Utrópico Guesthouse

Barra da Tijuca 793 Ilha Primeira, Rio de Janeiro, 22641-726 Brazil (Show map)


You can enjoy Utrópico Guest house as a privilege in the heart of Barra da Tijuca, rest at night on an island after a busy day in city for leisure or business . Ideal for those seeking to enjoy quiet and Nature in a cozy hideaway between the mountain and the sea.. Entire houses for hosting, a Loft 98m2 and a Studio 58m2., carefully builts from recycled materials and remodeled for comfort and privacy in a laid back atmosphere. A short crossing on Chalana boats arrive the island surrounded by green tropical forest . Few minutes walk from Barra beach, the longest of the city / 14.4 km of clear green ocean water that spreads along Sernambetiba Ave. where you can find the most famous meeting points for several sports like surf, kiteboard, bodyboard, windsurf, fishing and diving. There are also many bars and Kiosks , and an all lighted bike track ideal for an evening ride. One step away the bustling Av.das Americas which lead us to the best restaurants, malls, bars, night life. Also close to Riocentro exhibition & Convention center, Rock`n Rio, Sports City, HSBC Arena, City Hall and favorite places for Adventure and Nature Tours. Consult about car&driver and private tours We offer our personalized attention and the purpose to "feel at home" as a very special guest. Our house is on side the Studio, so assistance and safety is our prime concern. Visitor policy is quite flexible but subject to discussion and approval. Smoking is allowed in open area ( pergola,patio,garden) Communication is the best policy. If you have ahy questions about anything please ask us when booking! Thanks.

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Innkeepers: Silvia and Francisco



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Rio retreat

5 on December 14, 2012

Stayed there in October. Trip to Rio was amazing and the highlight was staying in the Utropico Guesthouse. Would recommend it without hesitation. A peaceful and safe retreat to return to each day after touring around Rio. It may seem a bit far out but was well worth the effort. Silvia + Francisco were wonderful hosts who couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. Would willingly fly to Rio again just to stay there.

Great place in Rio

5 on October 07, 2012

Fun, sun , great atmosphere and a sense of true Rio. This is a great spot for relaxation, while close to the beaches etc of Rio.  Silvia and her family made us very welcome in a very comfortable part of their home which is laid out in  3 sections. Each has it's own sitting and outside patio area as well as bedroom. The decor is tasteful. The property sits on the waters edge of an island with a beautiful tropical backdrop. Rainforests lie in the background while the hum of passing boats is interrupted by the songs of many varied and interesting birds and others (including a monkey). One is truly made to feel at home here. No trouble is spared in being very helpful with ideas and information about transport and tourist attractions. Breakfast is leisurely and varied with great fruits and Brazilian coffee.  Although Utropico is a little away from downtown Rio, part of its charm is getting there by boat and a feeling of warmth and safety while staying there. We had a great time and look forward to our next visit.

El lugar divino, la atencion excelente, simplemente maravilloso

4.8 on September 11, 2012

El lugar esta muy bonito,incluso mas de lo que te muestra las fotos, la atencion perfecta, el desayuno delicioso. Ubicado en un lugar donde puedes disfrutar de la tranquilidad de la naturaleza pero muy cerca y accesible a las playas y al centro. Altamente recomendable


4.0 on January 16, 2012

Excelente define la atencion y el lugar en general, un lugar muy distinto a todo lo artificial que se ofrece en otros lados, a diferencia de ellos, Utropico ofrece un servicio de hospedaje que hace que uno se sienta como en casa, rodeado de naturaleza y tranquilidad. A su vez, cerca de todo, esta en un punto muy bueno de barra da tijuca, dado que se puede acceder facilmente a la playa y al centro. La gente es muy calida y el servicio excelente, limpieza 10 puntos, desayuno RIQUISIMO!! Y el lugar en si es de ensueños, tal cual las fotos.

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Location Type

1.5 miles from Windsor Barra, 8.5 miles from Riocentro Exhibition & Convention, 5 miles from City Hall, 8 miles from HSBC Arena, 4 miles from Barrashopping Mall, 7 miles from Ipanema beach, accessible ground transportation to several place, City, Island, Lakefront, Mountains, Tropical, Urban, Waterview


RIO - Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 20 miles

Directions to property:

When you take the bus to go to Barra da Tijuca ask the driver to stop at the Bus station Alvorada, from there a taxi leads you in Shopping Barra Point on the beginning of Barra. We advice you to print the google map available at Utrópico Guesthouse Web page so you can follow the streets. Also we advice you to pay for you taxi at the companies inside the airport. They charge you by the neighborhood distance. So for Barra da Tijuca, the amount is written on the wall. Ask them to show you where is parked the company cab driver outside the airport As we recommend all our guests, the securely and smoothly way is on demand our car & driver service.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Art Galleries, Beach, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Charming Restaurants on the brink of the Lagoon, Lagoon tour by Chalana boats, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

, Car & Driver service ( to include hourly), Airport Transfers, Private Tours, In House Massage, Maid service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hang gliding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 14:00hs
  • Check Out:: 12:noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Rates shown in US$ American based in upon 3 night minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment for 1 daily of total reservation at time of booking.
100% Of total reservation for New Year`s Eve -Carnival - Brazilian Holiday Packages
  • Cancellations: STRICT 
50% Deposit refunded 30- Day advanced 
Packages New Year - Carnival - Brazilian Holiday - Deposit refund 60- day advanced notice.



Silvia and Francisco

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

Ceramic, Arts, Design, Sculpture, Architecture, Good wine and Beer!

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Tropical and Healthy

  • Serving Location: Gazebo, Guest room