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Mama Ruisa

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Wow! Mama Ruisa is unbeatable. I doubt anyone would find better accommodation in Rio. The restored colonial house is owned by Jeam Michel Ruis, a sophisticated French Moroccan who has designed the house with artistic flair. The rooms with views over the city are lovely, the breakfasts are delicious and Jean Michel is a perfect host. On our arrival at...

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Fulham
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is a gem. Clearly the owners are artistic and with good taste –one only needs to look at the selection of coffee table books in the large lounge to realise that. Everywhere was decorated with great style. As we had arrived on an early flight we checked into the hotel at around 6.20 am. Our room was ready for...

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I spent a week in Rio, splitting time between Fasano and Mama Ruisa. The latter is my preference. This property exudes the European charm and nuance characteristic of the neighborhood, historically. The proprietor, Jean Michelle, takes it to the next level: a witty and warm reception by him and his staff, they remained attentive throughout my stay.  My room was clean, efficient...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Having stayed at both the Copacabana and the Fasano in Rio, both of which I was underwhelmed by, I found Mama Ruisa to be a way better option. The design elements of the hill-side hotel give this great mix of contemporary Rio Art with European elegance as orchestrated by Jean-Michel the amazing owner and manager. He is so attentive and...

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london
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This place would be great if it was half the price! The prices are so, so cheeky. Okay, the area is great, the views also and the reception room is gorgeous, however..... We stayed in the Jean Cocteau Suite which looked stunning on the website but was disappointing in the flesh. The upholstery was tired / dirty, walls need to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Coming back to this hotel after a busy and noisy day in the amazing city Rio de Janeiro, feels like a breath of fresh air. The rooms are spacious, clean and every room is different. Breakfast was really good and staff was very friendly. If you don't know Rio, be sure to ask the host were to go. On his...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2012

This place is basically overpriced - the hotel is nice and we liked the location but the room was poor and extremely dark in what is essentially a cellar. Don't get ripped off with this room. The hotel is not a great choice for families.

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We have just spent 5 nights at Mama Ruisa and loved this quirky, town house hotel nestled up in the hills and with stunning views overlooking downtown Rio. Large rooms, tastefully decorated and with a charming swimming pool area, this hotel has a very homely feel about it, much due to the very attentive service of Flavia, Dui and their...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Probably the most beautiful, intimate, well serviced place I have ever stayed (twice). We will be back Jean Michelle!

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

So mama ruissa is in Santa Christina, about 20 mins in a taxi from the beach. The area is not the best, although it is close to some nightlife but definitely get a cab most places. The room itself, like the hotel building is nice. We had the carmen Miranda room (number 6). There were a couple of things that...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 8,298 - ₹ 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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