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“Wonderful place in Rio”
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Mama Ruisa
Ranked #3 of 334 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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21 reviews
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“Wonderful place in Rio”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Mama Ruisa is a quiet oasis of comfort and luxury in Santa Teresa. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. The staff (esp Jean MIchelle) was extraordinarily attentive and pleasant - helped us make our stay in Rio really memorable. Will definitely stay there on our next visit to Rio - hopefully for a longer time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This hotel is gorgeous, both interior and exterior a picture with beautiful rooms (ours was Josephine Baker), breakfast on our own balcony, views of Rio centre and very attentive service and guidance from Jean Michel Ruis and his staff. Meals by day are limited to bar food and drink albeit delicious. Excellent restaurants are very close, the tourist attractions of Rio easily reached too. The pool appeared to be unheated but it was fine for a dip and lovely to lounge beside in a private garden with a restricted view of Sugarloaf Mountain. Other local attractions included visiting music bars in Lapa District. We really enjoyed our stay in late April this year.

Room Tip: Josephine Baker has the private balcony and looks over the City Centre.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

At Mama Ruisa you really get the feeling you are a guest in a private grand house. It is situated in a nice bohemian area. The host Jean was very nice and EXTREMELY helpful with excellent tips and knowledge of the city. We got the Collete suite which we loved. Very special and romantic with a lovely view from the window (true that it is a bit noisey from the street but this is the only downside). The breakfas was simple but high quality. Everything about this hotel is in elegant and suble taste. It is expensive but worth the money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The owner and his colleagues are incredibly accommodating and give excellent personalized recommendations on what to do in the area. The place was comfortable, shabby chic and the location was perfect. it's right up on the hill overlooking rio. Artsy area. delicious food options... AMAZING food options...

There are two cats roaming around that are particular cute. they won't bother if you're allergic but just fun to have around.

highly recommend this place. It's the ideal bed and breakfast.

Room Tip: the room overlooking the swimming pool!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is the best, most charming, most tasteful, warm, fantastic magical hotel in the whole world. And I've stayed in hundreds of boutique hotels. The breakfast is delicious, the rooms are huge with 15' ceilings. The view is great, the neighborhood is the best.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Hotel is run by the owner who takes very good care of you. The small number of rooms and peaceful atmosphere makes for a very relaxing home-like feel to the accommodation. Beautiful quiet area with cobble stone streets and cute little shops and restaurants. Will definitely return :)

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Love this hotel! I have stayed here twice and both times it was lovely. The rooms are large and beautiful and the owners/ staff are a pleasure. The decorating is amazing and feels very unique. Don't miss out on breakfast- the most amazing pineapple and mint homemade fresh squeezed juice!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Mama Ruisa
Address: Rua Santa Cristina 132, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 334 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mama Ruisa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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