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Castelinho38

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Rua Triunfo 38 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-320, Brazil
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delayed review. We stayed at Castelinho 38 in May of 2015. We had a very nice stay. I wouldn't NECESSARILY describe it as a boutique hotel, as the rooms are more what I would call 'rustic'. The room was clean and nice, although small, with a small bathroom. Adequate, though, since I'm not traveling somewhere to hang... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are nice and clean. Great communal spaces with free coffee and tea outside. Really friendly and helpful staff! Good buffet breakfast with plenty of choices. Nice and (relatively) safe neighbourhood with several bars and restaurants close by. Free tram to the city center, metro within 15 min walk and busses around the corner.

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review
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Opa muito obrigado para mim e para a equipe. Especialmente porque você consegui aproveitar de nosso amado bonde. Nós fazemos... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The hotel has lovely views over Rio de Janeiro and the breeakfast were good, however the room itself was bizarre. The bedroom was perched above the bathroom with a very steep staircase up the bed, with a tiny rail stopping you falling down into the narrow entrance area by the bathroom, obviously from reading reports other rooms were spacious but... More 

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações com clientes at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks for all the nice things that you said. WE apologize for the uncomodity of the stairs .. We have only two rooms with the stairs ,so i please you to come back... In another room... Big hug Olindo Mazzola More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Castelinho38 is a beautiful converted manor house tucked away in Santa Teresa. It was the perfect place to come back to and chill out in after long days exploring the hustle and bustle of Rio. Olindo, went above and beyond to help us plan and organise our adventures, both in Rio and once we had left.

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review

What a NICE review . Thanks for help us to work better for your holiday,. But became easy , using the beauty of Santa Teresa. Big Hugs from the staff. Olindo Mazzola More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a charming hotel with lovely rooms that were clean and spacious. The breakfast was delicious with many options including fresh fruits and the famous Brazilian cheese bread, freshly made. The hosts were helpful and made our stay very comfortable.

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks,grazie,obrigado,danke and more gratefully... We are waiting for the return on Bonde , our beloved train... And you will meet a happy Santa Teresa.. Abraco Olindo Mazzola More 

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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

It was a pleasure staying at the Castelinho38. It is a very relaxing and quite place Right in the middle of Rio. Just a 15 min Walk downhill to the Metro Station which brings You very fast to all the hot spots. After enjoying The turbulent life of Rio during daytime You Get back to this wonderful Place with this... More 

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações com clientes at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments,and the good description of Santa Teresa in the total contest of Rio. See you when the Bonde , will run .... Abraco Olindo Mazzola More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a gem if you like authentic old buildings with spectacular original period features. WOW! Only positive things to say! Extremely helpful staff, beautiful large room with the highest ceilings, comfortable bed, hot shower and delicious continental-type breakfast? We loved the terrace with views over Rio! The honesty bar is a great concept! We only had two full... More 

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações com clientes at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks for the good description of Santa Teresa . You enjoy all the beauty , the natural fashion of this amazing city. We will do all the best ,for enhace our hospitality. Most gratefully Olindo Mazzola More 

Oberpfalz
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had a very pleasant Stay over the Weekend. Got a very warm welcome from the Hotel-manager and very good explanation about the Hotel an the surrounding. Very helpful, thanks for that. The Hotel is in Santa Teresa in a quit and secure Area, with a lot Bars and Restaurants. In the Quarter you have nice old houses and also... More 

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Manager at Castelinho38, responded to this review

you drew the best postcard I could think of. thank you , we appreciate. we always explain a little of everything,and tell you the mains info, but we know that you have discovered other beauties,of Rio and Santa Teresa, this makes us proud. come back soon. big hug Olindo Mazzola More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place, 10 minutes from SDU airport. Friendly staff, big rooms. The breakfast terrace is awesome, with a nice view of the city. Neighborhood is calm and has a couple of cool restaurants around. Not near the beaches, but definitely worth it!

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente at Castelinho38, responded to this review
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graças Thiago, você tem sido muito gentil e todos os funcionários apreciar seus elogios. te vejo em breve .. ate... More 

Hamburg
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed in Castelinho 38 twice in January, in total for 5 nights. We had a great time there, stayed in 2 equally beautiful and clean rooms and really enjoyed to not stay in Copacabana or Ipanema but in a more quiet part of town. Santa Teresa has a cute little center with a couple of bars and restaurants and... More 

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Manager at Castelinho38, responded to this review

dear, thank you very much, for that matter It is important to make you happy. with all due respect to Rio, enjoy your holiday in Santa Teresa, it adds something. and then with the arrival of BONDE (typical tram Santa Teresa), will be even more fun to go back to Castelinho. big hug Olindo Mazzola More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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