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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Vila CasoNova is located in Santa Teresa which is very close to the center of town, up the hill. The location is great, I love to wander around Santa Teresa with nice bars, restaurants, shops, churches, beautiful houses and friendly people. To get to the center, you just walk down the road about 5-10 min and you are in the... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed here as part of a group and loved the place. It is a guest house, not a hotel, and so the facilities are a bit basic, but comfortable. Zaba, Mano and their team could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Breakfast was delicious. Wifi worked well for the addicts Everyone makes comments about the safety in Rio.... More 

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London
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A small friendly Pousada / Guest House (I still don't know the difference between the 2!) tucked away in Santa Teresa. Really friendly place with nice little plunge pool, great when it gets hot - and Rio gets very hot! Cracking view of the Santa Teresa hill and into downtown Rio. Manu, Zaba and Rose were really welcoming and had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed for 11 nights, would recommend to anyone who loves big cities and want plenty to see and do. Accommodation is clean, comfortable and friendly. Good location for sleeping and chill out time or day time wandering and nights out in Lapa. No trams at the moment but easy to get around on bus, metro and taxis.

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Kigali
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Manu and Zaba have a great house, situated very nicely near to the centre of Santa Teresa. We stayed in the area for 5 nights overall including 2 nights at this place. The area is lovely, very nice restaurants, and beautiful buildings. To us it felt safe, although locals do warn that there is always a risk of muggings, almost... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Nova. Manu and Zaba were very welcoming and helpful with advice for getting around the city. Breakfasts were good and the lounge comfortable, with an awesome view, if you wanted to sit around in the evening. Santa Teresa is a very relaxing part of Rio to stay in and the restaurants and bars... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

The house is funky with lots of nice design features. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful, lent us a hairdryer, booked taxis etc.

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Manu_Neves, Owner at Vila CasaNova, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stayed here for Christmas and New Year, a total of 19 nights, at a very very inflated price. Nevertheless we were looking forward to the experience as it was our first time in Rio and we wanted it to be special. From the website it looked great but in reality, there are parts of the building that are positively... More 

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Hamburg
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

It was perfect! The house is a dream! Zaba and Manu made us feel like home. Ignacio and his delicious cakes are still in my mind. I went with my 6 years old son and he enjoyed the company of the two funny cats chuchu and Bart. Sandra took so much attention of with him, that it looks like as... More 

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Manu_Neves, Owner at Vila CasaNova, responded to this review

A big hug for you too guys. We will be waiting for you when you come back to Rio. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

A wonderful and welcoming place to stay with lovely people who look after you. We stayed in the garden suite for 4 days - which is a gigantic room overlooking the swimming pool and garden - a wonderful place to laze away hours reading in a hammock or paddling in the pool. Breakfast was great - and Ignacio bakes wonderful... More 

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Manu_Neves, Owner at Vila CasaNova, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay with us and for the kind words. More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighbourhood Profile
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vila CasaNova is a small guesthouse with B&B amenities in the cozy atmosphere of Santa Teresa, a historical neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, conveniently close to the center and Lapa, in a place from where you can easily reach the Corcovado, the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Sugar Loaf, the Maracana football stadium and the Sambodromo. At reasonable rates, similar to a hostel, we offer a more personal choice of lodging in private rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila CasaNova

Address: Ladeira do Castro | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230 030, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $64 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Vila CasaNova Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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“The double bedroom with en suite bathroom on the top floor is the best, followed by the garden level studio.”
 of 5 bubbles Frank_Doris, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the garden suite...delightful. Any noise is from the surrounding mountainside...part of the charm (except that darn rooster!) It may not have a fitness center, but there is a pool and you get a great work out just getting around the city.”
 of 5 bubbles MargaretC445, 11 Mar 2012 | Read review
“We booked the Garden Studio (Studio Jardim), which was the most expensive..and it was aweful. One of the other guests told us we had the best room....so take it from that what you wish.”
 of 5 bubbles Vincebio, 15 Nov 2011 | Read review
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