Where to stay in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro

The exciting seaside city of Rio de Janeiro has many faces, with the Santa Teresa neighbourhood being Rio's bohemian and artistic one. Winding streets, bold murals and  leafy corners mark this hilltop district. 

The area has a lot to offer for tourists and locals alike; as many galleries, restaurants and bars are based in this trendy part of town.  During the day you can hop in the historic yellow tram, stroll through the cobblestone streets and enjoy some of the best views of the city.

The Santa Teresa Hotel, M gallery by Sofitel collection is perched between the historical buildings in the centre of this artistic village. Behind the elegant wooden doors surrounded by tropical plants hides a true city oasis. Once part of a 'finca', a coffee plantation, now a beautifully rustic hideaways, with natural materials and lush green gardens.

This charming hotel offers 44 unique rooms and suites, decorated with original pieces of furniture designed by Brazilian artists. From the suites, the views over the leafy suburb are mesmerising.

International cuisine is served in restaurant Térèze, where dishes with a French influence are served in a friendly atmosphere with panoramic views. Continue you night drinking Açaí cocktails with the cities trendiest at the Bar do Descasados.

In Le Spa by L'Occitane a diverse range of treatments with natural oils are available. To cool off on hot summer days you can dive into the commodious pool overlooking the city.

The Santa Teresa Hotel is a perfect starting point to visit many of the city's most popular destinations; Christ the Redeemer, the Escadaria Selarón and the Sugar Loaf are all easily reachable from this urban retreat.

Santa Teresa Hotel Website

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