PRAISES! (about Casa Cool Beans…)

We would like to thank the many guests we have had in our short time as owners of Casa Cool Beans and the many wonderful compliments.  Here are some wonderful accolades that have come in through TripAdvisor or other means about Casa Cool Beans.  Thanks so much for the reviews; we have LOVED hosting you!


“Best pousada in 3 months of travel in south america”

5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Jan 2, 2011
Charlotte18041979- Paris, France

My partner and I travelled 3 months in South America (brasil, Argenitna, Chile and Bolivia) from Oct 2010 to December 2010. We’ve stayed in terribled, quite ok, good and excellent pousadas, hotels, guest houses. But the best place with the best service was definitly Casa Cool Beans. We’ve stayed there 4 nights mid-december just after Lance and David had taken over this pousada from Lydie, who was our contact before for the reservation.
The pousada is very well situated in the quiet and cute Santa Teresa neighbourhoood. It felt good and like at home to go back there after a day walking around crazy Rio.
The rooms are big, clean and very cosy. The breakfast is excellent and feels you up for the whole day!
But most of all, what made us loved so much casa cool beans is the service provided. Lance is so nice and he made our stay very special. He gave us lots of good tips to enjoy the most of Rio, he booked us a day tour with a wonderful guide the pousada is working with, Junior, who has spend the day sharing with us his passion for his native city.
After Rio, we went to Paraty and Ilha Grande and we had to spend one last night in rio but hadn’t booked any pousada. Lance didn’t have a room for us in Casa Cool Beans but he spent a whole morning making phone calls to all the pousadas around Santa Teresa to find us something.
And while we were off to Paraty and Ilha grande, he nicely kept some of our luggages we did not want to travel with.
Eventually we spent our last night in Casa Cool Beans because Lance had a cancellation. It was the best way to finish our 3 months trip… For sure, we will go back to Rio and for sure, we will stay at Casa Cool Beans again.

  • Visit was for: Leisure
  • Traveled with: With Spouse/Partner
  • Member since: October 08, 2007
  • Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

“OUTSTANDING CREW worried about your comfort and ready to support you on anything you need!””

5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Dec 29, 2010
igor303631- Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lance learned very fast how to make “Pão na chapa” (tosted bread with butter) better than many brazilians! The breakfast was excellent such as the room services everyday!
Santa Tereza is a great place to stay to walk around at night and get some souveniers. We wish that there was a lift straight to the beaches but it’s easy to by tax or vans, and it gets even easier if you make some friends around the neightbouhood. THe pool has the perfect temperature and Mousse is the coolest dog ever!!! Thanks for eveything guys, we had a great time!

  • Visit was for: Leisure
  • Traveled with: With Spouse/Partner
  • Member since: December 29, 2010

“Wunderbare Pousada in Santa Teresa”

5 of 5 stars
Date of review: Jan 12, 2011
Tuschky- Munich, Germany

Wir ( 9 Freunde) waren Ende Dezember 2010 für fünf Nächte in der Pousada die bereits unter der Führung von Lance und David stand. Die Pousada ist sehr schön und ruhig gelegen. Man fühlt sich direkt zu Hause. Die Gegend ist sicher und ein schöner Kontrast zu den Strandgegenden.
Lance und David haben uns wunderbar bewirtet und standen für alle Fragen rund um Rio und Santa Teresa zur Verfügung.
Ich kann die Pousada nur jedem empfehlen und freue mich auf den nächsten Aufenthalt.

  • Visit was for: Leisure
  • Traveled with: With Friends
  • Member since: January 12, 2011
  • Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes

January 15, 2011
Hello Lance David and Mousse

we are now back in France or the temperature is 6 ° Celsius

I can not resist sending you a small photo of the house a week before we left for Brazil just to refresh you!

Laura and I wanted to thank you very much for your hospitality and your kindness.

We were very touched by your gesture for the bottle of champagne
And your address on the bars and restaurants have always been very good (especially the Aprazível leaving us with unforgettable memories)

We will recommend your pousada to friends who want to go to Rio

send a quick hello to the parents of David, who are charming

soon …….. we hope!

Pascal et Laure

Snow in France