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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 #38 of 234 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
Denis Z Cortona
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cortona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at Castelinho four nights on our Rio trip! It is located in the must-see Santa Teresa area where there is the famous "bonde tram", even though, during my stay, it was not running due to a complete renewal of the line. The Hotel is really like a little castle and the view of Rio is gorgeous. It has... More

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Caríssimo , Un Grazie di cuore. Sono soddisfazioni che danno morale e jóia... Quindi mi sento di annunciare , che... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The owner could not have provided more help and service to us, much appreciated given our rather slow start after a night out in Lapa. Beautiful building, lovely rooms and an excellent host. A safehaven in must-see Santa Teresa.

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We are happy, you have this feeling about us.. From our location in Santa Teresa we offer a different view of RIO DE JANEIRO. Maybe the transport some time ,does not help the guests, but is a working progress to have our famous BONDE back. Our hope is to see you agaín, and will be better....we working for this.. Hugs More

Adelaide, South Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Castelinho38 is a comfortable small residence in Santa Teresa, one of the most charming & interesting areas of Rio. The building offers several levels and for me the best feature was the patio area overlooking Santa Teresa and the city central. Thank you Olindo & all the staff who are friendly & knowledgable about their great city and local area,... More

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Hotel_Castelinho38, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Grande Roger, How was your was back to Australia.??. We can't forgive for the small time that you give Rio de Janeiro to kidnap you. We enjoy and met you as a special traveller. Here you have always a cold caipirinha and a new bicycle tour, in the Cidade maravilha... Best know as riodejaneiro. Big hug, we miss you already... More

Rochester, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My 2 adult children and I spent 2 nights at Castelinho38 in the Cactus Room. The room was comfortable (a little noisy due to its location on the first floor at the front of the building). The breakfasts were delicious and generous including made to order eggs. The public space is very attractive and spacious. All the hosts were very... More

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Vi ringraziamo tutti per la visita su consiglio di famiglia... E stato semplice ,dato che le sulle gite, ne sapevate... More

Goldhanger
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12 reviews 12 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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Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Castelinho38 3*
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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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