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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2015

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...

1Thank theholistictraveller
Manchester, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank Paul W
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...

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4Thank Matthias F
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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...

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Thank Sofia D
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Tremendous view once you're inside but a little difficult to find when you arrive. Comfortable hotel with very helpful staff. The pool is not very big but we really appreciared it during the hot hours A little drawback with the situation : the bus to get downtown... Altogether a very pleasant hotel.

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I loved It!Great view, amazing people working to make us happy, Hector the bartender is such a helper!Excellent room, bed, shower.kitchen wasn't working but they provide us an amazing delivery service

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Thank Lu L
Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Welcoming staff, amazing view and accommodation, good breakfast, and you can take a bus there from the closest metro station, so no worries! (of course it is a little far from beaches and city center, but its price to pay for the view in Rio)

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Thank céline b
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I love it! My only problems was the price of coffee during the day and they don't change towels everyday. The people There are just amazing and so please to help you. I definitely will stay there next time!

Thank LuLocateli
rio de janeiro
Reviewed 1 December 2014

The hotel needs maintenace and staff training. The front desk was nice but gave us wrong informations. Sent us to restaurants that are closed on Monday and one guy told my boyfriend that we could walk to the restaurant. Impossible the area is not safe and took us 15 minutes by cab. Room smell really bad..... Very poor breakfast. NO...

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2Thank Flavia n
Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

The only great thing about it is the view, location and the moment of checking out. Bar man Hector s a great guy. Thanks to him I could come down after a night without sleeping as the staff could not provide a sheet for my bed. Be very carefull if you still think this is the place for your holiday.Do...

Thank RiOli

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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: ₹ 4,314 - ₹ 7,320 (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
#59 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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