Where to start? We stayed at Casa Beleza for 4 nights at the start of our honeymoon in Brazil and Argentina, and we absolutely loved it. Bindu and Antoine were lovely hosts, incredibly helpful with recommendations, booking taxis and organising transfers. Their 'door always open' approach is unusual for a family-run hotel and really useful. Its position in Santa Teresa is great to be close enough to everything in the city, but far enough away to get a more authentic experience, and see a different and culturally interesting side to the city. We were glad we chose to stay there rather than Copacabana or Ipanema.
The property itself is beautiful and set in lovely gardens. We stayed in the garden bungalow which was tucked away in a really private spot up the hill. It was gorgeous, beautifully decorated and furnished inside and with a large private terrace with hammock. The floor to ceiling windows gave us a fantastic view, and it was also fun to sit and watch the monkeys on the terrace!
Breakfast each morning was served outside (so long as it wasn't raining!), and varied each day. A selection of fruit, eggs, and ham and cheese were brought to your table, then you could help yourself to bread, toast and cake from inside. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented, each morning felt like a real treat.
All in all, Casa Beleza was a great place to stay - and our favourite from the whole honeymoon. We would recommend it to anyone! Thank you Bindu and Antoine for a fabulous stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our B&B is in an exotic mansion in the heart of Santa Teresa, Rio's historic and cultural district. Guests have to share the tropical gardens with the 3 turtles, butterflies and small monkeys! We are close to all the city's main attractions and the district of Lapa with Rio's best music and nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Beleza Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Casa Beleza Rio De Janeiro, Brazil