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Guesthouse Bianca

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27/06/2017 28/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Each time I get to come to Rio I want to stay at Guesthouse Bianca! I have stayed at this place multiple times...and it just keeps getting better and better! The house is an incredible 1940's mansion in the heart of the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Since I've last visited, the garden has become more lush AND the room I stayed...

Thank Baiana113
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you Guido! We have loved every minute of our stay. We where 3 friends sharing the blue mango tree room. And when 2 left I stayed another 2 nights alone. I just couldn't leave this sanctuary of peace and charm. The house is so delicately decorated. All details from flowers in the bathroom to the garnish at breakfast are...

Thank mgronskei
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

In a traditional neighborhood with spectacular views of the bay & sugar loaf. Short walk to the metro & many of the city's attractions. Francisco was our host & he was extremely helpful. Breakfast👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Michael H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had no idea where to stay, but found this place online and took a chance as the pics looked great. It turned out to be the perfect introduction to Rio. The neighborhood is calm, quiet and chilled and the house is cool, airy and comfortable with beautiful architectural details. It was a joy to wake up and hear the...

Thank Susan_Hayden
Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary last year. We stayed for a week in the Sugarloaf room- amazing view and the pictures were true to the experience. Guido and Francisco were welcoming and informative. We had tasty breakfasts each morning with the amazing fried tapioca cheese balls - and our friend Lou, the cat! We watched...

Thank meghnalip
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Everything about this guesthouse is perfect. The hosts are kind and accommodating. The neighborhood is historical, local and far away from the terribly modern high rise neighborhoods closer to the beaches. American guidebooks focus on the dangers of Rio, and there is nothing alarming about Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa serves up delicious food and has great bars and street music....

Thank feminista76
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My mom and I stayed at this lovely Guesthouse for 4 days midweek in March 2016 in the Sugarloaf room. We had a wonderful experience from the start to the finish. Easy to book online, pictures are true to reality (though better in real life!) and Guido responded promptly to my email with questions about taxis, etc. The Guesthouse is...

1Thank Brittany951
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We stayed at the guesthouse for three nights and it was the perfect stay. The rooms were really nice and cleaned daily. Breakfast was really nice. The villa is amazing. The location is great. It's a ten minute walk to all the cool bars in Lapa.

Thank sarahs123321
Echuca, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We stayed 3 nights in this cosy and comfortable guesthouse. Guido, our host, was very helpful and spoke excellent English. The location was very convenient - close to Gloria metro station. The house is quite large and we had excellent views of the city of Rio. We highly reccomend this guesthouse.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 20 January 2016

What a lovely place! We'd booked the Sugarloaf room (only available through their website), and it's the best, as it has a little balcony looking directly out on to Pao de Azcuar mountain, with a great sunrise with spectacular colours (listen out for the chichiwee birds!) The hosts are so, so kind, and really made the stay special. Only drawbacks,...

Thank SLB23

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Guesthouse Bianca

Address: 35 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM295 - RM493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All of the rooms are great, but I especially like the Corcovado Room for it's view of the Christ Redeemer.”
Baiana113, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Mango Room has the most beautiful bathroom I've ever seen with huge, stained glass windows like a church. I was captivated.”
Susan_Hayden, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sugarloaf room was perfect”
meghnalip, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Sugar Loaf is a must”
feminista76, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Book the Sugarloaf room with view the balcony”
SLB23, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
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