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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   132 Rua Santa Cristina, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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Ranked #12 of 220 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed just 2 nights at the wonderful Mama Ruisa in April 2014. We had a junior suite with a lovely view of the city, breakfast on our balcony was a real treat. Jean Michael was a super host and the all the staff very attentive. We had a very relaxing morning by the pool with a light lunch (great... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at Mama Ruisa in March 2014. Our experience was simply wonderful. First of all, the people working there are outstanding and helpfull, from calling taxis for us to going out at the street to let the taxi know where we wanted to go. They would suggest ways for us to go to attractions, bars, etc. Always... More

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the first 2 nights of our holiday in Rio at Mama Ruisa. It's really a quiet and nice old house, beautifully furbished with just 8 rooms and a very large living room. Nothing to do with a modern anonymous hotel. Breakfast was excellent and served on our private small terrace, which we found wonderful. Our room was... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mama Ruisa is a lovely small hotel in the interesting historic area of Santa Teresa. Great location for wandering around high above the Rio coastline. Good bars and restaurants within a few minutes walking. Easy taxi ride down to the beaches and other Rio highlights. The hotel is beautifully furnished and has a good sized pool surrounded by lovely plants... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed 4 nights the week before Carnaval and could have been more in love with Mama Ruisa! Ask for the Amazon room - which is conveniently located close to the pool. More of a stylish home, Mama Ruisa is like staying with chic friends who know where to go and how to get around. Owner Jean Michael and Lydia... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed for three nights in Mama Ruisa during carnival. The hotel and it's staff are simply amazing! Our room was very spacious and clean. Breakfast was excellent and the location of the hotel is very convenient in cozy Santa Teresa. Not cheap but definetely worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Mama Ruisa for four nights. We did not know much about the Santa Teresa area before booking, but staying here turned out to be a great experience. We should mention that this not your average hotel - it is in fact a beautiful old mansion turned into a stylish guest house, with a lot of character (further... More

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stayed here only one night (wish it had been longer) and had a huge room beautifully decorated with a view from the bed straight out over the bay that was like a fantasy. Had the best night out wandering Sanaa Teresa for dinner, drinks, and a random bar with live bossa nova that was straight out of a cliché of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Mama Ruisa is a stylishly furnished boutique hotel quietly located within easy walking distance of the central area and the cafes/restaurants of the Santa Teresa district. Although away from the main attractions of Rio it was an excellent base for exploring the city with plenty of taxis, even on a public holiday, plus there is the option of walking down... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Being frequently in Rio and knowing most possible stays in that marvolous city I can only highly recommend Mama Ruisa. Located in beautiful Santa Teresa it offers a lot of charme, big rooms, swimming pool and an unbeatable service. If you have any queries, Jean Michel and his team are very willing to help you. Even the sofisticated price and... More

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Also Known As:
Mama Ruisa Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Mama Ruisa Hotel
Mama Ruisa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: 132 Rua Santa Cristina, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mama Ruisa 3*
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