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Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Ranked #18 of 334 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Knutsford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Charming friendly with a great team running it”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Friendly clean well serviced stylish guesthouse in a great part of Rio. Away from the beaches this area offers something different. Great bars restaurants and friendly atmosphere. It's a hilly part of town so if you got mobility problems you' may struggle with the steps. Hotel was really lovely, breakfast was fresh healthy and delicious, the staff were incredibly helpful... Really nothing was too much trouble.. Would love to come back. Ask for Joel for your transfer from the airport, he gave us a complementary drive round the neighbourhood to get our bearing

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Quinta Azul and we are so grateful to see you amazing review.

It is very important for us to have your feedback and to know that you had a great time with us.

We will be informing all Quinta Azul staff about your nice words in appreciation of all.

We sincerely hope to host you again in a near future.

Warm regards,

Quinta Azul Team.
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed only in Hotels in Brasil before, first experience in a Pousada and this one was a great choice, firstly the location is first class, close to Gloria metro station and easy to see Rio by the tube. Santa Teresa is a small community in the hills and quieter than the beach areas especially on holidays, weekends and during the Carnival when the place is manic, just far enough from the bussle and near enough to access most places. Taxis are cheap in Rio and worthwhile for the uphill journey to the Pousada. The accommodation is quaint, small and homely and you are in the residential environment so the views from the patio's are reality, the way life is in Rio, the vegetation and wildlife are abundant round about, with Monkey and Bird visits daily, especially around breakfast times. Breakfast is simple but plentiful, with fresh coffee, fruit juice, fruit, breads, meats, cheese and eggs to order. The room we had was nice, small and clean and the balcony was a worthwhile addition, the room air conditioner was a must in the February heat. The staff were exceptional overall, very helpful with advice and directions.
To Gordon, Clarissa and the whole of the Quinta Azul staff, many thanks for a memorable stay during the Carnival week.
If you are thinking of a hire car in Rio, forget it, contact the Pousada for airport pick up and enjoy, Rio drivers stress must be at critical levels.........

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear John,

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt that the staff was very attentive. I will certainly pass your comment on to my team.

We hope to welcome you back very soon in order to create more good memories in Rio de Janeiro.

Congratulations for your grand daughter!
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Toronto, ON
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you're looking for Santa Teresa, this is the place. It's charming, clean and the staff are exceptionally helpful and charming. It's great value and the breakfasts are delicious.

The neighbourhood is probably best suited to Rio vets, but it has lovely charm and lots to see.

Room Tip: back of the hotel doesn't have the street noise
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

we aprecciate you comments about our Pousada Quinta Azul.

It is a pleasure to make your stay with us wonderful!!!

best regards,

Quinta Azul Team.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I stayed at the recommendation of my friend. it was great value for money. It was indeed a 5 star hotel. highly recommend it to anyone wanting a friendly and well serviced hotel. I plan to stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear James,

We keep working passionately to do the best for our guests. For us it's more than a pleasure getting reviews as yours.

Thank you so much for letting us know you have appreciated your stay.


Sincerely,

Desireé Vila Verde.
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Manchester
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The most friendly and helpful staff team ever. Very knowledgeable about the area and about Rio. The entrance is a tiny gate but once inside, like many of the bars and cafe's in Santa Teresa, the hotel expands down the hill and has a lovely breakfast space with good coffee and lovely selection of fruit, bread and cheeses for breakfast. Don't stay here (or in Santa Teresa) if you are allergic to stairs or hills. The hotel is on a street at the end of a long row of lively bars and cafe's - great to be able to walk to different places and not noisy once in the hotel. It is 10 mins walk downhill to the metro station (get a taxi back up!) which felt very safe in the day. A lovely place to see a different side to Rio from the beaches. The staff will order taxis and advise on best way to get to places. Guests get a free welcome Caiparinha at the bar next door - which also does range of good food.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great comments about your experience at Quinta Azul.

We are really happy to know you appreciated our service and breakfast.

We sincerely hope to host you again in a near future.

Best regards from Rio!

Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada Team.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013

It was our first time in Rio and decided not to stay at Cobacobana/Ipanema but in a area that was advertised as 'The bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa'.
Honestly I would not recommend the area for 1st time visitors. Although it was nice enough, the 'bohemian feel' of the area was not exactly what we expected. A few nice bars, restaurants and small museums and that was pretty much it.

We had booked a Deluxe room, but it was a bit disappointing. Very small size room with a bathroom that was split into a shower cabin, a toilet cabin and the washroom in between both. A decent size balcony however, but the outside jacuzzi did not look very clean.

Breakfast was fine, decent and included in the room. Staff was really super nice!

Nice place, but not one to remember.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear guest,

we aprecciate your comments about our breakfast and our staff, our pleasure is make your time here with us wonderful.

Santa teresa is a chaming and bohemian neighborhood, we have more then 15 options betwenn bars and restaurants, 3 museums,2 observatory ( 360° view of the city), we are a walking distance from Lapa ( the most famous bohemian place in Rio de Janeiro).

About the jacuzzi, our housekeepers make sanitization every day and the balcony is below the trees so the leaves fall, but we will pay more attention for that.

The Azul bedrooms in our old historically building are in keeping most hotels sizes in Rio.

Best regards,

Quinta Azul Team.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were greeted by Clarissa, a gorgeous Brazilian, who showed us the hotel and to our room. She was sweet, and inviting and explained some tips for us to get around Rio. We got to our room, which was set at a cool 20C, which was a nice change from some of our un-air conditioned hotels. The breakfast was fresh and delicious, and I indulged in my favorite fruit (mango) every morning of our stay and took in the view of beautiful canopy of trees surrounding us. We enjoyed the nearby shops, dining, and bars and always felt quite safe! Bernard was another of our favorite staff members, who gave us some restaurant recommendations and a delicious caipirinha...one of the best during our travels in Brazil!
Overall....loved the staff, location, and hotel and would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear guest,

we are so happy with your nice comments, it is our pleasure to make your time with us FANTASTIC.

We sincerely hope to host you again in a near future.

Warm regards,

Quinta Azul Team.
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Property: Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 256 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #18 of 334 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
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Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Quinta Azul is a Nineteenth century colonial building completely restored to original and modern day standards to provide best comforts and great value for money. ... more   less 
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