Baron Garden Hotel Gloria Rio de Janeiro

Baron Garden Hotel Gloria Rio de Janeiro

I have promised the lovely owner, Iaci, that I would do a blog on her establishment. Not only did she give us a very good price, she also upgraded us to a fantastic and spacious room. She speaks English, had promptly answered our emails, and helped us with directions. Our room was spacious and restored gracefully. The hand-made bricks are stamped with “Rio de Janeiro”.

I love the feeling I get from the rooms. The woodwork is painted while bathrooms remain with most of their original features. However, there are modern lovely hot showers. The plumbing is also modern. The old world charm remains.

We enjoy a completely quiet and peaceful sleep. The rooms are just so lovely and clean. Morning comes and I leave the quietness of the room and wander around within the property. I watch the sunrise from the veranda on our floor. On one side is the bay of Rio. I consider it a million dollar view.

The modern city skyscrapers can be viewed on the other side. How tall are these old palm trees?

They have a couple of friendly dogs but these are in a separate area. Ofcos unless you want to befriend them.

I enjoy a peaceful and serene walk around the gardens. I love and enjoy the detail of the pathways. I feel like I am in Greece or France.

I really enjoy the mix of old and new. There is a lovely seating area near the pool. This would be a great place to have breakfast or an evening glass of your favorite drink.

Our price included a simple and nice breakfast with lovely coffee. We met and had a chat with a resident French artist who lives here. Her works are hung around the property.

I think our biggest surprise was our final minutes where we were invited to see the view from the roof. We were in awe as we climbed the spiral stairs.

Though we were late on our way back, the staff (who spoke no English) were gracious. This street is a safe area to walk on. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner the night before and walked back quite safely. We are told she has never heard of any crime in this area among those who walk the street.

I think the biggest surprise was arriving since it is such an unassuming building. There is no sign to say it is a Guest House or Posada. So please don’t have a heart attack and think you have come to the wrong place. If you come to Rio, I highly recommend Baron Garden as an affordable stay.

Accommodation Name: Barron Garden

Location:  The guest house is situated in a special neighborhood in Rio, the Outeiro da Glória, at Rua Barão de Guaratiba 195, and is near to Redeemer by mini-van.

Telephone:  (21) 2245 9929



Date stayed: 2013

Breakfast: yes

Bar: no

Kitchen: yes

Wi-fi:  yes

Child-friendly: yes

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