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Mama Ruisa

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful historic mansion with a wonderful relaxed environment just like staying with a friend. Amazing views of the city and lots of nearby attractions. The perfect place from which to experience Rio.

1Thank Rong L
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights with peace of mind and great advise. Not only the place is ahraming but the the people and the service are excellent. Do trust their advice for all restaurants and places to see: better than a guide. Charming place near santa theresa, the place to be

Thank jeromebouin
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and charming boutique hotel in one of my favourite areas of Rio. Pauline and the Mama Ruisa team make you feel at home straight away, they were very helpful and friendly throughout my stay. The hotel itself is gorgeous.. it feels secluded, with a wonderful veranda with fabulous sweeping views over Rio, yet all the fun of Santa Teresa...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been so often in Rio de Janeiro but the first time I didn't either stay at Copacabana or in Centro. Santa Teresa is located high above sea level and nevertheless even by footwalk it is possible to go to the city center. Mama Ruisa is a fantastic small and stylish hotel. It is a quite paradise within the...

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I booked two different areas of rio to stay after meeting a couple of locals in my home country who advised me to stay in Ipanema. I was going to stay the whole time at mamas because I love all things character and old, but they advised me Ipanema was way better for me - what a shame I listened...

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Mama Ruisa is a very charming hotel: close to the Gloria metro, with a glorious view to the Rio bay, it is exquisitely decorated. Full of art and antiques, quiet and inspiring, the place is gorgeous. Service is swift and very nice. Highly recommended!

Thank Ameliebouan
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The staff at this establishment were incredible. Jean Michel has created a beautiful space and is an incredible host. Pauline was delightful, gave us a fantastic tour, made us feel instantly welcome and curated everything for us down to recommending specific dishes at specific restaurants. Alessandra and the rest of the staff were incredibly gracious and accommodating. How many hotels...

1Thank Martin B
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We loved staying at Mama Ruisa. The hotel is beautiful, the location great and the staff is so very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to coming back here soon. A small gem in the heart of Santa Teresa

Thank christina25887
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed at Mama Ruisa for four nights, and what a pleasure it has been! The owner - Jean-Michel is the warmest, friendliest and most wonderful host, while team: Alexandra, Leo, Rafael are always there to make sure you have the best stay. The Villa is situated on the hills of Santa Teresa - a hip and trendy historical neighborhood...

Thank EranLondon
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Absolutely beautiful, small hotel in a beautifully renovated villa, very stylish rooms, amazing view, perfect service. For us, it was not only the most beautiful place in Rio, but the most beautiful place we ever stayed at. I fully recommend Mama Ruisa, classy and cozy at the same time.

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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: ₹ 8,233 - ₹ 16,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mama Ruisa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Suite josephine baker was fantastic”
jeromebouin, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a little veranda if possible, but all are beautiful.”
D8203WYhelenb, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book the room on the main floor with the balcony! The view is outstanding.”
EranLondon, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all fine”
tructhon44, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“just book it, you wont be disappointed”
chunkymonkey24uk, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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