From reservation to check-out, my experience with Quinta Azul has been overall very good. The staff is very attentive and extremely kind, always available and helpful; their English is superb and nothing was ever a problem for them. Aline, the manager, is a perfect hostess: charming, friendly and very bubbly!
My suitcase got lost on the way to Rio and the airline delivered it at the pousada two days later, at almost 1 am; Jorge was there to receive it and made sure I had it first thing in the morning, as soon as I was awake, even if he wasn't on duty.
The pousada is a true gem: situated in the rustic, yet fascinating Santa Teresa neighbourhood of Rio. We found the surrounding area lively, full of life and with a decadent charm that introduced us to the true face of Brazil's arguably most beautiful city. There is a very good choice of restaurants and bars within a very short walking distance. Taxis are easily available to go into town and to the beaches, but a short and pleasurable stroll down the hill, takes you to the subway station where connections are available to the most popular areas.
The varied and tasty breakfast is served in a beautiful setting, service is prompt and corteous. Wi-fi is available in the patio and the signal is strong and clear.
The rooms are very clean and feature all comforts, bathrooms are spacious and the walk-in showers are a blessing after an all day out. There's some street noise in the upper rooms that is absolutely inevitable, due to the central location of the structure. Nothing that good earplugs can't cancel.
Would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quinta Azul is a Nineteenth century colonial building completely restored to original and modern day standards to provide best comforts and great value for money. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada Rio De Janeiro, Brazil