After a horrendous experience in another guesthouse in Rio, Lagoa guest house was a wonderful refuge. Friendly and helpful staff with excellent English (a rarity for the ignorant gringo in Brazil!) are always on hand to help and ensure a laid back, relaxing atmosphere (not that you can't have a few beers or turn up and some ungodly hour of the morning - as long as your not too loud). The dorm rooms are clean, comfortable and not too cramped and the private rooms are heavenly! The wi-fi is fast, the showers are hot and the breakfast is tasty! They put on a BBQ (free) for us, because we were there for a while - a lovely touch. In terms of location it is very close to a bank, a few bars and bus stops as well as being close the botanical gardens and corcovado. It is practically on the beautiful lake, close to the main hub of Botafogo (easy walking distance). Although it is a little out of the typically tourist places (Ipanemia beach is beautiful 25 min stroll around the lake with stunning scenery). However, you can get anywhere in Rio on buses (R$2.50) so it is not an issue. The staff will know which buses to get to where as well (or you could just use google maps directions on the public transport tab). For the price, in Rio, I don't think you can do better.
George & Fran
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- Also Known As:
- Lagoa Guest House Rio De Janeiro, Brazil