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Rua Bambina 26, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-050 Brazil
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#235 of 403 in Rio de Janeiro
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How did Casa Tuxi has arisen? From a three friend's union, which decided to put together experience, companionship and emotion to create an unique business, that can infect everybody with positive energy. Each one gave their contribution to create the inn, either putting a little bit of style in this big house from the 1920s, giving the idea to create a bar or even borrowing the surname Tuxi to baptise the enterprise. And because everything was created thinking about the guests, nothing better than you be always the priority. So what about starting the day with a breakfast without additional costs? When you get satisfied you just have to open the door and go straight through the carioca summer in our pool. But if it's raining day, you can watch TV a little bit in your bedroom. And don't worry about bringing towel, soap or shampoo, because they are already included on the daily rate. And if you want to buy some food don't worry: you just have to put everything on the mini-bar in your room, which also have split air-conditioning. In case you have doubts about what to do during day, our tour and parties packages will let your life even easier: you just have to ask for them in our 24-hours reception. And if you want a hairdryer or a flatiron, you just have to say so! At the end of the day, you can have a dinner in the inn's bar, and if it's Thursday or Friday, you can also enjoy the happy hour! When you have to leave, don't forget to hire our transfer, to go in comfort to the bus terminal or to the airport. But if you want to take a small piece of your stay with you, know that part of our decoration is always on sale!
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Street parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
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Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
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English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Seggiolino S wrote a review Jul 2019
Maputo, Mozambique8 contributions23 helpful votes
Very cozy place, very friendly staff. Tranquil neighborhood and close to subway station, nice family atmosphere. Reminds me of the album cover of Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66. The only thing I was missing was a refrigerator in my room. Fast and reliable. I was there in Januray 2018.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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dddferraz wrote a review Aug 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ327 contributions70 helpful votes
This hotel is cool, charming and as if that is not enough has a great bar. The bar is open some days at night with thematic parties (samba, reggae town, etc). Awesome place to have some fun with friends and good drinks.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Marcel S wrote a review Feb 2017
29 contributions8 helpful votes
I booked this casa through Booking.com as the pics looked really nice and it was close to metro for traveling in the wonderful city of Rio. Breakfast is terrible, the tables are not cleaned after people leave so you have to find plates and cutlery as the staff prefers to smoke and use their smartphones instead of helping. You really have to ask for everything and you will be very lucky if the unfriendly staff will fill the jar with juice. Rooms are not cleaned every day, towels are not provided daily, refrigerator in room is not working, staff is arrogant en not helpful, shower is broken, the bed broke, wifi should be available but is not working in the room where I am staying..... and so are many other disfunctionals in the room, ....and I can go on and on..... So one good advice.....don't even consider booking this too overrated, too expensive casa. I talked to the owner, and he promised me things would be better after 24 hours....well I am afraid his promises were forgotten two days after.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Room Tip: there is a bar and it can be busy there so try to stay as far as possible from it.
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Nabs N wrote a review Feb 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia3 contributions4 helpful votes
Everything about this place is bad. There is another negative feedback under topic "avoid don't go near". I do not know those people but I witnessed the events of Jan 1 occur. Food was bad. Service was horrible. We stayed for 4 days and not one day did they clean the place. DO NOT GO THERE.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Christopher H wrote a review Jan 2017
Sydney, Australia163 contributions66 helpful votes
I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights over NYE- primarily due to the price offered over the NYE high season appeared reasonable. However, it was a mistake. The rooms were full of insects- and when I asked the man who checked me in about it, he told me that the best option would be for me to buy my own mosquito repellent- I woke up covered in bites the first night- and only survived as a bought my own products. The room was not so clean, and was never cleaned the whole time I was there, the bed was hard, and it was hard to work out who worked there and who was a guest, and no-one spoke English. The place is also really noisy until late at night- don't stay here if you want to sleep!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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wmgolin98 wrote a review Jan 2017
Hollviken, Sweden50 contributions63 helpful votes
