Conveniently located close to the metro station and grocery stores, this studio is a great option for some refreshing time in Brazil. You easily access famous beaches, Christ the Redeemer, and other tourist spots.
Lucio's place is great -- spotless, excellently designed, excellent location, value and safety. It's in an awesome, authentic local neighborhood filled with street fairs, vendors, restaurants, and bars that real cariocas frequent. It's a half block from Flamengo beach and the beautiful Aterro Do Flamengo city park. It's 2 minutes from the subway at Largo do Machado, and the plaza there which has awesome vendors on weekend selling typical food and artwork. There's great shopping nearby where I picked up clothes from trendy Rio labels, and it's 5 minutes from Sao Salvador, which is a local plaza that everybody just goes to and hangs out and drinks at night. At the same time, it's a completely quiet apartment so you can get great sleep. The only downside is the window looks out into space between large buildings, so no view to speak of. But you can't have a better location if you're looking for something convenient to everything, in a cool, real, non-tourist trap neighborhood, in a nice building with 24 hour security. Communication was excellent -- I had to book at the extreme last minute but Lucio contacted me immediately and made sure I could check in immediately as well.
A localização do apartamento é ótima! Ele fica próximo da orla para uma boa caminhada, a poucos passos de mercado e famácia, próximo de vários restaurantes e do metrô. A cozinha é equipada com tudo que é necessário para uma estadia muito confortável e numa área do banheiro há um tanque e um pequeno varal muito convenientes. Há um ar condicionado muito bem posicionado que deixa todo o ambiente agradável. Os porteiros são muito simpáticos e a vizinhança é agradável. Na mesma rua há alguns hotéis que deixam a rua bastante segura e movimentada. O Lucio é muito bacana e está sempre comunicável, além de deixar tudo alinhado com o pessoal da portaria para a nossa chegada e a nossa saída. Nossa estadia foi perfeita!
Very handy simple place to say, fully equipped, perfect for 1-2 people especially if you're going to be out and about a lot. It's in a very normal secure apartment building with real people living there. The kind of place where people greet each other in the lift or on the stairs, very nice and modest. Lucio was very responsive, and the whole check in and check out was really easy. 2 minutes from metro! Great normal city centre neighbourhood, with ordinary markets, shops, cafes and restaurants close by - nothing fancy, just nice, friendly and normal.