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The French owners of this boutique property believe that personalized service is paramount to maximising the Brazilian experience whilst staying in Rio de Janeiro.

This is a wonderful, luxurious mansion house perched on the hillside of the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, offering breathtaking views of Sugarloaf and the bay below. At only 15 minutes from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 10 minutes to Rio's historic centre and Lapa, the heart of the samba bars and cabarets, this guest house is perfectly suited to those wanting the best of all worlds: relaxation, culture, activity and an interesting evening.

This brand new guest house has an exotic Brazilian feel, combined with a unique and modern french touch. All the modern designed, luxurious rooms have unique designs with unusual photography and sculptures, sourced from all over Brazil and look on to the stunning view of the bay. The swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and birds of paradise, is an ideal location to relax and allow the attentive staff of Mama Ruisa to meet your every need.

Why We Love It

An exotic combination of all things Brazilian colliding beautifully with the French culture, to produce an unusual yet fantastic hotel.

Ollie, Original Traveller

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