Dont listen to bad reviews, they are out of date anyway, the staff are friendly, the new owner, Jean, speaks perfect english and can't do enough to help. When one of us was not very well he offered to get medicines from the pharmacy or anything we needed. The views haven't changed, they are still breathtaking with Sugar Loaf mountain as the backdrop to the pool and breakfast area and Corcovado to one side. I'm not sure why previous guests mention remoteness, to get down to the metro and bars and restaurants just stand outside the hotel, every few minutes along comes a minibus which takes you down for RS2.75. Taxis also pass by frequently. To get back just go to the church end of the square near Largo de Machado metro and look for a minibus with "Silvestre" in the windscreen, they run every 15 mins or so depending on demand. If you need anything or want information just ask the hotel staff, they know the area and have plenty of advice. Enquire about airport pick-up and drop-off when you book, if they can the hotel will probably do it for you., they are that helpful. I haven't added any photos because the hotels entry shows it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Rio, in the historic and bohemian town of Santa Teresa, The Villa is an 11-room boutique hotel with a hilltop position and a million dollar view! From the hotels main terrace, guests can take in the sweeping vista over the Guanabara Bay and the green hills of Santa Teresa, while enjoying the view of world famous art deco statue Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the samba clubs of Lapa and the Sambodromo stadium. Described by those in the know as the South American Montmartre and one of Rio's hidden gems, Santa Teresa is packed with local artists, galleries, cafes and some of Rio's best small restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rio 180
- The Villa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil