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The Maze Inn

Rua Tavares Bastos 414 _ 66 | Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22221-030, Brazil
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Ghent, Belgium
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The Maze is rated as the top place to stay in whole Brazil according to the Rough Guide. And it is indeed a very interesting place. The view is gorgeous from the breakfast area. Bob is also very welcoming and attentive. You could spend hours listening to his stories. However, the rooms aren't clean (to not say dirty), we did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Maze is an institution on the Rio jazz scene. Those who love music and are not afraid to break step with the masses of happy-snapping tourists should definitely check out this custom designed home/bar/hostel with its breathtaking views of Sugarloaf and its larger-than-life proprietor, Bob Nadkarni. I have been several times to the Jazz Night, which happens on the... More 

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Thank AlexOstia
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

One of the most exciting, interesting and intriguing hotel/hostel you will ever see. We read about this incredible hotel, and we did not think it would be capable for us to arrive, without danger (due to its location in a favela). Yet how very wrong we were, the Maze is located in Tavares Bastos, in which all of the people... More 

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2 Thank Simon V
Salvador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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5 Thank beforethemast
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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5 Thank Lemorte69
London, United Kingdom
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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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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

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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5 Thank Jmarinho
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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6 Thank lady047
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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