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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Wow - what a great find! Villa Laurinda was the last stop on our tour of South America and it was the icing on the cake. We loved Rio and especially loved this elegant B&B with its really comfortable bed and generous breakfast. A great deal in what must surely be Rio's best location. We recommend it!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Fantastic! I have travelled to Rio for a couple of times before and have stayed at Ipanema in my previous visits. Staying at Villa Laurinda in Santa Teresa was a whole new experience though, which I am glad I have tried! The place is magnificent, a hidden treasure up in the hill, away from all the madness of Rio's (too... More 

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Rio
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

I could not have chosen a better place to stay in Rio! Santa Teresa is the most charming area I have been in the city. And Villa Laurinda surprised me with its grandiosity – a gorgeous old mansion with a large garden – yet with a feeling of warmth and coziness. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful! I could... More 

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Liverpool
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights in June 2011 and the villa is gorgeous, beautiful ornate French decor and a lovely pool and breakfast area. The staff, Sergio and Regina were lovely and very helpful. The breakfast was also very tasty and the pool area was fabulous. The Villa was close to a nearby bar in Santa Teresa and not... More 

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israel
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Reviewed 13 April 2011

we were 3 couples that arrived for 2 days in Rio, the warm welcome by Cristina was just the openning. we recieved help from her for every quest we had including a guide for our tour in the city that made our short visit wonderful. the house with its tranquility was like in paradise. the whole site was heart warming.

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Tourtoirac
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

We adored Villa Laurinda from the first moments when we arrived in the middle of the night. A really lovely old house in set in beautiful tropical gardens, it was a little bit of paradise. We were met by a charming couple to drive us to the hotel, which is always a delight when travelling. The breakfast, served on a... More 

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Meggen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

We stayed in Villa Laurinda twice. At the beginning of our tour through Brazil and at the end. From the first moment we felt in love with the building / villa. The historic building from the colonial period is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Sitting by the pool in the shadow of the mango tree, eating delicious breakfast while listening... More 

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Salvador, BA
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

I loved to stay at Villa Laurinda. The place is amazing, a really beautiful house up on the green hill of Santa Teresa with a very helpful and kind staff that offers good advice and the best hidden tips in town. The price is very fair for the great service that this B&B offers. I certainly recommend Villa Laurinda.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Set in the most beautiful area of Rio it is a recreation after a busy day exploring Rio. I can warmly recommend Villa Laurinda.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

It was our last city during our trip around the world and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks to the host who spoke dutch!!! The pool is wonderful and Santa Teresa is a good venue not far from the center and close to perfect bars and restaurants.

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighbourhood Profile
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 )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Laurinda is a small hotel-boutiqu, run by artists, set in a gorgeous original 1888 Victorian house and two anexxe buildings of fine contempoarary architecture, in a luscious tropical garden with a large swimming pool in the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, one of Rio de Janeiro's oldest and most charming neighbourhoods, located between the city centre and the beaches.The house holds a comprehensive art library, an exclusive guest lounge and terrace, free wifi internet access throughout the premises. We also offer sauna and a self-service minibar with cold drinks and snacks at the pool kiosk. As a small business, we try to match as far as possible the individual needs and requests of every guest in a place with peace, joy and charm for very reasonable prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Laurinda

Address: Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 98 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-270, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $76 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Laurinda 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“All the rooms are good with two that share a bathroom so do check if this is an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 923andrewn, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles WainfromMelbourne, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Very quiet and spacious. The rooms were so clean and spacious. Loved having the computer in the lobby too!”
 of 5 bubbles 463ardens, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the suites "Mangueira" and "Viradouro" and liked them both very much”
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 of 5 bubbles rosarioc291, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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