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Ladeira do Ascurra, 124, Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22241-320, Brazil – Show map
|Superior Room with Air Conditioning|
|Double or Twin Room with Garden View|
|Two-Bedroom Apartment with Terrace|
|Comfort room with air conditioning|
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Pool Table, Game Room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Baggage Storage, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping
Newspapers, Convenience Store (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Portuguese, French, Spanish, English
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Solar do Cosme is an elegant and charming BNB set in a large colonial house. The location is fantastic as well. At the foot of Cordova, and surrounded by other colonial-style houses, you get a wonderful sense of a bygone era. The house is close to the Cosme Velho bus station which has buses to all the main places in Zona Sul. The continental breakfast provides for great choice and the fridge has an honour system whereby you can take cold drinks which are provided and pay for them when you leave. Prices are incredibly reasonable and it is a really nice touch. All of the staff are so lovely and very accommodating. Marcia and Mariana go out of their way to help you with anything you need and offer suggestions when you tell them what you would like to do in Rio. I told Mariana that we would like to see a favela. Mariana told me about a tour run by a former employee who has strong community links to the favela and when I said I would like to go she arranged for us to be taken. Marcia drove us there (this is not usually part of the wonderful service provided but she likes to check out tours so she is well-informed and knows what is available for her guests so she joined us on the tour). The tour was informative and we had a fantastic afternoon. If you are interested in the favela tour, where part of the money for the tour is given to local community projects, check out the vidigalhangout facebook page. The views from Vidigal are stunning and you feel like are you also contributing to the community. We were made to feel so at home at Cosme Velho and the personal touches, which you don’t get in hotels or hostels, really made for a fantastic stay in Rio. The other guests were also lovely and it was nice to chat to different people at breakfast. After four days we very much felt a part of the place and were very sad to leave. I can not recommend this beautiful house or the fabulous staff enough.
There was nothing to dislike!
Solar de Cosme was just the place I was looking for. Away from the crowds near the beach areas, it felt like a home away from home. I was there at Christmas time and we all contributed to a lovely Christmas Eve dinner hosted by the owner Marcia. It was great to spend the evening with other travellers, staff and Marcia's family and friends. The staff, especially Mirela (who also runs her own favela tours-highly recommended) were able to organise activities and give advice on things to do in Rio. And of course...having Christo Redentor looking over us was an added bonus!
The location was a little remote but everything was really only a bus ride away and the bus station was conveniently located at the end of the street.
The staff at Solar do Cosme could not have been better - they were incredibly friendly and so generous in helping us sort tours and transport. The location of the pousada is lovely - up in the hills, it is a real oasis away from the hubbub of the city.
Our room was absolutely tiny and stiflingly hot. They are due to fit air conditioning but, if you can, go for an upgrade on standard - you will be glad that you did!
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Quite a steep climb from buses to front door
Staff: amazing, open, helpful, fun Other guests
Night noise in the bedroom
Super friendly and super helpful staff always willing to answer all your questions (and help you talk to the airlines if your baggage didn't come with you ;) )
Everything was perfect
I would definitely recommend this place for solo travellers, families or couples. Without doubt Solar do Cosme is a special place with its charming colonial architecture. Extremely helpful staff, fair breakfast and pure tranquility in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.
Absolutely amazing staff go out of their way to help you. Great atmosphere, clean, beautiful location.
Marcia, Fred and their entire team was very hospitable, accommodating and informative for our very first trip to Brasil. They even helped us out with information about getting around even after we left their lovely pousada. We were sad to leave them and disappointed that not all pousada hosts made themselves as available to us as the Solar team had. The location is great for those who want to see a part of Rio that's not the usual tourist scene. The neighborhood is safe and easily accessible to various neighborhoods (Centro, Lapa, St. Teresa, Botafogo, etc.) including the beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema. We love taking public transportation wherever we visit so being so close to the buses was great (though getting a cab was also easy). As some others have mentioned, there is a hill between the pousada and the buses or the main intersect so it's not for those with mobility issues. Overall, my husband and I would stay at Solar Cosme in a heartbeat again and miss Fred, Marcia and Vitor!
