Enclosed by one half-acre of tropical gardens, the 1888 Victorian villa which is now home to the Villa Laurinda hotel features an outdoor pool and an art library with a grand piano. It is owned by artists Maurício Dias and Walter Riedweg and conveniently situated near the center of Rio's old Santa Teresa neighborhood. In the morning monkeys can be seen scampering among the tree branches and in the evening jasmine flowers perfume the air by the pool. The simple yet elegant guest rooms have wood or tile floors and access to either private or shared bathrooms. Communal facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, lounge and pool bar and terrace. Complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property and there is a computer available to guests in the lounge.
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The hotel is located just outside the center of Rio de Janeiro's hilltop Santa Teresa neighborhood just 15 minutes from Lapa and the Sambódromo. Nearby in Santa Teresa there are some excellent bars and restaurants offering varied cuisine.
Food & Beverage
A complimentary breakfast, which includes fresh local fruits and breads, is served each morning. There is a bar by the pool where guests can enjoy cold drinks 24 hours a day.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from Rio de Janeiro's Glória subway station, head west (uphill) along Cândido Mendes St. and continue along Alm. Alexandrino St. then Paschoal Carlos Magno St. When the road comes to a T with Monte Alegre St. turn left, then follow Monte Alegre for 0.2 miles and turn left onto Laurinda Santos Lobo St. 118 yards later you'll arrive at the hotel on your right.
Amenities & Services
General:Breakfast, Bar, Cable/Satellite TV, Daily Newspapers, Ground-Floor Terrace, Family Friendly, Restaurant, Garden.
Services:In-Room Breakfast Option, Tours and Excursions, In-House Car Rental, Wake-Up Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Computers with Internet Connection, Taxi Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes.
On-Site Activities:Sun Deck, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Collection of Books, Steam Bath, Piano, Sauna.
Nearby Attractions:Cycling, Colonial Architecture, Art Galeries, Hiking, Museum.
Languages:Spanish, German, English, French, Portuguese.
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