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Mama Ruisa

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderfully tranquil home-away-from-home in Rio's most charming neighborhood. Beautifully large, sunlit rooms with unique, stylish decor from several decades of Brazilian design sprinkled with hand-picked artifacts of times past. Wake up to the stunning views of the city, the Sugarloaf and the Guanabara Bay. Lush, tropical garden, a swimming pool and cozy corners with pillows invite to relax and listen...

Thank Gioia D
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Our stay (4 nights) at Mama Ruisa was the amazing highlight of our 2 weeks trip through Brazil. Beautifully located in Santa Teresa this boutique hotel in an old colonial building comes with a stunning view (!!!) and very spacious, individually decorated rooms. The owner of the hotel - Jean Michel- has a fantastic and exquisite taste of interior style...

Thank Felix Florian H
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This boutique hotel is the essence of pleasure. The rooms are spacious and wonderfully furnished. The staff deliver high and personal service anytime. We had booked 2 nights from Friday to Sunday, but we were granted late check-out until 8.00 PM as our flight was at 11 PM. You will not regret staying at this hotel.

Thank Henrik D
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a stylish and comfortable little oasis in trendy Santa Teresa. Our room was simple, yet artfully decorated and very comfortable. We had a terrace with views over Rio and glimpses of the the lovely gardens and pool through the windows. We quickly felt comfortable staying in what is a grand old house and we made the most...

Thank Lang M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a truly lovely weekend in Rio at Mama Ruisa. The house is stunningly decorated and operated by friendly, welcoming and very professional staff who made us feel at home. We spent one night in the Lapa Room (small but well designed with a beautiful bathroom) and then we were upgraded for free to a larger room with a...

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First of all the team made our stay amazing.They're so helpful and they make you feel at home The location is a bit far from the beach but also from the hassle and crowd which makes it perfect . I definitely recommend it

Thank joelle g
manchester UK
Reviewed 12 October 2016

after 15 days travelling from Chile, through Argentina to Rio I booked myself a 'nice' hotel to relax and enjoy - I chose the Mama Ruisa and I was not disappointed. Discreetly positioned down a Santa Teresa side street, it was like walking into another world.' warm welcome from the dapper French owner, and told 'breakfast is served until 12...

1Thank chunkymonkey24uk
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I traveled all over the world and it's almost impossible to find a place where you get an amazing location, great room, beautiful decor, with comfortable king size bed and most important, and The best service ever, paying attention to details. We recommend Mama Ruisa as the best place in Rio.

Thank EMatara
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is your perfect hotel if you need a time-off from... whatever you need time-off from. Everything here is made to please your eyes, from the design of the rooms to the green eyes of the house's cat. However it does not feel like one more design/hype/glossy hotel at all -- rather, it feels a bit like home. Little imperfections...

Thank celineyvon
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I visited this beautiful small property in the heart of Santa Teresa and was comletely overwhelmed by it. I did not stay there, but it must be like living in a small paradise if you do. It is so peaceful and beautifully decorated. The French owner definitely has a feel for a style and loves art. Do not pick a...

Thank Charis81

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Additional Information about Mama Ruisa

Address: Rua Santa Cristina 132, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $234 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mama Ruisa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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