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Altos de Santa Teresa

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 3476, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20 241-260, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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Ranked #54 of 242 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, AB
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&B is fantastic. I agree with most reviews here, the view is outstanding. The location is out of the way, but we had no issues with taxis getting us there. The staff was very nice and helpful with tips and making arrangements. Feeding monkeys in the morning was a highlight. Breakfast was very good. 2 issues for us were:... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The hotel is a hidden jewel in Santa Teresa, with a breathtaking view of the Pao de Açucar and of Cristo Redentor, the two emblems of this exciting and beautiful city. The staff are very friendly and efficient, the rooms clean and comfortable and the location is excellent; public transport quickly brings you to the city centre, in fact the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Besides a spectacular view this place offers friendly service, excellent breakfasts and comfortable rooms in a hillside setting above Santa Teresa. Buss or taxi is essential even for going to Santa Terresa, which can be challenging when returning at night. Perfect place to start your Rio trip and "settling" into climate and time zone before hitting the beaches.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Having arrived in Rio early (6am) we were picked up by transfer and taken to the guest house where we were offered breakfast, which was not only very kind but proved to be a mind blowing experience – as the staff wanted us to see the view from the upstairs terrace (where breakfast was served), which is incredible. As for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was an amazing hotel to stay at, if only for the view alone. But, you couldn't ask for better and more friendly staff - who were fantastic,and an absolutely beautiful suit with huge balcony, which was one of the best rooms weve stayed in. The upstairs area, where there is couches and a balcony with a hot tub overlooking... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We arrived late and tired from flights. To an awe inspiring guest house with spectacular views also a hot tub to enjoy. Our room was huge and luxurious we were blown away. The only thing which was the distance from the beach if that's your preference but a good thing for us. Once you get used to the 20mins taxi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a real find. It will really add to your trip in Rio. We had a master suite and our room was beautiful but very different to your standard hotel room. The view from the terrace upstairs and the hot tub is reason enough to stay here. On top of that, Daniel is so helpful. He bent over... More

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Paris, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The view is truly astounding ! Not only the jacuzzi, but the whole terrace and shared living area are beautifully organized and offer sumptuous views on Botafogo and Pao de Acucar. Breakfast is delicious: it is a treat to see marmosets fooling around while drinking passion fruit juice (best of the trip) with Rio at ones feet. The location is... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

The common areas in this guest house are beautifully decorated, charming and comfortable. The view if Rio from the deck is breathtaking, the staff is wonderful and helpful, and the surroundings are tranquil. Some tips: they do not take credit card, so be prepared with cash unless you want to make an extra run to the city for an ATM.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I had a long flight to Rio and I was having a terrible flu when I arrived to Rio, When I went to hotel's terrace and saw the view I almost cried, I was so happy and pleased the we had choosen this hotel. The common areas are beautiful and the breakfast was great. The staff is extremely kind and... More

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Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 3476, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20 241-260, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Altos de Santa Teresa 2.5*
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