Vila Santa Teresa Hotel

Relax and enjoy stunning views over Rio

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Through the gates, past the palms, down the drive, to the last private estate in Rio, owned by the Monteiro de Carvalho family. From the modernist 1970s windows of this intimate haven the eye sweeps across pool and emerald treetops to Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain and the bay beyond. The setting is breathtaking. 


Offering a year-round rooftop pool, spa, sun soaked terrace, restaurant and incredible views over Rio, it's not hard to see why Vila Santa Teresa has a reputation as one of the best hotels in all of Brazil. Whilst it may be one of the world’s most luxurious small hotels, it instead feels like the house of a rather wealthy friend. The staff, who’ve been with the family for 20 years, treat each guest as an individual. Those who’ve stayed talk of exceptional service - impeccable yet personal, which is made possible because there are only 7 beautifully designed rooms. 


Fancy a favourite wine to accompany your grilled escalope? There it is waiting, delightfully chilled. From the sink-into sofas to the gleaming glass tables to the massage under the mango tree, there’s perfection in every detail. Breakfast is served on the lawn or at the large table, and cocktails and canapés in the library or by the pool.



The Santa Teresa neighborhood has a privileged location, with easy access to downtown Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo Beach, Marina da Glória and a 15-minute drive from Santos Dumont Airport. The hotel provides stunning views of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain and is the perfect place to base yourself when visiting this wonder of the world. Although only 20 minutes by car from the tourist bustle of Copacabana beach, Villa Santa Teresa Hotel provides both the privacy and tranquility of an urban retreat. 




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