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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had the hotel to organise a taxi to pick us up, it might be more expensive but well worth it as some drivers don't know the location very well. Rio isn't somewhere you want to get lost in. Having said that Santa Teresa isn't the same as any other area. It is magical. The bars and resterants are brilliant... More 

Thank Patricia G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a marvellous place to stay. I can of course, repeat all that's already been said about it: Amazing views, wonderful staff, delicious caipirinhas, fabulous jacuzzi and pool, lovely amenities. But I've not found much mention of the building itself. It calls itself a guest house but has the romantic grandeur and design of a colonial mansion. This imaginative... More 

1 Thank NicerYen
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The view is great. The spot is nice. The building is kind of old. But not a charming old, it is old needing some recovery. But if you get a discount and you are with a car (rented, yours or borrowed) it's a place to consider. The breakfast was nothing but regular.

1 Thank Carlos Gustavo R
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the 3 first nights of our trip. Antonella and Paulo are really welcoming people. The rooms are comfortable and clean. All the people working here are nice even if they don't speak English except Antonella (English) and Paulo (French and English). They will solution all your turistics issues and give you some tips about what to... More 

Thank ChookChooky
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The good.- The view is great and there is plenty of peace and quiet. This place is a mile or two out of the (charming) neighborhood known as Santos Teresa. The bad. - It is isolated. Do not think you can stroll off for a bite to eat, or that a taxi will come out and find you. The ugly.-... More 

Thank Chris W
's-Heerenberg, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

we had the large bedroom(10 x 4 mtr open) with private XL balcony. waking up with sunshine on the balcony and simply enjoying the view. from the room you have full view to Rio. even from the shower! very good and large bed. nice breakfast in guesthouse atmosphere. all is relaxted here! possibilities to order all kind of meals and... More 

1 Thank Patrick d
Washington DC
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362 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Note that most of the great reviews for this place are from 2013 or prior. Maybe the place was different back then. So, I waited a good 9 months before posting this review, to see if I would feel less strongly about our horrible stay at this establishment. I do not. I have only ONE good thing to say about... More 

5 Thank Matars_Z
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This hotel is very well run and in a beautiful neighborhood of Rio. Some cab drivers were reluctant to drop us off so bring a map and the address. Antonella is very welcoming. The rooms could use a new coat of paint but overall it's a great spot.

1 Thank maryruss3
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We spent three nights here and had the place more or less to ourselves. Clean room, good and quiet air conditioning and cozy atmosphere. Antonella was very nice and helpful, speaks good english and makes a mean caipirinha. The place is a bit out of the way but if you want to escape the hustle and noise of the inner... More 

1 Thank Nicholas S
Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

A beautiful B&B which I would name one of the city's best viewpoints. The Sugar Loaf to your left, Corcovado to your right – isn't it the best way to start your Rio adventures?! The hotel itself is very pleasant – quite and homy atmosphere, cosy shared area and simple clean rooms. Breakfast was also quite good, freshly pressed juice... More 

Thank Anastasya V

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighbourhood Profile
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Altos de Santa Teresa Guest House is located 4 km from Arcos da Lapa and 6 km from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Santos Dumont Airport is 20min and Galeao 40min. The hotel offers Wi-Fi internet at no additional cost. The suites are equipped with air conditioning, LCD cable TV, minibar, digital safe, hair dryer, closet and large bathroom. Facilities include free private parking, maid service, heated pool and whirlpool. The breakfast can be enjoyed in the main lounge or on the deck overlooking the Sugar Loaf, Christ Redeemer and Guanabara Bay. Serves a Brazilian buffet with different varieties. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Altos de Santa Teresa

Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 3476, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20 241-260, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM387 - RM871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Altos de Santa Teresa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Take the room with balcony. costs almost to nothing extra. you will not regret!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 398patrickd, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Keep away. Do not choose a room. In fact, RUN AWAY”
  • My guess as to when this area was cleaned last?  Months.
  • see this gap -it will never close. Bugs LOVE it.
  • leaking toilet - note material on walls, on hose.
  • Filth, stain, liquid, all along wall, base board- drips everywhere.
  • Hello cobwebs covered in years of dust.
  • Maybe a coke exploded:Mattress covered w/light brown stains
  • Dirt, dust, stain-the foot of this table cleaned....never.
 of 5 bubbles Matars_Z, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The suit on the first floor is fantastic, with a very large room, open bathroom and huge balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Noelsy77, 27 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Again, don't expect too much on the bedrooms themselves... shared areas, location are great and the view is unforgettable”
 of 5 bubbles stanislas_11, 2 May 2013 | Read review
“we went for a master suite (the one without the view). very spacious room. not sure what the others were like as we did not see them, so not sure if it was worth the extra or not.”
  • master suite
 of 5 bubbles Paul_Yvonne, 9 Jun 2012 | Read review
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