Think of the Hotelinho as staying with a friend who has a guest room in an amazing location and you'll probably be satisfied. It's one step up from a hostel, and one step below a Bed and Breakfast. The common areas are all shared with other hotel guests, but rooms have individual keys. Furnishings are a bit mismatched - with everything from antiques to simply 'old' sofas, but everything was clean and the linens were fresh. The free wifi was a bit spotty, but the cable television provided plenty of channels (many more than the 5-star hotel I stayed at in Rio). The only thing was that this friend charges for their guest room, and I felt the price was a bit high for the level of accommodation. You're paying for the location, I suppose.
Ventajas: Amazing location overlooking Urca Bay. Safe neighborhood, several juice shops, bars, convenience stores and drugstores within walking distance.
Desventajas: The staff insisted that payment be made in cash and would only provide a handwritten receipt. Whilethismight have been for technical reasons, I couldn't help but wonder if they were skirting taxes or something.
Este elegante establecimiento se encuentra frente a la roca Morro da Urca, a sólo 500 metros de las playas de Praia Vermelha y Praia da Urca. Dispone de solárium y piscina con vistas panorámicas al mar. Todas las habitaciones del Hotelinho Urca presentan una decoración elegante y cuentan con muebles de estilo antiguo, aire acondicionado, TV de pantalla plana moderna, minibar y baño privado con cabina de ducha de cristal. El establecimiento sirve un desayuno bufé diario con panes, fruta, bebidas frías y calientes, mermeladas caseras y productos para untar. El Hotelinho Urca está a 4 km del aeropuerto Santos Dumont y del centro de Rio de Janeiro, a 2 km de la playa de Copacabana y a menos de 20 minutos en coche del estadio de Maracanã.