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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 242 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always a great pleasure to stay in this beautiful property in the heart of Santa Teresa, enhanced by a careful restoration. I remember pleasant moments of tranquility and relaxation, even in the middle of the carnival. Friendly staff.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to this gorgeous little boutique in Santa Theresa. Less of a hotel than an exquisite secret club you are granted access to. The colonial splendors of the hotel are only surpassed by the graciousness of the staff. You can't get to the end of all the languages they know or the things that they are willing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is an amazing place to stay. Santa Theresa is a cool, hillside spot away from the beach but it's definitely worth spending some time here if you can and Mama Ruisa is a great converted villa with super chilled vibe, great taste in decor and one of, if not the, best breakfasts I've had. We looked forward to it... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A beautiful turn-of-the-century villa on a small side street in the middle of Santa Teresa. The villa exudes charm and style. There is an lavish common living room which overlooks the pool and lush garden. Rooms are furnished exceptionally tastefully, and each room has its own theme. Suites have wooden parquet floors, high ceilings, and a large balcony with city... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Everything was ok until my check out when the owner of the hotel decided to pack my luggage while me and my family was out. My husband paid half of a daily rate for a late check and agreed when he did the booking that he would leave by 4:30-5PM but by 4PM Mr. Jean decided enter in our room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I can't give enough praise to the two ladies who work at the front desk of this hotel. The service was above and beyond anything I could have asked for. They both spoke perfect English and went out of their way to be helpful. The other employees were equally helpful, though didn't speak English. The house is beautiful, large, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Mamaruisa is a little treasure in bustling Rio. The comfortable and welcoming rooms, the superb living room with its unique view on Rio and the relaxing dining area and swimming pool are matched only by the impeccable service and availability of Jean-Michel and his team! There's no question - this is THE place to stay in Rio!

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charlottesville, virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I travel the world for my business and must communicate my wonder and delight at having found this hidden gem in Rio. Ensconced in the quiet but hip neighborhood of Santa Teresa, with a commanding view of Sugarloaf, Mama Ruisa offers the traveler a quiet and beautiful oasis from the bustle of Rio life. The owner and proprietor Jean Michel... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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 April 16, 2014

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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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*
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