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Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House)

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place has it all. 1) You're right next to the beach, so if you want to go for a swim just head out dressed for the beach! 2) Amazing roof terrace where you have a magnificent view over the whole of Copacabana beach 3) Excellent breakfast served by Lucia, fresh made juices, ham, cheese, cake (a new one each... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Not only the bedrooms were clean, comfortable and well equipped. But also relaxing in the huge living room or on the rooftop terrace with a beautiful view over the Copacabana and the sugar loaf are great. We felt very welcome from the first minute. You can really tell that Marta enjoys running her Guest House: She spends time there with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had an excellent stay in Rio at Marta's Guest House! Marta made us feel at home right away. We were amazed by the breathtaking view! Great terrasse and living/ dining area, perfect for dinner under the stars. Rooms were very clean, breakfast every morning was beyond expectations, so delicious! Loved loved loved our stay!

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We were greeted by Marta with open arms! Immediately we felt at home and safe. As other reviews mentioned, her home is on the 10th floor overlooking Copacabana beach - what a view! The living area is large with comfortable seating and a small kitchenette. Our room was a deluxe suite ,it was not overly large and looked onto a... More 

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I went to Rio on a whim to take a load off and clear my mind. I had no prior reservation and found Marta's place online. I booked on her website then just walked over. Well I suprised her with my arrival as she hadn't seen the booking yet. Regardless, she took it in stride and set me up properly.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

The view and the location are perfect. This is a lovely two story house perched on top of a 10 story building. It is a pleasure just looking at the entire length of Copacabana Beach. Short walk to Ipanema Beach. The metro works great and is a few blocks away. Breakfast was very nice. Marta, well, she was not at... More 

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

I found Marta to be a great hostess. She made sure i did not sit around but explored and had fun. She even sent me to a club. The accommodation was good and bed was comfortable and bathroom clean. Sevice and food was great. Very affordable as the cheapest in Rio.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We were welcomed with open arms (literally) from Marta the moment we arrived. Marta helped get us situated (including fruit juices to get things started), and sat with us to see what we have planned, and made some great suggestions which made the three-day trip to Rio a great one. Oh, did I mention she sat with us on the... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

I am Brazilian expatriate for 14 years. and every vacation I take on Brazil in extraordinary places, and Martha guest house, It was one. Safety, comfort, friendliness, warmth and feeling of being at home in Paradise from Rio de Janeiro. Thank you Martha I will be back soon .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

First the positives, the penthouse has stunning rooftop views and the room was great for the price. The building has lots of character. Marta's daughter was lovely and made us feel very welcome. We thought it was in a good location at the end of Copacabana beach near to Ipanema. The reason we booked this guesthouse was because of all... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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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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: $165 - $557 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles weatherman1974, 24 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Aquamarine is the best room”
 of 5 bubbles KerryfGoldCoast, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The rooms don't have sea views”
 of 5 bubbles RioLuce, 13 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Emerald room is ideal for single or couple. Quiet room, comfortable bed and en suite.”
 of 5 bubbles gl0b3tr0ttR, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the aquamarine room with an ensuite bathroom. An in room safe, A side view of Mount Sugar Loaf.”
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 of 5 bubbles DIORAU, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
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