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We stayed at the first 2 nights of our holiday in Rio at Mama Ruisa. It's really a quiet and nice old house, beautifully furbished with just 8 rooms and a very large living room. Nothing to do with a modern anonymous hotel. Breakfast was...More
Mama Ruisa is a lovely small hotel in the interesting historic area of Santa Teresa. Great location for wandering around high above the Rio coastline. Good bars and restaurants within a few minutes walking. Easy taxi ride down to the beaches and other Rio highlights....More
We stayed 4 nights the week before Carnaval and could have been more in love with Mama Ruisa! Ask for the Amazon room - which is conveniently located close to the pool. More of a stylish home, Mama Ruisa is like staying with chic friends...More
We stayed for three nights in Mama Ruisa during carnival. The hotel and it's staff are simply amazing! Our room was very spacious and clean. Breakfast was excellent and the location of the hotel is very convenient in cozy Santa Teresa. Not cheap but definetely...More
We stayed at Mama Ruisa for four nights. We did not know much about the Santa Teresa area before booking, but staying here turned out to be a great experience.
We should mention that this not your average hotel - it is in fact a...More
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US$122 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.