The Solar

Our History

The Solar do Cosme is a late 19th century, cozy and comfortable house, with verandas and surrounded by nature and birds. It's situated at the foot of the Corcovado, in the Cosme Velho neighborhood.
The atmosphere and decoration are filled with history and keep in memory everyone who passed by. It is those memories which make the Solar a unique and great place to stay during your next visit in Rio de Janeiro.
Our breakfast buffet is prepared everyday with natural juices, seasonal fruits, cheese, ham and diverse jams and breads. All the ingredients are of quality and fresh.
What moves us is affection and dedication. We receive every guest with simplicity and care. This easy-going and carioca way of being creates a welcoming and unforgettable atmosphere, for us as well as for our guests.

We speak your language: Portuguese – English – French – Spanish

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Discover our bedrooms


Room FERNANDA (double)

Fernanda Montenegro (1929) – granddaughter of immigrants, born in Rio as Arlette Pinheiro – was the only Brazilian actress to compete for the Oscar (1999) for her part in "Central do Brasil". Always breathing art and interpreting inspiring roles, she's one of the few alive and active actresses of her time.

  • 11 m2
  • Air conditioning
  • Double bed (queen size), reversible in two single beds
  • Commode and table lamp
  • Garden view

Room CECÍLIA (triple)

Cecília Meireles (1901-1964) - born in Rio - was a poetess, teacher, journalist and painter, besides being the first female voice of great expression in the Brazilian literature, with more than 50 titles published.

  • 16 m2
  • Air conditioning
  • Double bed (queen size) on a wooden mezzanine + single bed
  • Possibility of an extra bed
  • Closets and table lamp
  • Veranda view

Room ISABEL (quadruple)

Princess Isabel  (1846 -1921), first daughter of D. Pedro II, has been our first female senator. Her most important deed was to put an end to slavery in Brazil, signing the Áurea Law, on May 13, 1888, turning slaves into free citizens.

  • 15 m2
  • Air conditioning
  • Double bed (queen size), reversible in two single beds, + extra twin beds
  • Closet and table lamp
  • Garden view


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What service the Solar offers


We offer free Wi-Fi access.


Schedule with us your transfer (airport or bus station) and exclusive tours.

Special conditions

We offer unique packages and values for groups/companies. Contact us!


We have cable TV, Netflix, various games and art books at your disposal.


Included in the daily rate and served every morning with fresh ingredients.

Swimming pool

The external swimming pool is open from 8am to 11pm.

Maps and Tour Itinerary

We make personalized tours to discover our city.


Pets are welcome.

Family Rooms

We have rooms for up to 6 people. Bring your family!

Laudry Service

If needed, ask for the laundry service (additional charge).

Trained Team

You will find here a young, qualified and caring team.


Our street has a 24h security service.


Organize an event at the Solar do Cosme

Photo and video shooting

The Solar is the ideal place to produce advertisement campaigns, filmings, photo shootings for magazines, catalogues, fashion and brides editorials. The house offers swimming pool, gardens, large and charming rooms with a rustic decoration and antique furniture. Our space is a combination of classic architecture, great light, a lot of wood, and the green of the nature that surrounds us.

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We offer our garden and other spaces of the house for you to organize your bride's day or your photo shoot in a very charming place. Bring your make-up artist and hairdresser and we will prepare a beautiful room, specially for the memorable day. Your bridesmaids will also be able to relax and spend a nice moment with you.

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Gathering with friends and celebrations

You can gather some friends or celebrate a special event at the Solar do Cosme. The house offers a nice garden and a comfortable veranda. You can bring you own buffet or chose one of our recommendation. Want to know more? Request a quotation.

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In the garden, you will be able to organize yoga and relaxing classes, or group activities in a quiet and green atmosphere. We can also prepare an area of the house for a workshop or lecture attending a maximum of 15 people.

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