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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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Mama Ruisa
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Ranked #11 of 256 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This house is situated in Santa Teresa which has several nice restaurants and art shops. The place itself is beautiful, the rooms large and breakfast was served out on the veranda. The breakfast was gorgeous! The B&B is situated on the corner of a hill (unsurprisingly) and has a cobbled road outside it and though a minor one, it can... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 weeks in South America and this was the last stop before flying home. We loved this hotel and was definitely one of our favourites of the whole trip. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. The room was spacious with very nice decor. The view down over Rio was lovely. Breakfast is served near the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently returned from our family holiday in Brazil. We started our travels in Rio at the delightful, charming beautifully located mama Russa. We were looked after by all of the charming staff, who advised recommended and booked restaurants etc. The whole of our family inc 3 adult children loved being in Santa Teresa and mama Russa. The most... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Guest House in Santa Teresa with its local bars and restaurants. We arrived at night and woke to a gorgeous sunrise and views of sugar loaf mountain from the terrace. The room was large, clean, well maintained, and comfortably cool, although the air conditioning produces a lot of water which is collected outside. Breakfast was superb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mama Ruisa is a charming boutique hotel set in Santa Teresa. Suites are spacious and clean. Breakfast is delicious, served on the porch from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city. The staff are very helpful and kind. The pool area is quite pleasant. We stayed for 2 nights only, but could have easily spent all week!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a beautiful colonial house high up in the winding streets of Santa Teresa, with beautifully decorated rooms and gorgeous flowers and trees around the pool. The staff were all charming and friendly. Fantastic breakfast, served either on our own private balcony or in the shady pool terrace. Only disadvantage of the location was that you need to use... More 

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Hollywood Heights, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed at Jean Michel's amazing place for the Holidays this year...without knowing anything about it...what a great surprise! The Staff is like Family; the view is amazing; the neighborhood is perfect; the rooms range from comfy to Lux ( we came and went over a 2 week period and had several rooms). It is private and quiet yet not... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Mama Ruisa is a small exclusive hotel in Rio that really makes you feel like a special and selected guest. The rooms are wonderfully decorated, the staff are gentle, smiling and very helpful and the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant. Furthermore Santa Teresa is a charming little place with good restaurants. We and our adult children really enjoyed our stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a perfect place to explore Santa Teresa. If you choose to leave. There is a lovely little pool, balconies and beautiful public spaces to sit and read or contemplate the fascinating art that is everywhere. We had the Carmen Miranda room on the ground floor near the pool. This was the least expensive room. It was very attractive,... More 

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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Mama Ruisa a lot and would always recommend it. We travel a lot and with high expectations for unique and charming places to stay, not the big hotels, but places with atmosphere. Mama Ruisa offers exactly that. It was a very welcoming place, in a great neighbourhood of Rio and a place that has taste... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mama Ruisa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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