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Abbey of Design

Rua Saint Roman, 301 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #10 of 220 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014
RC1333 Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

A really interesting place - an old convent converted by a talented interior designer. Lovely rooms with the old stained glass windows. Stunning modern bathroom. You can walk to the beach from here and there are lots of restaurants on your door step. Yummy breakfast. There isn't air con or daily room service though. I would still really recommend it... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed for just one night in the Abbey of Design when passing through Rio and really enjoyed our stay. The owner Chafik is extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious - fruits, yogurt, bread, cheese, fresh juice. The location is ideal for visiting Ipanema and Copacabana, whilst at the same time being on a slightly quieter side street... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Abbey of Design was the perfect choice for my 5 day stay in Rio. The B&B is ideally located between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and an easy walk to lots of attractions and great restaurants. The rooms are just divine with lots of extra little personal touches that really made my stay special. It is always much nicer to stay... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I cannot recommend the Abbey of Design enough - there is so much to love! It is really well located between Ipanema and Copacabana, and is in a beautiful former convent building, which has been lovingly decorated by the owner, providing a showcase for his style of design. The place is a hidden gem, on a quiet side street just... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was a little hesitant to book this place since there weren't very many reviews on Trip Advisor, but boy am I glad I did! My husband and I just got back from 2 weeks in Brazil and Abbey of Design was by far our favorite accommodation. The property is amazing...very open and spacious, hip/artsy, and homey all at the... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Nothing but good things to say about the Abbey of Design! Situated on the best location, between Ipanema and Copacabana, the former convent is decorated with fine taste by owner Chafik. And Fred, who manages the place with great dedication, told us all the ins and outs of Rio and was always there for a chat or to help us.... More

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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect at the Abbey save for a few reviews here on Trip Advisor, however, Fred and Chafik were really nice guys - most welcoming hosts. The property is simply amazing -- overall a great experience! The space is very hip/design conscious, fabulous homemade breakfasts and just a short walk in-between Copacabana and Ipanema. The location... More

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Carrboro, NC
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5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

To be honest, I was a little nervous when I booked my room at Abbey of Design. It was surprisingly cheap and had a small number of glowing reviews. They also said that they would only accept payments by bank transfer. I honestly wondered if it was a scam and that the reviews were shills, because I had trouble believing... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My stay here was a wonderful experience. The space is bright and airy, painted in the most beautiful shades of green and red, and it retains the spiritual aura of the convent it once was. The rooms are simply designed and back onto a long balcony with a mountain view. Guests can choose where they want to eat breakfast or... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Abbey of Design!! Fred & Chafik are the most amazing hosts and are really going out of their way to ensure your stay in Rio will be amazing. This includes everything from recommending restaurants, bars and activities based on your taste, ensuring you are safe and get to experience what you like, booking taxis... More

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Also Known As:
Abbey Of Design Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Saint Roman, 301 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
located in a very quiet street in the heart of rio de janeiro’s south districts at barely a five minute walk from the famous ipanema and copacabana beaches,we propose you:- the "yellow suite": a 22m² bedroom with a private bathroom - the "green room" and "orange room": a 13m² bedroom each sharing the same bathroom.All the rooms have ceiling-fan and access to the house’s balcony. ... more   less 
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