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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 247 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had three wonderful nights at Mama Ruisa. it was only supposed to be two, but we splurged and stayed an extra night because it was such a warm, welcoming, stylish place in the center of charming Santa Teresa. Flavia and Thomas in particular were incredibly helpful, saw to our every need like making restaurant reservations and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mama Ruisa as part of our honeymoon and had the most amazing and wonderful time. The house is simply beautiful, with fantastic pieces of art throughout which make you feel as if you are in a private gallery. Our room was spacious and had a very colonial feel to it. The best part was the beautiful terrace... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon in Rio. Unfortunately, our flights back to Rio were cancelled and we weren't able to stay the night, but the gracious owner let us make his beautiful B&B our home for the day, when we finally arrived in Rio. We reserved one of the junior suites, which has gorgeous views of... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful experience in a beautiful and classic house of Rio de Janeiro. The taste perfectly matches the romantic atmosphere of the city. The house is conveniently located close to the domestic airport of Santos Dumont as well as the places of interest of Rio. A warm thank to the team for the excellent service.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a special place. More akin to a private home than a hotel, but all the better for it. It is a genuine retreat in the midst of Rio's madness. Everybody who works there is delightful, cheerful, and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Spectacular. The perfect balance of refinement, friendliness, and urban style. The decor is immaculate, the staff are always there to help out, friendly, reliable, and...very cool. The property itself is enchanting, with art everywhere, like walking around a gallery except with the possibility to have a Caipirinha in your hand at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 nights in Rio and after searching for endless hours looking at bland beachside hotel after another we finally found Mama Ruisa. It is a beautiful colonial building located in the Santa Terrsa hillside. The entire staff were absolutely amazing our entire stay and could not do enough to help us - always very friendly and keen to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I was in Rio for a wedding in Santa Teresa and ended up staying at Mama Ruisa for longer than initially planned: 1) location is perfect, 10 min away from the tube station and right by the main street with nice coffees, shops and Lapa nearby, 2) my room had a balcony from where I could see the sea/bay, spacious,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Cocteau room,a spacious double with great bathroom and walkin wardrobe,ate a delicious breakfast served on our private balcony.This a a beautifully run,smart and stylish boutique B&B with a lovely little garden and nice,if smallish,size pool.highly recommended for couples.staff were attentive and helpful.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is such a beautiful hotel. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Rio in the hills of Santa Teresa, it feels like a home, not a hotel.The hotel is beautifully decorated. The staff is very helpful and the breakfast on the terrace is yummy (the French owner found the most amazing bread in town)!! Speaking of Jean Michel,... 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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