StartBrazil Clients Testimonials

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76 Responses to “StartBrazil Clients Testimonials”

  1. Lucía says:

    December 14th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    We rented a penthouse in Copacabana and not only did we find a clean apartment, with everything we needed and everything we told there would be, just as it was shown at the website, but also, the service from the people of StartBrazil was great and very professional. We had immediate responses to our inquiries, before and during our stay. The taxi service was also great, we had a huge delay with our flight but the taxi was still there. I recomend StartBrazil and would use the sevice again!

  2. Herman says:

    December 6th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I rented a studio in ICopacabana for 16 nights, it was clean and nice, with internet and airconditon. Just one block from the beach, very kind doormen and the service from StartBrazil was great. I loved the good and quick service from StartBrazil when i mailed questions and needed help, the transport from the airport was quick and safe, and the cleaning of the studio was great.
    Thanks for a great stay

  3. RichF says:

    November 29th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Third time in Brazil and third time I went with StartBrazil/WorldWiodeRentals…and again the service was excellent.
    Very prompt replies to any email queires, everything was covered and accounted for. 10/10 again

  4. Marcin says:

    November 22nd, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Nice apartment in Copacabana, excellent service. Another happy customer :)
    Thanks

  5. Joacim Krahn says:

    November 20th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I rented a studio in Ipanema for two weeks, it was clean and nice, with internet and airconditon. Just one block from the beach, very helpful doormen and the service from StartBrazil was great. I loved the good and quick service from StartBrazil when i mailed questions and needed help, the transport from and to the airport was quick and safe, and the cleaning of the studio was great.
    Thx for a great stay

  6. Lisandra says:

    November 18th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I was very happy with the services from StartBrazil from the beginning. The staff always replied promptly to all the e-mails making it very easy to book. The flat was clean, tidy and very safe. The location was superb and the middleman always on the ball. What else can you ask for?  
    Thank you
    Lisa

  7. Alex G. says:

    October 18th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    We had a really good vacation, the apartment was great. I was a bit afraid, it’s always a bit dangerous finding a apartment through Google. Your middleman was ok, he collect the rest of the money and we even didn’t have to pay our guarantee! I was glad the apartment was safe that was a nice feeling! Thanks.

  8. tony maxwell says:

    October 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Returned on Friday from a great week in a 4-bedroom penthouse apartment overlooking Copacabana Beach. Really good value as well, as much cheaper than four guys paying for individual hotel rooms for the same period. The apartment was clean and modern. Returning on my own to Rio in two month’s time and have already booked smaller apartment in the same building for my stay. Their local representative was very helpful and can be called upon to help in any situation.

  9. James E Davies says:

    September 27th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Hello Team. Everything was perfect, 5 stars out of 5!!!! Thank you for a great experience, we had an excellent time. We dealt with their local representative, he was a really good person, and very good to deal with. Thanks again.

  10. Sean says:

    September 27th, 2011 at 3:36 am

    I’m so glad I rented an apartment from StartBrazil. A Nice apartment, excellent service and great deal…I really have nothing to complain about. I definitely recommend everyone to rent an apartment from StartBrazil. Thanks again!

  11. Jörg says:

    September 26th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Hey, I stayed in an appartment in Ipanema. Although I arrived very short notice, StartBrazil was doing a nice and friendly job and was very fast in replying to all my questions. Would totally book with the agency again!

  12. mario says:

    September 10th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    the stay was great, the apartment is very nice and big comparing with ours. good deal!

  13. Gus says:

    September 6th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I enjoyed my vacation. Staying at this apartment was a great solution. Nice charm neighborhood, close to beautiful beach. Everything is close, shopping mall, glamorous and fashion shopping stores, international food restaurants, amazing pubs and zamba music places and any other needed services. At the apartment everything is clean and proper, Just feeling at home. I’ll keep coming. Gustavo Uruguay

  14. zlatan d. says:

    September 6th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    good service, good apartment, i liked it, all in order, food in near restaurants good. 10 note

  15. Robbie Ferguson says:

    July 19th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Great apartment in an excellent location. Well taken care of and had everything we needed for our stay. Easy going staff and absolutely no problems for the duration of our stay. A great place to stay if you want to get to know Rio.