What really make this property specials are the people. House manager is extremely helpful, knowledgable and nice person. He arranged our transportation from and to the airport, gave us many helpful tips about Rio and made our stay special. Very chic house, the owner has a great taste. Recommended!
Beautiful and very peaceful place. Perfect for couple or family (or also solo-traveller) who want hotel where you can relax. Hotel is in middle of nature, far away from busy citylife, so you really can feel the peace there, but still you can easily walk for the place where is restaurants etc or reach other part of rio de janeiro by bus. And the staff is absolutely amazing!! Breakfast is also supernice. I really enjoyed my time there and I could easily see myself coming back that beautiful hotel with my family.
If you are keen into beaches, that hotel is not very good located for that. But maybe in that case you could stay halv of your holiday in hotel in cobacabana/ipanema and halv here! Because that place is absolutely worth to visit!! :)
Nice, cosy comfortable. Not too big. Not expensive. Just perfect.
Staff was excellent. Location was good and the facility is really good.
You can hear dogs barking all night. Kind of noisy when people starts waking up, but it depends in the room you are staying
Solar do Cosme is a beautiful house on a hill next to the Corcobado. The owner, Marcia, loves travelling and decided to rent some of the rooms after retiring so other she could show other people all her city has to offer. The place is clean, beautiful and feels like home out of home. The staff is super helpful and breakfast in the moring is delicious. Recommended!!
Fred and Marcia went above and beyond to make sure that we saw everything that we wanted to during our stay. Fred would sit with us every morning and help us decide using a map what we would like to do for the day. He would list out locations on a piece of paper so we could just show the taxi driver the written location as we didn't speak Portugese. They both recommended places to eat and never led us wrong. Excellent representatives of their city.
Breakfast was good but a limited selection compared to other places that we stayed.
Staff were great - very friendly, helpful and understanding, especially as I was very sick one night. Good location for Corcovada and downtown buses. Safe area.
The price! For the average quality of facilities (shared bathroom) and a mediocre breakfast by Brazilian standards, the $500 a night for a twin-bed room was outrageous. I had little choice as accommodation was scarce during the World Cup and I realise everyone wanted to make a buck but really ... Also, the guest house offered a personal pick up at the airport which was very welcome - but the price of BRL196 (about $100) was a bit much when I realised the return taxi organized by the same guest house was only BRL50!!
Location, staff knowledge and helpfulness, facilities, breakfast, meeting other travellers
Fred was Awesome Location was very nice Clean place Decent breakfast
The cost was high ( but it was because of the World Cup)
The owners were fantastic and very very helpful
This place is wonderful and I'd recommend it to anybody. The hostel is full of character and its a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Rio. We had a double room with a shared bathroom which was spacious and homely. Special thanks to Fred the manager who was incredibly helpful in planning what to do with our days (and even planning our transport to Ihla Grande!). I have never stayed in a place where I was made to feel as at home as I was at Solar do Cosme so thank you to all the staff! If we ever return to Rio we shall definitely see you again!
Nothing bad to say at all!
We were lucky to have come across this amazing place and we do recommend it to everyone who wants to feel the true spirit of Rio and Brazil! We appreciated very much the personal attitude and attention of the staff, which really made us feel home. Heartfelt thanks especially to Fred who did not spare effort to help us with everything during our stay. His marvelous sense of humour and genuine hospitality made the whole stay a moment to remember. Certainly, wish coming back some day at our home in Rio:) Thank you!:)
Nothing to complain about.
Incredibly warm atmoshpere. Both the environment and the people are warm and make you feel at home! Opportunity to meet a lot of people from different countries. The place is very clean and cosy! Congratulation to Fred and the staff for the very good solution!
the employees moved me a lot,kind and viturous
the bed is small and wet
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