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O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast

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Rua Mundo Novo, 1440 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-020, Brazil
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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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its 'bijou', clean, quiet, stylish and very good value. Ideally placed to explore the key attractions of southern Rio - Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon beaches, the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain and of course the hugely impressive Christ the Redeemer statue. O Veleiro is tucked away on a residential wooded hillside accessed by a quaint cobbled street and Rob & Richard are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon checkin, we were given all sorts of useful information, and a tour of the property. If you want to go to a relaxing tropical paradise after sightseeing in busy Rio, book a room here. There is lush plant life everywhere, with multiple levels, and a resident tortoise and cat. A nutritious breakfast is included every morning, with lots of... More 

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the other commentaries we are shocked about the expectations of certain people. We had an awesome time there!!! The surrounding area is very peaceful and we did not mind the stairs at all. On the contrary, we enjoyed the walk! The house itself is perfect to relax (hammocks and beautiful plants and trees full of fruits) after an... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights with Rob and Richard. Their beautiful and charming place sits above Botafogo beach on a winding cobblestone road. Transport is easy to access, but we walked easily to where we wanted to go. ( You must be happy to climb some hills!) Our room was comfortable and the house was welcoming. The yummy breakfast is generous,... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Chose Rio to celebrate my 29th birthday and chose O Veleiro for the rave reviews it received on this site and the fact it was not a large impersonal cookie cutter type establishment far removed from the local culture. We wanted to experience Rio as Cariocas do. This B & B was perfect. We stayed 12 glorious days with... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been in lot of hostels around the world, but this may be the best one until now. I've stayed 4 nights there and I recommend it for everybody. Botafogo can be accessed by a 15 minute refreshing walk (with steps), but the peaceful environment really worths it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Well, that was great time in this place. Nice breakfast. Thank you for this good time. You have beautifoul landscape ( with Jesus on mountain for example ). Enjoyable personnel who will help you with everything.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very clean and tidy with beautiful garden, hammocks and had everything I needed. As this is my first time in Brazil, Rob and Richard were more than helpful and I felt safe when walking around. The breakfast was abundant with fresh fruit, bread, delicious juice, smoothies and more. This is a fantastic place away from the crowd and peaceful. Botafogo... More 

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

Dear guests, thankyou again for staying with us AND especially for taking the time to write in your review! So many recent guests have told us that they really loved their stay but that we have so many good reviews here that we really don't need any more! This just isn't true as TripAdvisor's ratings depend on current and continuous... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We booked two nights because we wanted time to get over the jet-lag from NZ before joining a cruise, but this place was so delightful, and Rio so interesting that we wished that we had booked a couple of extra days so that we could have relaxed in the beautiful garden area, and seen more of the city instead of... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Right from the beginning, Rob and Richard made us feel at home. Their Bed and Breakfast is very clean and decorated very nice. The breakfast was abundant with fresh fruit, bread, juice, smoothies and more. The gardens are beautiful with many places to sit and relax. The wifi worked great in our room. I stayed with my daughter and we... More 

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