We, a family of four, had booked a quadruple room over new year at a substantial price over Hotels.com When arriving on the 30th we immediately were asked to pay the remaining 50%, rather uncommon since our previous hotels had not. We simply refused and asked to see the room. The room shown had a single bed and a loft with a large mattress on the floor. We argued and were shown a none the better room. Discussion was not easy since few spoke english here. We went down and took a beer in the bar and tried calling Hotels.com to complain. In the end they arranged a second proper bed in one of the rooms and we reluctantly accepted well aware that finding an alternative at New Year would be hard. The beds were hard and the bathroom extremely tiny. Dust on shelves etc Breakfast on the 31st was limited but ok and we went exploring the city. When returning late afternoon the room had not been cleaned and there were no new towels. No proper personnel was present but we managed to get fresh towels and took a taxi to Copacabana and the new year party. On the morning of Januay 1st no person employed by the hotel was present. No breakfast was available and a young man speaking english explained by telling that the shops were closed. Now our patience ran out, we called Hotels.com and complained again and were able to convince them to help us find another hotel for the rest of our stay in Rio. The young man tried to improve things by making us some makeshift breakfast -to no avail, we quickly packed our suitcases and silently departed through a side door... So, the advice is: stay away
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Le_hongrois wrote a review Dec 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Overall Casa Tuxi is an amazing place, with good design and a great location in Botafogo. The subway is only a 5 min walk, and the area is full of bars & restaurants. The rooms are good, not too big but clean and well maintained. The bar and breakfast area is also nice, but don't expect much for breakfast. The main problem we had is that the bar on the ground floor is open to the public until the morning hours. As previous commenters also mentioned, there is absoluetly no sound insulation, making sleeping almost impossible some nights. So if you want to party, stay here, if you want to sleep well and see Rio during the day find somewhere else.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Room Tip: Not facing the bar.
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Juliette P wrote a review Oct 2016
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The casa is located in a quite area which is very plaisant. The owners was very kind with us, they offered us the breakfast as we arrived quite earlier on the first day. They made up for us to have the room before the predicted check-in. The breakfast is quite good but fresh Our room was quite small and the bed was on a little mezzanine only accessible by little stairs which can be a disadvantage if you have some disabilities. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay here. I recommand it for young people !
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Tsirkuse wrote a review Aug 2016
Brussels, Belgium39 contributions5 helpful votes
I started my south america trip at casa tuxi which I chose for its location. Location was perfect. Nice street in Botafago, we had some live music just a few houses away and a Caipirinya our first day. People were warm and very welcoming and very helpful with getting around in Rio and how to continue our trip. I loved the vibe of the place, the decoration and the breakfast (and breakfast room). Rooms however are very basic and small with very little place to put your stuff, no shelves/cupboard. It was very clean but beds weren't really comfy. Staircase to the room was narrow and quite steep; not really a problem for me but you might want to consider it (or ask for a room downstairs). Other negative point, we wanted to stay one night longer and it was charged almost twice as expensive as the nights we booked online before arrival. So I was a bit disappointed about that part, and it was not possible to negotiate that price. Wifi works in the lobby. Pool is small but I kinda like it. Just good to have a plunge. Pluss I like the settings.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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FranB68 wrote a review Jul 2016
Cape Town, South Africa126 contributions21 helpful votes
We found Casa Tuxi to be located perfectly for exploring the city . The Metro is easily accessible here to find your way around Rio's other locations - just a hop , skip and your in copacabana , santa teresa or Ipanema. The staff here were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and perfectly simple. Breakfast was good quality with good coffee. Next door is a supermarket where you can buy nothing you need and a short walk to a mall with Money exchange and travel agents. Will definitely stay here again. We had an excellent price through booking.com.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$27 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Botafogo / Botafogo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about VOA Casa Tuxi
Which popular attractions are close to VOA Casa Tuxi?
Nearby attractions include Botafogo Praia Shopping (0.4 km), Botafogo Bay (0.4 km), and Espaço Itaú de Cinema (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at VOA Casa Tuxi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at VOA Casa Tuxi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at VOA Casa Tuxi?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VOA Casa Tuxi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casarão 1903, Da Silva, and Champanharia Ovelha Negra.
Are there opportunities to exercise at VOA Casa Tuxi?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does VOA Casa Tuxi have airport transportation?
Yes, VOA Casa Tuxi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at VOA Casa Tuxi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to VOA Casa Tuxi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (5.5 km), São Luis Fortress (7.3 km), and Forte de Copacabana (4.7 km).
Is VOA Casa Tuxi accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.