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Mama Ruisa

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked two different areas of rio to stay after meeting a couple of locals in my home country who advised me to stay in Ipanema. I was going to stay the whole time at mamas because I love all things character and old, but they advised me Ipanema was way better for me - what a shame I listened...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mama Ruisa is a very charming hotel: close to the Gloria metro, with a glorious view to the Rio bay, it is exquisitely decorated. Full of art and antiques, quiet and inspiring, the place is gorgeous. Service is swift and very nice. Highly recommended!

Thank Ameliebouan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this establishment were incredible. Jean Michel has created a beautiful space and is an incredible host. Pauline was delightful, gave us a fantastic tour, made us feel instantly welcome and curated everything for us down to recommending specific dishes at specific restaurants. Alessandra and the rest of the staff were incredibly gracious and accommodating. How many hotels...

1Thank Martin B
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We loved staying at Mama Ruisa. The hotel is beautiful, the location great and the staff is so very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to coming back here soon. A small gem in the heart of Santa Teresa

Thank christina25887
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed at Mama Ruisa for four nights, and what a pleasure it has been! The owner - Jean-Michel is the warmest, friendliest and most wonderful host, while team: Alexandra, Leo, Rafael are always there to make sure you have the best stay. The Villa is situated on the hills of Santa Teresa - a hip and trendy historical neighborhood...

Thank EranLondon
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Absolutely beautiful, small hotel in a beautifully renovated villa, very stylish rooms, amazing view, perfect service. For us, it was not only the most beautiful place in Rio, but the most beautiful place we ever stayed at. I fully recommend Mama Ruisa, classy and cozy at the same time.

Thank Stef_1718
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This small boutique hotel is so cool! The large rooms are such a relaxing treat with a artful decor and very comfortable beds. The location in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa is the by far the best place to stay in Rio. You can visit the beach easily, but you'll find that being at Mama Ruisa better. There you can...

Thank tructhon44
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wonderfully tranquil home-away-from-home in Rio's most charming neighborhood. Beautifully large, sunlit rooms with unique, stylish decor from several decades of Brazilian design sprinkled with hand-picked artifacts of times past. Wake up to the stunning views of the city, the Sugarloaf and the Guanabara Bay. Lush, tropical garden, a swimming pool and cozy corners with pillows invite to relax and listen...

Thank Gioia D
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Our stay (4 nights) at Mama Ruisa was the amazing highlight of our 2 weeks trip through Brazil. Beautifully located in Santa Teresa this boutique hotel in an old colonial building comes with a stunning view (!!!) and very spacious, individually decorated rooms. The owner of the hotel - Jean Michel- has a fantastic and exquisite taste of interior style...

Thank Felix Florian H
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This boutique hotel is the essence of pleasure. The rooms are spacious and wonderfully furnished. The staff deliver high and personal service anytime. We had booked 2 nights from Friday to Sunday, but we were granted late check-out until 8.00 PM as our flight was at 11 PM. You will not regret staying at this hotel.

Thank Henrik D

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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: $213 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mama Ruisa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Book the room on the main floor with the balcony! The view is outstanding.”
 of 5 bubbles EranLondon, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all fine”
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