The condo is in the perfect location if you want to be at the beach! We stayed for the World Cup and Hugo's place was right in front of the fanfest and all of the other festivities. Below the condo is a bar/restaurant called Mabs, it was very convenient and served cold beer/traditional food; if you want other types of food it's all just a block or two walk away. The soccer stadium can be reached via the subway and is just a few blocks walk behind the condo. Hugo was extremely helpful before and during our trip, he was always available by phone, text, and email. On one day we had a problem with one of the toilets (8 people in our group) and Hugo had a plumber there the same day. He even drove down from Jersey to meet us for lunch in NYC before our trip--it was a real pleasure to meet him. There was daily maid service that kept the place pretty clean. There is also a doorman 24/7 at the condo that will let you in and give you some tour advice if need be. I would not hesitate to recommend Hugo and his place in Rio--he goes the extra mile to make everyone feel comfortable. I can honestly say that he wants you to have a great and care free experience. We had a wonderful trip, thank you Hugo!