Vila CasaNova

Ladeira do Castro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 20230 030, Brazil | B&B
Prices starting from $69.00

Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro

How many Bloco's does one city need?

A travel blog entry by jamesbalfour


Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

I didn't think it was possible, but the temperature was increasing in Rio!

Today was another Bloco day - there were about 50 across Rio during the day, the build up to carnival was really getting going. It also meant getting anywhere was near impossible as most roads were shut for the parties.

The …

Where is the Irish Bar?

A travel blog entry by jamesbalfour


Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

Another late start after the Bloco......... but it didn't matter, being unemployed is great!

Like every good city Rio has an Irish bar or 2. As it was 6 nations rugby day, I trouped down the hill to find the one nearby that Trip Advisor recommended...... 2 hours later I gave up! My feet hurt even more again. …

What is a Bloco?

A travel blog entry by jamesbalfour


Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

Today was my first moving day, heading up to a guest house in Santa Teresa, just a mile or so towards the North of the city, nestled up in the hills.

I was a bit late getting going and grabbed a taxi at midday, it was scorchio. More communication issues..... might sound an obvious thing to say but Portuguese …

Last Stop Rio!!!!

A travel blog entry by monstermunch


What a crazy but brilliant place and probably the one place on our whole trip which was exactly what we thought it would be!! Rough around the edges and lots of shady characters and then lots of "beautiful people" strutting their stuff on the beach, big hotels and beautiful churches alongside alleys that you wouldn't down in the day let alone the …

Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by andyandem


We've made it! Rio De Janeiro, our final destination, somewhere we couldn't even envisage at the start of our trip, and now here we are with one day to go before we fly home. "Won't you be brown!" the emails cry enviously. Well, actually no, because a cold front has moved in from somewhere keen to see the back of it, and so here I am in scarf and …

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This B&B, located in the Santa Teresa area of Rio de Janeiro, is near Lapa Arches (Arcos da Lapa), Barra da Tijuca, Ruins Park (Parque das Ruinas), and Chacara do Ceu Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsVila CasaNova Rio de Janeiro

    Reviewed by jamesbalfour

    Great little place in Santa Teresa

    Reviewed Feb 23, 2014
    by (3 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    A small friendly Pousada / Guest House (I still don't know the difference between the 2!) tucked away in Santa Teresa. Really friendly place with nice little plunge pool, great when it gets hot - and Rio gets very hot! Cracking view of the Santa Teresa hill and into downtown Rio. Tasty breakfast. Only slight downside is that it can be dangerous late at night around there.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Vila CasaNova Rio de Janeiro

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent