My friend and I were really lucky to get a night at Guesthouse Bianca because they normally do 2 nights minimum and we had gotten our itinerary wrong when we first booked, but Guido was very accommodating and accepted us nonetheless. And what a joy it was! Our only regret was that we were not able to stay longer. We had such fun taking photos around the house, pretending that we live in that beautiful mansion. Guido was away during that time, but his friend, Alessandro who was helping out, was extremely helpful in arranging airport transfer and making sure that we were comfortable.
Breakfast was a lovely spread in a beautiful environment in the dining room (or in the verandah if you prefer) - everything was freshly baked and delicious.
Santa Teresa is far from Copacabana and the other shopping areas but taxi is readily available and the area is charming.
Also look out for the friendly cat and dogs - love them.
- 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