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All reviewsjean michelsanta teresafrench ownercharming boutique hotelrooms are hugeguanabara bayold mansiona wonderful place to staycobbled streetsfresh fruitpool areaexperience riogloria metrothe ground floornice pooljunior suitesmall hotel
We spent two nights here and found it a peaceful retreat from the busyness of Rio. Sometimes we couldn't find any staff but eventually someone appeared. Breakfasts were delicious, served next to the pool. We ate in one of the many restaurants in Santa Teresa...More
Mama Ruisa was our first stop in Rio and it set the scene wonderfully. It's tastefully decorated and maintains a colonial splendor, but still manages to be comfortable and homely. We were in the Carmen Miranda room which we found to be spacious, clean and...More
Very nice boutique hotel. Despite what the guidebooks say, this isn't an edgy area. We felt very safe walking to nearby bars and restaurants in the evening. You can also walk to the central district in the day from here - again, very safe, although...More
During our trip to Brazil, we stayed twice in Mama Ruisa, first for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip, and then for the last night before our flight home. We loved coming back, and were welcomed like old friends.
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There are many, many positives to Mama Ruisa. The house itself is beautifully restored, imaginatively decorated, immaculately maintained and impressively furnished. A paean to good taste.The breakfast is gorgeous - fresh juices and fruits, breads, preserves, cakes, eggs, tea, coffee, all served on the stunning...More
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.