We had an amazing time in Rio, largely because of all of the help Diogo gave us during our stay. He picked us up at the airport, and we also organized for a combined tour/drop-off on the day we left. During our stay, Diogo was always around to tell us how to get places, and his advice was very good. Buses are good, frequent and cheap here, and there are also cheap taxis when we were running late or tired. So the location was really good- central to all the sites in Rio and yet in a real neighborhood rather than a tourist area. There is an amazing view from the house, and the garden is beautiful and full of birds. Lots of good restaurants nearby (a short walk).
We were given an upgrade to the bungalow. It had plenty of room, was very clean and cosy and very private. Breakfast is served in the main house, in a beautiful old room with a lovely view of a big tree. Great food, lots of variety of breads, cakes, fruit etc.
I was really glad that I chose this place rather than a typical tourist hotel in Copacabana. So much nicer. Thanks so much Diogo, we really love your city, and we enjoyed spending time with you.More