Hotel Santa Teresa

Rio de Janeiro

Built on an old colonial fazenda in a historical district, Hotel Santa Teresa is for those who wishing to explore a new side of Rio de Janeiro. Be awed at the magnificent panoramas of the city, harbour and Guanabara Bay that you can take in from every corner of this boutique hotel.

Each of the 40 rooms has its own distinct charm. The bulk of furniture uses jacaranda, cinnamon and ipe wood, delivering a combination of traditional authenticity and sophisticated tropical design.

Dine in a picturesque setting at Tereze restaurant, as you savour one of the best of contemporary Brazilian cuisine while overlooking the treetops and colonial houses of the neighbourhood. Renowned as the trendiest bar in Rio, Bar Dos Descasados is the place for lively fun and celebration.

Soak up the sun at the huge pool lounge, or head over to the spa to try Xingu massages and Amazonian oil baths.

Hotel Santa Teresa Information

Location & Getting There

Built on an old colonial fazenda in a historical district, Hotel Santa Teresa is a 10-minute drive from Santos Dumont Airport, for those wishing to explore a new side of Rio de Janeiro.


Each of the 40 rooms has its distinct setting and charm, and are works of art from some of the world’s famous designers. Loft Suites are equipped with a super king size bed, ample living space, two relaxation areas and a panoramic balcony. Master Suites also feature a super king size bed, luxurious living spaces, a huge bathtub and a mini bar. Deluxe rooms have spectacular views over Santa Teresa hills, the Petropolis mountain range and Guanabara Bay, equipped with spacious outdoor verandas. Superior rooms overlook the tropical gardens on the hotel's patio, offering the option of king size double bed or two single beds.


Guests should feel fortunate to be living in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, with preserved architecture and cobblestone paved lanes lined with old mansions, handcraft stores, bars, restaurants and ateliérs.The area offers various unique cultural activities and easy access to Rio's famous tourist attractions such as Rio Bronco Ave., Botafogo Beach, Rio Convention Center, Marina da Glória, Sambódromo, Christ Statue, Sugar Loaf, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Museum of Modern Art.


Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.

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Why we recommend Hotel Santa Teresa

“Hotel Santa Teresa is one of Rio’s most stylish boutique hotels and a wonderful alternative to the high rise beachfront hotels. The area houses the Portuguese colonial heart of the city, great for those who like to explore by foot and want to discover the historic winding streets and colonial mansions. Enjoy the view over Rio’s rooftops towards Guanabara Bay from the pool deck, or head to one of the many authentic restaurants nearby.”

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