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High up on the quiet hillside of Rio’s bohemian neighbourhood Santa Teresa, this restored mansion is a tranquil oasis that exudes sophistication. With only 44 rooms, Hotel Santa Teresa is a boutique-style retreat with tropical gardens and views across the city to Guanabara Bay.
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Wander the cobblestone streets of the artistic neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, full of colonial mansions, artists’ workshops and charming little boutiques. Visit museums and art ateliers, take part in cultural activities or soak up the bohemian atmosphere from one of the area’s many bustling cafes.
Catch the last historic tram of Rio to explore the cities centre or head up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue. If the sun is shining, take the tram to Copacabana or Ipanema beach for an afternoon in the sun.
After a day exploring the city, return to the hotel for a moment of rest. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the spa or sip on a cocktail by the pool as you watch the sun go down over Rio.
Enjoy an intimate dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Térèze, then head to Lapa for an evening of samba.
Santa Teresa Hotel RJ-MGallery by Sofitel is located in the Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro. Connected to downtown Rio by tram, this charming neighbourhood has winding, cobbled streets lined with quirky cocktail bars, restaurants and artists’ studios.
The hotel is only a 15 minute drive from Santos Dumont Airport and a 35 minute drive from Galeao Airport. There are direct flights to Rio de Janeiro from Brazilian cities such as São Paulo, Florianopolis and Salvador.
Rio de Janeiro has plenty to offer throughout the year.
During spring (September to November) and summer (December to March), there’s plenty of sunshine and little rain.
For a buzzing atmosphere, visit at New Year or during Carnival (February or March).