  16. Tapio Anttila says:

    June 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I have been to Rio twice on business in 2010-11 and both times I have rented from StartBrazil.  I would not go anywhere else in the future: good value for money, friendly and punctual staff.  Keep up the good work!

  17. Silvia says:

    May 22nd, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Estuvimos en Rio 12 dias y no pudimos encontrar un apartamento mejor! Entre Ipanema y Copacabana, mas grande de lo que parecian las fotos y con servicio de limpieza una vez a la semana. Nos encontramos el apartamento con toallas y sabanas, y con lo esencial para cocinar. 
    A pesar de que llegamos a las 8 de la tarde, nos StartBrasil nos espero para entregarnos las llaves y explicarnos como funcionaba todo.
    Como he comentado al principiola zona es inmejorable! Alquilar un apartamento te da mas tranquilidad y privacidad, ademas las oficinas de StartBrasil estaban al lado de nuestro apartamento, con lo que cualquier problema o duda se puede resolver enseguida.

    GRacias por hacer de nuestras vacaciones un suenyo hecho realidad!

    Silvia

  18. Sergey says:

    April 11th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    This year it was my seventh time in Rio and for the first time I came for the carnival. And also it was the third time I rented with SatrtBrazil. There is a big difference between staying in a hotel room and renting an apartment – feeling that you are living in this marvelous city, not just visiting as an average gringo. I stayed in 3 different apartments: CA3B6 (AV NSA de Copacabana 1227) has unforgettable view to Copacabana beach – going to sleep or early in the morning right from your bed you can see the beet of waves on the beach, people jogging, walking, swimming and you can spend hours just watching this. IA2B20 – ml (Rua Teixeira de Melo 50) is really modern (it seems like a very good remodeling of the apartment has been done recently), very clean and convenient apartment just 3 minute away from the metro and round a corner from the busy square – Praca Gen. Osorio with lots of restaurants and shops. IP2B5 (Rua Raul Pompeia 24) is quite expensive, but it’s really a good penthouse to have carnival parties – 3 levels, private pool, large balcony and indoor living area, and a terrific view to the city! All the apartments were in very good condition and I don’t know how they do it, but you can always call or e-mail management and somebody will bring or fix something you need right in a few minutes. Well in the end the most important about rentals is trust – when you are prepaying deposit, when the apartment is as good as you saw it in the pics, when you are sure that you won’t be left alone with some possible household difficulties – my experience proved me that I can trust the team of StartBrazil and next year I’m surely going to rent with them .

  19. Juan says:

    April 10th, 2011 at 6:03 am

    The apartment was great! Fantastic location right on the beach with an amazing view! When we requested things to be done they were taken care of promptly. The maids were very friendly. Overall, it was a fantastic stay and it really helped make this a great vacation for all of us. 

  20. michel says:

    March 18th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Im going to Rio for almost 20 years and for the first time i rented an appt with start brazil
    Everything worked ..good shower internet connection clean and sufficient towels everything in the appt was in good condition…friendly doormen and a super safe location 5 min from ipanema beach…an appt you feel at home.

    bedankt michel 

  21. Stéphane Bouriataux-Lajoinie says:

    March 5th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    My fourth profesional trip in Rio. Twice I’ve Used Starbrazil agency (first time an hotel, and second an bad agency). I keep an exellent memory of these apartments (94 and 24 Rua Pompeia). The management is both welcoming and professional. All my date constraints are satisfied. Current status, regular households, Jacuzzi in perfect condition.
    Je recommande vivement ! SBL

  22. Sherilyn Stedham says:

    March 1st, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I and 2 cousins stayed at an apartment of StartBrazil in Copacabana, Rio in Feb,2011. The location was perfect, right in the heart of Copacabana and not far from Ipanema. The Apt is a block back from the beach but has a beautiful view of the beach. It was a great apartment and the agency was excellent to work with.

  23. steve says:

    February 27th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Lovely 2 bedroom appartment, as described on website, clean, felt very secure with 24 hour concierge. Wifi and air conditioning worked fine. Staff made us feel very welcome. View from rooftop pool stunning. Liked it so much that for our return stay in Rio after touring Brazil, we cancelled the hotel booking and stayed here again. Definitely reccomended. Thanks!

