Casa Igba
Ladeira De Santa Teresa 113, Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, 20241-140, Brazil
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Ladeira De Santa Teresa 113, Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, 20241-140, Brazil
The hotel is placed in a House dating from the beginning of the XX century, it was fully restored and adapted to offer the best experience to its guests, while concerning the historical heritage of the building and maintaining the architectonic aesthetic of the traditional neighborhood. It is located at the famous Santa Teresa Hill, with an unic view of the city center of Rio de Janeiro and the Guanabara bay. Casa_igba stands out by offering an experience that goes way beyond a comfort bed and a good night of rest for those visiting the city. The House bears 4 different rooms fitting 2 guests each. All of them with bathrooms, air-conditioner and wardrobe. Reception, lounge, intern gardens, kitchen, dining room, laundry and a backyard are parts of the House as well and can be used by the guests. Breakfast is planned to better fit the different people's preferences. The meal is adapted to the guest's diet, for example vegan diets and dietary restrictions like gluten and lac-free can be taken into account. Let the staff know about your preferences. Moreover, fruits from the House's garden and handmade breads from local producers are always a special part of Casa_igba's morning meal. The host and the staff are known for the will of helping visitors on their planning, making their staying in Rio the best it can be. Make them aware of your expectations so that they can help you to create the best itinerary for your trip. They have a lot to share! Casa_igba has privileged location near the historical part of the city, and a few yards away from the Escadaria do Selaron (Selaron Steps) and Arcos da Lapa (Carioca Aqueduct), where you can find many restaurants, bars and the center of the carioca nightlife. Besides that, the House is 15 minutes away from the Santos Dumont Airport, 15 minutes away from Corcovados (Christ the Redeemer) entrance, 20 minutes away from the Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf) and beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana are also 20 to 30 minutes away by car.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Business Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Beachfront
  • outdoor pool
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live entertainment
  • Off-Site parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Sun Deck
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Happy Hour
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Pool with view
  • Wine/champagne
  • Fruits
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Pub crawls
  • Key access
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Grocery delivery
  • Audible alarm
  • balcony/terrace
  • CCTV security in common areas
  • Indoor Tanning
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage & lockers
  • Restaurant (special diets available)
  • Spa services
  • Tour services
  • Airport shuttle (charges may apply)
  • Shuttle service (charges may apply)
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stayed in September, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in July, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in July, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
It was very stylish. Beautiful decor, unique layout. Great view. Lovely people who owned & managed it.
stayed in April, 2023
Guest Score 7 out of 10
the friendly atmosphere, like in a family
rooms clean but very simple
stayed in February, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
The house is filled with a happy and friendly vibe from everyone. Great host, very good breakfast, comfortable rooms, lovely view over the city, a pool and clean cold water available for free. I can only recommend this place, and if we return to Rio, we will come back here again!
The house is located up a steep hill, so a bit of climbing is required. During the festival, the taxi drivers did not really want to go up there unfortunately.
stayed in February, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
They are so friendly and it is a beautiful property with great views and an outdoor area.
When traveling back at night I would advise taking an Uber as it is a little distance from the metro
stayed in February, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in January, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Very nice location, a little and hidden paradise inside Santa Teresa. Delicious breakfast. Very friendly owners
stayed in January, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Amazing place to stay with amazing views of the city and nice and close to the nightlife happening in Lapa. the bed was huge and super comfortable and the hosts were lovely.
We didnt stay long enough.
stayed in January, 2023
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
very nice location, just a block from the famous painted selaron staircase. the owner was very nice and helpful with a lot of information and helped in arranging a taxi. they opened their kitchen so I could warm my food and help myself. the house is very nice and artfully decorated. the breakfast was very nice and sumptuous with fruits, juices, breads and coffee etc.
since the property is located on a hill, you have to either walk the selaron steps to get to it or the taxi has to drive uphill which can be tricky during rain.
stayed in November, 2022
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in August, 2022
Guest Score 10 out of 10
It is like staying with family. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating and have great knowledge about Rio and Brazil. Guilherme arranged a cab for our early morning flight but drove us himself when the cab did not ring back when he double checked in the morning. They even provided us with breakfast in the middle of the night. Location is also perfect: right next to Escaderia Scelarn, trendy cafs and restaurant in 10 minute walk uphill. Feels safe especially if you are not alone. From the terrace you have an excellent view on Centro area and the house itself is really beautiful and you are allowed everywhere on the terrace, living room etc. Beds were good quality.
For us everything was wonderful. It is good to note for people that are not steady on their feet that the house is on a very steep street and has stairs and a mezzanine level in the room. For everyone else we totally recommend to stay here if you want to explore the Santa Theresa area.
stayed in April, 2022
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Very helpful and welcoming owner and his wife made the stay greater than expected! The photos in Booking are not representative: in real life, the rooms and hotel look better!!
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Guilherm, the host, is incredibly nice and helpful! He even let us make a laundry for free. The house is beautiful with many patios and resting places. It is very well located in santa teresa and close to lapa.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
The location is perfect for a few days in and around Santa Teresa. The house is so beautiful. The breakfast is great. Guilherme is very helpful. It's easy to feel like an old friend of the family!
If you want to spend a few days seeing other parts of Rio de Janeiro, you may find the early morning walk down the hill from Santa Teresa a bit cumbersome, not to mention the evening walk back up. I'd certainly recommend staying in Santa Teresa for a few nights if you have no problems climbing steep hills, but maybe not for eight nights like I did. In my room, I then had to climb a steep staircase to reach the bed which is in a loft above the rest of the room. I managed, also in the middle of the night, but it is a major inconvenience. Also, don't try to stand up next to the bed, or you might hurt your head on the low ceiling. I did, many times. There were mosquitoes but no mosquito nets.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Everything from the rooms, the breakfast, the location but most of all Guilherme and his wife and staff made it special. Guilherme is so helpful and very knowledgeable on Rio, as well as the rest of Brazil, so can give great advice. Will stay here every time I visit Rio if possible!
There is nothing to dislike
stayed in January, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
The host and is one of the most courteous persons I have ever met...he is extremely helpful and pleasant to talk to, and made us feel welcome and comfortable since the moment we got there. He and his wife always made sure to prepare a lavish breakfast with a variety of things on the table every day (even freshly made juices from the fruit trees in the garden), different types of bread, and also some local jams and compotes. The place itself is very nicely and quaintly decorated, and there are many areas (garden, terrace, small yard) where you can relax...and Santa Teresa is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lapa. Really very happy with the stay!! :-)
stayed in January, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Clean, comfy bed, good shower. Great breakfast. Guilherme is the most kind, gentle and helpful host. Nothing was to much trouble and he printed out a walking map for me. The breakfast is with a view of Rio and although simple its laid out with love and there is fresh bread rolls, orange juice, jam, eggs on request, cake and fruits. There is plenty of it. Its safe to stay here as there are 3 locked doors. It is a quiet place and you are left to your own devices after breakfast. There is an honesty fridge if required. The beds are all on a mezzanine, so a stairs up to bed in the room, so theres lots of space downstairs in your room. AC is good and there was always hot water. In the neighbourhood walking up the road outside the casa is a corner street bar that does great pizza, snack foods, drinks and has a shop for water, snacks etc. I was comfortable sitting here on my own at night enjoying a beverage. No one bothered me. And they had a live band on a few nights. I walked down from here most nights alone and the street is fine. Down the hill is the famous Seleron steps that leads into Lapa area where you can party till dawn if needed. Walking right to the bottom of the road isnt advised. Lots of transient/ rough sleepers here. Its just a bit off the Main Street, quiet and I think dodgy. About a 15 min walk away is metro Glria. That takes you to most of the key areas in Rio, cheaply at 4.60B. Fine walking in day time. Wouldnt walk after dark in Rio. I have really enjoyed my stay here at Casa IGBA. I extended my stay as its such an easy chilled out place. Safe. Homely. Kind people. Secure with personal service. If your looking for a party bar, with lots going on this is not your place.
Nothing. Loved it.
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Area information

