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The Santa Teresa Hotel RJ is now under the MGallery by Sofitel umbrella.
The hotel is located in the heart of the historical district of Santa Teresa and boasts wonderful views of Guanabara Bay below.
There are 44 rooms in total and their tropical design is reflected in the ambience of the entire hotel, where natural materials are used throughout - the doors are constructed of the seven noble woods of Brazil and elements such as the linens, lime stone and Portuguese tiles evoke Brazil's colonial era.
There is a wonderful pool with those superb views, and guests can relax in the hotel's own Spa. The hotel's restaurant, Tereze, showcases excellent modern Brazilian fare.
Why we love it
For Caipirinhas, the perfect spot is in Bar dos Descasados or on its adjacent terrace, the bar is constructed under the arches of the restored slave quarters, with quirky pieces of art by local artists adorning its exposed brick walls.