  24. Evelyn says:

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Professional team, very helpful and friendly. Tha Apartment was nice and big and close to everything we wanted to be close to. I can recommend this company. They do what they can to make you a happy.
    To every question I received a prompt reply, everything worked out as planned and asked for. We all had a great time there.
    Evelyn

  25. george bitsikas says:

    February 6th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    everything was almost perfect ! the rooms, the service generally etc. thanx guys!

  26. Juan Carlos Larrea says:

    January 27th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I went to Rio with 3 other friends in December 2010. I was very skeptical and worried about renting apartments at first. Being the paranoid person I am, I did everything possible to find reviews and comments from other people. I found nothing negative about StartBrazil and what was even better, I was able to find someone that rented apartments through them a couple of years earlier. Once we got there, the managers were helpful with tips and the check in and check outs (we got 2 apartments) were without problems. I highly recommend this company. they are serious and both apartments were well kept. I would rent from them again, and would suggest to friends without hesitation.

    Juan Carlos

  27. mike d says:

    January 24th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    excellent service.apartment very good-best ive rented in rio.

    mike d.

  28. Yegor says:

    January 23rd, 2011 at 10:44 am

    It was a pleasure to work with the management of Startbrazil.
    We rented two appartments on Rua Prudente de Morais 269 this January. Both are in good condition and have a perfect location. 
    The most convenient having business with them is how quickly they respond on all your requests. Unlike most agents in Rio we contacted with.
    We really were pleased and next time for sure will work with them again.

  29. Anthony from Paris says:

    January 22nd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    hello, i’m from Paris, i’ve rented 4 appartments already, and i’m always super happy about the apartments. the last two are rented were avenida raina elizabeth, and another one rua almirante goncalves.
    always clean, safe, well located, well equiped…
    The local manager is very helpfull, any little problem we had, he took care of it right away.
    i strongly recommend their apartments, i also strongly recommend them because you have a lot of scams with apartments in rio, they are so serious and can be fully trusted.
    thanks again for makin my trip even better.
    regards,
    Anthony

  30. Marta Cavallotti says:

    January 21st, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Soy Marta de Tucuman, Argentina, alquile el depto de Rua Bolivra 54, por 21 dias. Esta muy bien ubicado, coincide perfectamente con la descrpcion de internet. El  apartamento es muy confortable, proximo a los mejores bares y restoranes de Copacabana,  en un lugar seguro y proximo a las estaciones de metros y buses. MUY RECOMENDABLE!!!! a mas de ello, el personal muy profesionales, en todo momento dispuestos a brindarte lo mejor. 

  31. enrico says:

    January 9th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    i rented a flat in Rua Prudente Morais 269 in december 2010 for 5 days . all was ok , flat is very nice and clean and also the bathroom , i was alone , but is perfect for 2 persons . flat is exactly like the photos in the website and is placed in a very good and quite area , just 1 block from Ipanema Posto 8 , around is full of restaurants , bar and others . no problems with reservation and the driver was waiting on time at the airport to take me in Ipanema . good experience , i liked , thanks. enrico , italy

  32. Lindsay says:

    January 8th, 2011 at 4:54 am

    We rented a studio apartment in Copacabana a block from the beach and it was perfect– actually even better in person than in the pictures! The local manager was very prompt in correspondence before we arrived and gave us a peace of mind in booking something so far away from home. When a small problem arose while we were there, I got a speedy response and an offer for someone to come fix it if need be as soon as possible. We were very satisfied with the services provided, would book with him again and would recommend it to friends.

  33. Brad Rosenthal says:

    January 7th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    The apartment was great – close to both Cocacabana and Ipanema, the Metro, bars and restaurants. It was very clean when we arrived and it was cleaned several times during our 10 night stay. The staff was very professional making both checking in and out easy. Overall, we were extremely satisfied.

  34. Andrei Guinin says:

    January 5th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    The appartment is great, just meters away from Copacabana and a 10 minutes walk to Ipanema. the building is safe and all amenities are there. very good layout of the appartment with 3 bedrooms and private bathrooms. Happy to recommend to anyone who is coming to Rio.

