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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
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  • 15 Jul 2014
    “Great little spot in rio”
  • 29 May 2014
    “Excellent stay - made our trip much more enjoyable!”
Rua Bulhoes de Carvalho 480 Casa 6 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-001 Brazil See on map
Name/address in local language
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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The Rio Dolphin Inn is a top quality yet quaint and cozy home on a quiet cobblestone street on the border of Ipanema, Copacabana and Arpoador beaches. You will not find a better location: you can actually see the ...More beach from the entrance, the metro station is a block away and the main city bus lines pass right in front of the gate. This exclusive home has 2 bedrooms, both of them comfortable suites with modern bathrooms, air conditioning, fans, new comfortable beds and large bright windows. It's the perfect spot for couples, families, friends and single travelers. The inn is acclaimed as one of Rio's best bed and breakfasts. It is rated 5 stars and was winner of Trip Advisor's Excellence award in 2012 and 2013. We pride ourselves in taking care of our guests and helping them get the most of their visit. Check out our reviews on bedandbreakfast and TripAdvisor. We were closed for renovations but opened in April of 2014 with new lower rates starting at US$120. World Cup dates still available. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$120 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Rio Dolphin Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Rio Dolphin Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Rio Dolphin Inn for 6 nights, and found it to be a nice little B&B in a perfect location. If you walk out onto the sidewalk and look left, you can see Copacabana beach a few blocks away....More

2  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 13 December 2012

I stayed at the Rio Dolphin in early Oct. I picked it mainly because of its central location & its proximity to both the Ipanema & Copacabana beaches. Yes the price was higher than other pousadas but I didn’t mind because safety was important to...More

1  Thank Trudster18
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Big thank you to John for making myself and my friend feel so welcome in his gorgeous home. There were so many lovely touches to make you feel welcome, and is home is bursting with character. John sorted us out with transfers to and from...More

1  Thank Sarahv2000
Reviewed 16 November 2012

This truly a 5* Guest House. John is getting high praise here on here and it has to be said - rightly so. The house is in a safe and ideal location, the rooms are great, its always clean and John encourages guests to make...More

1  Thank Walkidio
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We came here based on the recommendations from Trip Advisor & we were very pleased. John was welcoming, friendly & so kind. On arrival he gave us a little orientation which was appreciated as we were a little apprehensive (given it's Rio) and it was...More

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"We had the dolphin room wich has a on suite facility's"
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"I stayed in the Little Prince Room - it has 2 two beds so we used the extra bed to lay out our clothes :)"
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"The Dolphin room had a view of the street."
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"The Dolphin room looked cute and we were tempted by the en suite bathroom. But we chose the slightly bigger..."
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