I always think it's a safer bet to stay in one of the big chain hotels like Hilton, Best Western or Holiday Inn - at least you know what you are getting. Whilst we have stayed in good smaller accommodation we have also stayed at premises that have been far from satisfactory. No such worries with Um Meia Tres though - this is certainly one of the best accommodations, big ior small, we have ever stayed in.
Bill and Sue really are the 'hosts with the most' and nothing is too much trouble for them. Besides being only too happy to share their knowledge of Rio with you, they really do treat you like you are a close friend or one of the family and we felt really at home there.
Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean with a comfy bed complete with crisp clean linen. The terrace outside the room gave wonderful views over Rio and we were joined on the terrace one morning by a family of tufted marmosets which was really wonderful.
The room has both an adjustable overhead fan and air conditioning so it is possible to regulate the temperature to exactly how you want it. The bathroom has a power shower which can really blast you if you turn the power right up - quite superb.
The swimming pool is situated on an upper terrace which again commands lovely views over Rio and not only is the pool itself very pleasant but it's also a nice place to sit and relax.
There really are no negatives to say about Um Meia Tres and if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Rio then you need look no further.
- 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