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This is a lovely place to stay as long as you will never need tea or coffee before 8am. In spite of the kitchen staff starting at 6am, no amount of begging will get you boiled water before 8am. Quite often you will have a...More
We came to this hotel following 4 nights in luxury hotels in Sao Paulo and Iguacu on the recommendation of an agent in London. It has nine very comfortable rooms and a reception area that doubles as an art gallery. The view from the terrace...More
We just returned from a month-long trip to Brazil, spending the last week in Rio at Castelinho38. We loved the Santa Teresa neighborhood where the hotel is located, particularly the restaurants, the views of the city, the quaintness and the activity. And, we found the...More
The building is charming, beautiful but it has got the disadvantages of the antiquities. The room where we stayed was very cosy and tastfully decorated but the bathroom was quite small (microscopic sink) and the heating of the water a bit rudimental. Not a huge...More
Based on a wonderful web site and the TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to stay in Castelinho38. The breakfast was marvelous, and the views from the terrace lovely. We ended up taking the Limoeiro suite, which was a loft and lacked the high ceilings/light from the...More
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.