I spent two days in Casa Amarelo and enjoyed every moment of it.
The location is fantastic - the bonde (quaint tram) stops on the street outside the guest house, as do frequent buses that will ferry you down into Lapa and Centro.
The house itself is beautiful and very tastefully restored. As well as original tiles, filttings and furniture there have been sympathetic addtiions from Robert le Heros in terms of the colours, texture and fabrics used throughout the house. There is a small pool, with a great view of the night stars.
Our room was comfortable, clean and stylish - not overly large but with a great shower anbd bath, large comfortable bed and plenty of room.
We took breakfast on both mornings. You can eat wherever you choose - in the garden, by the pool or in the house, which we did, overlooking the viaduct and the city. Breakfast is filling yet simple - rolls, coffee, cheese, cake, juice etc. The service is friendly and efficient.
I loved my time in Casa Amarelo and would definitely stay again when back in RIo. Mattieu is helpful and charming, yet discrete, and very concerned to help you make the most of your stay in this charming place!More