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Mama Ruisa

421 reviews
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Room & Suite (75)
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jean michel”(47 reviews)
“santa teresa”(93 reviews)
“french owner”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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4.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsjean michelsanta teresafrench ownercharming boutique hotelrooms are hugeguanabara bayold mansiona wonderful place to stayour honeymooncobbled streetsfresh fruitpool areaexperience riogloria metrothe ground floorjunior suitesmall hotel
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

This is a perfect place to explore Santa Teresa. If you choose to leave. There is a lovely little pool, balconies and beautiful public spaces to sit and read or contemplate the fascinating art that is everywhere. We had the Carmen Miranda room on the...More

1  Thank Judy W
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Mama Ruisa a lot and would always recommend it. We travel a lot and with high expectations for unique and charming places to stay, not the big hotels, but places with atmosphere. Mama Ruisa offers exactly that. It was a...More

1  Thank mandk96
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Mama Ruisa is a brilliant little gem in the middle of Rio. The entire team makes you feel at home and welcome. I simply cannot think about anything that was not up to the standard I expected: the bed was good, the shower well equipped,...More

1  Thank Guille-NL
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I loved staying at Mama Ruisa. Loved the whimsical and eclectic interiors. Loved the variety of views from vistas of cable cars on Sugarloaf to gazing at a wall sprouting orchids while floating in the pool. I loved the tropical breezes sifting through the house...More

Thank Nellie D
Reviewed 15 December 2014

The grounds were beautiful. The staff was friendly. This boutique hotel is centrally located, near (driving) to the convention center, copacobana and walking distance to shops/restaurants and historic sites. My room had a beautiful view of sugarloaf mountain.

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
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US$126 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$126 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (283)
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Pool & Beach (40)
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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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"we had the rom closest to the pool"
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"The superior rooms have balconies with an amazing city view"
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