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“Home away from home!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa
Rua Monte Alegre 316, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-193, Brazil (Santa Teresa)   |  
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“Home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you want the real experience you have to stay at Casalegre in Santa Teresa.
The house is beautiful, the neighborhood is like no other and the people working there are amazing. Everybody was very helpful when we asked for information, also very flexible since we had to change dates a couple times. The rooms are very clean and the whole house is beautifully decorated with local art. There are plenty of things to do at night, you will find good live music, good food, and very unique restaurants and "pubs" and it is very safe to walk around the neighborhood. It is very easy to take a taxi or take the bus to go anywhere else.
It really felt like home away from home with the casalegre family. We definitely want to go back and would not stay anywhere else.
Thank you Daniel, Rafa, Luíza, Reana and the whole family for an awesome experience!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thanks so much for the compliments and for staying with us. We are always glad to help our guests even when they have to change their plans or dates.
We are looking forward to receive your visit again soon.
All the best,
Daniel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Casalegre is the most charming Vila that I encountered in Brazil, perhaps one of the most unique Vilas anywhere.

The staff at this Vila will become your friends! They treat you with such warmth and kindness you feel like you are visiting dear friends that you haven't seen in years--from a warm welcome, recommendations in Santa Teresa and throughout Rio, to having a soulful chit-chat over morning coffee....speaking of morning coffee, you must not miss out on Casalegre breakfast! Best B&B coffee, fresh fruit, juices, and locally made bread and granola!

The Vila is tastefully decorated with the vivacious colors of Brazil, wonderful combination of the classic with the new! All the rooms have their own personality. Clean, sophisticated, local artwork.
The Vila is centrally located in the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, an area of Rio that is truly different from all other areas due to its architecture (very european, portuguese influence), located up in the hills (away from the city noise), and attracts the artist crowd. Not to be missed!

As it has become for us, Casalegre will become your home-base for all your future visits to Rio de Janeiro I assure you!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
It was a pleasure to receive them more than once in our cozy house. Thanks so much for choosing us and for sharing wonderful moments with us.
We are looking forward to see you again soon...
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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I Just recently had the privledge to stay at Casalegre art villa in Santa Teresa,Rio.
What a wonderful place in such a beautiful part of Rio.
My girlfriend and I stayed in room 101.It had a small balcony and its own entrance to the room.
The room was very clean and comfortable.the staff was amazing.They gave us all kinds of information about the area around the villa and Rio and were always so friendly and helpful.
They offered us a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits,Brazilian cheese bread,eggs,fresh local baked breads,fresh fruit juices,milk,coffee,granola and much more.

MANY THANKS TO DANIEL,REANA,AND PEDRO FOR AN AMAZING STAY AT CASALEGRE!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you two staying with us and thank you so much for the review and compliments. Too bad we didn't have more time together but we are looking forward to see you here again soon.
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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

This is the first place we stayed in Rio. We were a little apprehensive to begin with due to hearing bad reviews about the area, however as two younyfemales we never once felt unsafe. At night we could walk to the main strip of bars and restaurants with no problems and in the day the walk to the metro was perfectly safe. We loved the feel of the area and we were so glad we picked casalagre. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and had a nice artistic feel to it. The staff were fantastic, and could not of been more helpful. Another good point was that there was always someone around if you required help with anything. Would definitely recommend this accomodation to all kinds of travellers. Very good value for money and if we ever come back to rio (which im sure we will!), I will be booking casalagre!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you again for staying with us and for all the compliments. It was a pleasure to receive your visit and to know that we have 2 more friends form Scotland now...
Know that you are always welcome here.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I would advise anyone to stay at Casalegre......I spent 3 weeks in Brazil and my only mistake was not to spend my entire time staying there. When I do go back this is where I will stay for sure.

The rooms are tasteful, very clean and comfortable. The staff are not only friendly, informative and welcoming but also wonderful people who I am extremely happy to now call friends.

The Casalegre has a fantastic energy and something like a general ethos of friendship and artistry- therefore I also found the type of other guests to be very interesting and pleasant people that I wanted to get to know and make friends with.

Santa Theresa is an amazing area of Rio, the bars and restaurants are wonderful, the cobbled streets very pretty and safe- it is a quick walk to Gloria and the Metro to Ipanema, Copacabana etc. Lapa is also only a short walk away.

All in all I cannot speak highly enough of this place.

I also think that the prices are surprisingly reasonable.....I had pretty much given up on staying in Rio for Carnival due to the cost until I found the Casalegre. And i was even more surprised by just how up scale the hotel is when I arrived.

Thank you to Stephano, Daniel, Rhianna, Pedro, Anna, Raphael and everyone else for an amazing stay. I look forward immensely to seeing you all again.

Much love, Jon

Room Tip: all the rooms are amazing and full of character. i stayed in a smaller one and loved it
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Hi my friend, thanks so much again for the compliments and this wonderful review. We all at Casalegre are flattered by your words and we can't wait to see you again soon.
We wish all the best for you... Big hug from the boys and kisses from the gals
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across Casalegre while researching places to stay in Rio, and it immediately leapt out as our kind of place. Happily, initial impressions were correct. There's a lovely, relaxed ambiance to the whole place, from the individual rooms to the warm, friendly welcome from the staff. Breakfast was great every day, the bed was comfy and the location quiet, but only just round the corner from the area's best bars and restaurants. Would very happily recommend!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you so much for the compliments and recommending us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our home since you found us... Know that whenever you need a home in Rio, Casalegre will have its doors always open for you. We are looking forward to see you here again.
All the best,
Daniel
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had a great time at Casalegre. The people were very warm and friendly, took the time to tell us about the neighbourhood. We had a great room. Breakfast was also very good. Also the location was perfect, right in the middle of Santa Theresa.
Would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel A, Manager at Casalegre Art Vila B&B - Santa Teresa, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you so much for the compliments, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us.
Next time you come to Rio you will see that our Casalegre has changed and improved to better accommodate our friends...
All the best,
Daniel
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Address: Rua Monte Alegre 316, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-193, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 250 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casalegre Art Vila is your best accommodation in Rio de Janeiro's cultural heart, Santa Teresa. In a centenary 2 floors house, recently refurbished, we offer studios, suites and rooms, ready to stay for days, weeks or months. Home of artists of all kinds and kingdoms, this famous hilly neighborhood will take your breath away with its views and charming houses, points of interest, restaurants and the people.If you appreciate independence, the 'home sweet home' feeling and a personalized service, this is the perfect place for your stay in Rio. A house that combines lodging, art and wellness. The rooms are decorated with artwork and the gallery has an exhibition schedule for promising artists. Sustainability is part of the way we feel, think and act, through ecological habits, harmony and love. We offer parallel activities related to health and wellness. Friendship, art and nature moves Casalegre. ... more   less 
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