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Casa Amarelo Luxury Guesthouse by Robert le Heros

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The French designer Robert le Heros has created a place of festivity, both poetic and colourful, thus inventing a seductive "art de vivre". Casa Amarelo is a luxury GuestHouse, refined and authentic, built in 1904 on the heights of Santa Teresa, an historic area, where artists' studios border beautiful Brazilian homes and museums. It is a magical place, a mixture of the charm of an ancient building and the modernity of contemporary fixtures and fittings.
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Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
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Rua Joaquim Murtinho 569 Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-320 Brazil
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Getting there
Santos Dumont Airport3 km
Internacional Airport13 km
Glória11 min
Cinelândia13 min
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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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Again...I dont like to write these kind of reviews but sometimes you have no choice. On my recent trip to Rio I stayed at Casa Amarelo but also stayed at Mama Ruisa earlier that same week and thats why I think the say was enjoyable fro the most part. There were lots of
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Response from Lucianadelamare, Gerente geral at Casa Amarelo Luxury Guesthouse by Robert le Héros
Responded 14 Aug 2013
Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you for sharing your impressions on your stay at the Casa Amarelo! Your opinions are really important for us. It represents a real reward for the team. Our project proposes an unconventional hospitality with personalized services and a warm atmosphere. Our goal is to give our guests the feeling of "being at home" even when they are far away from home. You have stayed in Rio during Carnival, when things can be a little more difficult and expensive. All the rooms are very diferent from each other and we are sure we could have showed you other decorations if we had availability. Regarding questions concerning the physical structure of the house, we would like to remind that it is an old house from 1904 which became part of the historical and cultural heritage. Therefore it is sometimes difficult to do structural intervention. However many improvements have been implemented in the last years, such as: installation of air conditioning in all suites, modernization of the elevator, garden landscaping, electrical works, upgrading the pool, renovation of the kitchen and painting the facade. We also have never had any Dengue problem among the employees or the guests. With regard to the training and composition of our team, we inform you that our service at the reception is currently trilingual, the cleaning staff and the waiters are fully trained to interact with guests, even without speaking another language than Portuguese. We also recall that our team is accessible at any time during your stay, and that our services are customized. Regarding the charge of 10%, we inform that we now only work with tax-included prices. Much better for our guests, we undertand. The rates we practice, take into account the variations of periods of high and low season and are suitable to the standards of the city and the neighborhood in which we operate. Rio has become na expensive city. Here are some factors that distinguish our standard of hospitality: the exclusivity of having just 6 suites in a renovated 1904 mansion, finely decorated spaces (including suites), a substantial breakfast, trained staff and personalized service. Thank you once again. Kind Regards, Luciana De Lamare
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This place is situated in hills of Santa Teresa, its good area, very good area, actually, but near couple of favelas that you dont wanna visit. (And positive side: nice little walk and you reach Rios great party area number one, Lapa). All taxis dont wanna come here! We were
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Response from Lucianadelamare, General Manager at Casa Amarelo Luxury Guesthouse by Robert le Héros
Responded 19 Apr 2013
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. It is always very important for us to know our guest´s opinion. We would like to inform that we have been investing on trainning and infrastructure. Our main goal is to keep a homey environment with more comfort and service for our guests. This is also a 1904 house and we like maintaining the History of the neighborhood alive within our walls. We try to invite our guests to take the time to relax during breakfast. We understand that sometimes our guests do not wish to have an easy morning and for this reason we offer some quick fix options. You have stayed with us during Carnival holidays, period in Rio when the rates are indeed very high. Some extra services such as ironing, washing machine, meals and even taxi reservations can be arranged by reception desk. We always try to minimize any extra effort from our guests by talking to them and understanding their expectations and needs. I am sure we could have helped you much more with a little more communication. Unfortunatelly we do not have control over the construtions or the taxi drivers, but we can offer help and other large range of service no other standard hotel could do. Thank you once again for sharing your opinion. We hope you can check some of the improvements we are working on in the near future. Kind Regards, Luciana De Lamare
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Maria & I were very pleased with our stay in Rio for our honeymoon, really very nice hotel to stay, good breakfasts, quiet and safe at night. Matthieu was a great host indeed, helped us every time we needed his advice.
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Response from Lucianadelamare, Gerente geral at Casa Amarelo Luxury Guesthouse by Robert le Héros
Responded 14 Aug 2013
Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you for sharing your impressions on your stay at the Casa Amarelo! Your opinions are really important for us. It represents a real reward for the team. Our project proposes an unconventional hospitality with personalized services and a warm atmosphere. Our goal is to give our guests the feeling of "being at home" even when they are far away from home. We know that there is always room for improvement. As we strive for excellence, we are not content with only positive reviews. For this reason, we continually invest in upgrading our infrastructure, the training of our staff and the quality of our services. Best Regards, Luciana De Lamare
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Casa Amarelo is a delightful and very elegantly renovated old house in one of the most interesting areas of Rio. Its magical atmosphere and the quality of the service provided contributed to the wonderful time we had while staying there. It is a very rare and special place,
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We had an amazing stay at Casa Amarelo. They have a great sense of hospitality. The room was amazing, the caipirinhas crazy and the breakfast fantastic !
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Hi, I am inquiring as to the relative safety of the immediate area around the hotel. Thank you, John
And by the way, the hotel itself is a fortress. Built in the 18th century on a very steep slope, it's protected by a high fence and entered through a long tunnel with a locked grated door, going directly into the elevator and from there - to the reception. If not a place of luxury and extreme comfort, at least this property is an unforgettable experience. And not a bad one.
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"Book the suite on floor 3 for views and privacy "
"Large and well decorated but would advise the management to keep up the maintenance. Next time we stay, and there will be a next time, we will stay at one of the suites."
"Simple, Art Deco, Retrostyling, nothing for fans of modern hotel amenities. But peaceful, relaxed, personal!"
"The room in the tower at the top, you can access only with private elevator !"
"There are only a few rooms (6). If you can, step up and take one of the larger ones. "
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PRICE RANGE
US$56 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone)Santa Teresa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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