- Expertly Crafted
- Peace of Mind
Located amid the historic neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, Mama Ruisa is a charming hotel with views over Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay. This beautifully restored colonial mansion offers a welcome alternative to Rio’s beach life.
With just a handful of rooms and suites, it blends exotic Brazilian décor with exquisite French touches. Each room is individually designed with polished wooden floors, high ceilings, comfortable furnishings, and antique bathrooms with huge bathtubs. The balconies and terraces face gardens or the bay.
Breakfast is served in guest rooms or around the pool each morning. There’s no restaurant, although there are plenty of options within walking distance including the renowned Aprazivel Restaurant.
Wander around the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, enjoy Rio’s famous beaches, head up Sugarloaf Mountain, and visit Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Peak. Then enjoy a dip in the pool, surrounded by tropical gardens.
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Lush tropical gardens
- Spa offering massages, and manicures and pedicures
- Explore the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa
- Be seen on Rio’s famous beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana
- Spend an evening at the samba bars and cabarets of Lapa
- Explore the historical centre of Rio de Janeiro
- Head up Sugarloaf Mountain
- Visit Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Peak
- Visit the tropical Botanic Gardens
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
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Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.