We stayed at Guesthouse Bianca twice for 4 nights at the beginning and the end of our 30 days trip to Brazil.
If you are planning to stay in Santa Teresa, this colonial-style villa is the perfect place to be. Very comfortable and stylish. A small garden with beautiful trees and some flowers are around the house. There are nearly no car traffic on the streets. Just perfect to really enjoy and relax. To get to the center you need to walk down some 15 minutes (or take a taxi) to the metro station in Gloria. The evenings we enjoyed walking some 20 minutes down to enjoy the bohemian scene of Lapa, or to Centro (bars, music-clubs).
Breakfast is served on a beautiful terrace surrounded by a small garden with beautiful trees and some flowers. Breakfast includes a lot of fruits and fresh juice.
The rooms are spacious and kept perfectly clean. The rate (including bottled water, access to the internet) was excellent value for Rio (February 2013).
Guido is a charming and very helpful host. We profited a lot of his advises about where to go and what to see. This is the place we liked most in Brazil. We recommend it highly. Edward,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guesthouse Bianca is one of the only places in all of Rio de Janeiro from which you can enjoy a true bohemian neighborhood, the chic beaches of the south, the bustling city center, the infamous viewpoints, and the non stop nightlife - all from the luxury of a private home surrounded by a tropical garden. The newly renovated home was built in 1932 and is located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Santa Teresa, considered by many to be the most charming cultural and historical neighborhood in all of Rio. Guests are only a 5 minute walk to countless restaurants, bars, shops, bus and tram stops, and just a 10 minute walk to Rio's ever expanding metro system. The three rooms are exquisitely appointed and furnished, two of which boast stunning views of the Bay of Guanabara and Sugar Loaf. The private guest entrance is through the lush garden, where you can find mango, coconut and goiaba trees, bromeliads, orchids, not to mention countless tropical birds and the occasional monkey. All of the rooms have elegant private bathrooms, inlaid hardwood floors, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and free wireless Internet. On the ground floor, guests have their own dining room and a self-catering kitchenette where they are welcome to prepare light meals and drinks. Guesthouse Bianca's gracious host, Guido, is a native Cariocan and has lived in Rio all his life. He speaks English, French and Italian and is always available to give tips on Rio, or join guests for a homemade piece of cake or a cachaca on the terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guesthouse Bianca Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Guesthouse Bianca Rio De Janeiro, Brazil