"We rented this quaint 2 bedroom, 2 full bath apartment in a very secure building for 15 days and I have to say, it was all we needed and we were so happy we did. The location was perfect; right before the tunnel for a short walk to one of the nicest malls in Rio (including a Starbucks), a short 10 minute walk to the Metro and just a brisk 5 minute walk to the beach--who could ask for more? There is also a doorman that greets you and helps with your bags and the front desk personnel always did their best, although we certainly were not fluent in their language, we all found ways to communicate and also, make it fun. The apartment itself has a full kitchen, although why would you cook when you are just a short walk to some of the best Brazilian food available; but the full refrigerator/freezer was very nice. There are 2 barstools for eat in convenience along with a couch and chairs in the living room. Each Bedroom has a queen bed and the one onsuite, also has a single bed for additional sleeping in private. this fit our 2 couples set up great as one bedroom as the bathroom attached and the other has the common bathroom. There was the ability to have 3 others there, 2 in the living room and one other in bedroom on the single bed. The bathrooms are perfect with larger than expected showers and the best water pressure I have ever experienced. It is very clean and housekeeping comes in daily to dust, mop the floor and do up the bedrooms; a welcome convenience when renting an apartment. The bathrooms came with liquid soap and shampoo and conditioner. There is also a balcony that although a bit noisy as it faces the street, is quite nice to get outside and see the sites without leaving the apartment. Laundry is available for drop off and pick up service onsite. We didn't use the restaurant, gym or pool while we were there but they are available also. Besides being within walking distance to so many things, it is also convenient to an incredible hike at the military installation and bike rental shop. Probably, the most impressive part of all of this rental was the owners-- they were so responsive from the minute I showed interest in it to the day of departure and beyond. Every question and inquiry was answered promptly and there was even the nicest welcome basket there when we checked in. The personal interest in our enjoyable stay was paramount for them. I would definitely recommend this property to those looking for a bit more than just a hotel room!"
Guest: Lynn P.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 23, 2016