Welcome – It would make total sense if Casarani asked visitors for a secret password before letting them enter. That’s the feeling you get when you walk through the iron gate of the property at no. 443 in Rio’s mansion-rich neighborhood of Joatinga. When taking the old charming elevator to the top of the Mediterranean-style building, it’d be hard to believe that you’re ascending a stunning mansion of four suites lined in marble, wood, glass and mirrors in a modern and minimalist aesthetic. Famous for being one of the few buildings in Rio de Janeiro by the Portuguese architect Fernando Perdigão, who ‘s known for adding Greek Mediterranean references to his projects, Casa Rani became a unique boutique hotel four years ago when a renowned English businessman in the financial sector saw the spot as a potential dream house. He remodeled the space with the help of Francois Dussol, owner of La Suite, a sophisticated boutique hotel in Rio in the same region. Joatinga is where the city’s most exclusive and sophisticated residents — with their low-key, relaxed approach to life — call home. Spread over two floors, the rooms at Casa Rani are spacious, with king-size beds and stunning views of the sea and São Conrado beach. As part of the 70-square-meter master suite, guests can enjoy a private infinity pool lined in black tiles that reflect the tropical fauna of the garden. Below is another pool done in a similar style. All of it is the ideal setting to relax and rub elbows with other wealthy cariocas. The common areas and rooms are like a private gallery — studded with photographs, paintings and beautifully designed furniture — with charming orchids, lilies and overflowing nature from the tropical garden spread throughout. The kitchen, headed by an on-duty chef, turns out the culinary best of Brazil and Rio.
Accommodation – Located between Barra da Tijuca and São Conrado, Joatinga, a mini Brazilian version of Beverly Hills, enjoys an exclusive and direct view of the ocean and is a 20- to 25-minute drive from Leblon, a Rio elite hotspot. It’s also just a few minutes away from the Fashion Mall. Our best advice for visitors is to choose a clear day with blue skies for a hang-gliding adventure at nearby Pedra Bonita or schedule a helicopter ride around the city.
Services – Ups Built in white marble with modern, straight and angular lines, some of the bathrooms feature stunning sets of mirrors. In the Wright suite, the window provides a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Gávea Rock and the Cagarra Islands. All rooms provide an unforgettable view of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. The black-tiled infinity pool has been the backdrop for luxurious fashion editorials and commercials. It’s irresistible! The rooms are large, bright and well decorated. Downs Because Casa Rani is set in a residential neighborhood, you’ll need taxi service or a driver to check out the spots around the city. With the exception of the elevator at the front of the house, the rooms and other spaces are accessible by stairs only. We don’t recommend this site for those with mobility impairments.
Prices and Conditions
Price per night in Reais
01st May – 31st July
01st August – 30th April
New Year Eve, Carnival and Easter
* Special period for 2017: New Year Eve: 24/12 to 03/01 – Carnival from 25/02 to 05/03 – Easter from 02/04 to 06/04.
• Prices shown are per night for maximum 8 people.
• Price per each extra person: Upon request.
• Cleaning Tax BRL 350,00.
• Optional services: Airport transfer, massage, chef, laundry. Price upon request.Booking Polices
Cancellation fees: The booking is confirmed only with pre-payment of 50% of the total of daily rates. The pre-payment is not refundable in case of cancellation, amendments or No Show. Possible amendment of dates of the booking to be considered.
Check in & Check out
Check in 14h00 and check out 12h00
“Rodrigo’s two apartments in the same building were a great place to stay during carnaval. Apartments are as they look in the photos and the area is safe, busy and well connected. Rodrigo was professional and helpful throughout.”
Review on Airbnb.
“L’emplacement est idéal. La vue imprenable féerique! jolie chambre. Quartier ou on se promene en toute sécurité de jour comme de nuit, a 2pas de la plage et des meilleures boutiques du centre commercial Leblon. Je le recommande vivement!”
Review on Airbnb.
“Estadia perfeita, recepção precisa e atendimento eficiente na resolução de questões pontuais, o apartamento é exatamente como exposição no site. Recomendo.”