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.
Fordele: Amazing location overlooking Urca Bay. Safe neighborhood, several juice shops, bars, convenience stores and drugstores within walking distance.
Ulemper: 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.
Morro da Urca Rock står bag dette elegante pensionat, som blot ligger 500 m fra strandene Praia Vermelha og Praia da Urca. Der er panoramaudsigt over havet fra solterrassen og poolen. Samtlige smagfuldt indrettede værelser på Hotelinho Urca har aircondition og møbler i antik stil. Der er moderne fladskærms-tv samt minibar og eget badeværelse med glas-brusekabine. Pensionatet serverer dagligt morgenbuffet, der omfatter brød, frugt, kolde og varme drikke samt hjemmelavet syltetøj og smørrepålæg. Hotelinho Urca ligger 4 km fra Santos Dumont Lufthavn og det centrale Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Strand ligger 2 km fra pensionatet, og Maracanã ligger inden for 20 minutters kørsel.