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“A good start to a brilliant holiday in South America”

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Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Ranked #18 of 334 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
103 hotel reviews
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“A good start to a brilliant holiday in South America”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We arrived late at night at the Quinta Azul after a long flight from the UK. We received a warm welcome from the staff, who were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel has a cosy and relaxed feel, although it is well located in the busy and trendy Sta.Teresa district of Rio. It is set down a hillside off the main road, so noise isn't a problem. Although the trams are not running at the moment, it is a fairly easy walk downhill to the Gloria metro station from where you can get to most of Rio. It is possible to walk to the downtown area, although the walk back, mostly uphill, is a bit of a slog.
The hotel is well maintained, although the bedrooms are perhaps a little basic (a bedside light on both sides of the double bed would be helpful). The beakfasts on the terrace were good quality, with lots of excellent fresh fruit on offer.
I would recommend the Quinta Azul as a good and safe base to explore amazing Rio.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Peter,

Thank you for your wonderfuI and detailed review
We are very pleased to learn that our location contributed well towards your positive stay experience.
Your feedback is much appreciated and our team have since addressed the points you have brought.

It was a pleasure having you with us, we look forward to host you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Quinta Azul Team
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We spent 3 nights at Quinta Azul in July and particularly remember the very friendly, helpful and flexible staff!!
We were traveling with our 18y daughter and had booked a triple room. The room that was reserved for us turned out to be very small for 3 (with lot's of luggage), but when we told this to the hotel staff after the first night, they immediately moved our daughter to another (single) room, without extra charges. When we returned for one more night at the end of our vacation, we received a much larger triple room and the staff was amazing again. We wish to thank this great team!
The only remark we have is that despite the pousada and rooms are kept clean, the building is old and sometimes there's a humid moisture smell.
PS/ Don't miss to dine in the next door restaurant "Spirito Santa", not only it's easy but it's also the best we had in Santa Teresa!
Happy travelers from Belgium

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Ariane D
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Ariane,

We are pleased that during your visit, you enjoyed our hospitality. We are delighted that the hospitality and service delivered by our team members made your experience with us memorable.
Your feedback is much appreciated and we have since addressed the points you have brought up to ensure that our environment continues to be well-maintained.

We hope that you will stay with us a little longer next time. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back.

Yours sincerely,
Quinta Azul Team
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed at Quinta Azul because we needed a hotel in Rio that was affordable, and reasonably close to the Metro. We were attending a conference in Centro, and the quick 15 minute trip (down hill) to the Gloria Metro station made our commute easy. The uphill treck to the hotel took a little longer, but went through some very interesting parts of the Santa Theresa neighborhood. The many excellent restaurants and bars on the same street as the hotel made it unnecessary to go back to Gloria after a long day at the conference. The breakfast offerings were very good, and the rooms were well appointed with great showers and comfortable beds. The staff was extremely helpful and informative when we asked for suggestions on how to enjoy the sights. We really liked the small size and atmosphere that Quinta Azul offers.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank Kristina S
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was our pleasure indeed to welcome you at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada!
We pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and breakfast.
Thank you for you kind feedback and we look forward to once again extending our unique hospitality to you on your next visit.

Yours sincerely,
Quinta Azul Team
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of a long tour of Argentina and Brazil, and loved it. Very comfortable hotel with welcoming staff and a great and varied breakfast. The hotel is brilliantly located in the Santa Teresa district and after staying for one night at Copacabana beach it was a refreshing and relaxing way to finish our holiday. Lots of delicious local restaurants and quirky, arty shops and very easy to access the rest of the city by walking or in taxis. Would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Mary M
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

We are really happy to know you appreciated our service and breakfast. We will be informing all Quinta Azul staff about your nice words.

We hope we can host you again very soon.

Best regards from Rio!
Quinta Azul Team
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Sao Francisco Xavier, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Hotel needs a bit of love and care, but it is situated in a wonderful area in Rio. Santa Tereza district is very charming and full of great restaurants and pubs... with good shows too. All talented Rio musicians love performing in that district.
Breakfast offers a wide range of tropical fruits. Sometimes sagui monkeys come and try to get your food - fun opportunity to get great photos.
Bedroom and toilet are clean and cosy. Good bed linen too.
Very good support from staff - always attentive, helpful and friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada.
We appreciate the time you took to share your experience .
We happy to know you enjoyed you time with us.
We work daily in order to offer the best stay to our customers. It is very gratifying to receive feedback that confirms we are moving in the right direction.

Best Regards,
Quinta Azul Team
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

The area is known not to be safe (yet, what are is safe in Rio?) however, taken the precaution to use always a taxi (and the staff never forget to remind that to guests), the place is a small gem in the city. Clung on a steep slope, sorrounded by houses partially concealed by a huge tree and some vegetation that are part of the building, the place is more like a forest dwelling than a city hotel and a pleasure to stay at. The staff is small, friendly and supportive, providing whatever one may need to get around Rio, from information to bookings, from suggestions to advice. The rooms overlook the big tree where in the morning one can enjoy the presence of a family of small funny monkeys, the common area, one level below the rooms is a part roffed part open air place where the guests find the reception, the free wifi, the bar with tea/coffee 24 hours a day and where to have breakfast
A nice place we would suggest to taste some real Carioca atmosphere in Rio with a western style quality service

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Marco e Clan,

we appreciate your comments about Pousada Quinta Azul.

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

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

Best regards from Rio!

Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada Team.
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed two nights in Quinta Azul at the end of our trip to Brazil. Santa Teresa area is lovely and the hotel was cosy, clean and the staff helpful and friendly. We got the maps, tips and other help to plan our days. We enjoyed the lobby and breakfast and also found nice restaurants very near the hotel. We recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Sennu
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

We are so grateful to see your amazing review and really happy to know you appreciated our service and breakfast.

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

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

Best regards from Rio!

Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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