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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Natal, RN
Reviewed 30 December 2016

With my wife we have stayed at Marco's lovely B&B 6/7 times and they still don't have a clue who were are when we arrived, so that gives you an idea of what the customer service level is at at... Having said that the B&B itself is wonderful, you get exactly what's written on the tin good breakfast, lovely views...

Thank ChilliNoodles
Keerbergen, Belgium
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here just for 2 nights to Discovery RIO but it was amazing! You have anice view and its located outside the Busy city but close enough to be at the beach etc quick. Rooms are very Nice! We asked breakfast very early and it was no problem so the People are Also very helpful and friendly!

Thank Kim_belgium2015
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review

dear , we did our best, and breakfast before the bike tour was crucial. Come back, you have to try the samba, forro capoeira ... You have missed so many beautiful things. See you soon most gratefully Olindo Mazzola

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is a delayed review. We stayed at Castelinho 38 in May of 2015. We had a very nice stay. I wouldn't NECESSARILY describe it as a boutique hotel, as the rooms are more what I would call 'rustic'. The room was clean and nice, although small, with a small bathroom. Adequate, though, since I'm not traveling somewhere to hang...

Thank CalbertC
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Dear Calbert, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here. Kind regards, Olindo Mazzola.

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Rooms are nice and clean. Great communal spaces with free coffee and tea outside. Really friendly and helpful staff! Good buffet breakfast with plenty of choices. Nice and (relatively) safe neighbourhood with several bars and restaurants close by. Free tram to the city center, metro within 15 min walk and busses around the corner.

1Thank mkoeneman
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review
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Opa muito obrigado para mim e para a equipe. Especialmente porque você consegui aproveitar de nosso amado bonde. Nós fazemos...

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The hotel has lovely views over Rio de Janeiro and the breeakfast were good, however the room itself was bizarre. The bedroom was perched above the bathroom with a very steep staircase up the bed, with a tiny rail stopping you falling down into the narrow entrance area by the bathroom, obviously from reading reports other rooms were spacious but...

Thank wob58
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações com clientes at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks for all the nice things that you said. WE apologize for the uncomodity of the stairs .. We have only two rooms with the stairs ,so i please you to come back... In another room... Big hug Olindo Mazzola

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Castelinho38 is a beautiful converted manor house tucked away in Santa Teresa. It was the perfect place to come back to and chill out in after long days exploring the hustle and bustle of Rio. Olindo, went above and beyond to help us plan and organise our adventures, both in Rio and once we had left.

1Thank Carly O
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review

What a NICE review . Thanks for help us to work better for your holiday,. But became easy , using the beauty of Santa Teresa. Big Hugs from the staff. Olindo Mazzola

Reviewed 19 June 2015

This was a charming hotel with lovely rooms that were clean and spacious. The breakfast was delicious with many options including fresh fruits and the famous Brazilian cheese bread, freshly made. The hosts were helpful and made our stay very comfortable.

Thank Beth S
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações públicas at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks,grazie,obrigado,danke and more gratefully... We are waiting for the return on Bonde , our beloved train... And you will meet a happy Santa Teresa.. Abraco Olindo Mazzola

Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

It was a pleasure staying at the Castelinho38. It is a very relaxing and quite place Right in the middle of Rio. Just a 15 min Walk downhill to the Metro Station which brings You very fast to all the hot spots. After enjoying The turbulent life of Rio during daytime You Get back to this wonderful Place with this...

Thank JOberwetter
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações com clientes at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments,and the good description of Santa Teresa in the total contest of Rio. See you when the Bonde , will run .... Abraco Olindo Mazzola

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2015

This hotel is a gem if you like authentic old buildings with spectacular original period features. WOW! Only positive things to say! Extremely helpful staff, beautiful large room with the highest ceilings, comfortable bed, hot shower and delicious continental-type breakfast? We loved the terrace with views over Rio! The honesty bar is a great concept! We only had two full...

1Thank Dorianne G
Hotel_Castelinho38, Gerente de relações com clientes at Castelinho38, responded to this review

Thanks for the good description of Santa Teresa . You enjoy all the beauty , the natural fashion of this amazing city. We will do all the best ,for enhace our hospitality. Most gratefully Olindo Mazzola

Reviewed 3 April 2015

I had a very pleasant Stay over the Weekend. Got a very warm welcome from the Hotel-manager and very good explanation about the Hotel an the surrounding. Very helpful, thanks for that. The Hotel is in Santa Teresa in a quit and secure Area, with a lot Bars and Restaurants. In the Quarter you have nice old houses and also...

Thank Corkscrew66
Hotel_Castelinho38, Manager at Castelinho38, responded to this review

you drew the best postcard I could think of. thank you , we appreciate. we always explain a little of everything,and tell you the mains info, but we know that you have discovered other beauties,of Rio and Santa Teresa, this makes us proud. come back soon. big hug Olindo Mazzola

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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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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: ₹ 2,962 - ₹ 5,057 (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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