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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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Ranked #12 of 262 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent one night here in May 2015. Were very well received by the owner. He also gave us many suggestions on what to see in the area and in Rio and for restaurants nearby. Great to be able to walk to some good bars and restaurant nearby. Safe area, no problems. Nice and laid-back atmosphere in the neighbourhood.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mama Ruisa is housed in a lovely colonial home in the Sta. Teresa neighborhood of Rio. Jean Michel and his staff are more than accommodating. They already have itineraries for the various neighborhoods of the city with suggestions of things to see and do. Breakfast is more than plentiful and very delicious, served on the back terrace overlooking the city.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to our trip to Rio and stay in Mama Ruisa we were convinced that this was the right pick as we had based ourself on good reviews. Unfortunately our arrival was not as welcoming as we had hoped. First our driver could not find the place as there is no sign from outside, we... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This boutique hotel is THE place to go in Rio. Its wonderfully decorated, small yet with a 5 star service. The staff is super helpfull, they gave us great tips about Rio and the places to go. aqnd cherry on the cake The vue is amaziiing I would recomand it to anybody that wants an hotel with caracter. also great... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We just stayed one night and wished to have stayed longer! The room: We stayed in the suite facing the pool and with a view on the bay/city on the advice of the owner. The room was very spacious and pleasant with a private balcony where we had our breakfast served. The bathroom had amenities from the local cosmetics brand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This boutique hotel is located in historic Santa Teresa. We stayed in the spacious Josephine Baker Suite which contains memorabilia from her life. There are stunning views from the suite. Breakfasts are sumptuous and we enjoyed ours on the veranda. The staff are friendly and very efficient. The sitting room is very chic in terms of furniture and artwork. The... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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