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Ladeira do Castro | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230 030, Brazil
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Ranked #62 of 220 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small friendly Pousada / Guest House (I still don't know the difference between the 2!) tucked away in Santa Teresa. Really friendly place with nice little plunge pool, great when it gets hot - and Rio gets very hot! Cracking view of the Santa Teresa hill and into downtown Rio. Manu, Zaba and Rose were really welcoming and had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed for 11 nights, would recommend to anyone who loves big cities and want plenty to see and do. Accommodation is clean, comfortable and friendly. Good location for sleeping and chill out time or day time wandering and nights out in Lapa. No trams at the moment but easy to get around on bus, metro and taxis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Manu and Zaba have a great house, situated very nicely near to the centre of Santa Teresa. We stayed in the area for 5 nights overall including 2 nights at this place. The area is lovely, very nice restaurants, and beautiful buildings. To us it felt safe, although locals do warn that there is always a risk of muggings, almost... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Nova. Manu and Zaba were very welcoming and helpful with advice for getting around the city. Breakfasts were good and the lounge comfortable, with an awesome view, if you wanted to sit around in the evening. Santa Teresa is a very relaxing part of Rio to stay in and the restaurants and bars... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The house is funky with lots of nice design features. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful, lent us a hairdryer, booked taxis etc.

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Manu_Neves, Owner at Vila CasaNova, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We stayed here for Christmas and New Year, a total of 19 nights, at a very very inflated price. Nevertheless we were looking forward to the experience as it was our first time in Rio and we wanted it to be special. From the website it looked great but in reality, there are parts of the building that are positively... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

It was perfect! The house is a dream! Zaba and Manu made us feel like home. Ignacio and his delicious cakes are still in my mind. I went with my 6 years old son and he enjoyed the company of the two funny cats chuchu and Bart. Sandra took so much attention of with him, that it looks like as... More

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Manu_Neves, Owner at Vila CasaNova, responded to this review

A big hug for you too guys. We will be waiting for you when you come back to Rio. More

London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

A wonderful and welcoming place to stay with lovely people who look after you. We stayed in the garden suite for 4 days - which is a gigantic room overlooking the swimming pool and garden - a wonderful place to laze away hours reading in a hammock or paddling in the pool. Breakfast was great - and Ignacio bakes wonderful... More

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Thank you for coming to stay with us and for the kind words. More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Zaba, Manu and the staff were so friendly and helpful. VERY knowledgeable about where to go, and more importantly, how to get around. Any concern was responded to immediately. The view is incredible and the house has such a warm, friendly feel. We were lucky enough to be at the B&B for an afternoon of music with some wonderful musicians,... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Very friendly welcoming place to stay and Manu & Zaba, the owners, and Ignacio the manager/chef were all very helpful & lovely. Excellent breakfast with good range of cake, bread, juice, fruit etc. served in a lovely large airy living room with a great view. We stayed in two rooms, the most expensive, the Garden Studio, which was great, light,... More

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Additional Information about Vila CasaNova

Also Known As:
Vila CasaNova Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Ladeira do Castro | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230 030, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vila CasaNova is a small guesthouse with B&B amenities in the cozy atmosphere of Santa Teresa, a historical neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, conveniently close to the center and Lapa, in a place from where you can easily reach the Corcovado, the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Sugar Loaf, the Maracana football stadium and the Sambodromo. At reasonable rates, similar to a hostel, we offer a more personal choice of lodging in private rooms. ... more   less 
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