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Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Accor group have recently taken over this hotel from Relais & Chateaux and the latter normally has a very good reputation for service so Accor will have some work to do. Some comments for the management to consider: - Rubbish curtains! The room curtains do not pull back and forth easily. While good at blocking the light it's like... More 

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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Actually visited the place to celebrate anniversary with my "better me". It was literally awesome. A nice suite with all it takes to be romantic. Great sun set terrace with best cocktails and great oversight on rio. The old tram a la Lisbon and very authentic neighborhood including small libraries (books souvenirs as well as local Samba CDs) are epic..... More 

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Amadou, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are pleased to know that your stay at Hotel Santa Teresa M Gallery by Sofitel had so many memorable moments of the anniversary celebration. We do our best to offer an excellent service and we are so glad that you enjoyed our accomodations and staff plus our pool deck, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great escape for couple. Fantastic swimming pool With view. Rooms are nicely decorated, ask for the one with the view. Cassava for breakfast...a must, they do a Romeo and Juliette version. Not to miss the Terese restaurant, try their lobster...

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Muse1974, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion regardind your stay at Hotel Santa Teresa M Gallery by Sofitel with us, we truly appreciate it. Our main purpose is to offer, exactly as you said, a escape from the city buzz and to promote relaxation for couples and for any of those who might look for it. We... More 

Milano
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is nice, restaurant good, beautiful area of Rio. It could be perfect if it was not for the bathroom of the room. Door is broken, ventilation is broken, you have to run water for 15 minutes to have it lukewarm. But the best is the toilette which breaks. Very negative experience. Never again .

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Rita, We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience regarding your stay at our hotel. The bathroom issues you unfortunately had to deal with are being fixed by our staff, we tried to do our best by giving you a room upgrade, a curtesy breakfast and also early check-in, since our main goal is to provide our guests the best service... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting hotel with unique rooms that were not cookie cutter. Good alternative to staying in crowded beach area with nice bar and excellent restaurant on premises. Staff was very helpful even when my arrival was delayed. Very interesting area of town up on one of the small hill tops. Minor issue with internet connectivity but would stay... More 

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Htzm2, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel. Be sure this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff our main goal is to provide the best service experience to our guests. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay witrh us and felt... More 

Doha
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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is beautiful. Staff was very helpful and caring. Breakfast was served in a nice open restaurant. Lots of wooden art pieces. Memorable place to stay in Rio and great point to start the city tour (tram is located close by). Not cheap but worth it, especially for the couples

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear LadyGagaDoha, Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel. Be sure that your review will be shared with our staff, your opinion is very important to us, since our main goal is to provide the best experience possible to all our guests. Thanks again for letting us know about... More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We stayed at this hip little hotel in February for five days. We initially had an issue with our room since we arrived late. We had requested a balcony and assumed this was going to be honored since we did not hear otherwise (booked through Mr and Mrs Smith so may have been an issue with the web site as... More 

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Amy and Dean, Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel, our identity and special location makes us an unique hotel in the city. Our main goal is to provide the best experience possible to our... More 

Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Landed here from the states. The place is a refuge. Great food, wonderful people, lovely view, sweet neighborhood. Room was excellent. Nothing but good things to day. Much preferred to Copa or Ipanema. Up a cobbly hill, so you will bounce a bit getting here, but worth it for us. Tip: Uber works fine in Rio, with cars that are... More 

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.(s), We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to improve continuously the quality of our services. Thanks again for letting us know about your experience and we hope that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Hotel Santa Teresa is our best option to stay in Rio. I do share the opinion with my wife that the neighbourhood has a special charm in town inspiring history, art and romance. This state is a pearl in excellent location (be aware that is not quite near the beach or regular nightclubs) and offers silence, comfort and entertainment. The... More 

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SMenou, Gerente geral at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your review, your opinion it's very important to us! We do our best to do all the maintenance needed without affecting any of the hotel areas, unfortunately sometimes it becomes a harder task, but we are working hard to fix the pool as quick as possible. Despite that we are glad that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Perfect end to South America tour. Relaxing hotel with great restaurant in interesting and convenient part of Rio. Hotel made everything work seamlessly from drivers to very good guide and late checkout.

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Dear guest, thank you so much for your review! Our main goal is to provide to our guests the best service possible, and we are glad you enjoyed the end of your trip with us! Our team We hope to see you again! Best regards, More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, 5 star boutique hotel spa is a former colonial ranch located in the heart of the historic district of Rio de Janeiro. The Hotel features the best views of the city, the harbor and the famous bay of Rio. Decoration tropical ethic design was inspired by the African Indigenous roots of the North and East of Brazil, by the great times of coffee and sugarcane. The burnt cement, the lime stones, the golden slates, the tropical woods and the banana tree fibers are being mixed with the contemporary design of artists Sergio Rodrigues, Zemog or Oficina de Agosto. In the hotel's tropical gardens, the 25-meter long polish green slate swimming pool offers unique panoramic views over Rio de Janeiro. With a natural yet luxurious and unique environment, the Spa features beauty and corporal relaxation treatments of the Amazonian brand of Natura. For the gastronomes, the restaurant Térèze, with an industrial wood, linen and steel design is frequented by the high society of Cariocas and offers the best of French cuisine with a Brazilian flair, created by our Chef Damien Montecer. Hotel is close to all attractions such as Christ redeemer Corcovado, Lapa Nightlife, Sugar Loaf, historic center, museums and famous beach of Copacabana. Not to be missed! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel

Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil (Formerly Hotel Santa Teresa)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $252 - $466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais And Chateaux
Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#11 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#12 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#21 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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