Refreshingly finished space with great transitional flow from one area to the next. The apartment is on the front of the building with east facing windows which allows the sun to flood the unit with tons of natural light. Everything appears to be brand new from the fresh paint on the walls to the pristine bed linens and bath towels. The unit has a designers touch throughout. The bathroom features a focal wall covered in hand painted terra cotta tile above the vessel styled basin which sits atop a butcher block counter which has sufficient space for your essentials. The bathroom boast a spacious walk in shower with fantastic water pressure & hot water on demand system. The kitchen is done in contemporary style with all the essentials to prepare a meal fault here dorm room size refrigerator. The sleeping area features two single beds pushed together with very good quality mattresses the bed is backed by a built in backlit head board. There's an armoire with two draws unfortunately half the armoire is dedicated for the owners use. There's a hammock in the apartment don't miss the opportunity to try it it's fun and relaxing. There are phenomenal views of the Guanabara Bay, Sugar loaf and Santo Dumont airport from the windows however, due to the exterior maintenance work on the facade there's a mesh tarp draped down the front of the window which obscures the view slightly( no photo ops.) During my phone introduction to the owner Viviane Ponti I felt as though I was talking to an old friend. I found her to be very polite, engaging, friendly & professional and, her brother Edwardo who greeted me at the apartment to be any less. Pros.: clean space, comfortable, great location, near metro, walkable area, good value, good internet speed, quiet building. Cons: small refrigerator, insufficient wardrobe space & exterior noise can be a bit much with open windows. Edwardo states the refrigerator & wardrobe issue will be addressed. I would rebook here again without a doubt. Thank you Viviane for sharing your space. Um beijo.
Tip, if you take the metro to the beach on Sunday you'll notice the masses of locals also in route so, if you find yourself leaving the beach in a great exodus I'd advise you to plan dinner at a nearby restaurant that way you'll enjoy a much more comfortable ride home when you embark on the system.