Infused with authentic Brazilian charm, this friendly boutique hotel is located in historic Santa Teresa away from the hectic beachside districts. A protected historic building, the Hotel Santa Teresa is one of the city’s most inspiring hotels, offering an attractive blend of colonial tropical style with a cool minimalist edge.
The design ethic references the African roots of northern and eastern Brazilian cultures and can be seen in the rich and varied material and esteemed local artworks that compose the space.
The verdant tropical gardens are home to a superb green slate pool offering exquisite views over Guanabara Bay; the terrace and bar are perfect for cocktails at sundown. The spa emphasises natural Amazonian magic, and restaurant Térèze, with an industrial wood, linen and steel design, is a hotspot for the high society of Cariocas who flock to feast on chef Damien Montecer’s French cuisine with a Brazilian flair.
Each of the rooms feature stylish décor that echoes Brazil’s beautiful landscapes and furnishings by chic designers RockLane and Carassas. Upgrade to a Junior Suite for extra space and incredible views over the mountains.
In Rio’s picturesque old quarter, populated by lavish 18th and 19th century mansions.
Airport transfer time: Approx. 40 minutes from the airport