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Charming and modern, Casa Cool Beans B&B Santa Teresa offers cozy air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Nonsmoking rooms are available, as well as shuttle service at a charge.

Decorated with local Rio de Janeiro art, rooms at Cool Beans B&B feature a mini-bar, fan and a private bathroom with a shower. Selected rooms boast garden views.

Santos Dumont Airport is 2.5 mi away. Casa Cool Beans is 3.1 mi from both Novo Rio Bus Station and Corcovado Mountain. Downtown Rio de Janeiro is 1.9 mi from the property. Guests can reach Sugar Loaf attraction and Maracanã Stadium within 4.3 mi.

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the mornings and it includes a variety of fresh fruits breads, cereals, yogurt and eggs made to order! As well as coffee, teas, and juice."

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Casa Cool Beans B&B has been welcoming guests since Jun 14, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Closest beaches
  • Flamengo Beach

    Flamengo Beach

    7.7 Good beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Botafogo Beach

    Botafogo Beach

    7.5 Good beach
    1.5 miles from property

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The other side of Rio: bohemian Santa Teresa Regis St. Louis Lonely Planet Writer Rio de Janeiro has long been associated with its magnificent beaches. Copacabana and Ipanema brought fame to Rio in the 20th century for golden sands and the lush, forest-covered mountains that framed them. Yet, a no less captivating setting lies just above downtown Rio in the hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, where aging 19th-century mansions and a bohemian spirit offer a very different take on the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city). Named after the Carmelite convent founded there in the 1750s, Santa Teresa remained largely inaccessible until the 1800s when new roads connected it to the bayside neighbourhood of Glória and other nearby districts. Until the 1880s, it was an area of scattered farms and untrammelled forests that were a refuge for runaway slaves. Then in the late 19th century the explosive growth of the coffee industry fuelled a building boom across Rio, with wealthy industrialists erecting huge mansions in Santa Teresa. The area took off in 1896, when the Roman-inspired aqueduct that brought water to the city centre was transformed into tracks for Rio's new electric tram, the bonde. Today the quaint yellow bonde - the last streetcar still operating in Rio - continues its run over the old aqueduct (today called the Lapa Arches) and winds its way up into the cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa. Along the way, tram-riders, sometimes clinging for dear life, jostle past the old mansions – some beautifully restored and others crumbling, vestiges of the belle époque. Following its boom days, Santa Teresa fell into neglect, when Rio's favelas (slums) spread onto the nearby hillsides and crime drove the wealthy to southern neighbourhoods far from the city centre. In the 1960s and 70s, artists, writers and musicians moved into the dilapidated area, restoring some of the aging houses and breathing new life into the neighbourhood. They opened studios and hosted creative events – Afro-Brazilian drumming in the streets, art walks – that gave the district its reputation as a vibrant, but still edgy, arts district. Today the revitalization continues – albeit with fiscal rather than artistic goals – as a growing number of trendy boutique hotels open their doors. At the same time, Santa Teresa has managed to retain its friendly, village-like vibe. The Largo dos Guimarães, a tiny plaza where the bonde stops, is the heart of small-town Santa Teresa. The largo is an important meeting point for some of Rio's best-loved carnival street parades. From here, it's a short stroll to bohemian-loving eating and drinking spots like Bar do Mineiro, a down-at-the-heels local favourite that serves classic Brazilian bistro fare. Other restaurants, like Espirito Santa, which serves dishes from the Amazon, have windswept terraces overlooking the city. Nearby are handicraft shops, a handful of galleries, and a petite tile-lined grocer who has survived the neighbourhood's many changes over the years. A ten-minute walk from the bonde stop are two of the neighbourhood's star attractions. The Parque das Ruinas contains the burned out shell of the mansion belonging to Brazilian heiress Laurinda Santos Lobo, whose house was a salon for Rio's artists and intellectuals in the 1920s and 30s. Left in ruins, the old brick exterior has metal walkways that ascend to a cupola with fine views over Guanabara Bay and downtown Rio. Next door is the Museu Chacara do Ceu, with a small but well-curated collection of artwork, including pieces by renowned Brazilian artist Di Cavalcanti and international luminaries like Matisse and Miró. The lush gardens provide a shady retreat from the hot streets below.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,Portuguese
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Flamengo Beach
    1.2 miles
  • Botafogo Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Urca Beach
    2.4 miles
  • Fora Beach
    2.5 miles
  • Red Beach
    2.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Santos Dumont Airport
    1.6 miles
  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeao International Airport
    8.5 miles
How to get to Casa Cool Beans B&B from Rio de Janeiro/Galeao International Airport
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Amenities of Casa Cool Beans B&B
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dryer
  • Live sports events (broadcast) Off-site Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Massage Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking options available
  • Street parking
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Car rental
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool with view
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Casa Cool Beans B&B takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 8:00 PM


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that this property has 4 floors, accessible only by stairs. No elevator is available.

Guests are requested to inform arrival time and full name of all guests at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Reception works from 8:00 to 20:00. There is no after-hours reception at this property.

Please note that the kitchen is available for guest use at a daily surcharge. Please contact the property for further details.

Please inform Casa Cool Beans B&B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.