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Pousada Favela Cantagalo

67 reviews
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
21 Nov 2016
“Nice safe apartment, but very close to the Favela.”
29 May 2016
“Peaceful Favela”
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

My wife (Chinese b. 1974) and I (American b. 1942) spent one week in Pousada Favela Cantagalo - Jan. 1,2015 through Jan. 8, 2015. Our time there turned out to be one of the most wonderful experiences while traveling abroad. I knew about Brazilian "favelas"...More

6  Thank xiaojian p
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We decided to book a room in a favela and I have to say that this was the best decision of our trip in Brazil. It is a lifetime experience! The staff are very helpful and friendly. Ask them for directions and where to eat....More

1  Thank Dim G
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Having just returned from this location I can recommend this hotel unreservedly. I stayed there for 6 nights. The staff are all very friendly. Legia is very helpful, will book trips, let you know about parties on the favela or good places to eat or...More

2  Thank 488Stuart
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed at the pousada 5 nights in an annex. It was clean with lots of space and AC. The owner was wery helpfull and organized a great football tour at Macarana stadium. We felt wery safe at all times, even late night. People in...More

1  Thank karlvinther
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I can´t say that the seaview provided at the pousada´s rooftop is smth to die for (it´s nice though!), but if u r looking for an absolutely authentic stay in Rio, that´s the right variant! Avoid it if u have medical problems with the heart,...More

2  Thank Dimazz
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Air Conditioning
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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the
best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many
high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which
can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue.
The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing
many art galleries that show contemporary art. There
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"Only good view in the room under the roof"
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"for longer stays get the appartments. try to come once with New Year if you like a great Firework WOW....."
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"We took a room on the second floor in the middle. Good light and nice breeze."
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"The best choice are the rooms in the main building. Up 2nd floors you have some view - in case of parties on..."
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