Stay in a small imperial castle !

Apartment - Private room · R. Alm. Alexandrino, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20241-263, Brazil
Your host, Andreas
10 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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The Space

I am offering a room with doubble window in the charming rooftop apartment of a manuelite castle.
The apartment has 2 living rooms and a big terrace.
From the terrace that is flanked by 2 towers (!) you have a high view over Rio de Janeiro , and spectacular sundowns. There is nice gardens in front of the house. My place is on the main street of Santa Teresa, about 4 min footwalk from the main square with all the major bars and the cinema. The bus to the metro stops in front of my house and takes about 8 min to the metro station. And the kitchen is on the terace, so y'all can cook with a view! WiFi, washing machine.
In Santa Tereza, the trend-neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro.
With all transport in front of the house, and restaurants and shops on the same street.
Free mountainspring water for guests, best quality!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Andreas (email hidden) and extremely helpful in providing us with advice on what to see in Rio and how to get there. The Santa Teresa neighborhood is charming and we greatly enjoyed staying here. It is about a 15 minute walk to Gloria, where one can take the metro or find a cab. The area is close to Lapa. By cab, the neighborhood is about 15 minutes from Copacabana and 20 minutes from Ipanema.

    June 2014
  • As a first time AirBnB user and Rio traveler, the bar has been set very high. I can not say enough good about Andreas and his oasis. He has mastered the fine art of being a gracious and welcoming yet unobtrusive host. The apt itself is so charming with wonderful artistic touches that add to the romanticism of the city. Enjoying evening dinners and morning coffees on the terrace was as much a joy as exploring the beautiful city itself. Though remote, the Santa Teresa neighborhood quickly became my favorite and I'm positive that Andreas and his beautiful home had everything to do with it. Through him, my boyfriend and I got to know the city in a way we never would have as mere tourists and the experience made us both positive that we would be back (and hopefully sooner than later).

    April 2014
  • We spent five fantastic days in the small imperial castle. This place are amazing with creative owner`s style. Located on the hill with fantastic view over the Rio.
    Even if you are not fancy walker, we will suggest to walk up, down and criss cross over Santa Teresa, it is absolutely gorgeous place.
    Andreas is very welcoming, friendly, honest, helpful and (email hidden). If you have any question, need advice or help you can ask him anything. You can definitely rely on him!!!
    You will love the small imperial castle, if you are person with adventure spirit.
    Million Thanks to Andreas :)

    March 2014
  • Andreas es muy generoso. Lo decimos por la forma en que comparte su vida, su experiencia de extranjero en Brasil y su opinion sobre la realidad de su gente. Nos parecio una persona muy relajada y confiable, amistosa y buen conversador. El lugar, un castillo imperial en Santa Teresa, es una mezcla de museo, tienda de antiguedades y casa de un familiar amistoso y amable, en un espacio simple y cargado de referencias al cine, la musica y la vida consciente. Le deseamos lo mejor, que concrete su intimo proyecto y que nos volvamos a ver en algun momento, en algun lugar.

    October 2013
  • Andreas has a nice apartment in a quiet area. It is also easy to reach the center and all the sightseeing things.
    You have an awesome view of Rio and Andreas is a really friendly & helpful person.
    Andreas and his apartment made our trip to Rio special and it was a good experience.
    If you like an adventure in a quiet part of Rio, you should visit Andreas. :)

    October 2013
  • Andreas has a original house and an amazing view !
    He's a real welcoming host. He helped us a lot in our journey. Thanks a lot to him.

    September 2013
  • Great time in Rio staying at Andreas'. His flat is really nice and well located (the pictures are to be trusted, it's exactly what's expecting you), and Andreas himself is worth knowing!

    June 2013
  • Definitely the best place to stay in Rio : Andreas is a really nice and reliable person. The location is ideal and the place is gorgeous : a stunning view on the city and a great taste for design. When I'll come back to Rio, I'll definitely stop by.

    February 2013
  • Andreas' place was just brilliant. With the most amazing views over rio we were wowed with our sight every morning. The room was cosy and the living space quirky with lots of home made furniture. The bathroom is basic with a shower over the toilet but we were used to that from our travels. It's fairly close to the centre of Santa Theresa and Andreas was super helpful in showing us the best places to go. He was lovely (email hidden).

    January 2013
  • I liked to stay into the "small imperial castle" and to learn its story by Andreas, his owner. If you would like to stay into the artistic district of Rio into a “bohemian” house this is THE place to be. Andreas (email hidden) and is willing to share his artistic way of life. The view from the terrace is just amazing. It was a nice moment, I'm eager to come back when the new fancy bathroom will be done ;-) Thank you Andreas!

    December 2012
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I'm german (bavarian), a blacksmith and documentary filmmaker. Been living in Rio for over 14 years now. I love knowing this city and am happy to share that knowledge !
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