Rua Triunfo 38, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Hotel Description

As its name suggests, the Castelinho38 is like a little castle nestled in the hills above downtown Rio and the Bay of Guanabara. With two panoramic terraces and a lush garden planted with guavas, bananas, jackfruits, coconut palms and native species of the Atlantic rainforest, it offers travelers a tranquil environment complemented by a range of wellness programs including yoga, Pilates, sacred dances, massage, shiatsu and acupuncture.

Built in 1866, the building features tall ceilings, wood floors and an art gallery exhibiting work by Brazilian artists. There are twelve guest rooms in all, each with a balcony, ceiling fan and safe. Free Wi-Fi and a shared computer are available to guests 24 hours a day, there is a TV in the lobby and the staff provide laundry and dry cleaning service, airport shuttles, concierge service, travel planning assistance and more. Business conferences and other events can be hosted in the 754-square-foot hall on the second floor.


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The hotel is located in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro with its old colonial houses, cobbled streets and artistic and cultural attractions. The city center and Lapa can be reached in 15 minutes, the Maracana Stadium in 20, and the Pão de Açúcar, Corcovado and international airport in 30. The Copacabana Beach is ten minutes away via the subway, the closest stop of which is at Glória, a fifteen-minute walk downhill from the hotel.

Food & Beverage

A delicious breakfast is available for purchase each morning. Served on the terrace overlooking the city and the bay, it includes tropical fruits, freshly squeezed fruit juices, and breads, cakes and yogurts made on site. There is also a terrace bar which offers a variety of drinks and snacks.

How To Get There

To get to the hotel from the Glória subway station, head west (uphill) along either Cândido Mendes St. or Santa Cristina St. When you reach the tram lines, turn left and cross the Largo do Guimarães. Take your first right onto Triunfo St. after passing the Bar do Mineiro. Pass the security cabin and follow the road, as it curves round to the right, to number 38. To get to the hotel from the center of Rio, take the tram from Carioca St. or take bus 214A from the Carioca subway station to Santa Teresa.

Amenities & Services


Breakfast, 24-Hour Front Desk, Parking (free), Ground-Floor Terrace, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s), Patio, Air Conditioning, Lounge Area, Restaurant, Bar, Garden, 24-Hour Security, Cable/Satellite TV.


Concierge Service, Wake-Up Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Babysitting, Medical Assistance, Dry Cleaning, Fax, Ironing Service, Photocopying, Luggage Storage, Computers with Internet Connection, Airport Transfer, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Tours and Excursions, Laundry Service, Room Service, Travel Desk.

On-Site Activities:

Beauty Parlor, Hammocks, Pilates, Yoga Classes, Shiatsu, Massage Service, Collection of Books, Orchard, Dance Classes, Spa & Wellness Center.

Nearby Attractions:

Shopping Area, Tropical Forest, Wildlife Observation, Sightseeing Tours, Rappelling, Rafting, Hang Gliding, Colonial Architecture, Museum, Municipal Park, Art Galeries, Nightlife, Lake, Beach.


English, Portuguese.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Air Travel

Room rates include transfer from the airport to the hotel.


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