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|Distance to city centre||2.8 km|
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I stayed for one week in Villa Franca and absolutely loved my time there! The house is in the absolute perfect location in the Santa Teresa Neighborhood, which is one of the the most beautiful and coolest places in Rio. It is on a pretty and quiet street, yet only about a 2 minute walk to a bunch of shops and restaurants. Importantly, the area is very safe! I walked around at night many times without worry. Also, In about 10 minutes you can walk to the Gloria subway station, and only about 5 minutes further is the nightlife area of Lapa. The house itself is very tastefully decorated and everyone working there was lovely! It really felt like a home away from home. My room was clean, had fast reliable internet, and strong hot water in the shower. 10/10, I will be staying again next time I am in Rio!
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I felt very welcomed and taken care of; feels more like home than a hotel, I enjoyed it.
First thing to mention is the ever-lovely & helpful Samira who takes care of the hotel for the equally lovely & helpful owner, Lucia! Clean room, comfy bed, clean bathroom with very good shower & complimentary shampoo & soap. Rua Terezina is very quiet and feels safe. The hotel also has good security, in case you're concerned about such things. The neighbourhood is the delightful & charming Ste Teresa with a lovely bohemian atmosphere. You can choose a tasty breakfast at the hotel or wander locally to a bakery just a few minutes away on foot. In the evening, just around 2 corners is a line of restaurants to choose from. After dinner, there's a cozy courtyard in the hotel where you chill out in the peaceful ambience. And "Spike" the little dog is a cutie! Lastly, Rio is not the cheapest city but Villa Franca is excellent value for money.
Nothing. Very happy.
My room was delightful and the people were very helpful!
With a stay at Villa Franca in Rio de Janeiro (Santa Teresa), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) and Museum of Modern Art. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Limited parking is available onsite.
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- Spacious rooms
- Friendly service
- Friendly atmosphere
- Impressive bathroom
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Most popular landmarks
- Escadaria Selarón 1.1 km
- Arcos da Lapa 1.2 km
- Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro 1.3 km
- Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião 1.3 km
- Sambodrome 1.4 km
- Passeio Publico 1.4 km
|Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont||2.8 km|
|Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl||14.2 km|