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Villa Laurinda

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Trento, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 days. Masterful garden to chill out and tasty breakfast. This place is not only clean and comfortable, but it also has a great style! The location is well connected to the rest of the city and seemed to be safe -- i didn't have any issue in the neighborhood.

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mauriciodias, Gerente at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again in Rio in your next trip! All the best, Villa Laurinda Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From having brakfast in the middle of nature, to swimming in the pool, to the rooms that look like a movie set, Villa Laurinda is a beatuiful place where you only find nice and interesting people. Santa Teresa, the neighborhood where Villa Laurinda is, is beautiful from it's colonial architechture to the small bars and beautiful restaurants you find. It's... More 

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mauriciodias, Gerente at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again in Rio in your next trip! All the best, Villa Laurinda Team More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It was wonderful to stay in this beautiful Villa. The staff was outstanding, the breakfast great and the rooms charming. We can highly, highly recommend this hideaway! The pool is very inviting and perfect to swim a few rounds before breakfast.

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mauriciodias, Manager at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! It was also our pleasure to meet you. Welcome back anytime! Fred More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a wonderful, peaceful, colonial house perfectly located. Within a few minutes walk there’s a great bar, excellent food, great music, and a chemist with an ATM. The price was great too. That’s the practical stuff. Staying here was casual, low key and relaxed like being welcomed into a family. This place is not for the person who demands... More 

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mauriciodias, Manager at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! It was also our pleasure to meet you. Welcome back anytime! Fred More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The people of Villa Laurinda are very nice and helpful! The breakfast every morning after a swim in the pool is delicious with fresh food and fruits. The owners are artists and we had inspiring talks with them. We sure will come back! As filmmakers of the Uranium Filmfestival it was the best way to experience Rio the Janeiro.

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mauriciodias, Manager at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! It was also our pleasure to meet you. Welcome back anytime! Fred More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The house in and of itself was alright, but I was shocked at how appalling the service was. My husband and I organize group travel for yoga retreats, and we had brought a group from the UK to this Villa. I am only so happy that they did not speak portuguese, so they were not privy to how the owner... More 

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mauriciodias, Proprietário at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

In fact, this person who wrote this did not stay in our house, so that this review should actually not at all be published, but open platforms at the web allow these possibilities. They do start discussions but cannot reproduce the episodes and the truth... Actually we've made several concessions in order to better accommodate the needs of the mentioned... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The house and garden is very well maintained, and decorated with love and art. The pool is a real retreat after a hot day strolling through Rio city. Our room was clean, quiet and there is AC and fan. The breakfast was basic with some really nice fresh components (fruits, juice, and cake, ...). The staff was friendly, English-speaking and... More 

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Thank Stephan W
mauriciodias, Gerente at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Dear Stephan, Many thanks for your kind words and nice evaluation. We hope to see you again at Villa Laurinda in one other sojourn in Rio de Janiro. All the best, Frederic More 

Reggio Emilia, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Me and my girlfriend spent just three nights in Villa Laurinda and we immediately regretted for not having booked for some days more. This magnificent late classical-style villa (it was built in 1885) with its garden, swimming pool and charming rooms is a precious dwelling on the top of Santa Teresa, a quiet and acceptably safe district in the center... More 

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Thank Franco M
mauriciodias, Owner at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Dear Franco Thank you so much for your kind words. Guests like you make us feel that all the work we've doing here is worth. All the team is very pleased with your review. Thanks again and we truly hope to see you soon again at Villa Laurinda. All the best, Mauricio and team More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My time at Villa Laundrina was incredible, the staff was very kind and accommodating. The neighborhood in which the B&B is located is very cozy and easy going. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling on their own or with their family!

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mauriciodias, Gerente de recepção at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review
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Queridos Natalia e Matteo, Obrigado pela gentileza e suas considerações carinhosas. Esperamos revê-los na Villa Laurinda em breve. Rodrigo e... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I stayed at Villa Laurinda in Santa Teresa in March 2016. The staff--Mauricio and Fred -- were so accommodating and hospitable. They made me feel right at home and comfortable. The house is so lovely and located in the best neighborhood in Rio. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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mauriciodias, Owner at Villa Laurinda, responded to this review

Dear Arden Thanks for your kind words. We truly to hope to see you again in Rio! All the best, Mauricio More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Laurinda is a small hotel-boutiqu, run by artists, set in a gorgeous original 1888 Victorian house and two anexxe buildings of fine contempoarary architecture, in a luscious tropical garden with a large swimming pool in the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, one of Rio de Janeiro's oldest and most charming neighbourhoods, located between the city centre and the beaches.The house holds a comprehensive art library, an exclusive guest lounge and terrace, free wifi internet access throughout the premises. We also offer sauna and a self-service minibar with cold drinks and snacks at the pool kiosk. As a small business, we try to match as far as possible the individual needs and requests of every guest in a place with peace, joy and charm for very reasonable prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Laurinda

Address: Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 98 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-270, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $59 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Laurinda 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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