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Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel

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R Sergio Porto N 85 | Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-430, Brazil
1 room 1 adult
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a charming small hotel with superb views. The hotel has only 7 rooms, all with excellent views on the hills of Rio and Christ the Redeemer. The hotel staf is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are nice and clean and have everything you need with comfortable beds. Breakfast is tasty with fresh bread and cake. There is a... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The last, 7th room "villa" is a disgrace with mosquitos, loud AC, heart attack number and steep steps. Smells like piss. Management should not open this badly calked villa. A disgrace like sleeping in a urinal. Will never come back to this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The view from our room was like something out of a dream. The hills and mountains of Rio, covered in tropical vegetation, extending to a view of Gavea beach below. At night we kept our shutters open and enjoyed the breeze. We woke up to birdsong and this iconic view. My only criticism is that some of the stairs are... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Rent a car in Rio and drive it to Gavea Tropical. The hotel is in the bottom of a mountain and quite far away from the Ipanema and Copacabana beach, so a car is the ultimate gear to get there and travel through the city.

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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

When looking for a special hotel for the last moments in Brazil with my girlfriend, I chose Gavea Tropical: the location and lay out seemed amazing. There was one room left on Hotels.com and I took it. I had previously double-checked the photos on the hotel’s official website which mentioned they had 6 rooms. However, I had the… 7th room!... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent three nights in the hotel. The pros: - the staff: We arrived late in the city and the hotel arranged one of the staff to pick us up, which was great. Super helpful and speaking excellent English - the view: you open the window and you have the view on the city and Cristo -... More 

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buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed at the Gavea for one night ..was our final stop before going back to the Uk. We were met by Kyle who promptly upgraded us to the suite and was told that we could have it after check out the next day at no extra cost ( our flight was leaving at 11pm) The views coupled with the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband an I spent four lovely nights at this treasure of a hotel. It's charm was eclipsed only by the spectacular view from our balcony of Christ the Redeemer amidst the lush green of the forest. We chose it to get away from the touristy spots but have ready access to RJ's beach area and downtown. It did not... More 

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London
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Gorgeous views from the hotel but a lot of things require significant improvement. The sheets were moldy and rather unpleasant to sleep in and breakfast is a serious recipe for a food poisoning. You can simply not leave the food out in the 35 degree heat, even if you put your yogurt on a few cubes of ice. All in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent stay! completely different then all chain hotel which are a big chunk of the options in Rio. Staff very helpful in different ways, exceptional english which improves greatly for the suggestions provided to explore the city. Refined boutique in its own way, secluded from the noisy but lovely city. Has all the check boxes (wifi, balcony, hammock, pool, breakfast... More 

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