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.
Plus: Amazing location overlooking Urca Bay. Safe neighborhood, several juice shops, bars, convenience stores and drugstores within walking distance.
Minus: 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.
Klippan Morro da Urca reser sig bakom detta eleganta pensionat som ligger bara 500 meter från stränderna Praia Vermelha och Praia da Urca. Här finns en solterrass och en pool med panoramautsikt över havet. De luftkonditionerade rummen på Hotelinho Urca är smakfullt inredda med antika möbler. Rummen har varsin modern platt-TV, en minibar och egna badrum med inglasad dusch. Pensionatet serverar en daglig frukostbuffé med bröd, frukt, kalla och varma drycker samt hemlagad marmelad och pålägg. Hotelinho Urca ligger 4 km från flygplatsen Santos Dumont och Rio de Janeiros centrum. Stranden Copacabana ligger 2 km bort och det tar knappt 20 minuter med bil till Maracanãstadion.