Hotel Santa Teresa
Hotel Santa Teresa

Hotel Santa Teresa

Historical hotel set on an ancient coffee farm on top of a hill overlooking the charming and romantic village of Santa Teresa. This 5 star hideaway is frequented by international celebrities.

Hotel Santa Teresa Highlights

This ancient and historical hotel is set in the hilly area just outside of the beachfront areas of Rio, in a remote village called Santa Teresa. Hotel Santa Teresa is an idyllic urban retreat located on a coffee farm dating back to 1850. This refined and sophisticated hotel has maintained part of its original architecture from centuries ago. Constructed from wood and stone, the layout is a fascinating maze of small caverns and carefully built arches.

Hotel Santa Teresa offers surrounding views of the city centre, the village and Guanabara Bay. The village of Santa Teresa is dripping with romance, offering a network of cobbled streets, cute houses and elegant mansions - a true Brazilian village that's both chic and artsy.

Not only is Hotel Santa Teresa perfectly positioned on a hill with spectacular surrounds, but the actual grounds of the hotel also offer their own lush surrounds. Palm trees and heavy greenery gives the hotel a tropical paradise feel, and provides the perfect retreat in Rio.

There are 6 room types in this bohemian enclave which include superior rooms, deluxe rooms, junior suites and master suites. An attractive loft room offers panoramic views over the surrounding mountains. There's a gourmet restaurant on site, and a swimming pool complete with a relaxed pool bar.

Hotel Saint Teresa has played host to a stream of celebrities, including the likes of Alicia Keys, Robert Plant and Amy Winehouse. The highly qualified staff at Hotel Santa Teresa offer a discerning and exclusive service to their guests; just perfect for celebrities and discerning travellers.

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Useful Information
  • A luxury bohemian enclave adorned with expensive art works.
  • The hotel is a converted historical mansion.
  • Wedding night and relaxation packages available.
  • Spa treatments have been voted as the city’s best spa experience.
  • The MGallery Gourmet experience offers an exhilarating fine dining session at Térèze restaurant.
  • A romantic private dinner at the pool can be arranged.
  • The pool lounge overlooks Guanabara Bay, and has an award-winning cocktail and drinks menu.
  • The activities on offer are unique and include anything from Caipirinha making workshops to sailboat trips through the Guanabara Bay.

Hotel Santa Teresa Activities

Hotel Teresa offers unique experiences in the inviting neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, one of which includes a tantalising Caipirinha workshop. Yet another interesting tour is the Brazilian coffee workshop, which provides an opportunity for you to experience the local coffee of the area.

The hotel has a relationship with accredited local guides who provide informative walking tours of the neighbourhood, with visits to contemporary art studios.

For the adventurous at heart, there is the Rio helicopter experience and a sailboat trip through the exquisite Guanabara Bay at the sunset.

Foodies need not step further than the hotel, because the Tereze restaurant offers a whirlwind gourmet experience.

Popular activities in the surrounding area include the Selarón steps, mosaic decorated steps bordering the Lapa neighbourhood; the Tram do Santa Teresa that provides a tram trip through the cobbled streets; and exploring the outlying beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

We also recommend that you visit the Christ the Redeemer statue adorning the peak of Corcovado mountain, take the cableway up to Sugarloaf mountain and explore the trails of Tijuca National Park.

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