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Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House)
Ranked #27 of 340 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 August 2017

As others have stated - The location OVERLOOKING the most amazing, well known beach in Rio ...Copacabana Beach and across the bay toward Sugarloaf.
Marta had advised us earlier that she would not be there on our arrival but Lucia would and we’d all catch up later than night. Lucia showed us to our room, around the guest house with the 'guest' kitchen and of course the view all with NO English - there was NO problem at all...we all had lots of laughs and of hand waving and we all ‘spoke the same language in the end’!!! Such a delight!!
Marta’s enthusiasm and positive warm outlook makes you feel extremely welcome and like a long-lost friend! Nothing was ever an issue and she was always willing to go the ‘extra mile’!
Marta's Guesthouse is spacious and very comfortable with a delicious breakfast, freshly squeezed juice, coffee, fruit and yummy cakes all served with a huge smile from Lucia on the terrace with THAT view!!!We felt very safe as the building has a gate with a 24h guard to operate it, a wonderful ‘old fashioned lift’, you come and go as you please, use the guest kitchen, cold water, put your wine in the fridge bought from a supermarket one street away – home away from home but BETTER!!
Apart from THE VIEW and beach across the road, opposite the building entrance is a laundromat and next street (back from Marta’s) is a Bank-5 mins walk away! Fabulous restaurants all a few minutes walk from Marta's.
Word of warning re: Banks in Rio. Saturday, Sunday and Monday is classified as ONE day therefore only R$200 per day per card can be withdrawn.
When in Rio STAY at Marta’.... you’ll love it!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was truly pleased with Marta's Guest House. This charming place is located in Copacabana Beach with amazing views. This fantastic apartment in an art deco style building. You are greeted by Marta personally and she immediately makes you feel at home.

We were provided a bountiful breakfast lovingly prepared by Lucia everyday. The family style setting allowed us to meet guests from allover the world. Food and a cozy setting transcends any language barriers.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Algenubi
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

First of all its location: on the corner of Copacabana and Ipanema. The beach is 30m away across the street. The spacious appartment is on the top floors with an amazing terras overlooking Copacabana (an additional terrace on top of that) Great, super breakfast on the terrace. Safe, 24h guarded. You are free to come and go, use the guest kitchen, cold water etc.
Bost most of all, Marta is the most warm and enthousiastic lady of the house. Always helpfull and in for a good laugh! Thank you Marta for the perfect days!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank jorisdelanghe
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed with Marta during the 2017 New Years celebrations in Rio. Her guesthouse is perfectly situated on Copacabana Beach with an awesome view across the bay towards Sugarloaf. There is a small kithcenette where you can keep and make food during your stay. Ipanema and the Metro station is within walking distance. The rooms are comfortable, but the terrace with its breathtaking view is the best! Breakfast is delicious, with fresh fruit, juice and cakes every morning. And Lucia is always ready with a smile.
Marta is an absolute amazing host, she makes you feel at home right from the start and you leave feeling like you are saying goodbye to a good friend!!
She is always ready with advice for restaurants and sight seeing, and willing to assist with bookings etc.
New Years in Rio is an amazing time, its hot and sunny and the beaches are packed. We had our very own New years eve coctail party on the terrace of the guesthouse with the other travellers, Marta and her friends. She served us delicous food, and made sure there was something for everyones taste (even for my children who can be fussy eaters!) We had the best view of the fireworks and the festivities down below on the beach.
I would never consider staying anywhere else in Rio! Absolutely loved our stay!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Amethyst and Aquamarine rooms, both with a view
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Lizl M
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place has it all.

1) You're right next to the beach, so if you want to go for a swim just head out dressed for the beach!
2) Amazing roof terrace where you have a magnificent view over the whole of Copacabana beach
3) Excellent breakfast served by Lucia, fresh made juices, ham, cheese, cake (a new one each day!)
4) Despite being really close to the beach and the road, our bedroom was extremely quiet (we chose the Emerald view)
5) Excellent and friendly service from guesthouse owner Marta. Always ready with hugs, umbrellas and beach towels :)

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Ida A
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Address: Rua Francisco Sa 5, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 340 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $170 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House) 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer and special service and are prepared to help our guests since the start of the preparation of the trip to Brazil. In a very spectacular location in front of the Copacabana beach, and with the most beautiful views. Our Guesthouse offers comfort and have a very family atmosphere, and Marta is there to help the guests to find the best places to enjoy the city. With experience in tourism, Marta can help you with the best indication of tours, restaurants and what to do in Rio. Welcome to Marta's and be home at our Guesthouse ! ... more   less 
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