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Mama Ruisa

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132 Rua Santa Cristina, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect, calm place to relax in vibrant Rio. Excellent breakfast, very friendly staff, elegant rooms and salon, wonderful pool and superb view of Rio from sugar Loaf to Centro and Niteroi. Enjoy the marvelous sunrise from the terrace!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mama Ruisa has the style an intimacy of a private villa you wished your friends owned. The limited number of rooms are all uniquely decorated with vintage and design finds, the garden is lush, the view over Rio breathtaking, breakfast delicious & healthy and the staff super friendly with lots of goods tips on what to do up their sleeves.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

mama ruisa is such a unique and lovely boutique hotel:) we felt wonderful there, every morning waking up with this amazing view over rio and with a freshly prepared breakfast served at our balcony! and such a personalised service, both staff and owner were friendly and attentive that made us feel comfortable like home. the location is perfect, just at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Very charming small hotel with an amazing view. Furnished with a great taste! Delicious breakfast with fresh fruits/ juices. French owners who give interesting adresses in Rio. A place to go for lovers!!

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warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My partner and I have just returned from a three night stay at this stunning hotel.This wonderfully charming place is the antidote to all those ubiquitous anodyne chain hotels.The decor is delightfully eclectic and highly unique creating an understated,somewhat old colonial,feel.The suite was large with all the mod-cons.The bed was huge and comfortable.The view over rio was simply stunning afforded... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have to say having stayed in Rio for many years this was by far my most enjoyable hotel experience. From the moment I arrived all the staff were extremely friendly, if always respectful of one's space as well. The décor is incredible, the mix of the contemporary art, with the religious icons and the simple local handicrafts made for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed for 4-5 nights at Jean Michel's wonderful house. The entire house is tastefully designed and so are the big rooms. We had everything we needed and Jean Michel did a huge effort in making the most out of our days in Rio. He arranged visits at one of the local artist atelier, exhibitions around in... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed for four nights in the Carmen Miranda suite in this delightful boutique hotel in the hilly neighborhood of Santa Teresa. All of the staff were extremely helpful to make us feel comfortable from the moment we got there to the moment we left. From helpful directions about how to explore Rio (which streets are safe, where to eat,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Mama Ruisa. We were so warmly looked after and everyone was so helpful in making sure we got the most out of our trip to Rio. Brilliant location in a beautiful neighbourhood with lots of great local cafes and restaurants and so easy to get everywhere else in Rio using taxis. Super comfortable room... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent and central location, very attractive building and pool, offering very good service. Strongly recommend for people looking to stay in Santa Teresa at a place with great character and space at a reasonable price.

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