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Casa Lavinia

Rua Do Giz 380, Centro Rua do 28 de Julho 380, centro, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65010-680 Brazil
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#1 of 5 B&Bs in Sao Luis
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We welcome you to Casa Lavinia, a beautiful mid-nineteenth century historic house, located in the center of Sao Luis do Maranhao.Casa Lavinia is a typical colonial style "Casarao" and has been declared World Heritage Site in 1997. Our charming private villa is now a charming and luxury bed & breakfast, available to be immersed in the unique and magical atmosphere of Sao Luis, just leaving the house in a total privacy.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Historic Hotel
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English, French, German, Italian and 1 more
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Maxime T wrote a review May 2022
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The pousada is great : calm, charming, clean, spacious with tastefully decorated commons areas. The location is perfect, you're in the city center, a few minutes away from the lively market area. Manager and staff are super friendly and helpful. I warmly recommend it
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jeff B wrote a review Oct 2019
Hermosa Beach, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
São Luis is an interesting stopover on the way to the Lencois and Casa Lavinia is an interesting place to stay in the middle of the Centro. This is a Pousada in the old town that was renovated, clean and Frank the man on duty was terrific. We really liked the location, the experience, the place, and Frank was terrific. But if you don’t like funky, artsy and accepting this is not “the western luxury thing” then don’t go to São Luis. This 4 star is the top for the town. Great dinner in town on a Saturday night - felt absolutely safe at night, but did note a LOT of police and military presence. This is a great call when flying into the area for 24 hours.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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ChiquitaRome wrote a review Apr 2019
Spain35 contributions25 helpful votes
We felt home when we got here. Frank the owner, his wife and the whole crew were friendly and always willing to help. The building is nice and the rooms very spacious. I reccomend this place if you want to visit Sao Luis historical centre
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maxi S wrote a review Dec 2018
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Great location in the old town. Old building with large nicely decorated rooms. Friendly staff. Only down side is it's a big building so the Wi-Fi doesn't reach all the rooms. Still, I'd stay there again if I returned to São Luís.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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mbaas wrote a review Jan 2018
Halle (Saale), Germany380 contributions271 helpful votes
Casa Lavania is right next door to Casa Frankie and located on an interesting street that leads straight up to the city-centre. The room we had on the ground floor was Marrakesh themed (if I am not mistaken) with a great bed, spacious bathroom and overall a very relaxing atmosphere. We found the host - we forgot his name but he is originally from France - very friendly and knowledgeable. Ask him for food options if you are unsure. Unfortunately we had some rain during the trip and may have spent more time in the room than we desired but were relieved to have such a comfortable room with a great host around. Breakfast is decent but basic.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tanja wrote a review Oct 2017
Lucerne, Switzerland19 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at casa lavinia for 2nights, and it was a great experience! The host, Giuseppe, was so friendly and helpful. He showed us all the rooms of the hostel (this was possible because we were the only guests at the time, as he was renovating the hostel), and every single room is especially decorated and has its "special name and topic". The house has an old colonial style, is very clean and well located, and the breakfast was very good as well. Giuseppe showed us around the neighbourhood and in the night we had the chance to go out with him. We had a lot of fun - thanks for this great experience Giuseppe! Tamara and Tanja
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David L wrote a review Aug 2017
Cannes, France58 contributions50 helpful votes
Like São Luis itself, this place has clearly seen much better days. Service (apart from the breakfast lady) was non-existent, bedlinen didn't fit the mattress (itself sagging & deformed), room was dirty, no guest fridge (daily temp 35C!). Luckily we had the large room with windows-a "privilege" denied the others. Stay at Frankie's next door-avoid this over-priced, poorly run place 👎
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Niemoeller wrote a review Nov 2016
Giessen, Germany376 contributions76 helpful votes
It's a nice Pousada right in the Historic center of São Luis. Every room has its own theme like Zanzibar etc. The owners brought that old colonial gem of a building to new life. Carefully implementing the past. All rooms are air condition equipped. A nice breakfast is included. The owners speak different languages like English, Italian and French and help you to organize what ever you need. Sightseeing, Local SIM card installation or a trip to Barreirinhas and the lencois Marahenses. The only downside is the price. Compared to the really nice Casa Franki (right next door) it is hard to justify the overnight price. And Casa Franki has a pool.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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MuensterMonster wrote a review Oct 2016
Muenster, Germany103 contributions82 helpful votes
We stayed for just one Sunday night in a family room in the heart of the old city of Sao Luis. Lots of buildings in a bad condition, but the atmosphere of the city centre at weekends in the evening/at night is definitely worth a visit. Music everywhere and lots of local people in the streets. It´s a bit apart from the usual touristic spots in Brazil. We felt safe but anything can happen in Brazil. We didn´t visit the waterfront/beach in the other part of the city. Accomodation was very good, central, clean, quiet and safe. Though days and nights were hot, the rooms were fine without using the ceiling fans. Mosquito nets for each bed. Helpful owner who can organise a comfortable taxi to Barreirinhas and the following boat trip to Atins at a reasonable price. Recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Florent C wrote a review Jul 2016
Sartrouville, France24 contributions21 helpful votes
This pousada is really special. We stopped there only for a night, so we were not really demanding. What is special and nice is the very old style of the building and the room, very charming. On the other side, don't expect to have the same comfort than for a modern hotel, especially for the noise. No egg for breakfast, it is a simple breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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BrazilState of MaranhaoSao LuisCity Center
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Lavinia
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Lavinia?
Nearby attractions include Teatro Arthur Azevedo (0.3 miles), Igreja da Se (0.3 miles), and Museu de Arte Sacra (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Lavinia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Lavinia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Lavinia?
Conveniently located restaurants include SENAC Restaurante, Cafofinho da tia Dica, and O Rei Do Beiju Recheado.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Lavinia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Lavinia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Centro Histórico de São Luís (1.1 miles), Palacio La Ravardiere (0.3 miles), and Palacio das Lagrimas (3.5 miles).