On a tune of samba

Sur Un Air De Samba 2

Before the World Cup and mostly before the craziness of the Carnaval, go discover Rio de Janeiro where a trendy and still confidential boutique-hotel recently opened. A great address, with a view on the bay of Ipanema, the spot where all the young bobos come to hang out.  We discover live, the carioca art of living, Sugarloaf mountain and the Corcovado…

Give yourself a Winter break !  For a moral booster,  treat yourself to a beach-sun-visit of  the authentic Rio, by settling down your suitcases at Casa Mosquito. This private house dating back to the - 40’s, with 4 lovely suites – and soon 10, plus a pool and a roof-terrace – located in an emblematic part of the city at the cross-roads of Ipanema and Copacabana, has been transformed into a hotel by two friends from Toulouse, Benjamin Cano and Louis Planès who decided to entirely change their lives. The former, ex consultant in human resources, is now managing Casa Mosquito full time since 2011 and the second, ex-veterinary,  finds flats and houses for private investors. Completely integrated in the local life, they are happy to initiate their guests to discover a different side of Rio, which is always a treat. For information, the beach of Ipanema is one of the most beautiful and most trendy.  Nearby, designer boutiques to shop , terraces to come for a drink and bookshops–cafés for downtime…

The wall-panelling, marbles and hotel moldings were renovated by a duo of architects.  The four suites located in the main building, are decorated with Brazilian pieces of furniture from the 50s in jacaranda picked up around the flea markets of Rio, contemporary works by French and Brazilian artists with chairs by Tolix. The six other suites, currently under renovation, are perched atop the garden, each with their terrace and a panorama overlooking the bay …

Contrarily to most boutique-hotels that don’t have in-house dining, Casa Mosquito has a chef who modulates his cooking in keeping with market offers, and he is always happy to guests along! There is a communal table, but you can also asked to  served on the terraces, in the garden or near the pool …Finally, for spa-addicts, a service of massages, beauty treatments, hairdressing, is planned, on demand,  in the rooms. To be tested solo or as a twosome…

Starting at 240 € / per night – tax included

From 240 € / night - all taxe included

Par Anne Lefèvre

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