RIO LODGE INN,which used to be a BandB for over 10 years is now a family run LODGE for a couple or single. (1 en-suite with private bath, air-conditioned, ceiling fan, The suite is quite comfortable and very clean. GUESTS WILL FEEL AT HOME! Located in southern Rio, between Leblon / Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca, within a walking distance to the local beach (São Conrado beach) and a nice shopping mall, a nice supermarket around the corner, good restaurants and other amenities - 30-minute drive from Rio International airport. São Conrado has a very good transport LINKING to several tourist spots of Rio, such as ordinary and special buses and vans/minibuses, at cheap fares. Free access to the WEB and WiFi is available in all rooms.
5 on January 01, 2013
My friend and I spent a week in Rio in June 2012. He is originally from Brazil and was showing me his country. He and Hilda hit it off famously. As they chatted in Portuguese I enjoyed some of the best breakfasts a person could have. Fresh fruit, breads, eggs, juices..it was something to look forward to every morning and it got you going for your day. Hilda was the perfect hostess and a wonderful conversationalist at breakfast going back and forth in English and Portuguese. She made us feel so at home. By the end of the week we felt like we lived in Rio. For the price in Rio you will not find anything better. We love you Hilda! Looking forward to going back to Rio in 2014.
5 on August 09, 2012
Dear traveller, Me and my fiancée stayed one week in Hilda's B&B in the end of July 2012. What can we say? Except that Hilda welcomed us so generously and so nicely. She is always carefull and attentive to your comfort. His place is spacefull, well-situated (transports are very accessible), nice and vey clean. Her breakfast is probably the best in town if you are found of exotic fruits, maracuja juice, cheese, delictessen meat and good humor. In one sentence, what ever you are loking for, you will find it at Hilda's place. Bom viajem por Rio, a cidade maravilhosa! Ciao!
4.8 on March 16, 2012
We stayed with Hilda carnival week and this accommodation was perfect. Hilda was an excellent hostess. The rooms were very clean and the bed comfortable. Hilda made us so welcome and was extremely helpful with advice about which bus to catch and local information. Sao Conrado was an excellent area to stay as it was only ten minutes by the local mini buses to Ipanema and Copacabana and the beach is not crowded. It has a relaxed atmosphere where we felt very safe. Hilda's breakfasts were delicious and if we returned to Rio we would definitely stay with Hilda again. We had a great week in Rio and thoroughly enjoyed the carnival. We were advised to go to the Sambadrome on the saturday evening which was cheaper, the groups went through quicker than sun and mon and it was amazing. Go yourself by taxi. Do not trust catching a shuttlebus organised by the Rio carnival ticket office. They do not turn up and the taxi got us there easily.
4.2 on January 31, 2012
I recently stayed at the Rio Lodge Inn for four nights, what a treat at the end holiday! Hilda is a wonderful host and was so welcoming, accommodating every request! The accommodation was fantastic and so comfortable with plenty of space. Breakfast was amazing with an array of items fit for a king/queen!! Location good, easy to get to Centro, Copa, Impanema, Leblon via the regular minivan service which passes every few minutes and doesn't take long, also taxi's and buses available close by. I couldn't leave a review without mentioning Hilda's extraodinary hospitality....she went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect and even ensured I took the correct minivan the first day I ventured out! As a single female traveller I felt extremely safe here and would highly recommend staying here to everyone! Thanks Hilda!! Louise, Scotland.
5 on October 05, 2011
we stayed with Hilda for 5 nights, let me tell you that we didn't expect that much from someone you just met, Hilda is just grate, helpful and very kind, she makes you feel like you are at home. The breaksfast was outstanding, lots of fresh fruit (love the mango), bread, bacon, eggs, milk, coffee, and everything you would need. Trust me, you wont need to lunch after this breakfast! The room was very comfortable, private bathroom, has a grate view, all you will need in Rio, you'll find it at Hilda's. We hope to get back soon! Thank you for everything Hilda! Ro&Abi
5 on May 08, 2011
My wife and I stayed with Hilda at the Rio Lodge inn for 6 nights during CARNIVAL 2011. We received a shock when the elevator door opened into her condominium. We were welcomed into her home by an extremely charming hostess who made us feel like we were members of her family. Our bedroom, with its own bathroom was so comfortable, we would have liked to spend a year there! We woke on our first morning and were welcomed to Hilda's dining room table where there was a breakfast spred fit for a king & queen. Juice, bacon and eggs, rolls, 5 or 6 different kinds of fruit, tea - what else could we want? We did not need to eat lunch as the breakfasts kept us going all day. The Rio Lodge Inn is situated in an area where public transportation is fantastic. We could get anywhere by bus or van or taxi. When we returmed each day, we were welcomed home by our gracious hostess. Any questions we had either were immediately answered or Hilda got on her computer to find the answers. We spent an absolutely fantastic 6 nights there. Don't hesitate to book the Rio Lodge Inn - you won't regret it!!! Di & Bob Conley from Australia
4.2 on March 30, 2011
As a lady travelling on her own I found a very pleasant and safe place to stay at Hilda's B&B. Hilda did everything to mak me feel at home. she gave me good tips in getting around in Rio, she even dropped me at the bus stop close to her house to make sure I got on the right bus. Sao Conrado is a bit out of the city center but very good accessable by bus, mini van and taxi. I can recommend staying with Hilda to everyone who is looking for a home away from home!
5 on January 28, 2011
Wat een warm welkom genoten wij bij Hilda. Speciaal voor ons late reizigers opgebleven. Vol aandacht en met een heerlijk drankje. De kamers zijn heel schoon en hebben heerlijke bedden. Ze maakt waar wat ze daarover schrijft. En dan het ontbijt...werkelijk fantastisch, met alles er op en eraan. Gebruik van internet en wasmachine was ons heel welkom. Kortom een lieve vrouw en een appartement om naar terug te keren. Jan, Harry, Marga
4.0 on January 23, 2011
Nous sommes un couple et nous avons séjourné dans ce merveilleux B&B pour le nouvel an 2010/2011. Hilda, la propriétaire, est une charmante personne toujours prête à aider ses hôtes et à leur fournir un service attentionné. Le petit-déjeuner est royale et la chambre était très propre avec salle de bain privé et petit balcon. Nous sommes enchantés de notre séjour et nous recommandons ce B&B sans hésiter. D'ailleurs très bon rapport qualité-prix sur Rio. Un peu excentré mais des petits bus (1€) vous emmène le long des plages de Leblon, Ipanema et Copacabana en 15min. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir de notre voyage à Rio grâce à Hilda et toute sa gentillesse. Merci encore. Benoît et Pauline (Paris)
5 on December 30, 2010
Indeed, the innkeeper is very helpful to the tourist, I think she knows every ônibus-line of the whole metropolis. :-) The breakfast is extensive, almost a buffet. The Rio Lodge Inn is secure with a concierge and is quite close to the beach, which is not overcrowded, even at the end of December.
Botanical Garden, Christ the Redeemer, Several beaches, Hippie Fair (Brazilian hand-crafted works) Sundays, Sugar Loaf, City, Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview
RIO - Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 15 miles
Direction to my place will be provided when the booking is confirmed.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Religious Services
Computer, Desk, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Cooking own meals
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio
Bicycles, Billiards, Cross-country ski trails, Surfing, Hang-gliding
English and Portuguese
Reading, listening to good music, walking, cinema, watching good programmes on TV, theatre, antique shops, museums and at least twice a week visit Rio´s historical and busy city centre.