  35. Charles says:

    January 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    StartBrazil and the staff offer the most professional service I have experienced in Rio. The penthouse I rented was spectacular, offering an experience far superior in value to staying in a small room at a beachfront hotel in Ipanema. I cannot wait to book my next trip to Rio, and I will use RioPenthouses.com, with complete confidence that my apartment will be as advertised, well maintained and hassle free!
    Charles

  36. Lars says:

    December 23rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I stayed in Rio with a friend for 2 weeks. The apartment in Copacabana was clean and nice. The staff was friendly and internet was working. It was a fair deal and I will come back soon. Thanks again to SB and the team.
    Lars

  37. Mark Schroeder says:

    December 14th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    StartBrazil and their team are excellent and I have used them on a number of occasions both for myself and my friends to rent very good and well maintained apartments/penthouses in Rio.

    There is a strong peace of mind using StartBrazil as I know things will be managed professionally in every aspect as well as knowing that the apartments are well taken care of.

    I’ve been traveling to Rio for more than 12 years and until I found StartBrazil there was always uncertainty as to whether the service I was using was a good one. I will not use any other service than StartBrazil to organize my apartments during future visits to Rio.

    Mark

  38. Patrick says:

    November 30th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    We rented a flat on Rue Prudente de Morais 269 that was just perfect for two. The local manager and his staff were very professional, provided CLEAR information, and answered any question that we had very quickly.

    This was our 6th time in RIo over the last 6 years. We have always stayed in hotels, but found this to be a much more positive experience.

    Our location was perfect. Close to Internet, the Post Office, the Metro, great restaurants, the gay beach was 2 blocks away, and the security staff at the building were incredible.

    We couldn’t ask for more from them. They were the best, the property was great, and we were 100% satisfied.

    We’ll be back next November!

    Patrick

  39. Angelo says:

    November 9th, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I’m very happy with the service StartBrazil provided. When I mentioned a problem, they acted quickly and sent somebody to fix it the very same day. I’m sure when I go back to Rio I will be using their services again. Thanks a lot ! Angelo

  40. Terrence Brayboy says:

    November 7th, 2010 at 7:15 am

    My 6th time renting from StartBrazil.
    The best locations and the best prices.
    I keep returning, so the service must be good.
    Obrigado!

    Terrence

  41. Freddie says:

    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:39 am

    We stayed for 3 nights in a 3 bed apartment. The apartment was perfectly located in Ipanema, and the service offered by StartBrazil was very professional. The only downside was that the lift didn’t work, so we had to use the service elevator.

    However, this tiny inconvenience would definitely not deter us from using this great service again.

    Thank you!

    Freddie

  42. Blaise says:

    November 1st, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Second time I m staying in Rio and using the services of StartBrazil. I enjoyed so far three different flats and alway received a premium service. The flats are greats, well located, fully equipped and the team is providing a great service (multilingual, always on time, on call). Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to know more. Thanks

  43. Estevan says:

    November 1st, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I was very satisfied with the accomadations, location, responsive emails, and personalized service. The local manager handled every request first class. Highly recommend.

    Estevan Perez

  44. Anthony says:

    October 29th, 2010 at 5:58 am

    I rented a studio in Ipanema, Rue Prudente de Morais 269 Apt 108 in April and had a fantastic experience with StartBrazil. The apartment was clean, cheery and in a fantastic location. The gentleman sent to let me into the apartment was friendly and quite helpful as were the people I communicated with via e-mail to arrange. I had such a great experience that I will be renting again next month. Highly recommend!

    Thank you!
    Anthony B

  45. Jan J. says:

    October 20th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    What a gorgeous stay at ‘cidade maravilhosa’! Me and everyone else of my companions loved the apartment and the service so much. The local manager, Robson, Maria and her charwomen were gorgeous as well: helpful and friendly.

    It was the first time booking with StartBrazil
    – …won’t be our last!

  46. Volkan KILIC (TURKEY) says:

    October 4th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    We were in Rio for a congress on 18-24 September 2010 and rent a flat from StartBrazil near Copacabana. Everything in Rio was perfect for us because the house was very safe and comfortable. Many thanks to Rogerrio for meeting us at the airport, giving advices and his friendly guidance.

