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La Suite

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A glamorous cliff side retreat, La Suite is located in an exclusive area of Rio de Janeiro, with spectacular views of the coastline. La Suite is a fresh, luxury alternative to some of the city's larger, more mainstream hotels.

At a Glance

  • Located in one of Rio's most exclusive neighborhoods

  • Two pools including a gorgeous infinity pool and panoramic terrace

  • Cliffside boutique hotel

  • Ultra-stylish bedrooms

  • With just seven rooms it feels intimate and personal

  • 20 minute drive from Leblon and Ipanema

Beach, Culture, Honeymoon, Parties & events

Insider's View

One of Rio's best kept secrets is very close to La Suite. Joatinga beach is small but perfectly formed, and a great spot to watch the surfers strut their stuff.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to La Suite or take a look at our itineraries to Rio de Janeiro


La Suite is a serene, luxury guest house located around 20 minutes beyond Ipanema, in Rio's exclusive Joatinga neighborhood. The hotel has an amazing 180° view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cagarras Islands, Corcovado and of course Rio de Janeiro's many beaches.

The guest house, decorated with flair and flamboyance, witty touches and objets d’art throughout, consists of just seven suites, each painted a different shade, from acid green to lavender, with hugely luxurious bathrooms clad in matching marble. All have private terraces with sea views and there are two pools and a decking area, perfect for relaxing. Breakfasts here are divine and, with a little notification, lunch and dinner can be prepared for you by Angelique, the hotel chef.

A very short drive away is one of Rio’s best kept secrets - the beach at Joatinga set in a small cove (a private beach within walking distance), where Rio’s coolest surfers ride the Atlantic rollers. There is a variety of other activities to enjoy during your stay including water sports, beach paragliding, water-skiing, jet-skiing and kite surfing, as well as exploring the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Rio de Janeiro.


La Suite has just seven luxury suites, with some fantastic ocean and city views and each individually designed with a unique color theme and the most elegant of furnishings. All suites feature private patios, dressing rooms, marble bathrooms, king beds and iPod docking station.


Children are welcome at La Suite although there are no formal facilities for children, other than babysitting, which can be arranged on request. The Pink Suite is a good choice for a family traveling with one child as an extra bed can be accommodated in the alcove.


La Suite has two pools, one by the terrace, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, and the other a 20 meter long infinity pool overlooking the ocean, with a deck with deckchairs and a pool house. An intercom with the kitchen means guests can order drinks and snacks without needing to leave the pool area. Gourmet lunches and dinners can be arranged on request and are served on the panoramic terrace or in the private dining room, according to the guests' wishes.


There is so much to see and do in Rio. From La Suite one can visit the city's iconic sights including Sugar Loaf Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado and the historical and arty quarter of Santa Teresa to name but a few.

Location & Directions

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

La Suite is located around the bay high up in the hills above Rio de Janeiro, in Joatinga, one of the city's most exclusive quarters. The house is 5 minutes from Sao Conrado, which is known for its fabulous shopping, and 20 minutes by car from the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema.

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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to La Suite or take a look at our itineraries to Rio de Janeiro

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