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Casa Cool Beans

  • Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 136 Map It
  • Santa Teresa
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Excellent service
  • Characterful building
  • Peaceful neighborhood
  • Breakfast alfresco


  • Difficult for taxis to find
  • Far from the beach
  • Two-night minimum stay

Updated 06/20/2013

Fodor's Review

American expats Lance and David opened Casa Cool Beans in 2010, determined to raise the bar for accommodations in Rio, and their guests' raves about the attentive service, chilled-out atmosphere, and gorgeous decor testify to the high level of success. There's not a leaf out of place or a speck of dirt to be seen, and Lance, David, and Sergio, the manager, go out of their way to provide tips and touring advice. The converted colonial mansion, painted a resplendent purple,

is set over three floors separated by leafy outdoor spaces complete with sundecks. The rooms are tastefully appointed and decorated with artworks (many of them available for sale) by gifted local artists. The pool has views over the scenic, bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, where many of the artists live. The lavish alfresco breakfasts are a high point of a stay here.

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Hotel Information


Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 136, Rio de Janeiro, 20240–270, Brazil

Map It


021-2262–0552; 202-470–3548-for calls from the U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • 10 rooms
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 06/20/2013

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