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Hotel Santa Teresa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After three years of restoration and repair, Hotel Santa Teresa , formerly the Guimaraes Fazenda, reopens its doors, in the heart of the historical and cultural Rio de Janeiro.
Hotel Santa Teresa has now been included in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Hot List Hotels 2009. A very refined " tropical design", inspired by Brazil colonial, african and indigenian roots, arts and cultures. Natural materials, tropical woods like Canela, Imbuia, Peroba, Ypês, burnt ciments on the floors, line painted walls, golden and dark natural slates, coconut, banana or bacaba fibers, have been used in the design project to offer a unique travel into the brazilian soul from a contemporary sight. On each individual or social space of the hotel Santa Teresa, furniture and art have been created for the hotel by Brazilian artists and designers such as Sérgio Rodriguez, Rock Lane, Carassas, Oficina de Agosto, or even Zemog. Hotel Santa Teresa has 40 personalized spacious rooms and suites, between 30 and 120 square meters, most with balconies and panoramic views over the Rio de Janeiro Bay, the Teresopolis Mountains and the Christ Redeemer.
On the patios and gardens, palm trees and century old Mangos, in the middle of scented jasmines, are visited daily by toucans, parrots and monkeys. Sun bathed all day long, the green slate swimming pool of Hotel Santa Teresa, just beside the Jacuzzi, is an ideal spot to enjoy the great views of the Rio de Janeiro Bay. In a sophisticated natural and zen environment, decorated with natural fibers, woods and fabrics, Le Spa by Natura was specially created for the relaxation of its customers, offering treatments from amazonian seeds, flowers and roots to balance the body, soul and mind.
The Térèze Restaurant is the newest gastronomic venue of the city of Rio de Janeiro. A restaurant offering flavors from a "cuisine du monde", headed by the Executive Chef Damien Montecer, responsible for the most renowned restaurants in Rio de Janeiro and a vast worldwide experience. The Lounge Bar dos Descasados is an ideal place for drinks with friends, for romantic couples and for all that toast to life.

In a sophisticated environment, decorated with natural materials such as coconut fibers and reforestation woods, LE SPA, was specially created for the relaxation of its customers offering treatments to balance the body, soul and energy. The organic architecture and design pieces from Studio Vitty offers to its visitors a mix o peace and harmony. LE SPA, in partnership with the eco-Amazonian brand NATURA, has developed an exclusive line of natural treatments and therapeutic massages. With four massage rooms, a steam sauna with two ambient and a large area of relaxation.

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Hotel Santa Teresa is located in Santa Teresa, one of the most picturesque quarters of Rio de Janeiro, with many old mansions from the 19th and 20th century, art and history museums, art and painting shops. A privileged view over the Guanabara Bay, has as its center the Guimaraes Square. With a simple access to all of Rio de Janeiro's attractions, such as the statue of Cristo Redentor Corcovado – Christ The Redeemer - (5 km), the Pan de Azucar – the Sugar Loaf - (9 km), Copacabana and Ipanema Beach (20 min drive).

Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660, 2024126 Santa Teresa, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro Map

Rooms Info

Superior Room

Description: Averaging 290sqft, the Superior room offers king or twin size beds, air conditioning, mini bar, LCD TV and wireless internet connection. Design furniture by Rock Lane and Carassas. Tropical Ypé wood floors, dark and green bathroom. City and Garden views.

Occupancy: 2 Adults

Deluxe Room

Description: Averaging 375 sqft, the Deluxe apartments offer king size or two twin beds, air conditioning, mini bar, LCD TV, wireless internet connection. Design furniture by Rock Lane and Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues armchairs. Burnt cement bathtubs. Some with vast outdoors verandas.

Occupancy: 2 Adults

Junior Suite

Description: Averaging of 430 sqft and beautiful views over the mountains the Junior Suite offers a living room, king size or two twin Canopy beds, air conditioning, mini bar, LCD TV, DVD player and wireless internet connection. Separate sitting area. Best furniture by Rock Lane, Sergio Rodrigues, Carassas, arts by Zemog and Oficina de Agosto.

Occupancy: 2 Adults

Master Suite

Description: Averaging 640 sqft and magnificent views over the mountains, the Master Suite offers a living room, king size beds, Corian bath tub designed by Studio Vitty, air conditioning, mini bar, LCD TV, DVD player and wireless internet. Floors with rare tropical Imbuia and Canela woods. Separate sitting area. Best furniture by Rock Lane, Sergio Rodrigues, Carassas, arts by Zemog and Oficina de Agosto.

Occupancy: 2 Adults

Restaurants & Beverage Facilities

Térèze Restaurant

Description: The Térèze, today recognized as one of the best restaurants in the city, offers a sofisticated and relaxing environment. Executive Chef Damien Montecer created Brazilian Contemporary Cuisine with French touch, using only local and fresh ingredients. Decorated with pieces from Rock Lane, using demolition material, a comfortable and embracing light and an amazing view over the rooftops of Santa Teresa, the Térèze offers a vast selection of wines “du monde” and the opportunity of enjoying pleasant and memorable moments surrounded by nature.

Bar dos Descasados Lounge

Description: The LOUNGE, Bar dos Descasados, opened under the arches of the restored slave quarters and with art pieces specially designed by ZEMOG, is an ideal place for drinks amongst friends. For the romantic couples and for all that toast to life, the most remarkable moment is the sunset view from its balcony, where one is able to drink a special caipirinha served with the best “cachaças” and a selection of wine from our cellar. Opened everyday from 12:00 till 00:00 the LOUNGE Bar dos Descsados offers light lunch options, drinks, “cachaça” tasting, appetizers and exotic snacks always in close complicity with the cult of friendship and romance!

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room 49

Meeting Room Facilities: Audio/Visual Equipment, Catering, Internet Connectivity WI FI.

Type: Square

Capacity: 25 people maximum

Meeting Room 660

Type: Square

Capacity: 50 people maximum

* No Booking Fees

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Hotel Santa Teresa Location Map

Hotel Santa Teresa Location Map

Near the Hotel

  • Christ Redeemer Statue - Corcovado 9.0KM
  • Lapa - Best of Rio´s nightlife 2.0KM
  • Copacabana Beach 8.0KM
  • Historical and Cultural neighborhood 1.0KM
  • Sugar Loaf 8.0KM

Services & Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baggage Hold
  • Ballroom
  • Bar: Alcoholic drinks
  • Bar: Soft drinks
  • Bar: Light Snack
  • Business Center
  • Breakfast: Continental
  • Breakfast: Full
  • Room service for Breakfast
  • Butler Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Evening Turn Down Service
  • Fax Service
  • 24h Frontdesk
  • Garden/Terrace
  • Gay Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Maid Service Daily
  • Masseuse
  • Printer/ PC available
  • Poolside Services
  • Porter/Bellmen
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool (outdoor)
  • Executive/VIP Services
  • Wake up Calls
  • Wifi Area

On Request

  • Babysitting/child Services
  • Business Services
  • Dietician
  • Doctor On Call/Medical Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage storage
  • Photo Copy Service
  • Shuttle
  • Excursions and tours
  • Tour Desk
  • Valet Parking

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Safety Features

  • 24 Hour Security