Bill and Sue are incredibly gracious and hospitable, they were fantastic at making us feel at home here. Get a cab there as you do not want to be hauling luggage up the hill, but be sure to take a map with the B&B pointed out. When we first arrived, Bill invited us to sit down for a cool beer and ran through all of the local tips on the sights, what to see and how to get there. Something guide books are not always up to date with! Our room was lovely, very spacious and modern and we wanted for nothing, including a brilliant view. The breakfasts were great and it was high entertainment watching the local monkey family being fed next to us (or occasionally offering them a bit of banana ourselves). There is a forest directly above and we struggled to see anywhere that could have a better view. Santa Teresa is so beautiful, safe and this place is only a short (very steep and cobbly) walk up from the buses that take you to Lapa and Central - not easy if someone has a disability or not moderately fit. A 10 minute walk to Bar Gomez which is a great mix of people, then only another 5 minutes to a decent dozen restaurants (or go to Aprazivel which is 20m from the B&B, super quality local fare but with a price tag to match - recommend the palm heart with pesto, and the goat for a main, delicious). We also stayed on Copacabana but on coming back to Rio, I would thoroughly recommend staying in Santa Teresa and staying with Bill and Sue above anything else we have seen or heard about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located high in Santa Teresa, Um Meia Tres is small and friendly with all the facilities of a modern hotel. Beautifully appointed en suite rooms, all with A/C, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, international cable TV, and in-room safe. A large salon with bar, flat screen TV and outdoor dining area and pool forms the central focus of the hotel where refreshments can be enjoyed 24 hours a day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Um Meia Tres Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Um Meia Tres Rio De Janeiro, Brazil