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Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Ranked #20 of 340 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

One of the best boutique hotels my wife and I have been to around the world. Very friendly and helpful staff with a local's knowledge and input on what to do and how to do it in Rio from Sydney Australia on our first visit to Rio. The room we had was everything we needed and best of all, everything worked. Another feature of the Boutique is the breakfast - always a great start to the day's adventures. Lastly and probably most important is the location on top of Rio at Santa Teresa, which is a great suburb with plenty of alternate night life that comes alive for your enjoyment at the end of the day. We would certainly stay again at Quinta Azul when we return to Rio and recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear Guest,

We are very proud to read your experience at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada.
We would like to thank you for your lovely words about every detail.

It will be a great pleasure to welcome you once again.

Best Regards,
Quinta Azul Team

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This great Pousada is located in the hear of the Santa Teresa district, a beautiful neighborhood filled with restaurants and bars were you can actually walk on foot after sunset. Its a short bus ride to the Centro district and you can take a taxi or metro to the beach and other attractions. The staff is super friendly ans helpful they provided very good tips that help save time and stay safe in Rio. The breakfast is served on a Large terrace and include fresh tropical fruit and juices, you can expect some interesting guest for breakfast from the nearby trees. The rooms are modern and comfortable.
If you arrive at night make sure to contact the staff by email as they don't usually stay there at night. If you take a taxi from the airport make sure the driver knows the district as not all drivers will find the place easily.
Take some time to see Santa Teresa especially the "Park de Ruinas" with its view of the city, garden and museum.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the lower area of the Pousada you will have less noise from outside and from the w...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MasterYoshi
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to share with us your experience in detail.
It gives us much joy in knowing that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and liked the quality of accomodation and breakfast selection.
We truly appreciate your review on unique pousada surroundings, which contributed towards your positive experience.

We look forward to your future return to Quinta Azul!

Warm Regards,
Quinta Azul Team

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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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3  Thank Peter Mills
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms overlooking trees
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 #20 of 340 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $98 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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