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Rua Mundo Novo 1440 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-020 Brazil
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#11 of 380 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
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Described by several guests as a "Hidden Gem in an Oasis of Green", O Veleiro was the first Bed & Breakfast to open it's doors in Rio de Janeiro! Our location, carefully chosen on 15,000 sq ft of land, in a safe residential area, is the only B&B within walking distance (30 min) of both the Christ Statue train and the Sugar Loaf Cable cars. Also just 7min from Copacabana and the beaches by taxi (can also be reached by public transport bus or metro). The surrounding area offers magnificent views and remnants of Atlantic Forest, while a variety of flora and fauna can be found and wild parrots, toucans and small monkeys visit us daily! We are also pleased to be able to offer our own "home grown" fruits (seasonally), Papayas, Mangoes, Guavas and Bananas in our hearty complimentary breakfast, served from 8-10am each morning. Besides a variety of fresh tropical fruits and homemade juices, Brazilian coffee, assortment of herbal and black teas, hot and cold chocolate, assorted cereals, cold cuts, cheeses, homemade preserves, jams and jellies, cakes and eggs cooked to order, depending on the day we offer waffles, tapioca, pastries, and other specialty items!Our spacious, 4 story, heritage style, family home Bed and Breakfast (Cama e Café or “Hospedagem Domiciliar” - the correct term used to describe this type of accommodation in Brazil), is located on a quiet, cobble stoned road about 1.5 km up a picturesque hillside, which opened the way for horse drawn carriages to the south zone of Rio de Janeiro from the Centro in the early 1830’s. We offer 3 ample, comfortable, private rooms and a friendly, low-key atmosphere. Fresh quality cotton linens and towels and daily house keeping are provided. Our En-suite rooms also offer flat screen LCD TVs with DVD player, a mini bar fridge, and individual air conditioning.Besides our guest rooms, the main areas of our home and gardens are open to our guests including 2 large “salas” – one inside the main house with a wide screen TV and international cable, sports and movie channels and another quieter “sala” near the pool - sometimes used for massage services provided by one of our local masseuses - we also have a small pool and an open bar area on the pool deck. We make sandwiches and mixed drinks – including the famous “caipirinha” – Brazil’s national drink, on request, complimenting the contents of our self-service mini bar fridges. Free hi-speed internet is available throughout the house and gardens and a guest computer is available for a small charge for those without their own internet device. We offer a wealth of helpful, personal knowledge in English, Spanish or Portuguese, to point you in the right direction, and assist you in organizing your stay within your time limitations to make sure you don’t miss any important sights. One of your hosts is also a registered guide with the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism and we offer private tours, walks and hikes around the city and into the nearby mountains for those guests interested. please inquire.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Grade: 83 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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Rua Mundo Novo 1440 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-020 Brazil
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Getting there
Santos Dumont Airport3 miSee all flights
FlamengoRio De Janeiro Metro13 min
BotafogoRio De Janeiro Metro13 min
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Rebecca wrote a review Dec 2019
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An excellent bed and breakfast in Rio! Nice clean rooms, good breakfast and perfect location! Before our stay we got good information, about our stay - does/don’ts - etc, from the owners and they were super helpful during our whole stay. I stayed here 15 years ago and had a really good experience, and I can still warmly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Harsh M wrote a review Aug 2019
Helsinki, Finland8 contributions3 helpful votes
We (a family of 3) loved staying with Rob and Richard for 4 nights. The location is excellent - a short Uber drive to all the interesting places in Rio. They are fantastic hosts, they helped us with all sorts of things when they didn't have to. The breakfasts are a real highlight, specially the fresh juice every morning. The turtle, cat and dog were a great bonus for our 7 year old. All in all, a wonderful stay and we hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Mandy Z wrote a review Apr 2019
Omaha, Nebraska46 contributions15 helpful votes
Thank you Rob and Richard for a wonderful stay in Rio! We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in your beautiful home! Rob was a TREMENDOUS help making recommendations, being responsive via WhatsApp, and giving helpful advice for staying safe throughout the city. The B&B is nicely situated and is a short car ride from numerous Rio highlights. We elected to travel via Uber and never had any issues getting around town. The breakfast every morning was delicious and the fresh squeezed fruit juice was truly a highlight. If you're looking for a unique and memorable stay in Rio, this is the place to be!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Large master suite, quiet, upstairs with great views.
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Neil H wrote a review Apr 2019
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Had a pleasant stay at the bed and breakfast. Both owners are very knowledgeable of the local areas surrounding Botafogo and clearly care for the wellbeing of their guests. I personally loved playing with their very sociable pet tortoise. You can expect freshly squeezed fruit juce and homemade cake for breakfast along with cereal and breads, a nice quiet area by the swimming pool and a small bar where you may help yourself to drinks.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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David M wrote a review Mar 2019
Senggigi, Indonesia7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed with rob and Richard in March. It was a lovely stay. They have been running the b&b for over 20 years and you can tell. There’s a small swimming pool and plenty of outdoor space. They gave us excellent restraint recomendations and were all to keen to help us via WhatsApp or any means necessary. You shouldn’t hesitate to book. They also have a very cute tortoise :)
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$49 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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o veleiro hotel rio de janeiro, o veleiro b&b
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Botafogo / Botafogo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Feira da Rua General (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maya Cafe, Casarão 1903, and Assuncao Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (3.6 miles), São Luis Fortress (4.6 miles), and Forte de Copacabana (3.1 miles).
Does O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.