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Casa MangoMango

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 30 November 2009

Casa Mango Mango isn't all things to all people. But, for me, I spent a few weeks there - my first in Rio - and they treated me like family. Everyone that worked there was quite generous in their time and help -- getting me oriented, recommending places to see, giving me background in finding work, how to stay safe...

1Thank nickdag
Reviewed 24 September 2009

It´s in arty Santa Teresa - this alone gives it almost a refugee status from the backpackers´ bedlam of Copacobana and Ipanema. The area feels safer, and is walking distance to many good restaurants and partyland Lapa, should you wish. Great, personalised recommendations are given to you on the back of a local map on arrival, re. food, dance and...

1Thank merrimus
Leicester, England
Reviewed 30 August 2009

We always use tripadvisor before any of our travels but we have never been inspired to review anywhere we have stayed until now !!!! If you go to Rio and you want a break from the big city atmosphere then you must stay here !!! The house is situated on a windy, cobbled street halfway between Lapa (THE nightspot for...

1Thank njp120367
Reviewed 3 August 2009

I have been coming to Rio for the last couple of years and have stayed in quite a few hostels when over here. Casa Mango Mango is a hidden gem in the hills of Santa Teresa with friendly staff, great rooms and excellent food. I would not hesitate recommending it for anyone looking for low cost yet high quality accommodation.

Thank Rubanselva
Reviewed 2 July 2009

This was my third time staying in Manga Manga... each time better than the last... Maybe ive just been lucky but each time I have been here the hotel has been full of the most fascinating guests... musicians, writers anothropolists... always happy to take you along on their Rio adventure. The House itself is great... a rambling old mansion in...

1Thank PointBreak808
Reviewed 30 June 2009

We stayed one night here as we arrived a day early in Rio and needed somewhere to stay. The house itself is old and lovely. We were shown to our room on the ground floor, but it feels like you are in the basement. In the corridor there was a leak and a cloth laid on the floor to soak...

Thank Lisgya
whitstable, UK
Reviewed 16 June 2009

A lovely, friendly hotel in a great district. The hotel seemed to attract really interesting clientel that had a genuine interest in Brazilian culture. The hotel itself organised some cultural evenings (like live music) and the staff took us to really interesting places that we would never have found on our own. Also a good place just to relax; by...

Thank davealexrob
Reviewed 28 May 2009

We had a fantastic time at Casa Mango Mango in March. Set in colonial Santa teresa not far from the centre of Rio CMM is a lovely rustic mansion that has a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are laidback, helpful and very friendly. The themed rooms are cool/clean and breakfast out on the terrace isexcellent. We took our two year old...

1Thank planetdougal
Reviewed 28 May 2009

I stayed here twice. the room was great and the place has real character. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. You are bang in the heart of Lapa which in my view is the best place for going out. The breakfast was really good too. Thanks for everything!!! Richard & Jamie

Thank forbesy73
Reviewed 13 May 2009

Stayed at Casa Mango Mango in Feb '09 and took in Carnivale while there...had a very enjoyable 9 Days there, would definitely stay in Mango-Mango again and would happily recommend it to anyone. It's in Santa Teresa which is a great place to hang out in, and downtown Rio is a comfortable stroll or a handy tram/bus away. The staff...

Thank McNulty09

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa MangoMango is one of the few places to stay in Rio where you can relax in a magnificent colonial, tropical setting and yet be right next to the best nightlife and activities this marvelous city offers. Set in a quaint cobbled street in the old part of the city, Santa Teresa, Casa MangoMango offers easy access both to beaches, forest and city. The house is on the the hundred-year old tram route, only ten minutes from the city centre. The house itself is a huge colonial mansion, guarded by two magnificent bi-centenarian mango trees. Hence the name, Casa MangoMango! Resplendent with original features, the house has been restored and decorated in funky, upbeat designs to cater for every taste. And outside, in the lovely, tropical gardens, there’s a cool pool too! Built by Julia Lopes, a Brazilian novelist, journalist, playwright, and lecturer, the house hosted many a sarau for the literati of the early 20th century. Today we try to keep her spirit alive by inviting local artists to display their work and employing local musicians on our multi-lingual staff. Our musical and artistic events may well be some of your best holiday memories in Brazil. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa MangoMango

Address: Rua Joaquim Murtinho 587 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-320, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $168 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa MangoMango 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Definitely go for the most expensive room if it is available. SO worth it.”
RachelW_travels, 18 Feb 2014 | Read review
“No air condition. Extremely hot during the night. Ants and other bugs in the room. No water in the swimming pool.”
RobRothschild, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Some rooms have a view of the bay and downtown Rio”
jlrflo, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms tucked away at the back of the property - we loved ours!”
Christian_Taylor, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“pay a little extra is worth it in this hostel, you will get a much better room. If you want to change money, do it at the airport if you can, you will have to take a cab to go downtown to do so if you didn't do it before arriving at the Hostel. We found the best food around Ipanema and downtown, the restaurants around the hostel were not so great and a lot of them are only open for lunch.”
medcoco1, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
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