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Casa Mosquito Cloudy but HOT. 105 degrees in Rio, normal.

Cloudy but HOT. 105 degrees in Rio, normal.

Casa Mosquito Rio isn’t all palm trees and pretty people. The hotel is situated right near a favela. This one is occupied by the police and deemed safe. A total trip to go up there and hang with locals.

Rio isn’t all palm trees and pretty people. The hotel is situated right near a favela. This one is occupied by the police and deemed safe. A total trip to go up there and hang with locals.

Casa Mosquito Unexpected surprise, rooftop to ourselves.

Unexpected surprise, rooftop to ourselves.

Casa Mosquito Cute, private garden area.

Cute, private garden area.

Casa Mosquito Cozy lobby/common living room. Lovely design pieces throughout.

Cozy lobby/common living room. Lovely design pieces throughout.

Casa Mosquito If you choose to dine here you can, but the staff will bring your meal to wherever you are in the property.

If you choose to dine here you can, but the staff will bring your meal to wherever you are in the property.

Casa Mosquito Proper beach day in Ipanema. Footie included.

Proper beach day in Ipanema. Footie included.

Casa Mosquito The 10 minutes of sun we got that day! The plants were happy.

The 10 minutes of sun we got that day! The plants were happy.

Highs & Lows

  • The views and location. Casa Mosquito is a refurbished 1940s home, so its feels very authentic and homey.

  • Roof deck pool area can't be beat. Its elevated position puts it high above the chaos of the city streets.

  • Multiple common areas throughout the property. Lots of hidden nooks and crannies for lounging and relaxing.

  • Lush greenery and jungle-like feel.

  • Rooms have porches overlooking the city, perfect for soaking up the Rio vibe.

  • Standard rooms are small, NY style.

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

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Tropical, cool, and sophisticated.

  • Location

    Great, located on a quiet residential street on top of Ipanema near the Cantagalo community. The house is just up the hill from the main streets. Amazing views!

  • Rooms

    9

  • Music

    The sounds of nature!

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    The owners, Benjamin Cano e Louis Planès.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes, a pool with 360 degree views of Rio, located on top of the world. Rely on the steps for exercise.

  • Restaurant

    Yes. Staff shops for fresh produce every morning and prepares your meals according to what you want that day. They also set up your dinner anywhere you feel like on the property.

  • Bar

    Yes, bar with a view and live music on occasion.

  • Minibar

    Yes, stocked with champagne and green juices.

  • Children

    Not the best place for kids.

  • Price

    Reasonable for people with dollars.

  • Website

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