  47. David M. Marty says:

    September 26th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Me and my friend rent a 2 bedroom penthouse in Rio through Startbrazil. How to explain, every thing was perfect, the appartment was wonderfull, well equiped and the local manager is such a nice guy always taking care of your demand. I fully recommend this very serious company if you are looking for a safe trip or hollidays in Brazil. 
    Thanks 
    David M. Marty

  48. rodrigo says:

    September 18th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Voor de vierde keer hebben we een appartement in Leme/Copacabana met veel plezier via StartBrazil gehuurd. Alles liep zoals gebruikelijk vlekloos heel profisioneel en efficient. We komen zeker nog een keer terug. Dank je wel.
    Rodrigo

  49. Tony Carrato says:

    September 18th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I rented an apartment from StartBrazil when I was in Rio for a business trip. It was larger and better equipment than I’d expected and really was just across the street from Copacabana beach. The service was excellent, prompt & efficient and Roger, the recommended driver was also terrific. (He’s a tour guide too, so think about having him give you a city tour while you are there.)

    Rio is also a lot safer than its reputation and was easy to get around in.

  50. Boris B says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Just visited Rio, my friends and I had an amazing time, the local manager and Rogerio were very helpful and took out trip few steps above our imagination. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks, Boris.

  51. Alan Gelder says:

    September 1st, 2010 at 3:01 am

    We just came back from our vacation in Rio! Everything was excellent since we arrived at the airport, starting from the transportation (Rogerio) was waiting for us on time and gave us a good advice of where to go during the stay. Once we arrived to the apartment we met the local manager. All was just as the internet advicements shows on the web page and no problems at all on the payments agreement. We had a perfect stay during our trip and the manager is a great friend and professional of real state bussiness (also agreed with him about the points of view of the soccer world cup). Looking forward to come back and stay there renting with StartBrazil.

  52. Gerardo Luna says:

    August 25th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Hi, just to say this was the 3rd time we rented an apartment from StartBrazil, everything was real like the advertised photos and great, their local manager is really a pro in making tourist feel awesome and to leave them the feeling to come back again soon. thanks SB for all and see you pretty soon for our fourth time!!

  53. Aaron T says:

    August 20th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    We recently rented from StartBrazil in lower Copacabana and everything was perfect! Prior to the trip their local manager was very responsive and helpful in planning what was my first trip to rio. The apartment was as advertised and the staff was always on time. I would highly recommend using StartBrazil in the future and look forward to doing business with them in the future.

  54. Elena says:

    August 19th, 2010 at 1:25 am

    This was my third trip to Brazil and also third time renting from StartBrazil. The first time we rented an apartment in Copacabana which had some problems with water and they changed it in time for a penthouse really INCREDIBLE!!!. The last times I rented an studio in Copacabana (Nssa. Sra 1085) that I recommend you if you are travelling alone or in couple. It is really close to the beach, to the metro station Cantagallo and also to Lagoon and Ipanema. The local manager is extremely professional and always replies really quick (that this is perfect if you have some doubt or some problem). I have recommended it to my friends specially for people who live in Europe and are not familiar with Rio. And of course I come back in my next trips to Brazil!
    Obrigada,
    Elena

  55. Peter says:

    August 15th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    My friend and I rented an apartment @ Copacabana via StartBrazil.

    It was a bit noisy, but we were warned about that in advance and this is probably reflected in the price.  We had some problems (lock/shower)  but these were fixed in no time (the contact person answers email promptly) and as a compensation for the trouble we didnt have to pay the power bill. Great service and reliable. Would recommend doing business with StartBrazil to my friends.

  56. René says:

    August 10th, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Wir kennen jetzt 3 Wohnungen an der Copacabana, wir waren mit allen sehr zufrieden. Einen speziellen Dank geht an die lokalen Manager, er hat uns immer sofort auf unsere E-Mails geantwortet und immer gehalten was er versprochen hat. Wir haben vielerorts angefragt für Wohnungen. Teilweise erhielten wir keine oder ungenügende Informationen. Wenn wir das nächste mal nach Rio fliegen werden wir sicher wieder hier buchen. Viele Grüsse aus der Schweiz und Obrigado!

  57. LONGO GRACIELA says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    It is the first time we stayed in a rented apartment for our stay in Rio and chose StartBrazil & RentaflatinRio because we got quick and precise response to our housing needs.

    It is highly recommended to operate with them and we came back super line of treatment received by them and the quality of the rented apartment in Ipanema.

    We would return to rent them on future trips.

