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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Loved this hostel set in a antique three leveled house. The hostel sits up on the Santa Teresa hill, which is a pain to walk up, and too step for most taxis to take you up. Regardless, the views are amazing. The patio/lounge area was a great place to sit and sip on a few beers and meet other travelers.... More 

Thank netia1128
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I had a great stay at Villa Leonor. The staff was very friendly and helpful, always willing to answer to any questions that one might have. The hostel has a great view from the terrace, especially in the evenings. It was kept very clean, specially the rooms and bathrooms. The breakfast is very well served and the location is excellent.... More 

1 Thank Sven O
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

me and my girlfriend visited this hostel/pousada; it is really hard to reach, taxi drivers do not even go there because of its kind of dangerous... we needed to walk al up to this hostel and when we ring the bell nobody answers for at least 5 till 10 minutes. this neighbourhood is good for staying at the hostel constantly,... More 

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Travellers are raving about these Rio de Janeiro hotels

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I had 3 weeks in Villa Leonor and it's definitely a perfect place to stay in Rio. The location is quite center, walking distance to Centre, the nightlife in Lapa, and loads of buses takes you to the beaches and anywhere in the city. Yet the place itself and Santa Teresa is quite and beautiful, there are also many live... More 

Thank CissyLoquita
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2015

we stayed for almost a week in this lovely place and enjoyed a lot. Rooms are nice and clean and the terrace is just amazing, perfect place for a caipirinha and great view of the city. Location is good, we loved Santa Teresa and just 10 min from Lapa. the stuff was helpfull and really friendly. i highly recommend it

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Thank Mokel M
Arcos, MG
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Villa leonor is perfectly located between the busy streets of Lapa and charming hills of Santa Teresa, so you can get the best of both within a few minutes walk. The terrance provides an amazing view of the city and the bbq's and parties held there weekly are a great opportunity for guests to mingle with brazilians and experience the... More 

Thank NotNaraya
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

I've even extended my stay! Villa Leonor is the place to stay if you are looking to explore Rio by day and relax by night. It's location is in characteristic Santa Teresa where remnants of the past are all around. It's a 10 minute walk to the bus and 20 to the Cinelandia metro (granted the stairs is a hike... More 

Thank Katie G
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for Carnival, friendly, clean, secure hostel right in the heart of St Teresa. Air con in the room was a big plus, they also have a great bar/common area overlooking the city. It's very close to lapa but it's a fair climb on the way back up! Overall they made us feel very welcome!

Thank raymc20012001
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Fun, laid back hotel conveniently located in Santa Tereza and in walking distance to Lapa. The view here is stunning, with a very fun bar area as well. All of the staff were accommodating and helpful. I would absolutely recommend this affordably priced pousada. Paul is a hardworking guy who has created a wonderfully comfortable atmosphere. Parabéns e muito obrigada!!

Thank dolce111
Frigiliana, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Gorgeous views and completely relaxing atmosphere for a busy place like RIO. Situated in St. Teresa and close to Lapa in RIO (where thigs are happening). Old Villa renovated and with a lot of personality, no two rooms are the same. Fantastic terrace overlooking RIO. 5 stars for the ownerPaul and his staf.

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Leonor offers private ensuite rooms at very low rates in Rio de Janeiro's historic quarter with easy access to all the sights and beaches. With its cobbled streets, greenery and high concentration of artists, Santa Teresa is the best place to savour Rio - and Villa Leonor will make for an even more memorable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Leonor

Address: Rua Costa Bastos, 681 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-020, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: ₹ 818 - ₹ 8,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Leonor 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“rooms at the top floor are quitter and best views”
 of 5 bubbles antoniodZ5043WC, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms have terraces, and some are up even more steps, although those are further from the noise of the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Anotherjames, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The room in the top floor with a balcony is simply amazing!!!”
 of 5 bubbles eduardol167, 30 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The bus route around the hotel is all one way so if you are taking the bus around make sure you have a map and all the possible bus numbers to the hotel as it is very easy to get lost, and it seems to be a shared experience amongst alot of guests.”
 of 5 bubbles No_Need_2_Lie, 4 Oct 2012 | Read review
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