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London&Singapore
Reviewed 30 January 2009

I planned a holiday in Brazil for my mum's 60th bday and saw all the great reviews on Marta's guesthouse so i booked 2 rooms at BR400 a night each for 4 nights. The ambience of the place is great as is the much raved about view of Copacabana, and Marta is a friendly host, but to be honest after...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2009

My girlfriend and I stayed with Marta for a total of 5 days in August 2008. When booking our trip, it came down to the Sofitel and Rio Guest House. I am more of a hotel guy and my girlfriend is more of a B&B gal. But both properties are roughly in the same ballpark in price (well - Marta...

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dallas
Reviewed 29 December 2008

Marta's Rio Guesthouse, with a fabulous terrace overlooking Copacabana Beach, was recommended to us by our fantastic guide, Raphael Torres Lopez. Rafa showed us Rio, Ilhe Grande, and Paraty in such a professional and entertaining manner that we could not help falling in love with the Brazil that is so dear to him. Marta's location is PERFECT for strolling the...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 21 December 2008

This was my 4th trip to Rio de Janeiro, but it was the 1St time I was going there on my own, so before leaving I was a little bit worried, but now I can tell you that it was my best holiday in Rio! THANKS,MARTA! The apartment is located on the 11th and 12th floor of an elegant building...

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NY, NY, USA
Reviewed 28 November 2008

The two best things about staying here: the views/location and Marta. The guesthouse itself occupies the top two floors of a secure, 24hr doorman, elevator building right across the street from the beach (apparently the former residence of an ex-president of Brazil). Its location on the southern end of Copacabana means you get terrific sweeping views of the entire beach...

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Huntingdon
Reviewed 23 November 2008

I would thoroughly recommend this B&B. Located on floors 11 & 12 in a penthouse on Copacabana beach, Rio. Wonderful views over the beach, bay and onto Sugarloaf Mountain. The welcome from hosts Marta and John leave in no doubt as this is truly a 'Home from Home’ experience of a lifetime. The expert help and local knowledge they offer...

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Surrey, U.K.
Reviewed 19 November 2008

All that the previous excellent reviews are true. Marta greeted us out of the elevator with a big welcome hug, took our bags from us and made us feel at home straight away. The view from the 10th floor was amazing - our first taster of Rio. Our ensuite room (not all are en suite) was lovely and we slept...

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Amagansett_NY
Reviewed 11 November 2008

I had a lovely stay at this very classy and comfortable, large duplex apartment above the beach, while I researched a book. While there were other guests there, everyone did their own thing and it never felt crowded or 'unprivate.' The neighborhood worked very well for me, with shops including small groceries and take-out places, and good restaurants within a...

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 November 2008

My husband and I stayed at this gem of a B&B for three nights in September. As soon as I stepped off the elevator into the penthouse, I was greeted with a huge hug from Marta. Instantly, her and her husband, John, made you feel like you were home. The guest house is gorgeous, a beautiful terrace overlooking Copacabana beach....

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 18 October 2008

I'm so glad we found this gem on this site. I didn't want to stay at a big boring hotel. Marta and John are so nice and you feel like you're at home when you stay there...except there's a really amazing view of Copacabana Beach and the ocean. My boyfriend and I loved it here. Why stay here? Marta knows...

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer and special service and are prepared to help our guests since the start of the preparation of the trip to Brazil. In a very spectacular location in front of the Copacabana beach, and with the most beautiful views. Our Guesthouse offers comfort and have a very family atmosphere, and Marta is there to help the guests to find the best places to enjoy the city. With experience in tourism, Marta can help you with the best indication of tours, restaurants and what to do in Rio. Welcome to Marta's and be home at our Guesthouse ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House)

Address: Rua Francisco Sa 5, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: RM607 - RM1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House) 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Single gentlemen, Rio Guesthouse is NOT random-guest friendly, as it is also the private residence of the owner, Marta Miller.”
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