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Rua Tavares Bastos 414 _ 66 | Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Botafogo)
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The Maze Inn
Ranked #46 of 250 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'm inspired in part to write this review of Bob Nadkarni's Maze Inn in response to the one very negative review below... But to each his own, and that's how that fellow felt. But I felt and feel differently: I stayed at Bob's place a couple of years ago. I live in Salvador and am well-accustomed to locations such as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An unforgettable and outstanding experience in an unusual building and setting. Great views and great hosts (Bob & Malu). The building, except for the rooms, is mostly open air with stairways, terraces, and lobby unenclosed. The favela, in which it is located, is quite interesting with narrow corridors, small shops, friendly neighbors - and accessed up the side of a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic World Cup accommodation. Unfortunately Bob and Malu didn't organise any special WC jazz action, but that would of been the icing on the cake. The view from the hostel is awesome, the hostel it's self is very unique. The breakfast is awesome and the staff very friendly. I'd highly recommend the stay to anyone. The location is in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

One of the best nights I had in Brazil was when I brought my friends to the live jazz bar at The Maze.. Incredible musicians, fantastic atmosphere and stunning night time views over Rio. You have to take a taxi to the top of Catache ( sorry if spelled wrong) favela and then there is someone waiting to escort you... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Every first friday of the month the hostel offers jazz live music to guests and outsiders with this great view of Rio!! To arrive in The Maze you have to walk through the favela, which is a very nice experience.... The owner trespasses on prices, which makes the place a little expensive.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Just back from a wonderful stay in and around Rio. We stayed at the Maze for a couple of nights in mid December and really enjoyed our time there. My partner and I turned up mid afternoon on a Saturday and were warmly ushered into a fantastic feijoada (loose translation "party") in an open room with a panoramic view of... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Having stayed in The Maze (and lots of other places in Rio) for several times, I can say that it is one of the most amazing locations to spend a few days. The view is perfect, the people are very very friendly and its a place where you will always meet interesting people! When i came back in The Maze... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

First of all this place is not an 5 star acc. Typical guest house as one can find similarities everywhere. So no need to make your whole holiday there, a couple of days especially on the dates of the Bob and friends Jazz nights is OK, and different taste to stay and walk in the favelas which is not easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We are shocked by the previous review. Maybe The Maze is a bit like marmite - you either love it or you hate it and we LOVED it, as I'm sure most people will if you appreciate a relaxed homely B&B with stunning views and a taste of a real Rio neighbourhood. Bob and Malu are very chilled out hosts,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Unfortunately the organiser of our trip - a young guy- thought "The Maze" would be something "special" and "cosy" and made the big mistake to choose for it and book 3 nights for our group of about 20 persons: "normal adults". The Maze Inn..."Special " it was! The name "Inn" unworthy...It is a "Stable"! runned without any respect for the... More 

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Address: Rua Tavares Bastos 414 _ 66 | Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Maze Hotel Rio De Janeiro
The Maze Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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