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Reviewed 4 June 2008

I stayed here for 14 nights and felt right at home. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Anything I needed (reservations, advice, cabs,etc...) I was assisted with. The location has a nice view from Santa Theresa so even when you are at the Hotel you feel like you are not missing anything. You can have a drink and enjoy...

1Thank EnroutetoEverywhere
Reviewed 3 June 2008

Located in a safe and quiet street on the top of the beautiful St. Theresa with an absolutely amazing terrace, it is the perfect place to relax. In total I visited the Castelinho 4 times not only because of its perfect location but also the people are really nice. Interesting guests from all parts of the world and the young...

Thank Hans38
California, USA
Reviewed 11 November 2007

In August of 2007 my daughter and I had the pleasure of an extended stay at the Castelinho38. Having been a consultant and tour escort for a Latin American travel wholesale outfit, I've had extensive experience with lodging throughout South America. Few places offered the charm and friendliness as this one. It was a cultural experience, (like that of staying...

1Thank Ninwards
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2007

The castelinho38 is great. We stayed here for 6 nights in September and the team really made us feel at home. This is not a corporate hotel with boring service this is a team of people that welcomes you into their home and shows you genuine hospitality. Rooms are basic with everything you need, view is fab, honesty bar that...

3Thank PhilippaL
Reviewed 5 October 2007

Castelinho38 was excatly what my girlfriend and I were looking for in Rio - a place to say with a soul not a lifeless, corporate hotel. The castle is an amazing building with beautiful views, well cleaned rooms with individual character and lovely people working there. We thought that the pictures on the Web don't do the Castelinho38 justice -...

1Thank manchesterdaniel
San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 July 2007

I have NO idea why this place has such a high rating. we actually checked out of this place we thought it was so bad.....we have NEVER done that! The place itself is pretty cool, but these people have something to learn about running a business. Here is our experience basically - First, we asked for a transfer from the...

9Thank ChileLivin
Reviewed 27 April 2007

In Salvador I met some fellow travelers that told me about Castelinho38. This is a charming guest house in Santa Teresa. The place is just incredible, there is an air of magic about it. I mostly loved the main hall where they have big modern paintings and where you can chill out. Also the view from the terrace is really...

1Thank fabprau
Reviewed 17 April 2007

I spent a few weeks in Rio in january. Castelinho38 is a very nice place on top of a hill in Santa Teresa. All the people that work there are kind and friendly. I would definitely return perhaps in the future!

1Thank percLeeds
Reviewed 10 April 2007

I've been traveling around Brazil for the past 4 months so when I got to Rio I was quite tired and wanted a nice place to stay and relax!Castelinho was just what I needed! Although it's near the centre of Rio its a very quite and wonderful place. It didn't feel like those horrible hotels with no personality, here I...

1Thank pipistrella
Reviewed 19 March 2007

I was recently traveling in Rio, and after it was recommended by a friend who's been over there for a while, i ended up staying at the Castelinho38 and it was every bit as good as she told me. Its just opened, but its in a great location and its a gorgeous building, I got a tram there from the...

1Thank Vagabond1982uk

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castelinho38 is a real castle in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro's bohemian neighborhood. With its friendly atmosphere and huge space, the castle is ideal for couples, families and groups. Each room has its own personality and is equipped with queen-size beds, hot shower and fans. Our exotic breakfast is served in a beautiful terrace with view of the centre of Rio. Our friendly staff is always available for travel advice and tips for day & night life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castelinho38

Address: Rua Triunfo 38 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-320, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM197 - RM336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castelinho38 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms at the real above ground level have the best views”
ChilliNoodles, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at the front of the hotel the view is not good but the rooms I guess our spacious.”
wob58, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“My single room was spacious, clean and very comfortable.”
peterz515, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“During the hot season I would absolutely recommend to take the rooms with air conditioning. Loved the double ceilings and decoration of our room "Mangueira" on the first floor, our daughters (18 and 21) enjoyed the high-bed of the "Palmeira" room.”
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eddak2014, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Try to avoid rooms close to stairs (they are the most noisy ones)”
Mnovoa, 18 Jun 2013 | Read review
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