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Hotel Santa Teresa
Why we like it
- 40 individually decorated guestrooms
- Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets
- 24-hour room service or Hotel restaurant
- Meeting room space available
This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Ruins Park and Guinle Park.
The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb
- TW, London
Rio's hippest new neighbourhood, the bohemian district of Santa Teresa boasts superb panoramic views over the city, harbour and bay of Rio and is close to Tijuca forest and the Statue of Christ at Corcovado. Old colonial buildings are being restored to create an arty district away from the tourists and bustle of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches for those looking for a quiet retreat.
The Hotel Santa Teresa was a historical coffee plantation mansion, now restored with charm and sophistication as a tranquil boutique hotel with tropical gardens, pool, complete Natura SPA, a lounge bar which we would say was one of the most romantic in Rio de Janeiro and Térèze Restaurant with Franco-Brazilian gastronomy by Chef Damien Montecer. The decoration and architecture design of the hotel was inspired by the golden ages of coffee and cocoa, incorporating tropical woods, natural materials and indigenous crafts with contemporary design by Brazilian designers.
Best time to be there
Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.
Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)
14 hours 15 minutes
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area
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