Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery by Sofitel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Chic hotel in artistic neighborhood and a favorite of visiting celebrities
  • Rio’s only Relais & Châteaux property
  • Glam pool has a Veuve Clicquot champagne bar
  • Near tourist attractions including Christ the Redeemer and Escadaria Selarón

"Probably the finest boutique hotel in Rio" -- Lonely Planet


Map & Directions

The hotel is 45 minutes from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport. Visitors can expect to pay approximately $15 in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Perched in the hills overlooking Rio de Janeiro’s world famous beaches, the Hotel Santa Teresa is nestled in a charming bohemian neighborhood on an 18th century coffee plantation. The Santa Teresa area is a charming alternative to the beach, filled with cobblestone streets, colonial mansions and ateliers, and a favorite of local artists as well as visiting celebrities including Richard Branson, Snoop Dogg and Alanis Morissette.

Surrounded by rain forest, the property is decorated with Brazilian art set against unparalleled views of the city, mountains and Guanabara Bay. Natural elements embellish the hotel’s interior as well with reclaimed wood, tropical plants and bamboo incorporated into the rustic-chic design. Guestrooms have white walls, wood furnishings and cool touches like silk drapes, shuttered windows and slate showers to combat the South American heat. Rooms are equipped with LCD televisions, free Wi-Fi, king size beds, marble tubs and some have private verandas.

Térèze, the on-site restaurant serving Brazilian-French fusion, is considered one of the best restaurants in Rio. A wide terrace lined with canopied chaises embraces the pool and the adjacent Veuve Clicquot champagne bar is set against a backdrop of Rio’s skyline. The hotel’s spa offers outdoor treatment rooms, a relaxation area and saunas.

The concierge can arrange diverse excursions from helicopter tours over the city to rock climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain. 

From the press:
  • "Location is ideal area for travelers keen to discover Rio's artistic side" -- Fodor's
  • "One of the most tranquil locations to be found in the city" -- TimeOut Rio de Janeiro
  • "An eclectic mix of indigenous art and modern Brazilian design" -- Frommer’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: BRL 80 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Tourism fee: BRL 7 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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