A week ago we were reading online reviews, trying to figure out where to stay in massive Rio. It was a 3 night trip before traveling on, and we wanted an escape, proximity to the main sights, a beach, and uncover a gem. Jackpot in Casa Mosquito. The owner Benjamin greeted us on arrival, some good juice and a welcome chill out after an 11.5 hour flight from London. The lounge was such a great vibe after the travel. Great sleep, great morning view on the balcony (bested by the rooftop pool and bar where we sunned ourselves without another guest in sight), and then we met Rosa who is full of energy and tips to get the most of your time. Everything she told us fit our mood.
So like any amazing stay it’s the base of comfortable amenities topped with personable people who love what they do to make you feel so welcome. When you stay here ask Benjamin or Rosa the history of the place (started 7 years ago now) and it will delight.
One more thing. The man who cooks and serves breakfast must be a magician. Every morning something different, light, fresh - it set the bar for simplicity and healthy goodness. We speak no Portuguese so I wonder if he knew how much we loved it.
Would stay again in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone. Thank you so much to casa mosquito for such a relaxing first impression of Brazil.