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|Distance to city centre||3.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl|
|Distance to airport||14.5 km|
|"Great staff, perfect location, amazing place."||(in 52 reviews)|
|"Most tastefully decorated rooms."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Wonderful location and beautiful environment."||(in 12 reviews)|
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Our final stop during our time In Rio was Mama Ruisa - it really felt like a sanctuary nestled between the cobbled streets of Santa Teresa. The staff made us feel like we were at a home, to be honest, we didn’t really feel like guests but more like close friends of the hotel - which to me is far better. During our trip we fell in love with Brazil and Mama Ruisa was one of the key reasons for this. We will return to Brazil and ALWAYS stay here, so, if you’re going to Rio and looking for a place to get an elegant taste of Brazil at a very good price I would strongly recommend. Thank you team Mama Ruisa.
Very helpful staff who spoke good English
Amazing decor. Staff is very attentive and friendly. Recommend 100%
This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. Incredible attention to detail, beautifully curated furniture and art, and a stunning setting (views onto the bay, gorgeous garden and pool). Breakfast on the veranda was the best!
My stay at the Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel was a real unique and amazing experience: the staff is super welcoming and extremely helpful in any issue. Wifi worked perfectly and the breakfeast (I had the Parisienne with tea) was delicous. Beds are huge and super comfortable and the Air Con was a life saver during these hot ad humid days. And I loved the view at the sugar loaf and over the bay as well as the view from my room to the tropical garden. The hotel is located in the bohemian district of Santa Teresa. A really nice neighbourhood with little shops, bars and cafes - not the Rio you might expect and it gives a refreshing new look on Rio de Janeiro. But the Copacana and Ipanema beach are not too far away: Uber or taxis work really good. The building is an old colonial villa - you don't see from the outside how huge it is and it's retro intererior design with delicate pieces from the 1970 and early 1980, I would say, are conctantly changed and rearranged by the owner, who has truly a real taste for design and atmosphere. My highlight was the pool in the lush garden where orchids are hanging down and flowers fall slowly into the water while I was swimming around - my last days in South America after a 2-month-travel couldn't have been more perfect! Thanks again to all of you :)
based on 232 reviews
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- Pleasant hotel grounds
- Nice building
- Beautiful architecture
- Stylish hotel
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel
Where is Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel located?
Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel is located at Santa Cristina, 132 in Santa Teresa, 3.2 km from the centre of Rio de Janeiro. Escadaria Selarón is the closest landmark to Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel.
Does Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel offer free parking?
No, Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel does not offer free parking.
Does Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel from the airport?
Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel is 2.4 km from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont.
Does Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel have a pool?
Yes, Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel has a pool on-site.
Most popular landmarks
- Escadaria Selarón 0.8 km
- Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro 0.9 km
- Arcos da Lapa 1 km
- Passeio Publico 1.2 km
- Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião 1.2 km
- Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro 1.5 km
|Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont||2.4 km|
|Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl||14.5 km|