It's not often we review a place we haven't left yet but this one deserves it. Sugarloft apartments are fantastic, the rooms are clean and spacious and the hosts are very accommodating. You can contact them via whatsapp to answer any questions which is easy due to wifi in every room. There is a little shop right outside the apartments where you can buy essentials, for larger shops you need to go to Gloria or lapa which are only a quarter of a mile away and within walking distance. To get here from the airport we recommend using a taxi, it only cost us £20 right to the door. We had the added bonus of carnival festivities we could watch from our balcony! Amazing experience! Most of the major tourist attractions are a cheap taxi ride away including copacabana beach, Christ the redeemer, etc. would not hesitate to stay here again and highly recommend.
We stayed here for the World Cup. The rooms are flawless and the surrounding neighborhood is fun, authentic and eclectic. It's only about a 10-15 cab ride to Copa and a little more for Ipanema. The hosts are great and make themselves available to you through Whatsapp. Would recommend highly!