We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Villa

Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
The Villa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 173: English reviews
Start your review of The Villa
 Click to rate
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Excellent value for money. The room was silent, comfortable and clean. It is also a beautiful and charming property. There is even a pool, perfect place to sip a wine and enjoy the sunset. The views of Sugarloaf and Corcovado are stunning, probably the best in Rio. Hosts were friendly and gave us loads of local information. The breakfast was...

Thank AndrePimentelRJ
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The atmosphere at this small hotel feels like staying at a friend's house. The staff is so friendly; especially Karoline who went above and beyond to help with just about everything during our stay. The view of Rio from the room was spectacular and the villa itself is peaceful and relaxing. While it's not steps away from the beach, staying...

1Thank Dani485
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed for new years and had a brilliant time. The room and view were lovely and the staff all went out of their way to be friendly and helpful - we can't thank them enough! If I had one negative it is that it was such a shame the bar and restaurant were not in use and we don't...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1Thank SD199
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A wonderfully relaxing week at the Villa. Staff were very helpful and accommodating, views from the room and pool area are truly incredible. Breakfast was included and pretty good. Only minor complaint would be the lack of a restaurant on site or within easy walking distance, but the staff will help you order food or taxis. Considering the price we...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1Thank Chris A
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the place! Everything is great but we didn't rate it for 5 star as attention to detail is needed! But it's beautiful and we would stay again, no doubt! It would be great to extend the minibar or provide some bar in the hotel. The staff very helpful especially the Italian girl at reception, sorry we didn't get...

1Thank TravelGiraffe1980
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Located on the hill on Santa teresa, few rooms, all with fantastic view, i book the deluxe suite and at reception they give me the best suites, the master with outside jacuzzi, this room is also called Carnaval. Very large with four poster bed and large bathroom with extra large terrace with private jacuzzi. The view is amazing with the...

1Thank pimilan
Rockland County, NY
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was a little hesitant to book The Villa as it is far away from everything. However, if you want a relaxing stay in Rio and excellent view then I highly recommend this place. If you need bottled water, the receptionist will send someone out to buy it for you. If you need dinner (The Villa does not offer dinner),...

Thank NYTraveler4193
Orebro, Sweden
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our short stay at The Villa. People told us to be careful staying in Santa Teresa, but there was nothing to be worried about! Our room had an amazing balcony view over Rio - we could see Copacabana, Sugar loaf and Christ the Redeemer. The bed was comfortable and the room decor was nice. Shower was a little...

1Thank Safari-Ib
Winterberg, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was a very nice hotel with a famous view of Rio, great brunch, a very nice room with terrace and overlooking Rio, the rezeptionist lisa and all others a very friendly and helpful !! Every Room have a nice view of rio and the corcovado

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank skick_197353
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel has stunning views of Rio and that's what we came for. Its also Within easy walking distance to Christ Our Redeemer. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The only thing keeping from 5 stars is the fact that the drainage was a bit smelly and the breakfast choice could do with being more varied. Treat yourself to...

Thank Derek B

307 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (267)
Hotel & Grounds (30)
Room/Suite (54)
Dining (19)
Pool/Beach Area (22)
View from Room (32)
Bathroom (7)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (102)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (40)
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Room/Suite (13)
Dining (7)
Pool/Beach Area (7)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rio de Janeiro hotels
Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
#187 of 282 in Rio de Janeiro
85 reviews
Santa Teresa
Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery ...
#10 of 282 in Rio de Janeiro
239 reviews
Vilamar Copacabana
Vilamar Copacabana
#133 of 282 in Rio de Janeiro
237 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Royal Rio Palace Hotel
Royal Rio Palace Hotel
#85 of 282 in Rio de Janeiro
1,427 reviews
YOO2 Rio de Janeiro
YOO2 Rio de Janeiro
#9 of 282 in Rio de Janeiro
273 reviews
Vila Gale Rio de Janeiro
#23 of 282 in Rio de Janeiro
612 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Rio, in the historic and bohemian town of Santa Teresa, The Villa is an 11-room boutique hotel with a hilltop position and a million dollar view! From the hotels main terrace, guests can take in the sweeping vista over the Guanabara Bay and the green hills of Santa Teresa, while enjoying the view of world famous art deco statue Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the samba clubs of Lapa and the Sambodromo stadium. Described by those in the know as the South American Montmartre and one of Rio's hidden gems, Santa Teresa is packed with local artists, galleries, cafes and some of Rio's best small restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Villa

Address: Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 254, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil (Formerly Rio 180º Suites & Cuisine)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $90 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Booking.com, Travelocity and HRS so you can book your The Villa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Rio 180
The Villa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#58 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Villa staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Villa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get the Carnaval room with outdoor jacuzzi with views of Sugarloaf mountain ”
, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are bayview but suites are larger with great terrace”
  • View of Sugarloaf from jacuzzi
  • View at the Corcovado
  • Master suite
pimilan, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the Master Suite. It's worth it.”
NYTraveler4193, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Copacabana room has a wonderful view and is pool level.”
susancW5319LF, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Rooms have Names not numbers. Carnival is the best!”
Welshexplorer1991, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
* /night
View Deal
View all 6 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates