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“Great personal service , strongly recommended.” 5 of 5 stars
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La Maison By Dussol
Rua Sergio Porto, 58 | Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Formerly La Maison)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 259 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great personal service , strongly recommended.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Jacques the hotel owner got in touch with us after receiving our booking through a web site, which was a nice personal touch. The hotel was lovely, small and friendly and beautifully appointed. The breakfasts were fabulolous, they looked and tasted great.

I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Rio.

Jacques also recommended a guide Gusto who was also first class.

Stayed April 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We did a lot of research on Rio hotels but only booked at the last minute. Thankfully La Maison had room as this place was perfect!

We loved the decor, the room and the relaxed style. Its in a nice area of Rio away from the tourist spots but only a short cab ride from anywhere. It also has great views of Christ the Redeemer. The best part was the owner (and his lovely family), Jacques, who was fantastic especially at giving tips of what to do, plus organising cabs anytime we wanted them to get us around. The staff were also really helpful and always around if you need anything. Breakfast was also not to be missed.

Overall, this is a beautiful place and highly recommend it over any big beachside hotel. For a truly memorable, personalised and unique experience in Rio, La Maison is not to be missed!

Room Tip: Recamier has great views and highly recommend
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

we found La Maison on Mr. and Mrs. Smith and indeed it is a very lovely place. the service is very sweet and they are truly helpful in booking you restaurants, taxis etc. Also Jaqcues, the owner, has good tips what to do in Rio.
The BB is not very far from the beach of Leblon and Ipanema. We both walked ( app. 40 minutes ) or took taxi's ( app. 15 min to Ipanema ). Leblon is great for eating out and not far from the Maison.
We were very lucky to make some new friends with the other guests which made the stay even better.
We stayed in the Tiffany room, which is pretty simple and straightforward. The balcony is not that great as it is very enclosed and at night the lighting is very poor + no chairs to sit on. The shower on the other hand is great as you feel like you stand outside with a great view.
We would recommend the room next to Tiffany, or the room with the black and white striped wall paper.Bring your own pillow if you don't like hard pillows.
One more point that could be better is the Wifi access which was only in the living room, and not on all floors..
We recommend this place, if you don't want to be in a high rise at the beach or pay a fortune at Santa Teresa hotel ( stunning ) or Fassano. It's convenient and personal and situated beautifully against the hills.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Overview
We just returned from Rio and spent 5 days at this lovely hotel. Beautiful decor, nice pool, really helpful staff. We stayed in three of the rooms - Recamier, Shangai and Copacabana.....the nicest being Recamier as it has wonderful views of Christ the Redeemer. All rooms have big bathrooms and good showers - Copa bathroom is a little smaller than the others. Given the price difference between the rooms, Copa and Recamier are definitely worth paying the extra for.
Location:
Yes this place is a little out of the centre of things but the staff call taxis for you and explain to the driver where you want to go - so it really is not an issue and we liked staying in the hills, with the spectacular view. It was away from the maddening crowd and helped with the overall relaxing experience.

All in all, really positive experience. We think what made it really special was the great advice given to us by the owner Jacques - he gave us recommendations and was always there if we needed him. This was even more impressive when it transpired he and his wife just had a baby....The guy is a true professional.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Recamier - great view, spacious bathroom, nice furniture.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

What a beautiful, funky place. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The decor is just stunning. The view is amazing. A little out of town but taxies were there within minutes and it meant you had a better view and more chilled surroundings as a result.
Highly recommend. They let us stay in our room with no extra charge until our flight that evening. The owner even dropped us into town one of the days as he was heading in himself. I'll be back

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

La Maison is a small hotel or guest house at the posh end of Rio. Its also located just below one of the largest favelas in Rio, but that doesn't seem to be a problem. There isn't much nearby, but it’s a quick bus or taxi ride to get to restaurants, beach etc (or a longer but manageable walk if you're feeling energetic). Our room was comfortable, but could probably do with a refresh. The shower was magnificent - huge with doors opening straight onto the balcony. Views from the back of the hotel are great. I really liked the breakfast and pool areas, though they would have been even better if it had been sunny. Jacques, the owner is really helpful and friendly. Our flight left late at night, but he let us use an empty room to shower before we left for the airport. Jacques's working on a new project in Centro, to create a new hotel - I wish him well, Rio really needs more places like this.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

we loved this hotel. the guy who runs the place is the best part. super helpful and just a cool guy. rooms are nice with style. only downside is that rio is spread out. this hotel is in the hills. it's not necessary close to everything. if you're looking to just hang at the beach, get a beach hotel. if you're looking for a more relaxing holiday in a hip B&B spot...this is your place!

Room Tip: if you have a lot of time in rio, this is your spot.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Sergio Porto, 58 | Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Formerly La Maison)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 259 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LA MAISON BY DUSSOL: A COSY AND ELEGANT HAVEN THAT YOU WILL SOON CALL HOME La Maison By Dussol is a confidential place nested in the heights of Rio de Janeiro, in the residential and central area of Gavea, only a 10 minutes drive from Ipanema and Leblon. La Maison By Dussol is housed in a beautiful villa fully rebuilt and designed by Francois-Xavier and is emblematic of the signature of By Dussol. This haven features a flamboyant Bohemian style reinvented for the 21th century originally combining different styles, designer furniture and a vintage twist with antiques hunted in Rio de Janeiro. With only 5 rooms La Maison By Dussol offers a peaceful and intimate experience. The gests will find themselves at home. The chic and cosy rooms are in perfect tune with the rest of the hotel. Each room is unique, elegantly outfitted and has its private terrace or balcony. Their decor is inspired by the travelling experience of the Dussol brothers around the world. The themes of the rooms are inspired by 5 different places: India (the Ganesha Room), China (the Shanghai Room), Brazil (the Copacabana Room), France (the Recamier Room) and the United-States (the Tiffany Room). The Copacabana and Recamier Suites, as well as the Tiffany Room take advantage of the spectacular view on the Tijuca Forest and the Christ Redeemer. ... more   less 
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