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Guesthouse Bianca is one of the only places in all of Rio de Janeiro from which you can enjoy a true bohemian neighborhood, the chic beaches of the south, the bustling city center, the infamous viewpoints, and the non stop nightlife - all from the luxury of a private home surrounded by a tropical garden.  The newly renovated home was built in 1932 and is located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Santa Teresa, considered by many to be the most charming cultural and historical neighborhood in all of Rio.  Guests are only a 5 minute walk to countless restaurants, bars, shops, bus and tram stops, and just a 10 minute walk to Rio’s ever expanding metro system.

The three rooms are exquisitely appointed and furnished, two of which boast stunning views of the Bay of Guanabara and Sugar Loaf.  The private guest entrance is through the lush garden, where you can find mango, coconut and goiaba trees, bromeliads, orchids, not to mention countless tropical birds and the occasional monkey. All of the rooms have elegant private bathrooms, inlaid hardwood floors, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and free wireless Internet. On the ground floor, guests have their own dining room and a self-catering kitchenette where they are welcome to prepare light meals and drinks. 

Guesthouse Bianca’s gracious host, Guido, is a native Cariocan and has lived in Rio all his life.  He speaks English, French and Italian and is always available to give tips on Rio, or join guests for a homemade piece of cake or a cachaça on the terrace.


Address 1: Rua Murtinho Nobre, 35

City: Santa Teresa - Rio de Janeiro

Postal Code: 20241-050

Contact Name: Guido Sant Anna

Phone: +5521 98666-8004 WhatsApp

Email: guido@guesthousebianca.com

Amenities
  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge
  • Printer
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Machine
  • Shared Fridge

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 02:00 PM

Check-Out: 12:00 PM

Property and Cancellation Policies:
Booking Cancellation Policy**
       
All room reservations must be canceled or changed a minimum of 22 days in advance of your arrival date;  
       There are no cancellations or changes (early departure or less room nights) 21 days or less of your arrival date.
  • Within three weeks of your arrival 35% of your balance will be due.
  • Within   two weeks of your arrival 70% of your balance will be due.
  • Within   one week   of your arrival the full balance will be due.
** For special holidays or events, please review our Special Booking Cancellation Policy. 

Special Booking Cancellation Policy —
 Applies to Christmas, New Years, Carnival, international events, bookings of two (2) or more rooms or stays of seven (7) or more nights.
 
                     For Cancellations made 61 days or more of your arrival we will refund your payment less bank charges;
                     Within 60 days of your arrival there are no cancellations or changes for special bookings as your deposit is non-refundable.

No Show  No show is considered when the guest does not arrive on the expected arrival day. The room will be held until 12AM the following morning at which time the reservation will be considered as cancelled if no contact has been made by the guest and the full balance will be due.
Terms and Conditions

Arrival Time — We request your flight details or an arrival time here at Guesthouse Bianca at least 48 hours prior to your arrival in order to be ready to greet you at the Guesthouse and open the gate for you.   Please let us know if your estimated arrival time changes.   Guesthouse Bianca allows guest arrivals between the hours of 06:00 and 22:00. 

Guest Names
 — We request the full names of ALL reserved guests at least 48 hours PRIOR to your arrival. 

Check-In / Check-Out Policy — Check-In time is 14:00. Check-Out time is 12:00 (noon).   Early Check-In is available if your room is not occupied from the night prior.   Late Check-out is available if your room is not occupied that night.   Otherwise we will take care of your luggage while you seize the day until Check-in or Check-out time.   We have Check-ins&out between the hours of 06:00 and 22:00.    All guests who have checked out must vacate Guesthouse Bianca by 20:00 on their departure day. 

Room Rates & Currency — Prices are quoted in Brazilian Reais for single or double occupancy and payment in cash.  An additional bed is plus 25% per night and can be added to either the Sugar loaf room or to the Mango Tree room.  Prices includes breakfast, wi-fi and all taxes.  Prices do not apply for Christmas, New Years, Carnival or international events.  Special packages available upon request. 

Payment — We accept only cash or bank transfer as payment for your stay.  Payment is accepted in Brazilian Reals (preferred), US dollars or Euros (at a typical Kiosk rate).

Breakfast 
 Breakfast is served on the veranda by the garden or in our dining room from 8:00 to 10:30AM.

Room Cleaning — Bedrooms are cleaned daily between 11:00AM and 2:00PM.

Sheets and Towels   Please take care to remove sunscreen and make-up with soap and water before using white sheets and towels. - sunscreen and make-up can leave permanent stains on the linens.   This Guesthouse has made it a priority to help preserve our natural resources. Reusing towels helps the environment by allowing us to eliminate the disposal of thousands of gallons of detergent in the water each year. If you want to use your towel more than once, please hang them on the towel hanger. If not, please leave them on the sink. We appreciate your support on this program.

Minimum Stay  —  A 2-night minimum stay is required unless this is New Years or Carnival where a 5-night stay is required.
                                For international events special packages are available upon request.

Children Policy — Only children 12 years old and older. 

Stairs — Santa Teresa is built on a hill and Guesthouse Bianca has great views because it is located on the top of a mountain.  All 3 bedrooms are located on the second floor, access to the second floor by stairs. 
                If you have a mobility issue, Guesthouse Bianca is not ideal.
 

Smoking —
 Smoking is allowed only at our outdoor areas (except at the breakfast area).
 

Guests —
 No outside guests are allowed.
 

Pets  Please beware we have one dog and one cat on the premises. No guest pets are allowed. 

Keys — One set of keys is provided for each room.
              A charge of R$100 (BRL) will be placed on your guest statement for replacement of the locks if one or more of the keys are lost, no exceptions.

Special Booking Guarantee — Applies to Christmas, New Years, Carnival, international events, bookings of two (2) or more rooms or stays of seven (7) or more nights.  We require 50% payment for all special bookings. After reserving your room you will receive a follow-up email from us with detailed instructions on how to submit the 50% payment of your stay.
50% Payment is due within 2 days of the initial room reservation by bank wire transfer.