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Rio Dolphin Inn

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Reviewed 10 March 2009

Our stay at Rio Dolphin Inn during Carnival 2009 was the cornerstone of the magical trip we took to Brazil in Feb/March. The easygoing hosts, John & Nina, are a friendly couple full of great tips who ensured we felt right at home. The Inn's quirky decoration put smiles on our faces at each new discovery and the private mews...

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Reviewed 28 February 2009

My husband, a friend and myself stayed at the Dolphin Inn in this carnaval...and truely it made our holiday special. It started from the day we arrived in Rio and were welcomed warmly by Nina n John. The place was spacious, tastefully set up(it had all the finer details in place) and in the most convenient location. Ideal for a...

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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rio Dolphin Inn is a top quality yet quaint and cozy home on a quiet cobblestone street on the border of Ipanema, Copacabana and Arpoador beaches. You will not find a better location: you can actually see the beach from the entrance, the metro station is a block away and the main city bus lines pass right in front of the gate. This exclusive home has 2 bedrooms, both of them comfortable suites with modern bathrooms, air conditioning, fans, new comfortable beds and large bright windows. It's the perfect spot for couples, families, friends and single travelers. The inn is acclaimed as one of Rio's best bed and breakfasts. It is rated 5 stars and was winner of Trip Advisor's Excellence award in 2012 and 2013. We pride ourselves in taking care of our guests and helping them get the most of their visit. Check out our reviews on bedandbreakfast and TripAdvisor. We were closed for renovations but opened in April of 2014 with new lower rates starting at US$120. World Cup dates still available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Dolphin Inn

Address: Rua Bulhoes de Carvalho 480 Casa 6 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: $160 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Rio Dolphin Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Rio Dolphin Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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“We had the dolphin room wich has a on suite facility's”
Adamlaes, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the Little Prince Room - it has 2 two beds so we used the extra bed to lay out our clothes :)”
poymeetsworld, 23 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The Dolphin room had a view of the street.”
391patricial, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The Dolphin room looked cute and we were tempted by the en suite bathroom. But we chose the slightly bigger Little Prince room and were very happy with the big bath room even if it meant leaving the room.”
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Claudiad685, 23 Feb 2013 | Read review
“there are only 2 rooms. one with a bath in the room and the other without a bathroom attached.”
ranmontana, 23 Dec 2012 | Read review
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