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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

If you want to stay in this area of Rio (Santa Teresa/Laranjeiras) or want an authentic and relaxing Rio experience; then look no further. The views are incredible from the very large balconies and are the real highlight. But the whole place is great and has a feel of a rural retreat in the city. The rooms are spacious and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

This was really the perfect place for me to spend in my three nights in Rio! I had just spent a week in Sao Paulo and it was my first time in Rio, travelling alone and not speaking Portuguese, so was naturally a little nervous about where to stay that would be safe in Rio. I didn't need to stay... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Be ready to taxi in and out vs walking, tubing or busing, but once you're in this hi-end French owned hotel it's a little piece of Carioca heaven round the clock., The chefs will cater to all your culinary needs from cafe da manha through dinner, and he guys at the reception will help you out of their way to... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Our stay was nearly perfect in all respects. The hotel has the most wonderful view, stylish, comfortable and clean rooms, and staff who really try their utmost to make your stay the most memorable imaginable. We have travelled all over the world and cannot think of another hotel that offered as good a value as Rio 180 did. We would... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

The hotel is very nice. It has an equisite view of Rio. Outstanding. The rooms are spaceous, clean, very confortable and beatiful. The people from the hotel are very nice and friendly. Wifi is free and fast. Large bathroom with great shower.

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Good location. Stunning view. Nice big rooms. The restaurant was closed during the 3 nights we stayed. And it is really a shame not to be able to have a nice drink at night to enjoy the view. To match the hotel standard, breakfast could to be improved with a larger food choice, and most of all food must be... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

This is a quiet hotel in a nice area of Santa Teresa. There are only 8 rooms. We stayed in the 'Lapa' room and we had a gorgeous view of Sugar Loaf and Christ from our balcony. The staff is very friendly and helpful and most of them speak very good english. Some staff speak Spanish as well. We arrived... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

we had the Ipanema room that is awesome. Great staff, lovely restaurant, nice pool with a view to die for. A bit out of town so taxis struggled to find it but in a safe location. All they need is shade at poolside as it gets very hot being a suntrap We stayed three nights wish it had been longer... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

I have been staying the Rio 180 in 2011 for 4 weeks and appriciated the former managers hostage. Lookign forward to our stay this January (2015) I was more than disappointed. The hotel itself has a lot of potential, however, the current management is very poor. Staff ist extremely unfriendly (beside the guy at the reception) and doesn`t make you... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

the location not that good, the taxi driver was scared by the surroundings, but once we got there it was ok. The view from the room and from the restaurant is priceless. You can see the statue of the Christ, the sugar loaf and the bay of Rio in clear sight. Dinner was delicious, which led to us (in a... More 

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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: ₹ 3,557 - ₹ 12,721 (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
#47 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“All rooms are bayview but suites are larger with great terrace”
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  • View at the Corcovado
  • View of Sugarloaf from jacuzzi
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“Get the Master Suite. It's worth it.”
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“The Copacabana room has a wonderful view and is pool level.”
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