We stay in Selaron Apartment during Rio Carnaval, and it was the perfect place to stay ! This appartment is located in a nice neighbourhood, just near the Escadaria Selarón, in a very quiet, safe and lovely street, which permit to visit it easily, and without too many people on the morning.
The appartment is very nice, very clean, and has everything you need if you want to cook, and in bonus has a wonderful terrace with a nice view on the Centro District and the Pao de Azucar.
We won't be able to meet Cristina and Giovanni, but they were the perfect hosts, answering very quickly for everything or advice we need.
Thank your very much for everything to Cristina and Giovanni, and we will definitely come back to Selaron Appartement !!!
The place is very clean and feels spacious and organized. It is at the top of the Escadaria Selaron, so it is a good workout getting back home. However, it is possible to cab/uber to the top of the stairs. It is at the end of a quiet, safe street, and has a little feel of being in nature. The rooftop gives a great view of Lapa and other parts of the city. The internet is amazing, and the shower has good hot water, although it doesn't have the most pressure... but it is more than adequate. The only negative I'll say is that if you plan on doing a fair amount of cooking, the kitchen is a little small, and you'll have to buy a couple missing cooking essentials (which you can do for very cheap at a nearby store). The place is about a 15-minute walk to the nearest grocery store. The owners are very nice, as well as the building attendant.