We 100% loved staying at guesthouse Bianca. We are a couple from Australia and stayed in January 2012. Really glamorous house and as soon as you walk in you really get an idea of the grandeur of the times past through the fact that is still preserved in the parquetry flooring and tiling inside the wonderful 1930s house. The guest rooms have been so tastefully furnished to fit in with the styling of the house. Nice antiques and subdued colours plus a tasteful renovation of the bathrooms makes you feel like you are staying in a very upmarket boutique hotel. Guido obviously has good taste. We wanted the best room but it was already taken so we got given the green room and it had a lovely view of sugarloaf mountain. I distinctly remember waking up and putting on our white dressing gowns, opening up the gorgeous shutters looking out onto sugarloaf and thinking "isn't this fantastic, how surreal".
The only thing we did not like was the fact the bathroom to our room was not an ensuite. It meant when I needed the toilet in the middle of the night I had to creep down the hallway in my dressing gown and hope that no one saw me. Also the stone makes everything echo so you have to creep about like a mouse. Whilst we had the view I think it would have been better with the largest room with giant tiled ensuite. I suppose you can't have everything!
We were told we'd get breakfast vouchers but we never did. These were never brought up by Guido but we woke up late anyway and just went and had Feijoida so we didn't really care...
There is a great sandwich shop up the road with a terrace. And you must try the famous Feijoida restaurant its amazing and I miss it.
Overall, great spot its worth the money you pay because it is tastefully furnished and feels very luxurious. Guido is nice too. Slightly aloof and strange but very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guesthouse Bianca is one of the only places in all of Rio de Janeiro from which you can enjoy a true bohemian neighborhood, the chic beaches of the south, the bustling city center, the infamous viewpoints, and the non stop nightlife - all from the luxury of a private home surrounded by a tropical garden. The newly renovated home was built in 1932 and is located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Santa Teresa, considered by many to be the most charming cultural and historical neighborhood in all of Rio. Guests are only a 5 minute walk to countless restaurants, bars, shops, bus and tram stops, and just a 10 minute walk to Rio's ever expanding metro system. The three rooms are exquisitely appointed and furnished, two of which boast stunning views of the Bay of Guanabara and Sugar Loaf. The private guest entrance is through the lush garden, where you can find mango, coconut and goiaba trees, bromeliads, orchids, not to mention countless tropical birds and the occasional monkey. All of the rooms have elegant private bathrooms, inlaid hardwood floors, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and free wireless Internet. On the ground floor, guests have their own dining room and a self-catering kitchenette where they are welcome to prepare light meals and drinks. Guesthouse Bianca's gracious host, Guido, is a native Cariocan and has lived in Rio all his life. He speaks English, French and Italian and is always available to give tips on Rio, or join guests for a homemade piece of cake or a cachaca on the terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guesthouse Bianca Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Guesthouse Bianca Rio De Janeiro, Brazil