Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Penthouse Suite - 1 Bedroom Suite with its own Private Bathroom. This Top Floor Suite shares (with my customers only) a Roof Top Terrace with a Swimming Pool, Grill, Pool Table and a View of the Christ Statue, for Relaxing after a Long Day or Night or just for enjoying the sun in Rio. The Suite has a Full Size Bed, Private Bathroom with Hot Shower, A/C, Large Flat Screen TV (w/ Premium Movie and News Channels), DVD Player, WiFi, Security Safe, Kitchenette (w/ Refrigerator, Microwave and Induction Cooktop), Towels and Linens included. The Suite and Building has an Open Guest Policy and 24 Hour Doorman for Security. The Rate for this Suite starting at $200 Brazilian Real (approx $89 USD) per night. New Years and Carnaval Rates Available upon Request. Security Deposit Required.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Copacabana Beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rio International, Nearest railway: Metro|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The South East Brazil region
Places of interest in Rio de Janeiro: Statue of Christ Redeemer (One of the Seven Wonders of the World), Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) Cable Car ride with a spectacular mountain view of Rio and the Beachs, The many beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leme, Leblon and Apoador, Barra da Tijuca and Receiro. If you enjoy sports the Maracana Football Stadium was until recently the largest in the world. Rio is also know for its Samba Schools. Other places of interest are Jardim Botanical Gardens and the Tijuca Forest. And of course you have to see the Fantastic New Years Eve Party on Copacabana Beach and the World Famous Rio Carnaval Celabration.
Rio de Janeiro City
Places to visit: Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Pao de Acucar, Copacabana Beach, Maracana Football Stadium, Jardim Botanical Gardens and Tijuca Forest.
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18 Apr 2013
We decided to go with this apartment due to the pretty good reviews. It was cheaper than a hotel obviously and pricier than the hostels nearby. We therefore expected a level above the hostel but were … More
4 Mar 2013
"Good stay at Copacabana"
Nice small room with bathroom. Kitchen had everything: pots, pans, dishes etc. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately air-conditioner did not work as expected (room temperature was only 2 … More
20 Nov 2012
"A nice apartment for a good price"
Had a great stay here with my girlfriend. The description of the suite is accurate and it was a pleasure to deal with Bob, the owner. The roof-terrace with the pool is great and allthough we were a bi… More
17 Mar 2012
"Excellent vacation in Copacabana"
Very nice apartment, that includes all your basic needs for a pleasent stay.
Great central location, on a broad avenue for shopping, bus stops to explore the city and useful services just 2-3 minutes away(ATM's, Markets, post office etc.).
High floor and a wonderful terrace.
1 Mar 2012
"Best Carnival Value"
We stayed at Bob's during Carnival. I contacted over one hundred owners through multiple websites and found him to be very reasonable for the price. The most important factor in booking with him is that he took Paypal. Wiring money isn't safe. For the price that I was paying (relative to the astronomically higher prices for other guesthouses and hotels in the Zona Sul area), I knew going in that it was not the Ritz. My expectations were for a clean apartment in a safe, central area to lay my head down for the few hours. I found that the apartment overall met my expectations.
Bob has multiple units on the very top level of a building just a 3 min walk from the Copa beach. There are multiple cafes, juice bars, and money exchangers nearby, making his apartment VERY convenient. There is also a security guard downstairs, which definitely put my mind at ease. My friends and I rented out two units: One w/ a kitchen and ensuite bathroom, and another smaller unit with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Mine was the larger unit with the unexpected amenity of a large flat screen TV. And that is the thing with Bob's apartments, you expect barebones for the price (again relative!), but there was a nice roof terrace with a pool, pool table, and bbq area. You could even see Christ Redentor from there (and our room). As for cleanliness, there was sand on the ground. I tried to sweep it up, but you live near the beach, so it was inevitable. Also, the window panels were not flush with each other, so streets noises were very apparent; bring earplugs. It helped that the a/c unit was loud, b/c the droning helped lull us to sleep. BTW, the a/c worked great...also the shower had good pressure and so did the toilet (come here once, and you'll see why it's important). I had difficulty controlling the temperature of the shower, but was grateful for the hot water. Bob provides the first roll of toilet paper only, so consider bringing your own (everything is ludicrously expensive here). Bring your own toiletries. Dish detergent (along with kitchenware) was provided. There's also a full size fridge. There is no daily maid service, but for a fee, cleaning can be provided. Unlike other apartments I looked at, there is no energy charge. So it would be considerate to turn off lights and a/c when you leave for the day.
Bob was very professional and friendly. He was full of information and returned emails rather promptly. When the toilet broke in my friend's apartment, he fixed it by the next day (weak flushing power, nothing really ought to go into it except for number one and two...applies to most toilets in Rio). Our security deposit was returned within 4 days of us leaving.
I feel that we got the best value for our money during the Carnival period. My friends felt differently, since they had a more cramped space (there was a small pile of boxes in their room) and had to share the bathroom and kitchen area. They paid 25% less, but given how much they paid, they expected more basics (softer linen, a less firm bed, free toilet paper). I think that if they had looked at other places in the area for the same period, they would still have booked with Bob. I found hostels that were charging $90usd per person for a dorm bed. I'd give the apartment a 3.5 but am tempering my review with my friend's experience.
Other advice I can give travelers: If your electrical devices have 3 prongs you're going to need an adapter. The money exchangers here give EXCELLENT conversion rates, but you still have to shop around. We always found a satisfactory rate among one of the four exchangers outside our door. Bring your laptop, Bob provides wifi. It's not for streaming movies though. He also provides a safe. The juice bar at the corner (Vita Fruita?) is cheap and good! Try everything. The cafe across the street has cheap entrees (like steak!). Don't recall the name, just look for all the locals sitting in the outdoor seating area. We never drank the tap water, there's a grocery store farther down the street. Ask Bob.
Just wanted to clarify that the referenced friends apartment does share a full kitchen with another apartment, but they did have their own private bathroom and the second apartment has its own private bathroom also.
Also as stated in my advertisement: The apartment is self catering, I do provide toilet paper and dishwashing soap upon arrival. Also I provide a clean apartment, clean sheets and towels upon your arrival. Any additional items you need during your stay is your responsibility.
25 Feb 2012
"Great place to stay during Carnival"
Found the apartments very easy to find when we got there - very close to Copacabana palace hotel and a tip to save money is get the blue autobus outside the airport to the Copa palace then walk around the corner. The bus costs 12 Reais and a taxi will cost 100 Reais.
Perfect location, close to the metro with bus stops right outside and lots of different restaurants. The terrace was lovely, free wi-fi and for the location these apartments are in during carnival, the price was really good.
10 Jan 2012
"In Center Of Rio's Life!"
it's a very good solution to visit Rio (near bus and metro) and go to the beach (Copacabana 200 mt.) , the best for the new year! The terrace is very luxury and confortable, the price is cheap for this position in Rio, and the landlord is very gentle. free Internet wi-fi 24h.
9 Dec 2011
My husband and I stayed in this perfectly located studio apartment for a week in December. We loved it! A 2 minute walk from Copacabana beach and surrounded by lots of great juice bars, restaurants and bars. The apartment also has a little kitchen, so I was able to make lunches and save a bit of money that way. Plus, the terrace has an amazing view! Great value for such a great location!
29 May 2011
"A Good Choice"
i have stayed at these apartments on 3 occasions, 2009, 2010 and 2011. I like the location in Copacabana, it it close to the beach, restaurants and transport. The apartment is adequate for my needs. It has a terrace and swimming pool available for guests to use. The price is reasonable for Copacabana.