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The Rio Dolphin Inn is a top quality yet quaint and cozy home on a quiet cobblestone street on the border of Ipanema, Copacabana and Arpoador beaches. You will not find a better location: you can actually see the beach from the entrance, the metro station is a block away and the main city bus lines pass right in front of the gate. This exclusive home has 2 bedrooms, both of them comfortable suites with modern bathrooms, air conditioning, fans, new comfortable beds and large bright windows. It's the perfect spot for couples, families, friends and single travelers. The inn is acclaimed as one of Rio's best bed and breakfasts. It is rated 5 stars and was winner of Trip Advisor's Excellence award in 2012 and 2013. We pride ourselves in taking care of our guests and helping them get the most of their visit. Check out our reviews on bedandbreakfast and TripAdvisor. We were closed for renovations but opened in April of 2014 with new lower rates starting at US$120. World Cup dates still available.
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Rua Bulhoes de Carvalho 480 Casa 6 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-001 Brazil
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Santos Dumont Airport10 km
Internacional Airport19 km
General Osorio5 min
Cantagalo10 min
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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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just stayed In the dolphin inn for 22 days during the World Cup and had a great time The dolphin inn is quirky but in a nice way it is in a little gated and safe area with shops, restaurant s and a metro station...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a great experience at Rio Dolphin Inn and highly recommend it. We stayed here for 4 nights at about US $130 per night. John was traveling, so we did not get to meet him, but his friend Elaine was there and she was...More

Thank Marina B
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at Rio Dolphin Inn for about five days in early August 2013. We had an excellent time staying here and wholeheartedly recommend it. The hosts, John and Cindy, were extremely helpful, friendly and gracious. This groovy little place was way way better than...More

1  Thank Craig45
Reviewed September 23, 2013

You can't go wrong with over 100 5* reviews and it's hard to say what hasn't already been said! Although, cliche, you DO feel like you're visiting an old friend! The location is fantastic, you have an abundance of food choices and you're right in...More

Thank poymeetsworld
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Thanks to a creative décor that mixes surfer-beach themes with Old Rio touches, plus a modern hot, powerful shower, my stay at the Rio Dolphin Inn scored five stars. Tucked in a cozy block at the point where Ipanema and Copacabana just about meet, the...More

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"We had the dolphin room wich has a on suite facility's"
Jul. 15, 2014
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"I stayed in the Little Prince Room - it has 2 two beds so we used the extra bed to lay out our clothes :)"
Sep. 23, 2013
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"The Dolphin room had a view of the street."
Sep. 3, 2013
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"The Dolphin room looked cute and we were tempted by the en suite bathroom. But we chose the slightly bigger..."
Feb. 23, 2013
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BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroCopacabana
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