We stayed at the apartment in Copacabana for New Year’s.
Pros: It is a FANTASTIC location literally steps from the beautiful Copacabana beach, plenty of restaurants, and shops. It was great to be able to walk across the street to watch the magnificent New Year’s fireworks on the beach. It is also a 2-3 minute walk to the closest bus stop and a 7-10 minute walk to the closest Metro stop which provides for easy access if you decide to see Rio via public transportation. The apartment is in a very secure building with a 24 hour doorman and locked gate. It is comfortable with air conditioning in the bedroom, a very nice big screen TV with cable and mini-fridge in the living area, and a clean bathroom. Breakfast was provided each day. It was served on a cute little cart and placed outside of our door each morning. Coffee, milk, juice, homemade jam, toast, and yogurt…very tasty. The apartment was also cleaned daily, with clean towels and soap provided. There was plenty of room for storing clothing and toiletries. There was also free wifi. The owner Norman speaks English. His communication and customer service were flawless throughout the transaction. He provided a contract and accepted a secure PayPal payment which put us at ease. He even checked on us when he heard news that bad weather in our area may have affected our travel.
Cons: Air conditioning is only in the bedroom so the other rooms were pretty warm in the middle of summer but I understand that this is typical for Brazil. To maintain access to the wifi signal we had to sit in the hallway of the apartment.
Despite these minor cons, the tradeoff was completely worth it. We were very satisfied with our stay, would highly recommend the apartment, and would stay there again if we were to return to Rio.
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