Condo Rental in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Condo Rental in Rio Rio de Janeiro Reviews
Renting an apartment can be a better option May 12, 2012
Someone on TravBuddy recommended an apartment rental website, but lots of stuff was booked as I ended up in Rio on Easter weekend. I used www.gringomanagement.com and we got a studio for $80 a night. We asked for a small place near the beach and got a studio on the 6th floor of an apartment 2 short blocks from the beach in April 2012.
There was a cleaning fee of $30, we had to pay for electricity, and they offer other things for small fees: a cell phone rental, extra linen, transportation to and from the airport, etc. Even though we arrived from the airport late, the guy was there waiting for us. He gave us the key, explained how the electricity was tallied, gave us the wi-fi passcode, and answering our questions about getting around the city. We didn't have a stove (although there was a spot for it), but it had the basics we needed. The bathroom since was really small and I thought the bed was comfy (but my friend did not).
We didn't use the TV, unplugged the wi-fi, didn't use the A?C, but used the fan for April weather with an open widow and payed $10 US for 3 days in the studio.
Building was secure (had a person at a desk to buzz you in) and the apartment was central to about 3 supermarkets within a 1 block radius, a money exchange house right across the street and several banks within 2 blocks of walking. We had 2 shorts blocks to get to Copacabana beach, there were restaurants every where and an internet cafe 2 blocks away.
I have stayed in a hotel in Copacabana and if you don't need the hotel service, want to save some money, and can be comfy in an apartment, skip the hotel and rent a room.
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condo is much more affordable than hotels on the beach Feb 17, 2012
Even though we lucked out and ended up in a nicer condo than we reserved, it was still a good experience. The condo was clean and fully loaded with wi-fi and appliances.
I used rioapartmentrental.com to find a condo and then my travel agent took care of the details with TinaRio Tours. We only paid $2000 for the week of the Carnival which was significantly cheaper than any hotel we could find near the beach. And the studio we reserved could sleep 5 while the 2 bedroom we ended up in could've slept 6. I know that the company has other, larger options available as well.
Part of the Brazil 2012 travel blog