    Airports Show all on map »

    • Aeroporto Santos Dumont Airport - 0.93 mi
    • Rio de Janeiro Intl Airport - 8.20 mi
    • Aeroclub - 21.39 mi


      Train stations Show all on map »
      • Estacao Dom Pedro II - 919 f
      • Estacao D Pedro II Central Station - 1.17 mi
      • Estacao Barao de Maua - 1.23 mi


      Art Galleries Show all on map »
      • National Museum of Fine Arts - 0.56 mi
      • Modern Art Museum - 0.60 mi
      • Museu Nacional de Belas Artes - 0.60 mi
      • Republic Museum Palacio do Catete - 0.72 mi
      • Image and Sound Museum - 0.97 mi
      • Samba Museum - 1.01 mi
      • International Museum of Naiv Art of Brazil - 2.00 mi

    Other attractions

      Theatres Show all on map »
      • Municipal Theatre - 0.41 mi
      • BOPE - Battalion of Special Operations - 0.82 mi
      Historical Buildings Show all on map »
      • Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro - 0.42 mi
      • Candelaria Church - 1.08 mi
      • Church Sao Judas Tadeu - 1.96 mi
      • Largo do Boticario - 2.14 mi
      Monuments and Landmarks Show all on map »
      • Monument to the Brazilian Soldiers in the World War II - 0.76 mi
      • Corcovado - 2.01 mi
      National Parks Show all on map »
      • Guinle Park - 0.97 mi
      Beaches Show all on map »
      • Flamengo Beach - 0.99 mi
      • Botafogo Beach - 2.00 mi
      Stadiums, Arenas, and Racetracks Show all on map »
      • Complex of Sports of Fluminense Football Club - Soccer Field - 1.42 mi
      • SulAmerica Convention Center - 1.86 mi
      Other Show all on map »
      • Escadaria Selaron - 462 f
      • Arcos da Lapa - Carioca Acqueduct - 0.27 mi
      • Santa Teresa neighbourhood - 0.32 mi
      • Passeio Publico - 0.34 mi
      • Santa Teresa Tram - 0.36 mi
      • Cinelandia Square - 0.45 mi
      • General Consulate of the United States - 0.55 mi
      • Marina da Gloria - 0.56 mi
      • National Library - 0.58 mi
      • Tiradentes Square - 0.68 mi
      • Confeitaria Colombo - 0.72 mi
      • Saara Rio - 0.85 mi
      • Aterro do Flamengo - 0.92 mi
      • Paco Imperial - 1.01 mi
      • Centro Cultural Correios - 1.04 mi
      • Light Cultural Center - 1.08 mi
      • Casa Franca-Brasil - 1.11 mi
      • Banco do Brasil Cultural Center - 1.12 mi
      • Sambadrome - 1.13 mi
      • Quinze de Novembro Square - 1.13 mi
      • Espaco Cultural da Marinha - 1.16 mi
      • Saint Benedict's Monastery - 1.29 mi
      • Baia de Guanabara - 1.49 mi
      • General Consulate of Germany - 1.52 mi
      • LOB - Tenis Academy - 1.94 mi
      • Harbour of Rio de Janeiro - 2.01 mi
      • Largo do Boticario - 2.06 mi

Casa Igba

Ladeira De Santa Teresa 113, Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, 20241-140, Brazil