Recent Reviews

  • Spacious Apartment with Great Location
    4 of 5

    This was by far the best apartment I could find for a six-week rental in Ribeirao Preto. It is much better than the apartments in the best apartment hotel (which I looked at). The apartment has a great location, in good part of town, four short blocks to the large, elegant Santa Ursula shopping center; five short blocks to a large Carrefour grocery store, and with a couple of drug stores and a bakery within three blocks. There are two large bedrooms, each with twin beds, and a smaller room, currently set up as a study, but which could be used as a bedroom with the addition of a bed. There is a huge amount of elegant natural wood closet and storage space. The kitchen is fully equipped. There are two baths with showers, and also a half bath. There is a large living room /dining room area with a big picture window. There is a large laundry room with an excellent washing machine and no dryer, but huge drying racks which work very well. There is a parking place in the basement included, but if you don't have a car, it's easy to call a cab - ask the landlady about a private driver, who may be better and cheaper than the major taxi companies. The apartment building is about 25 years old, but in excellent shape. The concierges are very helpful (but don't speak English). Like apartments in other buildings of this age in Brazil, there are some shortcomings. There is only a single room air conditioner in the master bedroom. There is running hot water only in the shower. The kitchen stove works fine, but has to be lit with a match. We arranged with the landlady to install high-speed Internet and WiFi at our expense. If you need WiFi you should check on this. She also provided weekly cleaning service for an extra fee. If you were staying for a long time, you might want to pay for the installation of an instant hot water heater for the kitchen sink. The TV is primitive with rabbit ears and no cable service. You might want to negotiate on this, or, if you get WiFi, make do with streaming Internet video. The landlady speaks usable English, because her father was from England. When there were minor problems in the apartment, she immediately went into action to get them fixed.

    Stayed: Feb 2016