Hi, I am inquiring as to the relative safety of the immediate area around the hotel.
And by the way, the hotel itself is a fortress. Built in the 18th century on a very steep slope, it's protected by a high fence and entered through a long tunnel with a locked grated door, going directly into the elevator and from there - to the reception. If not a place of luxury and extreme comfort, at least this property is an unforgettable experience. And not a bad one.
I would call it quite safe. Not too clean, but definitely not dangerous. I was told the same by the hotel staff, and I checked it personally by walking from the hotel to Lapa and back both in the morning and right before dusk...
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