I am rating Casa Kamayura the place but this place is strongly linked with the personalities of Florian and Andréia the hosts. Forthcoming, helping always available and the calm, tastefully designed bed and breakfast carries their aura as well. Both being deeply involved in Rio's culture and the local Santa Teresa community lets visitors not just experience the rich presence of this city but reveals insights of the past, which is directly linked to its state, today. If you want to travel to experience Rio behind the scenes and not just check off landmarks this is a wonderful place for your stay.

 Thanks to both making my 2nd visit to Casa Kamayura an extension to the 1st. I was adding depth and meaningful insights to get to know this wonderful city even better. The picture shows the view from the varanda to the city and the stadium Maracana.