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I really wanted this to be a rave review -- but the whining dog was a small blemish on an otherwise wonderful experience.
The Rio Dolphin Inn is an opportunity to stay in a private home that is fabulously located at the intersection of Copacabana...More
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Response from JohnMaier, Owner at Rio Dolphin InnResponded 22 October 2012
We really appreciate this insightful and flattering 5-star review, and thank formershrink for pointing out the dog, who we know as Genki, our aging and faithful Dalmation. Putting him down as formershrink suggests might one day become an option, but since he still has a strong...More
A friend recommended the Rio Dolphin Inn and it is easy to understand why. My wife and I would not consider staying anywhere else on future visits to Rio. John's hospitality is second to none and his advice based on 20 years of Rio knowledge...More
We were there at the end of June. Rio Dolphin is a great/central place to stay in RIO. It's in a PRIME location--between Copacabana beach and Ipanema--it's tucked away in a QUIET street (and quiet is difficult to find in that area). The house is...More
I could not have a picked a better place for my solo visit to Rio. I felt perfectly at home - a lovely little retreat from the noise of the city. Fabulous location. The host was very welcoming and gave me fantastic advise on what...More
We stayed at Rio Dolphin over new year 2010/11, so this review comes a little late. First off, the location is awesome. You're within walking distance to both Copacabana and Ipanema and there are lots of nice restaurants in the area. Our host, John, took...More
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
draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.