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.
Prós: Amazing location overlooking Urca Bay. Safe neighborhood, several juice shops, bars, convenience stores and drugstores within walking distance.
Contras: 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.
Esta pousada elegante está situada atrás do Morro da Urca, a apenas 500 metros da Praia Vermelha e da Praia da Urca. O hotel oferece vistas panorâmicas sobre o mar a partir do seu terraço e piscina. Os quartos da Hotelinho Urca possuem ar-condicionado e uma bela decoração, com móveis de época. As acomodações são equipadas com modernas TVs de tela plana e frigobar. Os banheiros privativos incluem um chuveiro fechado com box de vidro. A pousada serve um buffet de café-da-manhã diário, que apresenta pães, frutas, bebidas quentes e frias, bem como geléias caseiras e patês. A Hotelinho Urca fica a 4 km do Aeroporto Santos Dumont e do centro do Rio de Janeiro. A Praia de Copacabana está situada a 2 km de distância, enquanto o Estádio do Maracanã fica a 20 minutos de carro da pousada.