  58. Sylvie Doriot Galofaro says:

    July 28th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Nous avons loué un appartement au Leme avec mes deux enfants, avec vue sur la plage de Copacabana. Fantastique ! L’appartement avait trois chambres, un salon et une véranda qui permettait d’accrocher un hamac tout en profitant de la vue sur la mer. Je recommande à tous ce site pour la location d’appartements, car cela fait déjà trois fois que je loue différents appartements auprès la gestion et tout était toujours en ordre.
    Encore merci pour tout !
    Sylvie

  59. Dain says:

    July 11th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    We stayed in a beautiful place right on Copacobana beach CA2B19 from 27 June to 1st July 2010. A fantastic spot and great service from StartBrazil. Would have no problem in recommending StartBrazil and their crew for others traveling to Rio. It was our first trip there and the apartment was a highlight of our stay. Awesome guys! Thanks Dain, Sana and Joe.

  60. Ikem says:

    June 7th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    My second time using the StartBrazil company to book my apartment stay in Brazil and it yielded the same result = AWESOME! You can’t ask fo naything better. They have the best selection of apartments, with the most convenient locations, the fastest/expedient response time, affordable prices and all of this couple with stekkar professionalism by the staff? It’s a no brainer that i will use their services every time! and since im in love with copacabana, caipirinhas, porcao and 4×4 … i am sure i am going to be calling them sooner than i think! lol!

  61. Robert M. Rosen "OZN" says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    This was my third trip to Rio. Most important for me is response time when I make a reservation or have a question and this company gets an A+ on both accounts. If you know Brazil, you will understand that this is very unusual – even with top hotels.

    The company was honest and friendly in their dealings with me. And the apartment was exactly as shown in the photos – a lovely studio in Arpoador, in a lovely, secure building one block from the beach.

    This is a very professional company, which I would recommend to anyone.

  62. Thierry Larose says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I stayed 4 nights in a 3-bedroom located on Nossa Senhora de Copacabana. Great value for location (1 block from the sea, lots of space, excellent amenities, direct sea view from the living-room). Good communication with their local manager, efficient and friendly service from their local representative (with whom I checked in & out). I would definitely recommend StartBrazil.com

  63. Wesley says:

    March 23rd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Will keep it short. Was a bit apprenhesive getting an apartment over the net, as was my first time doing this. Was no need to worry as their contact person was extremely professional and courtious. Everything went exceptionally well and as it should. You should have no qualms about renting an apratment through these guys.

  64. David K says:

    March 17th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I stayed in Rio twice in February/March, split by 5 days in Buenos Aires. For my stay, I chose StartBrazil, and RentaflatinRio – again. This is my fourth time in Rio. the first time I stayed in a hotel. Since then I have used the same company, the same people. You do not need to know much more. I would never return to somewhere I was not satisfied. The people here are friendly, courteous, helpful, and the apartments are exactly what you want – clean, never airbrushed, nice location. It’s a simple choice!

  65. Andreas Baumgartner says:

    March 14th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    It was now for the third time that I rented an apartment in Rio during the Christmas-New Year´s Eve period for several weeks, arranged by RioPenthouses. The apartment is luxurious, overlooking the ocean, the interior perfectly designed. I felt at home from the beginning and had three wonderful holidays there. RioPenthouses is a serious, correct and reliable agency. In case of problems they do their best to efficiently solve them as soon as possible. I am looking forward to contact them again for planning future stays in Rio.

  66. Daniel says:

    March 5th, 2010 at 2:23 am

    This was my fourth trip to Rio and first time renting from StartBrazil. I went with two apartments in January (beginning New Year’s Eve) and they were spectacular, one in Arpoador (between Ipanema and Copabana) and the second in Copabana.

    Very clean and fresh, A/C and Internet worked perfectly, and the maid service is polite and super helpful (I locked myself out of Apt. once and his maid came to the rescue in 20 mins)! I had such a great time this trip I decided to extend my stay through February, and they were able to accommodate me during this busy time (Carnival) with three more apartments!

    All were spectacular again, along with their local representative who meeted, greeted, and helped me transfer from each Apt. to the next. I can’t say enough about the level of service and professionalism their local manager provides – along with the fact he’s a laid back and warm person, just like Rio! OBRIGAO MI NOVO AMIGO! – Daniel

  67. Mahir Birecikligil says:

    March 1st, 2010 at 12:16 am

    We rented a 3-bedroom apartment right next to the Copacabana Beach and used the services of StartBrazil and their team. The apartment was only minutes walk from famous Copacabana beach and had a 24 hours security at the main gate. We were given 3 keys for the door. The team arrived straight away and explained everything to us. Each room had a AC, bathroom, LCD TV and modernly furnished. Every other day the apartment has been cleaned. It was much more reasonable and comfortable than hotels in every way. I highly recommend StartBrazil and their team to everyone who comes to Rio de Janeiro.

