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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Service: excellent. Even before you arrive there's a very personal approach to make your arrival and stay as perfect as can be. Once you've arrived, help is there for every aspect: weather tips, laundry, fixing the friggin' WiFi (I hate needing it, but traveling alone makes it indispensable, and Rob & Richard understand this), and a general understanding of the...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I loved staying at this Bed and Breakfast on a recent trip to Rio. The location is perfect-in the South Zone, but in the hills away from the noise. The property is beautiful. It was easy to relax. The hosts, Rob & Richard, are a delightful couple who made sure my stay was perfect. I knew where to eat, where...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you planning a honeymoon in Rio it is the Best place for you!!! You wasn't find any better. Rob and Richard are the Best hosts. They will help you with everything and explain a lot. Rooms are cosy and you can spent free time at pool or hammock. Every morning delicious breakfast will be waiting for you!

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

O Veleiro was the ideal place to base ourselves during our stay in Rio for the Olympics. Rob and Richard were most welcoming and were in frequent contact via email before our stay. On arrival Richard gave us a variety of maps and instructions on how to get to the metro. The walk up and down the hill got easier...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

O Veleiro is a place made with Love. Richard and Rob are really kind and attentive. You feel like home 😊 the house has a beautiful garden, you feel your in a jungle there because of the quiet atmosphere. Breakfast is very good. Very clean also. It is uphillso be prepared to walk.

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Since I was going to Rio by myself for one week of holiday and then a week of work I did not want to be lost in a big anonymous beachside hotel. I chose O Veleiro because of its location relatively near to the university and central in the middle-class Botafogo neighbourhood in Zona Sul. I was not disappointed. Staying...

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have just returned to England after staying at O Veleiro for 11 days. I was very happy with everything there throughout my stay. Rob was a delightful host - always making sure I was ok and had all I needed. He was extremely helpful in advising me about things to see and do in Rio - and, as he...

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

I stayed with Rob and Richard for four nights on my return to Rio from a trip around the northeast of Brazil. When I first arrived to Rio, it was swelteringly hot and i spent my time in the Copacabana area in a commercial hotel. What a difference to come back to the coolness of the Botafogo Hills! It was...

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Petaluma, CA
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I think back on my five nights at O Veleiro and smile. My daughter and I were greeted by the hosts and enjoyed our quiet and very clean room. The room could not have been nicer, with hammocks, wading pool, and refrigerator stocked with wine/beer/water for a reasonable price. Breakfast on the patio overlooking the city was delicious with a...

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Sansepolcro, Italy
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The guys from the hostel are so much nice and kind, in any situations, the give you all the informations you need for. The breakfast is really amazing!! everything is well organized and the room doesn't miss for anything. They really care for details and this is why they are able to provide you everything. Enjoy it!

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Staying in Botafogo

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Botafogo
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Described by several guests as a "Hidden Gem in an Oasis of Green", O Veleiro was the first Bed & Breakfast to open it's doors in Rio de Janeiro! Our location, carefully chosen on 15,000 sq ft of land, in a safe residential area, is the only B&B within walking distance (30 min) of both the Christ Statue train and the Sugar Loaf Cable cars. Also just 7min from Copacabana and the beaches by taxi (can also be reached by public transport bus or metro). The surrounding area offers magnificent views and remnants of Atlantic Forest, while a variety of flora and fauna can be found and wild parrots, toucans and small monkeys visit us daily! We are also pleased to be able to offer our own "home grown" fruits (seasonally), Papayas, Mangoes, Guavas and Bananas in our hearty complimentary breakfast, served from 8-10am each morning. Besides a variety of fresh tropical fruits and homemade juices, Brazilian coffee, assortment of herbal and black teas, hot and cold chocolate, assorted cereals, cold cuts, cheeses, homemade preserves, jams and jellies, cakes and eggs cooked to order, depending on the day we offer waffles, tapioca, pastries, and other specialty items!Our spacious, 4 story, heritage style, family home Bed and Breakfast (Cama e Café or “Hospedagem Domiciliar” - the correct term used to describe this type of accommodation in Brazil), is located on a quiet, cobble stoned road about 1.5 km up a picturesque hillside, which opened the way for horse drawn carriages to the south zone of Rio de Janeiro from the Centro in the early 1830’s. We offer 3 ample, comfortable, private rooms and a friendly, low-key atmosphere. Fresh quality cotton linens and towels and daily house keeping are provided. Our En-suite rooms also offer flat screen LCD TVs with DVD player, a mini bar fridge, and individual air conditioning.Besides our guest rooms, the main areas of our home and gardens are open to our guests including 2 large “salas” – one inside the main house with a wide screen TV and international cable, sports and movie channels and another quieter “sala” near the pool - sometimes used for massage services provided by one of our local masseuses - we also have a small pool and an open bar area on the pool deck. We make sandwiches and mixed drinks – including the famous “caipirinha” – Brazil’s national drink, on request, complimenting the contents of our self-service mini bar fridges. Free hi-speed internet is available throughout the house and gardens and a guest computer is available for a small charge for those without their own internet device. We offer a wealth of helpful, personal knowledge in English, Spanish or Portuguese, to point you in the right direction, and assist you in organizing your stay within your time limitations to make sure you don’t miss any important sights. One of your hosts is also a registered guide with the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism and we offer private tours, walks and hikes around the city and into the nearby mountains for those guests interested. please inquire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about O Veleiro Bed and Breakfast

Address: Rua Mundo Novo 1440 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-020, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range: £45 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“I stayed in the En Suite room and loved it”
 of 5 bubbles debraz84, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend using the airport transfer service the B&B offers as I wouldn't want to walk up the hill with a bag!”
 of 5 bubbles TheWorldIsMyOyster39, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I had the room with the outside bathroom, which is literally one step outside the room door. It was perfect for me.”
 of 5 bubbles CdeOlde, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“book early and pay a little extra for private bathroom. it is very quiet..”
 of 5 bubbles drummerg2016, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have stair access, check with the hosts.”
 of 5 bubbles trevord795, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
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