NileGuide Expert Says:
As you relax in a hammock in the garden, look out for the small monkeys playing in the trees.
Rua Mundo Novo, 1440 casa, Botafogo
22251-020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: +55 (21) 2554-8980
fax: +55 (21) 2554-8980
NileGuide Expert tip:
Those wanting a North American direct number can call (604) 628-7036, instead of the main number in Brazil.
Opened as Rio's first B&B in 1999, this is a very pleasant place to stay in Botafogo, the middle-class neighborhood situated right underneath the arms of the Christ statue. Close to beaches and the city centre, it's a great alternative to the tourist traps. Off-the-beaten-path and custom-built tours are available for guests, as well as walks and hikes around Rio and the surrounding areas with official guides who are licensed by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism. Airport pickup is available. Payment is cash only, no credit cards are accepted except for room deposits.