though: we are actually NOT a Pousada, (even though Google and some other sites on the internet make that erroneous translation in Portuguese on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

O Veleiro is all about a quiet and comfortable place for all who wants to visit Rio, but also likes to get more in touch with nature and get a warmer stay. Rob and Richard are extremely friendly and helpful, with many tips and advice to a lot of things to do in your stay, and they are very flexible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A very friendly and welcoming guest house, within walking distance of the city, but peaceful and almost rural. it felt truly Brazilian, but catered for European travellers too. The garden, complete with hammocks and visiting marmosets were delightful and the house elegant and interesting.

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Additional Information about O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
o Veleiro Hotel
o Veleiro Hotel Rio De Janeiro
o Veleiro b&b
O Veleiro Bed And Breakfast Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Mundo Novo, 1440 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-020, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Described by several guests as a "Hidden Gem in an Oasis of Green", O Veleiro was the first Bed & Breakfast to open it's doors in Rio de Janeiro! Our location, carefully chosen on 15,000 sq ft of land, in a safe residential area, is the only B&B within walking distance (30 min) of both the Christ Statue train and the Sugar Loaf Cable cars. Also just 7min from Copacabana and the beaches by taxi (can also be reached by public transport bus or metro). The surrounding area offers magnificent views and remnants of Atlantic Forest, while a variety of flora and fauna can be found and wild parrots, toucans and small monkeys visit us daily! We are also pleased to be able to offer our own "home grown" fruits (seasonally), Papayas, Mangoes, Guavas and Bananas in our hearty complimentary breakfast, served from 8-10am each morning. Besides a variety of fresh tropical fruits and homemade juices, Brazilian coffee, assortment of herbal and black teas, hot and cold chocolate, assorted cereals, cold cuts, cheeses, homemade preserves, jams and jellies, cakes and eggs cooked to order, depending on the day we offer waffles, tapioca, pastries, and other specialty items!Our spacious, 4 story, heritage style, family home Bed and Breakfast (Cama e Café or “Hospedagem Domiciliar” - the correct term used to describe this type of accommodation in Brazil), is located on a quiet, cobble stoned road about 1.5 km up a picturesque hillside, which opened the way for horse drawn carriages to the south zone of Rio de Janeiro from the Centro in the early 1830’s. We offer 3 ample, comfortable, private rooms and a friendly, low-key atmosphere. Fresh quality cotton linens and towels and daily house keeping are provided. Our En-suite rooms also offer flat screen LCD TVs with DVD player, a mini bar fridge, and individual air conditioning.Besides our guest rooms, the main areas of our home and gardens are open to our guests including 2 large “salas” – one inside the main house with a wide screen TV and international cable, sports and movie channels and another quieter “sala” near the pool - sometimes used for massage services provided by one of our local masseuses - we also have a small pool and an open bar area on the pool deck. We make sandwiches and mixed drinks – including the famous “caipirinha” – Brazil’s national drink, on request, complimenting the contents of our self-service mini bar fridges. Free hi-speed internet is available throughout the house and gardens and a guest computer is available for a small charge for those without their own internet device. We offer a wealth of helpful, personal knowledge in English, Spanish or Portuguese, to point you in the right direction, and assist you in organizing your stay within your time limitations to make sure you don’t miss any important sights. One of your hosts is also a registered guide with the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism and we offer private tours, walks and hikes around the city and into the nearby mountains for those guests interested. please inquire. ... more   less 
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