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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

Visit Rio for the first time and had the pleasure to stay in Sonia's apartment. Great location and great value for money. Sonia was very friendly and gave us some great tips on what to do and where to go. Would definitely stay again.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights on our first touchdown in Brazil. Sonia has a nice penthouse apartment near the copacabana beach in a safe area. It was good for us to stay here on our first few days in Brazil. We had the room with no aircondition and no tv but that was not a problem in early November... More 

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Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights in Sept 2015. It's on Rua Tonelero, just before the tunnel connecting Copacabana to Ipanema/Leblon, and like the name suggests the lodging is a homestay. Sonia rents out two rooms in her apartment on the top floor of a residential apartment block. There's a receptionist 24/7 downstairs. The place is 4 blocks back from... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

This B&B is in a very safe and central place so that you feel at home from the first day you arrived. You have everything you need in a minute walking: bus stops, all kind of stores, great bakerys, Copacabana Beach... really everything. The room is cosy and comfortable and there is a very pleasent atmosphere in Sonia's appartment. In... More 

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Sonia's B&B was exactly what we had hoped for - somewhere safe, clean, 'homely' and with the added bonus of an awesome host. Sonia is not only extremely friendly and helpful, but is the perfect host that really makes you feel like you are staying at your friend's place rather than a stranger. She also speaks perfect English! The apartment... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Sonia is a lovely lady. More like a friend than a entrepreneur. She speaks English very well, which is exceptional in Brasil (yes, also in Rio). Not only you pay less money for your room.. Hotels in Rio are very, very expensive! Sonia also makes you fell welcome in a pleasant personel way. We really like to recommend Sonia's B&B!

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

I stayed at Sonia's for 2 weeks while studying at a local language school. The location is brilliant - a few minutes walk from the metro and from the beach as well as right beside the shops and restaurants. The apartment is great and gives a real feel of fifties-style Copacabana. It isn't modern like some of the places you... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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I live in a spacious apartment in the very heart of Copacabana and like to rent TWO bedrooms for travelers. There is a well equiped kitchen (you may use it) and the washing machine is available. Good free Wi-fi conection all around the house. The place is cozy, near Copacabana Beach and also to all shops, markets, bars and the subway. There is a nice veranda where you can smoke, have some drinks and meals, or just relax at the hammock. The neighborhood is safe and the building has 24 hours secutity. The rooms are very confortable and with good quality linen, as well as the towels i provide (100% cotton). Both rooms have a nice powerful ceiling fan and room 1 has also air conditioning. Both rooms share one bathroom, i have one for my own. The living room area is restricted, but the balcony, where you can smoke, relax, have some beers, is for everybody! :-) There is parking place available in the building. The daily tarif is R$25,00 and reservation in advance is necessary, ok? I am a journalist, well traveled, speak english and some french. I understand that travelers like to know about the city and about the places that are not for tourists only and i will be glad to help you in anyway i can to make your experience more enjoyable. I am a very friendly spirit, like to comunicate with people, but don't worry: I am also very concerned about the guest's privacy. :-) Greetings from Rio. Hope to see you soon... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonia's Homestay

Address: Rua Tonelero, 315, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: $39 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sonia's Homestay 2*
Number of rooms: 2
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