  68. Maciek says:

    February 10th, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Hi.
    We rented 2 apartments on Copacabana. All arrangements went smoothly, very good communication before departure. Apartments were great, service perfect. all as described and pictured. Both flats are in great location with 24h security. I really experienced problems to find something good quality in reasonable price and we all were surprised. Will recommend to everyone.
    Regards
    Maciek

  69. Ekrem says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    We rented a 2-bedroom apartment right next to the Copacabana Beach (very close to Ipanema, as well) and our experience has been great. The apartment was in great condition, along with the amenities offered. The staff has been very helpful throughout our stay. I strongly recommend RentaFlatinRio.com to anyone looking for a quality apartment in Rio. Once again, thanks for everything!

    Ekrem

  70. Ronan Curran says:

    January 12th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Have used the services of StartBrazil and their team at rentaflatinrio on a couple of occasions over the past few years and stayed in several apartments on the Copa and Ipanema, top quality units, great locations and above all impeccable service. The units are well described on the site and exactly as shown, spotlessly clean and there is always someone available on the ground to assist with any queries. I paid via bank transfer and had absolutly no problems, very professional and totally trustworthy. All round a pleasure to deal with and as far as I’m concerned the only site to use if holidaying in Rio!

  71. Jody says:

    January 11th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    We rented a studio in Copacabana just days before New Year through Rentaflatinrio.com and would highly recommend them. The studio was overlooking the beach and looked exactly as it did in the photos. Very easy to secure it with a deposit beforehand and lots of reassuring emails from the team beforehand. Their team leader met us exactly when we arrived and was professional, flexible and friendly. If arriving at night you have a limit on ATM withdrawals so we were unable to pay the balance on arrival. This was no problem and we arranged a time the next day. We even had to delay our departure by a day due to the snow in Europe and they arranged an extra night at very fair price. Apartment clean, secure and perfect for couple or two close friends. We will be back next year as nothing was any trouble and texts and emails were returned promptly and efficiently. Thanks!!

  72. Andres Bayly says:

    January 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I rented a one bedroom apartment in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, for 4 nights. The apartment was in perfect conditions, everything was exactly as advertised. Location was insuperable, only two blocks from Leblon beach, next to 2 shopping centers and tons of bars and restaurants, in a very safe neighborhood. We even had made service! I paid 50% in advance using Paypal to reserve the apartment, and the remaining in cash when I got there. I highly recommend to use the services of StartBrazil if you’re planning a trip to Brazil. StartBrazil and their team are 100% trustworthy and super responsive.

  73. Santos says:

    December 31st, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I rented a one bedroom apartment a few blocks from the beach in Copacabana but closer to Ipanema. It was super clean, orderly. They are very reliable. I transfered money using Paypal all went very well!. I will use them again as I come here often. 100% Recommended!

  74. Jeff Phelps says:

    December 26th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I stayed a week in one of their 1-bdrm flats in Copa, 2 blks from the beach and, except for the traffic noise (completely silenced w/ silicon earplugs), the entire arrangement was delightful. Their local manager is very professional and responsive and the driver / tour guide he arranged (Rogerio) was the best I’ve worked with. 100% recommendation!

  75. Marie-Alicia says:

    December 13th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    We rented a 2 bedroom flat in Ipanema. Very good location. StartBrazil helped us a lot with the organization of our trip and we were able to find a flat in very short notice (2 days)!

    I strongly recommend RentalFlatinRio.com

  76. Mark Cross says:

    December 10th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    We rented a 2-bedroom penthouse through the RentaFlatinRio.Com and received the best service imaginable. The apartment was clean, exactly like the photos, in great condition and beautiful. The service, including maid service, was very professional and very service-oriented. I would recommend staying with them to anyone! From the transportation they arranged to the financal arrangement for payment, the service, friendliness, and always quick replies, they were by far the best service imaginable.

    Thanks again!
    Mark

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