Ben Pundole

Casa Fat Radish

  • Where:
  • Why:World Cup Quarter Final
  • When:Summer 2014
  • Who:Me, some Brazilians, some French, some Germans.
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Casa Fat Radish Moody sunset from Ipanema Beach.

Moody sunset from Ipanema Beach.

Casa Fat Radish The most perfect casa for a pop-up hotel, right at the top of Santa Teresa.

The most perfect casa for a pop-up hotel, right at the top of Santa Teresa.

Casa Fat Radish Beautiful, airy room with a view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Beautiful, airy room with a view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Casa Fat Radish Local fruits, freshly baked deliciousness, blue skies, I mean…

Local fruits, freshly baked deliciousness, blue skies, I mean…

Casa Fat Radish Boom! This is the view you’re greeted with at Casa Fat Fadish.

Boom! This is the view you’re greeted with at Casa Fat Fadish.

Casa Fat Radish The beautiful Casa Fat Radish.

The beautiful Casa Fat Radish.

Casa Fat Radish That’s my English friend Barney in the pool. He’s in Rio making a documentary for the BBC about the World Cup from the point of view of residents of various favelas. Fascinating stuff.

That’s my English friend Barney in the pool. He’s in Rio making a documentary for the BBC about the World Cup from the point of view of residents of various favelas. Fascinating stuff.

Casa Fat Radish Fat Radish co-owner, the delightful Phil Winser working. And breakfast, which was conveniently replenished until noon each day.

Fat Radish co-owner, the delightful Phil Winser working. And breakfast, which was conveniently replenished until noon each day.

Casa Fat Radish Be a tourist, it's ok. Do the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car. Honestly the best view in the world!

Be a tourist, it's ok. Do the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car. Honestly the best view in the world!

Casa Fat Radish Not staged! I went for a run and bumped into Andy. Right here, in front of this great street art, in Santa Teresa.

Not staged! I went for a run and bumped into Andy. Right here, in front of this great street art, in Santa Teresa.

Casa Fat Radish The dining room served 6 courses of delicious Fat Radish favorites.

The dining room served 6 courses of delicious Fat Radish favorites.

Casa Fat Radish Every day there was an open bar with delicious cocktails provided by Absolut Elyx.

Every day there was an open bar with delicious cocktails provided by Absolut Elyx.

Casa Fat Radish The legendary Maracana Stadium.

The legendary Maracana Stadium.

Casa Fat Radish A boyhood dream...World Cup game in Brazil! France vs. Germany...Ben vs. Phil.

A boyhood dream...World Cup game in Brazil! France vs. Germany...Ben vs. Phil.

Casa Fat Radish One of my favorite things about the Casa is the incredible driveway.

One of my favorite things about the Casa is the incredible driveway.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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

  • Health & Wellness

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

  • Restaurant

    The best.

  • Bar

    Yes, provided by Absolut Elyx.

  • Children

    Bring them!

  • Price

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

  • Website

    Visit website

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