The Maze Inn

Bed & Breakfast with a difference

The hotel you’ll love “Unique & Original”

Stay with us and wake up to the most spectacular sunrise over the Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf. Our private double rooms are simple but cozy and clean and come with ensuite bathrooms. Included is a huge breakfast and the lively, legendary discussions with Bob.

The Maze has hosted film directors, movie stars (Stallone, Edward Norton), musicians (Snoop Dogg, Pharell Williams), writers, anthropologists, journalists, university professors, scientists, and yes, honeymoon couples.

We are located in the heart of the community Tavares Bastos, near Lapa and the city center. Our patch is certainly the safest location in Rio. We are neighbours with the B.O.P.E. Central Command HQ, Brazil’s equivalent of America’s SWAT or Britain’s SAS. Our guests can wander around any time of day or night and quickly feel part of the real Rio. The locals really enjoy your being here and when they have their frequent street parties, our guests love to join in and practice their Portuguese skills.

Our bar is always open to our guests on an honour system – so help yourself. The only rule is that no drugs are allowed on the premises. Otherwise sit back relax and enjoy.

Music events take place once or twice a month. We will let you know in advance if there is an event during your stay.

We speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Come stay with us at The Maze…The place you lose yourself and find yourself!

What the world says about us

How about a two-year swop for my place in Hollywood?

Alan Parker – Film Director – USA

My last chapter to be written at The Maze!

Bill Pullman – Movie Star – USA

I laughed a lot, shared a lot, learned a lot, then wrote a lot.

Gabe Ponce de Leon – Writer – USA

Time almost suspiciously productive.

André Jahn – Novelist – Germany

Memorable times bonding with the favela kids.

Tsatsa – Mongolia

Came for 2 weeks, stayed 2 years, went home married & happy.

Sam Baker – Apple, UK

Sublime storytelling, eternal breakfast, I made lifetime friends.

Eskil – Beijing, China

The community made me feel so welcome and initiated me into jazz.

Steve – Violinist – Edinburgh, Scotland

Our adventure wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Edward Norton – Movie Star & Producer – USA

What an amazing act you pulled off

David Jarre – Actor & Musician – France

Music, art, architecture, a single holistic work of art

Pia Tikka – Movie Director – Finland

I wrote songs in dreamlike scenery.

“Will” Heard – Singer & Songwriter – UK / Ireland

Changed my perspective on what life should be.

Rex – Chef – Hawaii & New York, USA

Three inspired years teaching English and yoga. It’s the true Hotel California!

Sarah Achucarro – UK

Irish rain – no thanks. Sunny days at half the cost and four times the happiness.

Patrick Fitzgerald – Civil Engineer, TEFL teacher - Ireland

Quit frozen Canada and adopted The Maze…so near to everything.

Vanessa Rodrigues – NGO Brazil Strings - Canada

Thanks for the tea Bob – and the SWAT guys next door.

Tim Roth – Movie Star – UK

4 years at The Maze is where I picked up my new career.

John Conroy – Writer – Film Director – UK

Magical place, charming host. May you live a thousand years!

Tahir Shah – Writer – Casablanca

Probably the best place I’ve ever stayed in!

David Juritz – Mozart Players – UK / S.Africa

Found my happy place here – Bob made an artist out of me!

Gerd Brand-Kruth – Web Developer - Germany

A place to lose yourself, to find yourself – I even left some paintings there!

Roland Urbinati – Artist – France

The greatest meeting of talents – they got me recording film soundtrack.

Niklas Knudsen – Composer – Denmark

Reserve a room

Stay with us and wake up to the most spectacular sunrise over the Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf. Our private double rooms are simple but cozy and clean and come with ensuite bathrooms. Included is a huge breakfast and the lively, legendary discussions with Bob.

Room rates

Please, fill in the form and we will come back to you to confirm your reservation.

Executive Double Room w/ veranda + sea view:
couple R$180/night, single R$160/night

Comfort Double Room:
couple R$160/night, single R$140/night

Standard Double Room:
couple R$140/night, single R$120/night

All rates in Brazilian reais. Included is our famous Maze breakfast. Different rates apply for New Year and Carnival (contact us for details).

Are you a writer, journalist or simply looking for a quiet place to work on your next project in one of the most beautiful cities on earth? We offer special rates for long term stays.

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