A picturesque colonial house with stunning views of the Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar and Guanabara Bay, the Casa579 is a friendly community-oriented hotel. It actively contributes to local social projects in Rio's favelas and low-income communities and offers guests the opportunity to get involved as well.
The house has a panoramic roof terrace with hammocks and some exotic resident animals including a family of monkeys and a toucan. The staff are full of helpful tips and local knowledge and the guest rooms feature fans, free Wi-Fi and (in some cases) balconies. Guests also enjoy access to complimentary filtered water, free maps, cable TV, a DVD library, book exchange and fully equipped kitchen.
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The hotel is located in Rio de Janeiro's colonial Santa Teresa district overlooking the city and bay. Via public transportation, the Lapa district can be reached in 15 minutes, the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in 20 to 30 minutes, and the Pão de Açúcar in 30 minutes. Guests can also take a scenic 1.5-hour walk through Tijuca National Park directly to the Cristo Redentor statue.
Food & Beverage
A complimentary breakfast is served each morning and includes fresh fruit, fresh fruit juice, breads, homemade cakes, cheese, ham, eggs and more. Guests may use the fully-equipped kitchen and help themselves to complimentary filtered water, coffee and tea throughout the day.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from Rio de Janeiro's Largo do Machado subway station, take the Silvestre kombi bus from the church direct to the hotel's doorstep.
To get there from the city's main bus station, take bus 133 to the Largo do Machado park, then follow the above directions.
To get there from Lapa and Centro, take bus 006 from the Citibank on the corner of Largo da Carioca to Rua Almirante Alexandrino and walk 220 yards to the hotel.
Amenities & Services
General:Bar, Nearby Parking (free), Fireplace, Patio, Lounge Area, Roof-Top Terrace, Breakfast, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Coffee and/or Tea 24/7, Guest Kitchen.
Services:Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Taxi Service, Interpreting Service, Wake-Up Service, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ticket Service, Airport Transfer, Concierge Service, Babysitting, Luggage Storage, Dry Cleaning, Tours and Excursions.
On-Site Activities:Hammocks, Hot Tub, Collection of Books, Sun Deck.
Nearby Attractions:Hang Gliding, Art Galeries, Hiking, Waterfalls, Fishing, Bird Watching, Colonial Architecture, Rappelling, Trekking, Cycling, Wildlife Observation, Tropical Forest, Nightlife.
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