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Casa da Gente

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Goncalves Fontes 33 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-100, Brazil
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cosy atmosphere, beautiful view at the city centre, very friendly staff, good breakfast. The street of the hotel is quiet and simple but safe. Very close to the Selaron steps, which is full of tourists throughout the day. Lapa with its nice bars and clubs is only 5 minutes walk. Metro to the beach is 10 minutes walk. The staff... More 

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Laura G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Zoltan, my friend! Come back! I hope you are OK. Thanks for your kind words! Are you making plans for comming back? No? What are you waiting for? :) Best wishes to you from Laura and me! Rafael More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The location might look dodgy but it is actually safe, right next to a famous landmark always filled with tourists. The place has a stunning view that you can enjoy during your delicious breakfast. It can be a bit noisy at times but that is the price to pay for being very centrally located, overviewing the whole pulsing city.

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Laura G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hi, Daniel and Zuzana! Thanks for your beautiful words! Our door is always open for you and we hope to see you again soon here in Rio! Carnival is waiting for you!!! Rafael More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a fab few days here as a family of four, the location is really central with easy access to the buses and metro as well as walking distance to some great food. The views are lovely and you will be able to get to the beautiful tiled steps before all the tourists arrive. The best bit was the... More 

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Laura G, Manager at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hello Carys & family! Thank you very much for you nice review and specially for your lovely words to me :-) We are glad you enjoyed the city and the house. Hope to greet back here soon and keep sharing your impressions about all the places you´re visiting! A bigh hugh for all of you guys, remember to send us... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a great place to stay in Rio. It is easy to get to the nice cafe's in Santa Teresa and to get to Centro and Lapa and the sights around these areas. It is also close to Gloria where you can easily get the metro to Copacabana/Ipanema. The view from the garden is amazing! The room was large... More 

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hello Josie :-) Thank you for your review! We hope to greet you another time at Casa da Gente! A big hugh from Rio !! Laura More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great place, great terasse !Nice staff! We had a geat time here, enjoying a great area of Rio (Santa Theresa). Laura has been really hepful and the breakfast is amazing. The wifi connection is also great.

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hey Romain, Thank you very much for your feedback ans sincer evaluation of the house. We will take more care in the point were we can do it better :-) Hope you enjoy the city and the house! Cheers Laura More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The staff is very friendly. "Superior" rooms are big and light, there is also a public terrace where you can eat and relax on the sun. The house is decorated by weird and funny self-made things and paintings of local artists. Santa Teresa and Lapa districts are nearby, so you have easy access to a lot of bars, cafes and... More 

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hey Sergey !! Thanks for your review :-) We are always glad to read the good tips of our guests (and already friends) to anothers :-) I just love your description of " Rio way of life"! Keep always with you camera in the bag! Send us some amazing pictures please!! Love Laura, Rapha, Magna and Taly More 

Nassau
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78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had a very lovely stay. Safe and comfortable. This place is located just on top of the Selarón stairs. So the location is awesome. Going down the stairs you would meet the very local neighborhood of Lapa, walking to the right, Gloria, there is a nice market on Sunday mornings next to the Gloria subway station. Give it a... More 

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Eyy dear !!! Thank you soooo much for your wonderful review :-) It´s always soo cool for us know the sincer opinion of our guests, about our space and the neighborhood. We really hope to grret you again another time! Best wishes :-) Laura More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is wonderful, it's everything you could possibly want and more. I stayed with two other friends after staying at a hostel located elsewhere in Rio, we needed somewhere to stay ASAP and we found Casa de Gente. The location is amazing, with Carnival on at the time this is a great place to stay, it's clean and inviting... More 

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Thank you Michael ! Was wonderful to had you here! You 3 have an amazing energy ! Hope to this first travel around a part of Latinamerica inspired you to keep traveling and learning :-) A big hugh from all of us Laura More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The staff are very friendly and open and make you feel welcome. The house has very artistic, creative and peaceful ambiance and is located in a calm area walking distance from all major sights and about 10 to 15 minutes walk to the metro station (if you want to go to the beach). You can enjoy simple but fresh and... More 

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hello Yuri, Thank you for your nice review, we really enjoyed you nice energy here! Hope to see you both again in the city :-) A big hug Laura More 

Moscow, Russia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The place is located in Lapa - famous for parties and the stairs (Escadria Selaron), about 10 mins of walking from the nearest metro station, so no problem going to the beach. The rooms and facilities are good for the price, but you also get an amazing view of the business district from the patio as a bonus. The staff... More 

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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this review

Hey Oleg! Thank you very much for your opinion! Hope your big travel bring you the best of latinamerica! Keep in touch :-) Laura More 

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