Perched between a mango grove and a small banana and bamboo plantation off a cobbled street in the Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro, Villa Leonor Apartments and Hostel is a rural paradise in the heart of the cidade maravilhosa.
Stroll up Corcovado by day through the Tijuca national park to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer statue). Catch the famous yellow tram from the top of the street over the Arcos de Lapa. While away the evening in our outdoor lounge with views across the glittering metropolis. Roll down a hundred yards by night into the wild samba houses of Lapa or, for a truly authentic experience, Santa Teresa's own Escola de Samba (Samba School).
The apartments are situated in an early twentieth century Portuguese villa, moments from Largo das Neves - the picturesque cobbled square served by the famous yellow tram (bonde) where thousands flock on foot from the nearby sambodrome each night after the carnival to party into the early hours.
Accommodation is in private rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people, all with their own ensuite bathrooms. Two of the rooms are studio apartments with their own kitchens. The rest enjoy use of a fully-equipped communal kitchen, besides the barbecue facilities in the bar area.
Breakfast is served in a beautiful outdoor lounge where you can sunbathe, spot monkeys raiding the trees for mangoes or relax over a caipirinha or two in the evening.
We host regular barbecues and parties there, wheeling out an 800W sound system to give those Brazilian rhythms full play.
We offer FREE wireless internet throughout the Villa.
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B&B Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Board Games
- Breakfast Included
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Trams, buses and vans stop just at the top of the street (Costa Bastos), about 30m away from our door.
Tram: from Carioca station, take the tram for 'Paula Matos'
Bus: from Rua da Carioca in the centre, or Avenida Gomes Freire in Lapa, take the 214 bus
Van: from Gloria metro, walk 50m along the road towards Lapa and take the van marked 'Santa Teresa'
Taxis from the international airport (R$45*) or bus station (R$15*): to get these prices, make them use the meter by taking a taxi dropping someone off at the departures section and tell the driver to enter Santa Teresa by Rua Paula Matos. At the top you reach Largo das Neves, where the tram tracks start. Follow them 50m: we're the first road on the left.
Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer, Sambodrome, Lapa, São Cristovão north-eastern market, Cine Santa (arts cinema), Botafogo (for Sugarloaf), Metropolitan Cathedral, Candelaria, Bus station, Ferries, Tijuca national park