Vila Santa Teresa

R. Alm. Alexandrino, 2305, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Santa Teresa

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  • Public Spaces20
  • Service19
  • Overall20
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Hotel Description

The standard locations for luxury hotels in Rio are Copacabana and Ipanema, but it’s safe to say that Vila Santa Teresa is anything but standard. This is no waterfront tower but a modernist mansion occupying what might be the last private estate within Rio’s city limits, high on a hilltop in the elevated Santa Teresa neighborhood, with appropriately jaw-dropping views, from Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain down to the waters of Guanabara Bay.

The estate has been in the Monteiro de Carvalhos family for very nearly a century, but it’s only recently that they brought their expertise as hoteliers and designers to bear on it. The hotel’s staff are drawn from longtime estate staffers — yes, it’s clear the Monteiro de Carvalhos are not exactly ordinary — and the upshot is that you’ll feel more than a little bit like, well, like the sort of person who might live in a fully staffed mansion in an Edenic hilltop estate.

With just seven rooms and suites, the Vila Santa Teresa experience is necessarily an exclusive one. You’ll find little traditional luxury-hotel formality, but you’ll lack for nothing in terms of comfort, and the atmosphere would be impossible to match. Just don’t be surprised if you find that, after this, a normal luxury hotel just doesn’t do it for you anymore.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 7 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Please note: Children cannot be accommodated at Vila Santa Teresa. A non-refundable 50% deposit of the total is required as a guarantee at time of booking from a valid credit card. In the case of cancellation or no-show, this 50% of the total reservation rate will be retained. Reservation changes are allowed subject to availability and to a supplement charge to the Published Rate. Payment received in a foreign currency will be converted to BRL at the prevailing exchange rate.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Please note: Children cannot be accommodated at Vila Santa Teresa. A non-refundable 50% deposit of the total is required as a guarantee at time of booking from a valid credit card. In the case of cancellation or no-show, this 50% of the total reservation rate will be retained. Reservation changes are allowed subject to availability and to a supplement charge to the Published Rate. Payment received in a foreign currency will be converted to BRL at the prevailing exchange rate.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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