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Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has it all right: superb historic building with amazing decoration in all details, nice and big rooms, one of the best restaurant in Rio and wonderful views. All staff are very professional, nice and friendly and always useful and efficient.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unlike most other premium hotels in Rio, this one is located in the very idyllic neighborhood of Santa Teresa. There is no beach around and it take at least 20 min. to get down the hill to the center or the beach areas but the area has lots of small romantic streets and nice restaurants that are inviting. The Hotel... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is such a shame this hotel is just not there. Located on a quaint little pebbled street, the views over Rio are superb. The gardens feel like you are entering a tropical rainforest with orchids growing off the trees. The pool and bar area are really lovely to lounge around and sip caiprinihas. The rooms are also beautifully and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the decor of the entire hotel. From the lobby, gardens, hallways, the room, bathroom... the bar is fantastic. The pool is very pleasant. Service is great! The only reason I did not give a 5 is because I did not particularly find the food in the restaurant (for dinner) to the same standard as the rest of the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at Santa Teresa and definitely will not be our last. Having travelled 15hrs from Dubai, our arrival at Santa Teresa was a welcome treat. The design of the interior and gardens is beautiful yet effortless. It is understated whilst providing all the comforts that you would expect from a R&C property. I cannot recommend it... More

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HotelSantaTeresa, Gerente geral at Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Katie, Was a great pleasure to welcome you to our hotel for the second time and we will be honored to welcome you whenever you are in Rio de Janeiro. The entire hotel was decorated to provide a pleasant environment for our guests comfort. Hope to see you soon. Best regards, Mônica Paixão General Manager More

Reggio Emilia, Italy
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed in this hotel and Really liked it. Two plus. 1)Reception staff: prepared, fast, kind. They do speak english. 2)The hotel building, the internal design: really beautiful. One important Minus. 1) some rooms are noisy. We were in room 6 and there was loud techno music coming from a bar outside. We asked to the staff to move... More

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HotelSantaTeresa, Gerente geral at Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Marco, Thank you for giving us your feedback. We are very happy to know that the reception staff attended well you and your wife at all times. Our bar has acoustic structure and it was an exception happened to you. We hope to see you again soon in our Hotel. Best regards, Mônica Paixão General Manager More

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel is located in the hillside Santa Teresa district which is a charming and authentic neighbourhood, known for its bohemian spirit, very different from the other famous spots in Rio. I’ve enjoyed the peculiarity of the district very much since it shows a completely diverse and unknown side of the city. At the same time, the narrow, steep and... More

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HotelSantaTeresa, Gerente geral at Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Chiara, Thank you very much for your comments. We are very happy to know that you had an unforgettable time in our hotel and you liked the decor of our rooms. Everything was chosen with great care for our guests. We hope to see you soon for another unforgettable experience. Best regards, Mônica Paixão General Manager More

New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were so looking forward to this hotel in its "chic" location. Our room had a view- of another room so close we had to keep nasty metal shutters closed- not even a privacy curtain provided. First time we left hotel we were soon back to take off our watches and leave wallets behind..felt very uncomfortable...service by pool was terrible,... More

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HotelSantaTeresa, Gerente geral at Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Sorry for your experience was not as pleasant. We never had problems in the Santa Teresa neighborhood and I think you got the wrong impression. The Relais & Chateaux Hotel Santa Teresa has always good occupation and the fact that you feel it is empty only assures us that we keep our promises to our customers, tranquility. We... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro for 4 nights, at the beginning of May 2014. The district is among the most authentic of the city, rich in carioca history and colors. The hotel is wonderful, elegant, decorated with a unique style. Our room, located at the first floor, was impeccable, with a delicious view over... More

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HotelSantaTeresa, Gerente geral at Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Paolo, Thank you so much for share your experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed and relaxed in our hotel. At the restaurant Térèze we served the best flavors from Brazil. We hope to see you soon at Relais & Chateaux Santa Teresa Hotel. Best regards, Mônica Paixão General Manager More

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Just came back from World Cup in Rio. I must say that even if the atmosphere in Rio was great my second stay at this Relais & Chateaux was "superbe"! What was a good stay last year turned into a great one this July! Perhaps the city and its "cariocas" helped a lot in this particular time but the staff... More

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HotelSantaTeresa, Gerente geral at Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Danny, Thank you for choose stay at Hotel Santa Teresa again. Was an honor for us welcome you during the World Cup. We were very happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you in your next trip to Rio de Janeiro. Best regards, Mônica Paixão General Manager More

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Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#4 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #5 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #5 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #8 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #23 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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The Hotel Santa Teresa, new 5 star boutique hotel spa and the only Relais & Chateaux of the city, is a former colonial ranch located in the heart of the historic district of Rio de Janeiro. The Hotel features the best views of the city, the harbor and the famous bay of Rio. Decoration tropical ethic design was inspired by the African Indigenous roots of the North and East of Brazil, by the great times of coffee and sugarcane. The burnt cement, the lime stones, the golden slates, the tropical woods and the banana tree fibers are being mixed with the contemporary design of artists Sergio Rodrigues, Zemog or Oficina de Agosto. In the hotel's tropical gardens, the 25-meter long polish green slate swimming pool offers unique panoramic views over Rio de Janeiro. With a natural yet luxurious and unique environment, the Spa features beauty and corporal relaxation treatments of the Amazonian brand of Natura. For the gastronomes, the restaurant Térèze, with an industrial wood, linen and steel design is frequented by the high society of Cariocas and offers the best of French cuisine with a Brazilian flair, created by our Chef Damien Montecer. Hotel is close to all attractions such as Christ redeemer Corcovado, Lapa Nightlife, Sugar Loaf, historic center, museums and famous beach of Copacabana. Not to be missed! ... more   less 
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