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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent five days in Rio. We spent two nights at the Santa Teresa (two nights we spent in Ipanema at the Fasano). The Santa Teresa is a haven of tranquility in the center of town. We used it as a base to explore the city center, its churches and museums. The staff is very attentive, the... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is atop of the charming Santa Teresa neighborhood. Once you step in, you will see a tropical garden setting that you are not likely to find in the downtown or beach hotels in Rio. The rooms are spacious and well laid out, but some of the basics are subpar. For example, it takes more than 5 minutes of... More

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This hotel did not disappoint the high expectations I have always had of Relais Chateaux properties. You should note that the location is on a hill in an artsy neighborhood, a 20-30 minute cab ride to the main beaches. The staff at the front desk are always helpful and courteous, and the facilities immaculate and intimate. The only area of... More

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

Dear Hui, We are always concerned about maintaining the highest level of quality expected from a Relais & Chateaux hotel and were happy to know that you can take advantage of these moments in our hotel. I'm sure what happened in the restaurant Tereze was a misunderstanding becausealways has a person to welcome the clients. We hope to see you... More

London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at the Santa Teresa Hotel for 3 nights after two nights in the Fasano. The idea was to have a taste of both experiences and I have to say that the Santa Teresa experience vastly exceeded that of our initial stay. It is a more intimate, serene hotel in an amazing neighborhood which really lets you sample the... More

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

Dear guest, We are honored to know that we exceeded your expectations and that our staff made your stay even more enjoyable. The Relais & Chateaux Santa Teresa shows a more charming side of rio de janeiro and is a special place for our guests to relax. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Brazil. Yours... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We finished our 3 weeks honeymoon in Santa Teresa hotel. What a beautiful stay we were upgraded to the presidential suite with a breathtaking view. Thank you Aiko for making our stay memorable we will be back. S&O

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

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing the Relais & Chateaux Santa Teresa for such a special occasion. It was a pleasure to welcome you on your last night of the honeymoon. For us it is always important to provide unforgettable moments. We are waiting for you for the next holidays and Akio will be very happy to receive you again.... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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150 reviews 150 reviews
32 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was may second stay there and I plan returning. A very cool hotel built from a colonial house back from the coffee era in Brazil. Quiet, large rooms, trendy decoration, polite staff, a marvelous view in a bucolic alternative area that even 'Cariocas' (Rio de Janeiro natives) like to go or take alien friends. It is about 30-40 minutes... More

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

Dear guest, We are honored to know that you stayed at our hotel for the second time and you want to return. We were very happy to hear that you feel at home here. We are always available to provide unforgettable moments. Please do not hesitate to contact us to organize your next stay. Yours in hospitality, Mônica Paixão General... More

Sofia, Bulgaria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel and loved it. It's a beautiful, old building, furnished and decorated very tastefully. We were allocated a corner room (46, I think) just as requested. It was bright, spacious and with wonderful views across Santa Teresa and the city and down to the bay. We could even see Cristo Redentor while standing in... More

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

Dear Mr. Tim, Thank you very much for your nice words. For us it was a great pleasure to welcome you in our hotel and we were extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your room and the amazing view it offers. We hope to see you soon for another visit in our hotel and restaurant. Yours in hospitality, Mônica Paixão... More

Milan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The hotel is a converted colonial house, done with great taste. We could not fault anything: beautiful rooms, fantastic breakfast (but check if included in you deal, otherwise is rather expensive), beautiful swwimming pool overviewing the city etc. etc. At first we found the location, Santa Teresa, a bit out of the way. However, after spending a day in very... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We were honored to hear that you enjoyed every moment of your stay and appreciated the flavors of our restaurant. We value the tranquility of our guests and I am glad to know that you could relax. We hope to see you soon. Yours in hospitality, Mônica Paixão General Manager More

Hertfordshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Having stayed at this hotel for the last 4 days, we can only echo the recent posts regarding the poor quality of the facilities and the deeply average service levels. We'd booked our stay as a result of the hotel being a Relais et Chateaux property - we've stayed at many R&C hotels and have always found them to be... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very glad to hear you found the Hotel's location strategic and that you liked our restaurant Térèze. Our guest’s feedback is extremely important to us and as you can imagine I was very sad to read that you felt that not all of the team members made you feel... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Our first time in a boutique hotel, and going by this one wouldn't do it again. Arrived to find no A/C working (Rio in high summer 40 degree) with no chance of it being fixed for our entire stay, reading the reviews here this is a common occurence. Had to ask to see four different rooms before I was happy.... More

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

Dear Mr. John, Thank you for taking the time to share your observations about your experience in our hotel. I’m Bruna, the frontdesk manager and I personally spoke with you several times and I can guarantee you we did our best to make your stay better. My sincerely apologies if we don’t attend your expectations. When we give you the... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais And Chateaux
Santa Teresa Hotel
Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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