Ben Pundole

Casa Fat Radish

with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Rio de Janeiro

  • Why:World Cup Quarter Final

  • When:Summer 2014

  • Who:Me, some Brazilians, some French, some Germans.

Highs & Lows

  • The house itself is stunning. Grand and airy and positioned right at the top of Santa Teresa with absolutely stunning views of Rio.

  • Rio is hot...in so many ways. Thankfully where the house is located it’s at least ten to fifteen degrees cooler than the beaches below. Given that it’s ninety degrees in the winter, that’s a plus!

  • The food. I mean, it’s a Fat Radish pop up...there is always delicious food being served.

  • The bar, provided by Absolut Elyx, was set up by Argentine mixologist Tato. Excellent cocktails at all times.

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 45/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Pop-up hotel for the World Cup.

    • Vibe

      Braziligence.

    • Location

      The top of Rio in Santa Teresa, fifteen minutes from the beaches.

    • Rooms

      7

    • Music

      Appropriately serene in the mornings, appropriately Brazilian in the evenings with DJs for day parties.

    • Year Opened

      Summer 2014 only.

    • Designed By

      Phil Winser

    • Pool/Gym

      Pool, yes. And the best roads for running in Brazil!

    • Restaurant

      The best.

    • Bar

      Yes, provided by Absolut Elyx.

    • Wifi

      Yes.

    • Children

      Bring them!

    • Price

      Can't put a price on this kind of experience.

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    A tree house restaurant in Santa Teresa with more amazing views.

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