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MGallery Santa Teresa

Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

A stylish, design-led boutique hotel, located away from the buzz of Rio de Janeiro city, with great views and awarded dining options. A hotel with a distinctive Brazilian identity, one of the nicest places to stay in Rio to relax

Location: MGallery Santa Teresa is located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s charming historic quarter of Santa Teresa, surrounded by gardens, tropical patios, palm trees and fruit trees. Often referred to as the “Montmartre of Rio”, Santa Teresa is a mix of cobblestone streets, colonial houses and panoramic views. Just 5 minutes walk from the house you can enjoy a plethora of bars and restaurants, cultural centres and museums. 

How to get here: Fly to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and take a road transfer of around 30 min. The nearest Metro is Gloria station. Rio’s main attractions are a short taxi ride away. 

Structure: The hotel is placed in a historic coffee farm dating back to 1850, overlooking the Guanabara Bay and the city’s mountains. The hotel offers 44 luxurious accommodations.  There are two categories of rooms: superior rooms and deluxe rooms (with balcony). The superior rooms have a tropical design and may overlook the city, the gardens or the hotel courtyard. The deluxe rooms (with balcony) have a modern décor, they are also a little larger and enjoy a private outdoor balcony. The original style of the property has been preserved. A refined decoration tells stories of Brazilian culture and presents pieces by Brazilian artists such as Zemog, Sérgio Rodrigues, Artesanato 5 Irmãos (Vila Carassa) and others. In addition, the hotel also features a renowned gastronomy from the Térèze restaurant, Bar dos Descasados, swimming pool with panoramic views and Le Spa, a serene haven that contrasts with the busy pace of Rio de Janeiro.

Why staying here: If you are looking for a peaceful escape from the madness of Rio and want to be close to many cultural sights, this hotel is a great choice. Located in the ‘arty’ heart of the ‘Marvellous City’, a few minutes’ walk from the Sélaron Steps right in the heart of Santa Teresa, this boutique property is suitable for honeymooners, families and anyone who is looking for a luxurious treat. Despite being further from the beach, there is a big pool to cool off and the pool lounge is very relaxing and spacious. You can enjoy some pamper time at the spa, after a full day of sightseeing. Enjoy fabulous sunsets over the city on the open terrace. At the weekend they have live jazz music and DJ sessions at the bar which is a great opportunity to take part in some Brazilian festivities!

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