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Ref House

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Free breakfast
Outdoor pool, a waterfall pool
Outdoor pool, a waterfall pool
Flat-screen TV
Deluxe Suite, Balcony | Premium bedding, free WiFi

Overview of Ref House

Ref House

2.5 star property
Rio de Janeiro hotel with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

51 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Rua Manuel Brasiliense 121, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, 22621140

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Barra da Tijuca
  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach - 25 min drive
  • Ipanema Beach - 23 min drive
  • Copacabana Beach - 31 min drive
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 42 min drive
  • Jornalista Mario Filho Stadium - 40 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 45 min drive
  • Christ the Redeemer - 73 min drive
  • Museum of Tomorrow - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 24 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 47 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 53 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 18 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 19 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Mangueira Station - 20 min drive
  • Jardim Oceânico Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Duo Restaurante - 3 min walk
  • Frontera - 4 min walk
  • Skinna - 4 min walk
  • Porcão Barra - 5 min walk
  • Padano Sertanejo & Bar - 5 min walk

About this property

Ref House

A great choice for a stay in Rio de Janeiro, Ref House features an airport shuttle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers like the breakfast and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Jardim Oceânico Station is 9 minutes away.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (BRL 20.00 per day)


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years of age must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.


  • Self-parking costs BRL 20.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Ref House Hotel
Hygge House Rio
Ref House Rio de Janeiro
Ref House Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Does Ref House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ref House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ref House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Ref House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Ref House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ref House?
Yes. Self-parking costs BRL 20.00 per day.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Ref House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ref House?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Ref House and nearby?
Ref House has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ref House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Duo Restaurante (3-min walk), Frontera (4-min walk) and Skinna (4-min walk).
What's the area around Ref House like?
Ref House is a short 9-minute walk from Jardim Oceânico Station and 8 minutes' walk from Ilha Da Gigoia. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Ana Paula, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Morten, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Calixto, 9-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

ANA CLAUDIA, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lariani, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Quarto com mal cheiro e sujo!
O quarto tinha um forte cheiro de cigarro.Como o quarto não tem janela o cheiro não saía. As roupas de cama estavam sujas, as fronhas com forte cheiro de suor e quarto estava sujo. A funcionária foi muito solicita e atenciosa, mas não conseguiu resolver o problema do cheiro de cigarro, no final tivemos q comprar um Bom Ar....mas mesmo assim não ajudou muito....O lugar no geral é bonito, mas pecou nmuito na limpeza!
Richard, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Aconchegante e acolhedor
Muito bom, localização ótima, café da manhã simples mas ok, o lugar é lindo, aconchegante, nota 10. Único ponto negativo são algumas obras que estão fazendo na área da piscina, o barulho incomoda muito além de inutilizar um espaço da área da piscina.
Julia, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Ótima receptividade, superou minhas expectativas, funcionários educadíssimos. Vou voltar em breve!
MARIA, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

MARIA FATIMA, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Camila, 3-night business trip
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