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Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House)

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Rua Francisco Sa, 5- Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, too, had a fabulous stay with Marta. She is extremely hospitable, the beds comfortable and the place is stupendous. Warning: I understand that there is another site using the same name (which may account for the one bad review below), so make sure you reserve with the original: Marta's Rio Guest House. It's The Best!

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Black Diamond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a bit difficult to find at first, this is a first class accommodation right across the road from Copacabana Beach in a very secure building-top floor, facing the beach. Marta is friendly and welcoming with lots of valuable information about the area. She has a wonderful business here, with a great cook/housekeeper. Breakfast each day was very enjoyable and... More 

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Harlingen, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Rio de Janeiro was high on my travel radar for a couple of years. With the dust from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil finally settled, the US Dollar currently strong against the Brazilian Real, and the hysteria (and higher prices) of the 2016 Olympics just about a year away, I felt the timing was right to visit the Cidade... More 

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hamilton, scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Having booked our flights to Rio, i was determined to stay on Copacabana. Starting to look at hotels, i soon realised that they were all chain hotels, with soulless rooms, expensive and even more expensive if you wanted an ocean view. Then i found Marta's Guest house and knew this was the place for us. The pictures do not disappoint!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Marta's guest house. Since it was off-season, she had some empty rooms, so she immediately upgraded us. The penthouse has gorgeous views, and the apartment itself (the common area) is two stories with tons of seating/couches, etc. Marta was a gracious and personable host with a big personality, and I don't think she'd be... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The reservation process went very smoothly. Marta was very prompt in her responses. Though my boyfriend and I arrived an hour earlier than anticipated, Marta greeted us like a friend, with open arms, a warm hug and big smile. She then showed us around her fabulous penthouse apartment and we were blown away by the view from her terrace of... More 

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Moshi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Turned up at Marta's Guest House to find that the manager had forgotten our booking, leaving us stranded in Rio with nowhere to stay. She kept us waiting in the reception for 20 minutes with no idea what was going on before speaking to us, and didn't even come downstairs but told us over the apartment phone. She didn't apologise... More 

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wow!!, i stayed in the cheapest room from March 25th to April 5th. The Host, Marta, made sure that my entire vacation was an experience to remember. Im a 53 canadian and needed a stress relief and it was that and more. The price and the location is the best you will find. The penthouse is located 1/4 from the... More 

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MartaRIO, Owner at Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House), responded to this review

Thanks that you choose the Marta Rio Guesthouse for your stay in Rio ! Was very nice to receive you and a pleasure to help and give information about my city. It is very important to see guests experience the city with all potential possible, as a city like Rio is full of nature and special places to go that... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've spent great two weeks at Marta's Guesthose, in February 2015. Marta was very nice and helpful from the first contact (via email) to book the accommodation. She was a kind a cheerful host, just the type you'd expect in Rio. We stayed at Aquamarne suite, which was nicely decorated with an ensuite bathroom. The suite was good size, the... More 

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MartaRIO, Owner at Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House), responded to this review

Dear guests, thanks to choose Marta Rio Guesthouse for your stay in Rio ! Was a great pleasure to receive you. And have enjoyed all the time we spend together, love my city and is an honor to be able to take our guests to places that I enjoy as a local..... I hear very often that the pictures don't... More 

Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Wonderful location and great view from large deck of bay at Copacabana. Great breakfast. Best of all is Marta, our knowledgable and gregarious host. Nothing is too much for her. Despite being sick at the time, she joined (guided) us for a very late night at the Sambodrome for the Carnaval's Parade of Champions. Very highly recommended.

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MartaRIO, Owner at Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House), responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you to choose our Guesthouse for your stay, was a great pleasure to receive you. And Thank You specially for the wonderful words. I really love what I do, and be part of the my guests experience is very grateful. I understand that for some will be a lifetime experience and this memory will always be very... More 

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