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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 8 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

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)

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...

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
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Booked a room for a week and was moved 3 times between rooms due to overbooking. Hot water a luxury that was experienced only 5 days of the week and the two days without were not consecutive which means it is not a single breakdown The showers were mouldy and poorly maintained Nice views-that was not a lie

2Thank Simi N
Reviewed 24 November 2014

As with reviews below this hotel comes with it's pros & cons most of which have been listed - this is our view on these! Pro's Location - views from Christ to Sugar Loaf and beyond. We also found old areas into Santa Teresa to be relaxing for evenings out. Other areas easily accessible by taxi - you can't be...

Thank martin_roberts
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We just spent one night there on our way to Ilha Grande. We booked a deluxe room called the botanic garden and it was really good, with a dedicated small terrace with an outstanding view of the city and the corcovado, from the side of the hill in Santa Teresa. Although this area seemed to be dodgy a few years...

1Thank Daemo D
Reviewed 7 November 2014

The best of the hotel is the view. The second best of the hotel is the view and - yes - the third best is also the view which is really amazing. Unfortunately the management seems to think that this is enough. My suite was not really proper, the bathroom needs to be renovated. The guest can have the impression...

Thank Heidi K

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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: €48 - €175 (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
#46 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are bayview but suites are larger with great terrace”
  • Master suite
  • View at the Corcovado
  • View of Sugarloaf from jacuzzi
 of 5 bubbles pimilan, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the Master Suite. It's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles NYTraveler4193, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Copacabana room has a wonderful view and is pool level.”
 of 5 bubbles susancW5319LF, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Rooms have Names not numbers. Carnival is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles Welshexplorer1991, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“More soap in the bathroom. ”
 of 5 bubbles emaflo2015, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
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