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Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel

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new york
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33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The hotel is as described by other reviewers - small, intimate, beautifully restored, with impeccable service. The front desk staff are a mine of information on restaurants, clubs, sights, and so on. The only real downside is that the hotel is about a 30 minute walk to the nearest subway, along a road that you would almost certainly not want... More 

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HSTGM, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words on Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa Hotel. Our front desk staff was very happy with your comments. We are working on improving our partnership with local taxis, and also we do have a private driver available that can take the guests on tours or to the beach. We all very... More 

Warsaw, Poland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stayed in the hotel for 4 days and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the place. The hotel itself with its building and a garden makes a big difference from hustle and bustle of the beach Rio. The surrundings is more authentic too so you can swing with the Brazilian mood of Santa Teresa. We want to thank you the... More 

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HSTGM, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Client: Thank you for your kind feedback. I was delighted to read your kind words which I have passed on to my great team here. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the Santa Teresa neighborhood to your liking. I do hope you get a chance of a return visit soon to Relais &... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2012

My husband and I had an amazing experience at this hotel where we stayed for three nights during our honeymoon. The ambiance was relaxing, the food fantastic, and the staff very helpful. We enjoyed the stunning panoramic views of Rio, and particularly the gorgeous view of Christ the Redeemer from our spacious hotel room. The design of the hotel is... More 

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HSTGM, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear Christina, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed so much your stay with us and taking the time to share your experience with us. It was an honor for us to have you celebrate your honeymoon at Hotel Santa Teresa. Our staff was very happy to read your comments, especially our spa tem. We hope to welcome you... More 

London
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We absolutely loved this hotel which is situated atop the bucolic, airy hillside enclave of Santa Teresa – a haven for Rio’s creative and artist community. It's a newly opened eponymously named hotel. Converted by a French hotelier and now owned by the high-end chain, Relais & Chateau, the former coffee plantation lends itself perfectly to parading as Rio’s most... More 

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HSTGM, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very complimentary review of Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa Hotel. I am delighted that you choose Santa Teresa Hotel and very glad you had a very pleasant stay. Congratulations on your blog! The front desk staff, as well as our Chef Damien, were delighted to read your comments about their service, and everybody is... More 

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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We stayed at Hotel Santa Teresa for 4 nights in January 2012. It is a beautiful hotel in a restored old building in the vibrant district of Santa Teresa. One of the great things about this area is that it is high up in the hills, so the views of Rio are really spectactular. The staff were so helpful and... More 

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HSTGM, General Manager at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa Hotel. I am very happy that you had such a good time with us and that our front desk staff helped to find the best suite for you. It is always great to read such a complimentary review from one of our valued guests. As you mentioned our... More 

London
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43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We loved this place for all the reasons covered in prior reviews. We were incredibly well looked after and spoilt by the front desk (Carol and the boys) who arranged tours and restaurant bookings. They also got us a discount on handgliding after a booking mix up. After every trip they also made an effort to ask how it went,... More 

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HSTGM, General Manager at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very complimentary review of Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa Hotel. I am delighted that you choose Santa Teresa Hotel for the end of your trip and to celebrate your husband´s birthday. Carol and the rest of the front desk staff were delighted to read your comments about their service, and everybody is looking forward... More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

If you have already 'done' Rio and it's beaches this hotel is a great place to stay. We stayed here for one night after a two week tour of Brazil.Having stayed by the beach ( see my review) and being very disappointed we wanted something a bit different. The hotel is set in lush surroundings with tropical plants and trees... More 

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HSTGM, General Manager at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your detailed review of Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa Hotel. I was very happy to read about your positive experience during your stay. I am also happy that you enjoyed your amenities, location, ambiance at the Bar with all our charming Brazilian clients and security of the neighborghood. I have noted your comments about the... More 

Rio de Janeiro
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245 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

As I live in Rio, I do not have any other motive to stay in a local hotel other than to celebrate a special occasion. So that's'the excuse I found in the beginning of the year: I invited my wife to spend a couple of days at the Hotel Santa Teresa for her birthday. The neighborhood of Santa Teresa is... More 

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HSTGM, General Manager at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for considering our hotel to celebrate this very special occasion. I am really happy to read that you have a pleasant stay with us enjoying our decoration, food and atmosphere. We sincerely hope that you find more excuses in the near future to stay again with us! Kindest regards Juan Sander General Manager More 

Malaga, Spain
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

A small, boutique hotel based in a colonial villa in the second oldest area of Rio de Janeiro. We were a bit disappointed at the location of this hotel. The hotel can only really be seen from Google Earth as there is not really any frontage that can be seen from the road. It is accessed through a gate in... More 

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HSTGM, General Manager at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you for your recent review following your stay with us. I am pleased to note that you enjoyed very much your stay and service. Indeed mostly all of our areas can´t be seen from the road to keep our hotel very private and exclusive for all our guests. This is part of the charm of our beautiful... More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
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12 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2011

We stayed at the Santa Teresa for one night at the beginning of our honeymoon before heading into Buzios. We arrived very early and the staff was helpful in recommending a couple's spa package while our room was being prepared. The recommendation was perfect and it wound up being one of the most romantic spa days I've ever had. This... More 

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HSTGM, General Manager at Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your lovely review of Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa Hotel. I am very happy that you had such a wonderful time with us. It is always great to read such a “romantic” review. We really proud ourselves of working to ensure Santa Teresa Hotel remains our guests’ home away from home, and I am delighted... More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Bar dos Descasados
Bar dos Descasados
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar, French, International, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Santa Teresa M Gallery by Sofitel, in the heart of Santa Teresa neighborhood, offers direct access to the economic hubs of the city, such as Avenida Rio Branco, Botafogo beach, Marina da Gloria, only 10 minutes away from Santos Dumont Airport. It is also close to all the main tourist attractions, such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Lapa district, Ruins park, Selaron steps, Santa Teresa tram, plus Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijuca beaches. It has 44 rooms beautifully decorated with Brazilian design furniture, connected to gardens filled with exotic plants and birds, Le Spa, a serenity escape in the middle of Rio de Janeiro, a pool with a breathtaking view of the city, our Bar dos Descasados, known for receiving a loyal and cool crowd , and last but not least Restaurant Tereze with its contemporary Brazilian gastronomy, ranked as one of the best hotel’s restaurants of Rio de Janeiro. Extras of this hotel Hotel Santa Teresa is a hotel boutique with only 44 apartments and suites, 2 meeting rooms allocating up to 120 people, space and advisory for weddings and social events, pool lounge area, bar, restaurant and spa services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel

Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil (Formerly Hotel Santa Teresa)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $333 - $866 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais And Chateaux
Santa Teresa Hotel
Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery By Sofitel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#11 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#21 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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