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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rua Triunfo 38 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-320, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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Ranked #37 of 220 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a return visit to Castelinho38 and one of our favourite parts of Rio. We stayed for 3 nights in one of the garden suites, Jabuticaba, and were very comfortable. It was basic but very pleasant. We even saw monkeys from our bed during a siesta. The terrace has sweeping views over the city and has shade when needed... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Castelinho38 is located in the nice neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. It is located almost on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets. The hotel is located in a quiet and safe street. The view from the terrace where breakfast is served is terrific. The building itself is impressing... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After having stayed in the more touristy and luxury sections of Rio before, we decided to spend some time in the famous artist quarter, Santa Teresa. This small hotel is exactly what you would expect and wish for - quiet yet only a few doorsteps away from bars and restaurants, a stunning view on Rio and a lovely terrace and... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We (my husband, two daughters and myself) spent 3 nights at this lovely small Guesthouse. Staying at Castelinho38 is almost like being invited at your friends beautiful old townhouse. Breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking St Teresa and offered excellent fresh fruits, homemade cakes, espresso and any type of eggs freshly made - perfect way to start your day... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Room fine. Bathroom a bit small and shower not amazing. No air con. But.... good location (walking distance to Santa Teresa, relatively safe walk into Gloria if you fancy it and cheapish taxi to Christ the Redeemer), felt very safe, staff nice, honesty bar is great, interesting views over Rio, building is interesting. Good value which helps the rating.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We had a wonderful start to our holiday in Brazil by staying in this gem of a hotel. Its a lovely town house in the SantaTeresa district, made extremely welcoming by the friendly owner and staff. A relaxed atmosphere gave us the chance to recover from the flight. Highly recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We visited recently as part of a 5 night stay in Rio. Castelinho had been recommended by friends particularly because of its location in Santa Teresa. It didn't disappoint on any front. The room was a double with mezzanine floor and was clean, well decorated and spacious. The views of the city from the lovely terrace and garden were great... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great option in Santa Teresa, it's a fascinating town house full of charme, located in a quiet street a few steps from largo do guimaraes. Very nice and helpful staff, fast wi-fi and good breakfast! To recommend!

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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to Rio. As it was booked as part of a package we have no idea of the cost and hence value for money. We loved the location in the Santa Teresa district though it is a shame the tram is no longer running. Not all taxi drivers know the location.... More

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São Paulo / Brazil
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24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

It is charming, well located in santa teresa neighborhood, with friendly staff, cool atmosphere (you really will feel as staying in a antique local house), nice view, good breakfast. However, it is a little pricy (around US$150), misses basic comfort issues (shower water flow is weak, you can hear everything, no TV), but it has internet access and air conditioning... More

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Also Known As:
Castelinho38 Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Castelinho38 Hotel
Castelinho38 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Triunfo 38 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-320, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Castelinho38 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castelinho38 is a real castle in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro's bohemian neighborhood. With its friendly atmosphere and huge space, the castle is ideal for couples, families and groups. Each room has its own personality and is equipped with queen-size beds, hot shower and fans. Our exotic breakfast is served in a beautiful terrace with view of the centre of Rio. Our friendly staff is always available for travel advice and tips for day & night life. ... more   less 
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