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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
15 Jul 2014
“Great little spot in rio”
29 May 2014
“Excellent stay - made our trip much more enjoyable!”
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Beachfront
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

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

1  Thank formershrink
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

Reviewed 4 September 2012

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

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 7 August 2012

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

3  Thank cre8Pinot
Reviewed 5 August 2012

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

Thank Abbie N
Reviewed 18 July 2012

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

Thank Henrik H
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Amenities
Top amenities
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$120 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#34 Charming Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#45 Trendy Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#279 Quaint Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$120 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#34 Charming Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#45 Trendy Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#279 Quaint Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
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Room & Suite (8)
Dining (5)
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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
...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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