Owned by a British resident (Scottish), the house is situated on a leafy hillside in a residential area of botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. In spite of its central location, Rua Mundo Novo seems like a green oasis within the urban context, offering to visitors frequent sightings of parrots and marmosets.
There are three rooms available, each with twin, triple or double beds, fridge, large work/study table, ceiling fans, wi-fi (in all rooms and garden). All of the rooms open out on to a large 110 square meter garden with two large dining tables and a generous outdoor kitchen area with cooker, oven, microwave, fridge and bar table with 7 stools for guests. All guests are offered Bed & Breakfast, linen changes, cooking and laundry facilities.
The largest room (24.5 square meters) is a suite with bathroom and closet.
The other two other rooms (each 13.2 square meters) share a bathroom with shower (4 square meters) and mahogany Captain’s beds with 6 storage drawers. All three rooms are situated independently from the rest of the house, each with an independent entrance, and combination lock, offering complete privacy for the guests.
The rooms look out onto a garden area of 110 square meters and a view of the surrounding hillsides. The garden besides having trees and granite outdoor dining tables each capable of seating 8 people comfortably, has an independent open air kitchen,
The property, besides offering privacy and independence for individuals and couples in the double and twin rooms is ideal for families or small groups of up to 8 people.
Check in from 2pm
Checkout on day of departure –– until 12pm
Breakfast between at 8am and 10am
No excessive noise after 10pm.
No strangers brought back to lodgings.
With exception of breakfast, all kitchen utensil, dishes, cups and glasses used by guests should be washed by guests.
Positively no smoking in any of the rooms (smoking permitted in the garden / recreation area).
All rooms are cleaned daily by housekeeping.
Bed linen and towel changes every three days by housekeeping.
Charles ans his family are great hosts, we really felt as at home. There is a nice private garden area, which is just great in a hot place like Rio. It was very nice to have breakfast and relax at night outside. Room has everything you might need. Breakfast was very good.
Would definitely come back.
Guests at New World Lodgings can access their rooms and a small garden with a superbly equipped alfresco kitchen via a staircase from the front gate of the property without having to pass through the owner's own accommodation. The arrangement is both convenient and secure.
The Dakota Suite has a bathroom, a dressing room and the bedroom itself which has ample space with a good bed and a desk. All fixtures and furniture are of a good quality and in a very good state of repair. There is also a fridge with some beers and soft drinks for sale.
New World Lodgings is set on a hill overlooking the Botafogo area. Its a good base for exploring the different areas of Rio as it is about half way between the South Zone and the Central area. Walking up the hill can be demanding on a hot day but the benefit is that the immediate vicinity of the property is very quiet and a fine place to relax and maybe have a barbecue in the garden. And the area did seem very safe.
Breakfast is provided and is generous and tasty: various fruits, eggs, bread, cheese, ham, coffee, tea... and nice modern equipment, as well as olive oil and seasoning, to prepare yourself something just right.
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Born in Scotland.
Studied at art college in England (Bath Academy of Art) and was later invited to Brazil by Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), on a scholarship. Built my own house in Rio.
I teach at the School of Visual Arts in Rio de Janeiro and lecture around the country to universities, cultural Institutions and companies, on "Creative Thinking and Problem Solving". At present writing a book on the subject.
I am also Director of "Dynamic Encounters" International Art Workshops, project involved in interviewing creative personalities around the world.
My main hobby (non educational) is boatbuilding and sailing.
I build wooden sailing boats and sail around the Guanabara Bay area.
Others hobbies include reading and research, building my house. Hobbies are so tied up with work that it's kind of difficult to separate them.