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Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 98 Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-270 Brazil
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#24 of 399 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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English, French, Portuguese


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Grade: 85 out of 100
43Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ben S wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions13 helpful votes
Cannot speak highly enough of Villa Laurinda. A beautiful old villa on a back street in Rio’s best neighborhood, Santa Teresa. Less than three blocks walking from the center of Santa Teresa’s action but completely private and undisturbed by the noise. Mauricio, Walter and Reina who run the B&B are lovely kind people, as are all their staff. Walter and Mauricio live on site and while the accommodations feel completely private, you feel in the best way as though you are a guest in their home. A lovely, pool beside a peaceful oasis of a garden. Delicious breakfast. They helped us with everything we needed - buying bus tickets, a taxi reservation, checking on whether the tram to Corcovado was open, even a bandaid for a blister! I recommend this place to everyone. One warning, not a problem, just to be sure you are aware: not all rooms have ac. If you want a room with ac be sure to double check that you are reserving one of these.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anne-Marijke wrote a review Aug 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands132 contributions124 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay: very athmospheric villa in lovely Santa Teresa, close to shops and restaurants. Large, very clean room, with lots of places to put your stuff. Staff really went above and beyond with tips and help where needed. The only, really the only disappointment for our young daughter was that the pool was really cold this time of the year ;-) Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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rob l wrote a review May 2019
107 contributions14 helpful votes
We started our Brazil holidays from Villa Laurinda. Sometimes you get lucky! A fantastic, tranquil place to get started from: great room, pool and breakfast. Important as well : close to the bustling places of Rio. Recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Toby B wrote a review Apr 2019
Yeovil, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
Whilst the majority of reviews concentrate on the basics of a stay in an accommodation, the part that makes a place outstanding is how well someone deals with problems. Villa laurinda is a very comfortable,clean and welcoming property but has outstanding staff. I arrived there and inadvertently left my passport on the front seat of the taxi. Walter and Clayton spent considerable time phoning the taxi company to track it down , extending our booking to cover our consequential missed flight and gave assistance in trying to rebook. Thankfully their efforts paid off and the passport was returned the following day. This is the sort of customer care that makes places stand out,and I cannot recommend this place any higher.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
afderoide wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom125 contributions71 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in Villa Laurinda only for one night just before checking into a luxury hotel nearby, the day after. We could have almost stayed there for our entire stay of 5 nights, for several reasons: - Nice welcome by the owner (fluent French and English) and receptionist (fluent English), we felt at home immediately - Impeccable rooms and bathrooms, spotless - large swimming pool - nice breakfast served by nice staff, on a large terrace overlooking the well maintained gardens and pool. - Free wifi À je ne sais quoi atmosphere in this property, a mix of traditional home with wooden interiors and fresh white paint. Arty touch in furniture, art books and more. The area and street where the Villa is located is great as well. The price is very, very small compared with the amenities, book there without any hesitation and think twice before booking sth maybe 5-10x more expensive. This Villa has all what it takes to spend a perfect week in Rio.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$51 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Santa Teresa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Laurinda
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Laurinda?
Nearby attractions include Santa Teresa (0.04 miles), Bar dos Descasados (0.10 miles), and Rato Molhado Viewpoint (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Laurinda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Laurinda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Laurinda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Explorer Bar, Armazém São Thiago, and Cafe do Alto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Laurinda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa Laurinda have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Laurinda offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Laurinda located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Rio de Janeiro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Laurinda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Laurinda?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (3.8 miles), São Luis Fortress (4.8 miles), and Forte de Copacabana (4.4 miles).
Is Villa Laurinda accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.