This was the first time traveling to Brazil, so I was a little skeptical about staying somewhere other than the big name hotels. All of my doubts were put aside as soon as we were greeted by Christiane as the front door. She really made us feel welcomed in her home, even showing us around the neighborhood within an hour of being there and getting settled in. It is this level of personal service that makes me glad that I didn't book a tacky hotel for my stay in Rio. Hotel employees generally don't invest the time and effort in making sure their guests are content simply because they don't need to. Because Christiane owns, lives in, and operates this bed and breakfast, she take personal interest in making sure that all her guests are happy. She even brought us around Rio to tourist and non-tourist venues and restaurants. Every morning we were served a delicious traditional Brazilian breakfast of fresh fruits, bread, jam, cheese and juices. Our rooms were kept clean on a daily basis and WiFi is provided free of charge. The area is very safe with 24 hr security booths at each end of the block and one right in front of the house. Restaurants and shops are all within walking distance, not to mention the beach is only a block away! It was sad to leave and return to winter in New York, but the memories and experiences had on this trip will always be cherished.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Interior : Living room, Library, Cable TV / Satellite TV, ADSL Internet, Refrigerator. Exterior : Private swimming pool, Outdoor furniture. TV, ceiling fan. Classic and clean decoration. Comfortable couple size bed, TV, air conditioning. We offer a very flexible check-in and check-out times to our clients. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Da Guedes Bed And Breakfast Rio De Janeiro, Brazil