Had a wonderful stay at Casa Caminho do Corcovado over the Rio Carnival period. Helena has a lovely property which is beautifully furnished and so comfortable that myself and the other guests found it difficult to drag ourselves away from it each morning … it was certainly very difficult to say “goodbye” at the end of my week-long stay. The property is located a short walk uphill from the Corcovado tram stop, so perfectly located if you want to get to the Cristo Redentor statue early ahead of the crowds. It’s also an easy bus or taxi ride away from Copacabana, Ipanema and other attractions.
Helena and her family are the perfect hosts, keeping everything perfectly clean and tidy and providing a lovely breakfast each morning, including fresh, tropical fruit; home-baked cakes and eggs cooked to order. Helena will go out of her way to assist in finding out any information you need to help with your stay in the city, including sourcing Carnaval tickets. She even goes to the extent of writing down detailed directions with simple Portuguese phrases to help navigate your way with the local bus drivers.
She and her family also took us to a bloc party one night, to ensure that we had a proper introduction to the Rio style of partying before venturing out by ourselves. Their main concern is that you enjoy yourselves and their city. When I was worried about returning back late at night and waking them, Helena would brush off my concerns, insisting that I just have a good time and not to worry about such things. Even when we returned from the Sambodrome at 6:30 in the morning (!!!), her son, Diogo, got up to let us in with no complaints and wouldn’t hear our apologies. He was just happy that we were enjoying ourselves and the whole Carnaval experience.
The only drawback I will mention is that the hot water was not very consistent. With the heat in Rio, you could say that there is no need for a hot shower, but it took some getting used to anyway.
Would definitely recommend Casa Caminho do Corcovado, and would definitely stay here again if I were to visit Rio again. Thank you Helena, Diogo and Valeria for such a lovely stay and for such a fantastic experience !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful house located right next to Corcovado feet With 4.500 square meters of green area, the house is placed in the Cosme Velho area one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city, famous by many of the illustrious inhabitants and for the cultural and historical memoirs. The house Caminho do Corcovado is located inside of the Tijuca park reserve having the Corcovado train passing literally by its door. The house was constructed in 1906, since than it had many illustrious residents, including the proper construction engineer of the railroad of the Corcovado, and still keeps the characteristics of the beginning of the last century. For nature lovers its 4500 square meters receives frequent visits of many species of monkeys and toucans, Brazil's typical wild life residents. The Bed and breakfast contains 2 large rooms with air conditioner, TV, ceiling fan, closets and a decoration of very refined taste, it counts with a delicious breakfast and with an area for barbecue and several other personalized services in accordance with the taste of our guests, the calm and the tranquility is undeniable and it all sits right at the south zone of Rio De Janeiro, 10 minutes from the lagoon and the botanical garden and 15 minutes from Copacabana an Ipanema area by car and 25 minutes by bus. The House Caminho do Corcovado is perfect for those who want to enjoy the very best that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Important: This is an unusual house in an urban forest, so the buses do not pass on your door. But they are not far - just 50 feet below. Because it is situated on a little hill, which gives a beautiful view, has some stairs, so therefore not the proper place for disabled people or people with limited mobility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Caminho Do Corcovado Rio De Janeiro, Brazil