Pousada Favela Cantagalo

Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22071060, Brazil | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by stu900 on May 16, 2014

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The British Airways flight from LHR to Galećo Airport was delayed in take off because there was a faulty part on the plane that needed replacing. but otherwise, it was smooth and uneventful. It took about 11 hours. I'm not a fan of flying from East to west because I don't like arriving and feeling more tired than I should be. As always with BA …


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... and Australia player!) Kate spotted him and we asked him for a cheeky photo, he was so nice and willing to chat to us for a while afterwards. We went back to the hostel, cooked some lunch and then went to the bars nearby to watch the next couple of matches into the evening with some Sangria! On Monday we went down to Copacabana beach and watched the Germany v Portugal match outside the fan fest at one of the food stalls. After this we went over to Sugar Loaf ...

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... people. Upon delivering us to our destinations she kissed us on the cheek and waved us away. Truly an amazing person to meet. Then we returned to the beach and went to the markets, purchasing shirts, necklaces and rings. The markets are a very touristy experience with most haggling done in English. However, we saw some interesting bongs and accessories which gave us the giggles. We hit the beach, after buying ...

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... represented in the UK, 'Chinese Restaurants' shouldn't really exist, it's a misnomer, as the food within China itself varies so much, between every region (the best food we ate in the whole trip was in the Sichuan province, just ask us about THOSE stirfried green beans!).

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... or even just part of the infrastructure, but interesting none the less. By the time I got home I was absolutely exhausted! A long day in terrific heat, took its toll, but saw a lot of the city, some parts more intentional than others (there were a few more wrong turns mixed in there) & definitely worth it! My one conclusion that came out of this is that an organised tour would have been more focused & easier, & probably would have fitted more in as a result. Lesson ...

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This hotel, located on Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, is near Avenida Atlantica, Itacoatiara beach, Quinta da Boa Vista, and Ilha Grande.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsPousada Favela Cantagalo Rio de Janeiro

    Reviewed by stu900

    An amazing place to stay!

    Reviewed May 16, 2014
    by (4 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Having just returned from this location I can recommend this hotel unreservedly. I stayed there for 6 nights. The staff are all very friendly. Legia is very helpful, will book trips, let you know about parties on the favela or good places to eat or drink.

    The Road leading to the hotel (Rue Saint Roman) is just behind Copacabana beach at one end and Ipemema at the other. It is just a 10 minute walk to either. I must admit that arriving at about 11pm and being dropped off by taxi at the entrance to the stairs was a bit daunting but Legia's brother met me half way up the stairs and took my case, showed me around and allowed me to chose a room. I felt safe on the favela, more so than on the streets around the beaches.

    The room was very clean at all times. Breakfast was more than adequate and the view from the terrace across the favela is breathtaking. There are local bars just 5 minutes away, as well as convenience stores where you can buy water, food etc.

    If you want an authentic stay in Rio and a chance to experience life on a favela, then this is an ideal place to stay. you will not be disappointed!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Pousada Favela Cantagalo Rio de Janeiro

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent