Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel is a gorgeous boutique hotel with picturesque views over Rio's most up and coming quarter. Beautiful, individual rooms are complemented by a lovely outdoor pool and one of the best restaurants in the city.

At a Glance

  • One of Rio's most stunning boutique hotels with bags of character and beautiful decor

  • Lovely outdoor pool and gardens with views out across Rio's rooftops towards Guanabara Bay

  • Located in the up and coming Portuguese colonial heart of the city, an interesting area to stroll around and explore the historic charms

  • Really funky bar and enjoy innovative Brazilian cuisine at the Tereze

  • Plenty of authentic restaurants within easy reach such as the open air Aprazivel, which has lovely views over the city

Culture, Honeymoon, , Spa & health

Insider's View

The views are worth the price alone. Just stroll through the beautiful gardens filled with gnarled trees, monkeys and hummingbirds, to have Rio at your feet.

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Hotel Santa Teresa Rio, an old colonial fazenda located right in the heart of historic Santa Teresa district, is a member of the new MGallery brand by Sofitel and is wonderful addition to the hotel scene in Rio. Occupying a listed nineteenth-century mansion perched high over Guanabara Bay, the Santa Teresa evokes a by-gone Brazil from the golden age of coffee and cocoa plantations.

The rooms and suites at Hotel Santa Teresa Rio are spacious, individually decorated and showcase the various regions of Brazil in their décor, from tropical linens to Portuguese ceramic tiles, and indigenous arts and crafts. Most rooms have balconies with views to die for over Guanabara Bay, the Organ Mountains or Corcovado, and there are tranquil gardens where hummingbirds, toucans and monkeys feast on the fruits and flowers.

A delightful pool area with sun-loungers is the perfect spot to relax and there is also a first class spa featuring Ofuro baths, Hammam saunas and beauty treatments using the eco-Amazonian brand Natura. The gourmet restaurant, run by French chef Damien Montecer, offers a fusion of cuisines from around the world and has become renowned across Rio. Nearby are wonderfully eclectic restaurants, bars and ateliers where you will gain an insight into the bohemian Rio.


Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel boasts 44 exquisite guest rooms and suites of between 30-120m2. There is a distinct tropical theme throughout which is complimented by the artwork of Brazilian interior designers to give a luxurious and chic feel. Many of the rooms have stunning views of the city and Guanabara Bay.


Children are welcome at Hotel Santa Teresa Rio. Babysitting can be arranged on request and a special children's menu is available in the restaurant. Some connecting rooms are available.


Hotel Santa Teresa Rio has an outdoor swimming pool with loungers, set amongst lovely gardens. Other facilities include a bar, a fabulous restaurant, a spa and Jacuzzi.

Tereze restaurant, which overlooks the treetops and colonial houses, serves delicious regional dishes which can be complimented by a choice of 200 wines.


The Hotel Santa Teresa is a great base for exploring the wonderful city of Rio, one of the highlights of any trip to Brazil. A variety of excursions can be arranged, to the famous Corcovado monument, Sugar Loaf, the Tijuca forest and the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa.

Location & Directions

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Located on rue Almirante Alexandrino in the Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro. Hotel Santa Teresa is close to the business district and a short drive from Sugarloaf mountain, Tijuca Forest, and Ipanema beach, the location has the rare skill of serving work and pleasure trips.

When to go

Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.

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