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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The atmosphere at this small hotel feels like staying at a friend's house. The staff is so friendly; especially Karoline who went above and beyond to help with just about everything during our stay. The view of Rio from the room was spectacular and the villa itself is peaceful and relaxing. While it's not steps away from the beach, staying...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed for new years and had a brilliant time. The room and view were lovely and the staff all went out of their way to be friendly and helpful - we can't thank them enough! If I had one negative it is that it was such a shame the bar and restaurant were not in use and we don't...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A wonderfully relaxing week at the Villa. Staff were very helpful and accommodating, views from the room and pool area are truly incredible. Breakfast was included and pretty good. Only minor complaint would be the lack of a restaurant on site or within easy walking distance, but the staff will help you order food or taxis. Considering the price we...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the place! Everything is great but we didn't rate it for 5 star as attention to detail is needed! But it's beautiful and we would stay again, no doubt! It would be great to extend the minibar or provide some bar in the hotel. The staff very helpful especially the Italian girl at reception, sorry we didn't get...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Located on the hill on Santa teresa, few rooms, all with fantastic view, i book the deluxe suite and at reception they give me the best suites, the master with outside jacuzzi, this room is also called Carnaval. Very large with four poster bed and large bathroom with extra large terrace with private jacuzzi. The view is amazing with the...

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Rockland County, NY
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was a little hesitant to book The Villa as it is far away from everything. However, if you want a relaxing stay in Rio and excellent view then I highly recommend this place. If you need bottled water, the receptionist will send someone out to buy it for you. If you need dinner (The Villa does not offer dinner),...

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Orebro, Sweden
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our short stay at The Villa. People told us to be careful staying in Santa Teresa, but there was nothing to be worried about! Our room had an amazing balcony view over Rio - we could see Copacabana, Sugar loaf and Christ the Redeemer. The bed was comfortable and the room decor was nice. Shower was a little...

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Winterberg, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was a very nice hotel with a famous view of Rio, great brunch, a very nice room with terrace and overlooking Rio, the rezeptionist lisa and all others a very friendly and helpful !! Every Room have a nice view of rio and the corcovado

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel has stunning views of Rio and that's what we came for. Its also Within easy walking distance to Christ Our Redeemer. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The only thing keeping from 5 stars is the fact that the drainage was a bit smelly and the breakfast choice could do with being more varied. Treat yourself to...

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Ostend, Belgium
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet surroundings, friendly and helpful staff an above all: the views + large and spacious rooms. Even if the location is appr 2 km from centro Rio, it takes around 10 - 15reais(3 - 5€) with uberx to get here.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Rio, in the historic and bohemian town of Santa Teresa, The Villa is an 11-room boutique hotel with a hilltop position and a million dollar view! From the hotels main terrace, guests can take in the sweeping vista over the Guanabara Bay and the green hills of Santa Teresa, while enjoying the view of world famous art deco statue Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the samba clubs of Lapa and the Sambodromo stadium. Described by those in the know as the South American Montmartre and one of Rio's hidden gems, Santa Teresa is packed with local artists, galleries, cafes and some of Rio's best small restaurants. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 254, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil (Formerly Rio 180º Suites & Cuisine)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $104 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Hotel Rio 180
The Villa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#55 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get the Carnaval room with outdoor jacuzzi with views of Sugarloaf mountain ”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are bayview but suites are larger with great terrace”
  • View of Sugarloaf from jacuzzi
  • View at the Corcovado
  • Master suite
 of 5 bubbles pimilan, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the Master Suite. It's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles NYTraveler4193, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Copacabana room has a wonderful view and is pool level.”
 of 5 bubbles susancW5319LF, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Rooms have Names not numbers. Carnival is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles Welshexplorer1991, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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