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Casa Beleza
Ranked #2 of 330 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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Dresden, Canada
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“Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Bindu and Antoine were absolutely wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we were aware of places to go and to see so we could be at ease as we explored Rio.This home is set in a very wonderful unique neighborhood. It was easy to get to the local amenities, bars and church from their B&B. The staff was friendly and hard working to meet our every need. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. It was a great accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

The Casa Beleza was a beautiful place. Our room, bath and terrace with a great view were lovely. Breakfast in the garden was wonderful. What made the trip to Rio the best was how great Bindu, the chatelaine, was at helping us compose our visit to Rio and with matching us with the best guides to various places, whether it was a hike in the Tijuca forest , evening music events or just general sightseeing we could do on our own. We said at the end of our three and a half day visit that the trip to Rio would not have been the same without Bindu's guidance.

Room Tip: The location was excellent for us. Others might find Santa Teresa out-of-the-way. We were glad that...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

I should apologise for leaving it so long for my review. We stayed here at the end of our trip to Brazil in May 2013 - How time flies!

Situated in an excellent part of town - a bohemian quarter with access to all areas. We explored the city easily from here. It is close to Centro, Lapa, and of course, Corcovado. The City had just changed entrance procedures for Corcovado and Bindu was very helpful in assisting us with how to get there - all very easy.

The Casa is stunning - a colonial house with beautiful gardens, a tortoise, and a great family. It was a joy to see the kids and animals running round, and friends visiting. Although we weren't at the Casa very often as we were out exploring a lot; when we were - we felt very relaxed and were treated very well.

The rooms were very clean and homely - and what a home!

We were pretty tired after visiting Iguacu and trekking through Manaus, but had to enjoy the Ciudad Marvehloso - and Casa Belaza was a great base.

On a return to Rio, we'd stay most definately stay there again. Santa Teresa beats the beach places - isn't far from the beach - and punches above its weight for the service it provides.

Book it - you won't regret it.
Hope to see you again - J & A X

Room Tip: We chose the Blue Room - it was a high standard, ground floor - overlooking the pool. Above the drum...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is an absolutely wonderful base to see Rio from, and a fantastically warm welcome to BraZil! Lovely pool, clean, attractive rooms (we visited twice, and both rooms were lovely) . There are also plenty of curious marmosets (little monkeys), hummingbirds and even a toucan in the garden! They also have a rather signified tortoise who was on heat and kept rubbing herself against my husband's leg and wiggling her bum which was very amusing. It's a great location, just a short walk from the center of Santa Teresa, and although other people have written about unpleasant experiences in this neighbourhood, we found it very friendly and safe. Bindu and Antoine and their staff are an absolute dream team - the only difficulty we had was leaving.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Antoine and Bindu open their magnificent home and welcome you to Rio with unbelievable hospitality. From our arrival to the moment of our departure our hosts did everything possible to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. They gave us great tips that made the most of our time in Rio and made the most of our time when we did excursions to various sites. They know many of the locals in Santa Teresa and we received warm welcomes from some of their friends. We were in the mood for Brazilian steak and they steered us to one of the best restaurants we enjoyed in our whole stay in Brasil.

Character and charm are two words that only begin to describe the surroundings at Casa Beleza.

Warning: there is a place called "Bar Gomez" just a short walk away. If you are looking for something, or are not looking for anything at all, you may find something altogether unexpected. You may also meet someone or a group of people that are just too interesting and make it difficult for you to leave. Be prepared that you may enjoy more time at Bar Gomez than originally intended.

As far as Casa Beleza, you may also find something pleasantly surprising, beyond expectation. At Casa Beleza, once you stay, you may find that you wish you could spend more time than originally intended........I know we did.

Room Tip: All the rooms had their own unique charm.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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casabeleza, Owner at Casa Beleza, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
It's true that magical and mysterious things occur at the Bar do Gomes, I plan to spend my retirement there at a table in the front.....

It was a great pleasure meeting you both - look forward to seeing you back here one day, thanks so much for your kind review,

Beijos
Bindu
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful 4 days stay in Casa Beleza this January. The house is beautiful, the tropical gardens fantastic, and the swimming pool a very welcome luxury in the hot Rio summer! Also a very friendly dog Bob, and 2 amusing turtles that plod around the gardens. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious - fresh fruits and fruit juice, lots of bread, cheese, cake, omlettes etc etc.

Santa Teresa was also a great place to stay - lots to see, and nice restaurants and bars, but at the same time more peaceful than many of the other parts of Rio we visited. It also felt very secure - we felt fine walking home at night in the area. If we go back to Rio, we would definitely opt again for Santa Teresa, and Casa Beleza.

If you do stay here, we would recommend doing a morning or day buggy tour with Dolores (ask at the house - they organised it for us). She took us around the Tijuca forest, and up to the Jesus statue, skipping all the queues. She's a great guide, knows loads about the city, and the buggy is good fun. It was one of the highlights in Rio!

Room Tip: We stayed in the main house, in a great room, but also noticed they seem to have some little house/r...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Our family of four stayed here in October and had a wonderful time. The rooms and service were great, and the hosts very kind and thoughtful. Santa Theresa had a lovely vibe and we felt safe and comfortable in the day and when walking back from restaurants at night. We would definitely recommend to other families and would love to go back sometime.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Beleza

Property: Casa Beleza
Address: Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 311, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-270, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 330 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our B&B is in an exotic mansion in the heart of Santa Teresa, Rio's historic and cultural district. Guests have to share the tropical gardens with the 3 turtles, butterflies and small monkeys! We are close to all the city's main attractions and the district of Lapa with Rio's best music and nightlife. ... more   less 
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Casa Beleza Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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