We stayed at the Rionegroguesthouse in August 2008 one night before and one night after a trip to a lodge in the Amazon (Amazon Tupana Lodge-excellent).
Pick-up at the airport as confirmed by email, no problem with that, neither with the transfer in and out. The rooms are very clean, as is the whole guesthouse; breakfast with view to the Rio Negro Palace with fruit juices, cakes, eggs, coffee, tea; everything there;
Internet access at the owner´s pc, which is not a problem, because you can just use it whenever it is free.
The owner Friedrich and his wife are very friendly; they know a lot about Manaus and are happy to show you around the town. Friedrich is a heavy smoker and the back of the house with the Biergarten needs some renovations, facts that might be disturbing for others, for us it was not.
Manaus is a busy city, some areas look scary to Europeans, as do some of the streets in the neighbourhood of the guesthouse, but walking to the harbour, the market and the main shopping area is not a problem at all. Ask Friedrich to join you for a typical brazilian dinner in one of his favourite local "restaurants" in a street nearby. You would (and maybe should) never go there alone, but it is a good experience to get a feeling for how locals live and spend their evenings.
We enjoyed our stay at Rionegroguesthouse and can recommend it to everybody looking for an affordable stay with personal recommendations for Manaus.
- Also Known As:
- Pousada Rio Negro Guesthouse Manaus, AM, Brazil