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“A Special Casa”
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Casa 579
Ranked #68 of 343 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Thank you to the whole team of Casa 579 to have made our stay in Rio so special. After a few days, we really felt as part of the 'family'. Everybody was very friendly and help us organising our stay. Our few months old son Tao was enjoying feeding the monkeys whilst we ate the delicious freshly baked cake in the morning. If we have the chance, we will return, for sure! Thanks again! Jana, Nathan & Tao

Room Tip: The rooms that connect to the terrace are amazing with breath-taking views.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2013

Hi Jana, Nathan and baby Tao,
Thanks so much for your feedback, it's great to get families here too and everyone fell in love with beautiful baby Tao. We're glad you all liked the cake and that the monkeys came to visit whilst you were here. It would be great to have you back any time.
All the best with your future travels and with Tao growing up.
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Casa 579 is situated in the hills, a delightful and pretty part of Rio. It is safe and secluded yet close to public transport. The famous Santa Teresa tram was out of operation while I was there and the bus was certainly an experience. Taxis are not expensive down the hill. High ivy walls, winding cobblestone streets and fabulous views add to its charm. Private rooms and dorms offer views and the Redeemer glows nearby. Drinks at sunset on the roof a must and see the bush monkeys who visit each morning for breakfast. I want to thank the young American woman who helped when I wasn't well. Staff here are very helpful! Lovely cafe at the top of the hill with splendid views over Rio at night - simply spectacular... I also stayed at the beach to see the best of both worlds. I love the hills

Room Tip: Privates are good upstairs, the dorms are roomy and fine - they could do with a little colour and fr...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Thanks for your lovely review. We agree that the hills of Santa Teresa are better than the beaches too! It's also great to hear that you enjoyed our local restaurant Gauchos, having a cold drink on our roof terrace and that Lyna looked after you when you weren't well.
Thanks again for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review.
Warmest regards from Rio,
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I went to Casa 579 first only for 2 nights and as it was such a great place stayed 2 more nights. And I would have liked to stay there even more time just because of the atmosphere. All staff was incredible friendly, the rooms were big and the breakfast was very good with everything you desire. During breakfast I even saw a tucan and from the living/breakfast room and from the roof top terrace you have a gorgeous view over the city. So what more to desire?

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Great to hear that you loved the views and that we looked after you well. We try really hard to make everyone feel at home and to help as much as possible booking tours and transfers to give you more time to enjoy Santa Teresa and Rio. Thanks so much for the great review.
We wish you all the best in your future travels.
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Stayed at Casa 579 for 4 nights and had a great stay. The staff were very helpful and most spoke good English. They arranged tours for us, airport transfers and gave us good advice when it came to getting around the city and choosing things to do. One member of staff even printed off a Google map for us when we asked for advice on the best way to get to a museum in the centre of Rio. I really felt at home here and safe during my stay. We booked a twin en-suite room, which was specious and clean. The breakfast was good, some great cake! One morning we even had the chance to feed the small monkey's which live in the trees surrounding Casa. The view from the roof terrace was stunning, we could see the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer. We could also see this statue from our room window. I would stay here again if I ever went back to Rio and have meet like minded travellers here that will hopefully be friends for life!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Thanks very much for leaving such a nice review. We're glad that you felt at home here and it's nice to know that you would come back again if you were ever in Rio. It's great that you liked the views from our roof terrace, seeing people's reactions when they arrive always makes us happy !
All the best for your future travels.
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

I went to Casa 579 on a friend's recommendation, and I wasn't disappointed.
The place has a really friendly vibe, helped by the people who work there. My dorm room was super comfy and I didn't even mind being woken by the friendly marmosets who live in the trees surrounding the property.
Breakfast was great, with a huge variety of food and drinks.
It was my first time in Rio but I was given a map and shown all the key places to go, as well as how to get there, which proved more than useful.
Casa 579 has strong links with a local favela (Julio Ortoni) and I got to spend an evening watching a community production produced by the staff of Casa 579 who also volunteer in the favela, which is something I hadn't expected but am glad I got to see and experience something that not everyone gets the chance to.

If I ever go back to Rio I'll make sure I stay there again, as well as recommend it to friends... the views from the terrace of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer alone are worth the trip!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

We're happy to hear that you liked Casa's vibe, breakfast and our friendly monkeys and that you got the chance to see the kids from our local community centre perform. We also thought it was a great experience. Thanks for the lovely review and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in Rio.
All the best,
Kiri, Natalia and the whole team at Casa 579.

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Additional Information about Casa 579

Address: Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 579 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 343 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: €25 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa 579 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa 579 is a stylish boutique guesthouse located in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. With excellent facilities and an amazing roof terrace with 180 degree views of Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay, it makes the perfect place to stay to avoid the soulless high rise hotels of Copacabana and Ipanema and see the “real” Rio. ... more   less 
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Casa 579 Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Casa 579 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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