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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a stylish and comfortable little oasis in trendy Santa Teresa. Our room was simple, yet artfully decorated and very comfortable. We had a terrace with views over Rio and glimpses of the the lovely gardens and pool through the windows. We quickly felt comfortable staying in what is a grand old house and we made the most... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a truly lovely weekend in Rio at Mama Ruisa. The house is stunningly decorated and operated by friendly, welcoming and very professional staff who made us feel at home. We spent one night in the Lapa Room (small but well designed with a beautiful bathroom) and then we were upgraded for free to a larger room with a... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First of all the team made our stay amazing.They're so helpful and they make you feel at home The location is a bit far from the beach but also from the hassle and crowd which makes it perfect . I definitely recommend it

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manchester UK
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

after 15 days travelling from Chile, through Argentina to Rio I booked myself a 'nice' hotel to relax and enjoy - I chose the Mama Ruisa and I was not disappointed. Discreetly positioned down a Santa Teresa side street, it was like walking into another world.' warm welcome from the dapper French owner, and told 'breakfast is served until 12... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I traveled all over the world and it's almost impossible to find a place where you get an amazing location, great room, beautiful decor, with comfortable king size bed and most important, and The best service ever, paying attention to details. We recommend Mama Ruisa as the best place in Rio.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is your perfect hotel if you need a time-off from... whatever you need time-off from. Everything here is made to please your eyes, from the design of the rooms to the green eyes of the house's cat. However it does not feel like one more design/hype/glossy hotel at all -- rather, it feels a bit like home. Little imperfections... More 

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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I visited this beautiful small property in the heart of Santa Teresa and was comletely overwhelmed by it. I did not stay there, but it must be like living in a small paradise if you do. It is so peaceful and beautifully decorated. The French owner definitely has a feel for a style and loves art. Do not pick a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Mama Ruisa for 2 nights at the start of our honeymoon and it was amazing. Really cute boutique hotel located in the gorgeous area of St Theresa. The rooms were gorgeous, the food was great and the staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was 5 stars. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for... More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Mama Ruisa, and I have a hard time calling it a "hotel" as it is very different experience from any other ones. The decoration is of very nice, and I understood very quickly that all pieces have been selected years after years by Jean Michel, which makes the atmosphere very special. We felt very... More 

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was our favourite hotel during our holiday in Brazil. The owners manage to create a relaxed atmosphere whilst still seeing to your every need. The hotel is beautifully designed with a few quirks that add to its charm. There are great views from many rooms and the lounge area. The breakfast was delicious. The neighbourhood is leafy and quiet... More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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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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Additional Information about Mama Ruisa

Address: Rua Santa Cristina 132, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-250, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: €165 - €351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mama Ruisa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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