Casa Cool Beans | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

"design bed and breakfast in bohemian Santa Teresa with great pool for chilling"

Reservations Casa Cool Beans | Santa Teresa

Prices from R$ 300,00
(low season)
2 adults, including breakfast

Prices from R$ 600,00
(high season)
2 adults, including breakfast

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Nearest Airport: Rio de Janeiro - 20 kms
Trip Style: History + Culture
Pousada Facilities: 10 bedrooms
wi-fi, pool, hammocks
Language(s): English
Recommended attractions: swimming, massage, local handicrafts, buggy trips
Ideal for: solo travellers, friends sharing, couples
Cards Accepted: Cash
Web Site:
Telephone: +55 21 22620552
10 reasons to visit: 10 reasons to visit
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Alison's pousada review

Casa Cool Beans, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Hidden Pousadas BrazilCasa Cool Beans opened in December 2010 and in less than 6 months rocketed up to the top of Trip Advisor so I was anxious to see what was so good about the place! It wasn't difficult. Starting from the warm reception at the front gate you get the feeling that this is a place you want to be, where you are amongst like minded people in the heart of a city, but still have the peace and quiet and friendliness  which comes with being in a small community.

There are ten suites at Cool Beans and each one has been beautifully refurbished with decoration by local artists and artisans under the watchful eye of American owners Lance and David. Walk up the steps and you are surprised by a large terrace with communal breakfast area and bar and great plunge pool for those hot sultry days.

However the real difference of this place comes in the detail. Even before you arrive at Cool Beans you get an email telling you what will be on in Rio during your trip and when you get to the pousada you will find a whole host of other suggestions as well. Nothing appears to be too much trouble to arrange, although you might just find that the best option is sometimes what we did- forget it all and chill by the pool with a book and a super cool glass of local champagne.

About the location

Casa Cool Beans, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Hidden Pousadas BrazilSanta Teresa is a wonderfully hidden part of  Rio de Janeiro, perched on a hill between the centre of the city and Zona Sul, where most of  the beaches are. Long known for its bohemian culture, famous for being Amy Winehouse's last place of abode in Rio and infamous for being home for decades to Ronnie Biggs, of UK Great Train Robbery fame, the area is a delight of old colonial mansions, and cobbled streets which run at strange angles over all the hills.

The slower, more "alternative" pace of life here attracts artists, musicians and writers, many of whom hang out in the numerous bars and restaurants dotted about the place. For travellers who prefer laid back charm and history to being right close to a beach, it's a wonderful place to stay.

Read '10 reasons to visit Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, by Lance and David'

Not to be missed

Casa Cool Beans, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Hidden Pousadas Brazil

  • A visit to the historical centre
  • Restaurants: Hotel Santa Teresa, Espirita Santa and Marcô
  • Bar do Arnaudo and Bar do Mineiro
  • Dancing in Lapa (at the bottom of the hill!)
  • Jazz at Triboz and Santo Scenarium, also in Lapa
  • A buggy trip round Floresta da Tijuca weith Dolores
  • Chilling out by the Cool Beans pool
Pousada Starpoints
  • Location in the heart of Santa Teresa
  • Great plunge pool, terrace and bar
  • Style and service of owners Lance and David

Try a different place if...

you have any mobility problems or if you want to be walking distance from the beach.



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