Set in a gated space in the trendy Rio neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, Mama Ruisa, is an old and stately mansion that once played home to a wealthy Brazilian family and today to guests who wish to find themselves lost in a tasteful yet very authentic Brazilian experience and amid the hillsides of this magnificent city.
With a strong Brazilian foundation to it’s decor, accompanied by a distinctive French touch, French owner Jean Michel Ruis has brought his experience of working at luxury hotels like le Méridien and Concord Hotels, and brought to life a very luxury experience with the optimal personal touch. This quintessential boutique hotel in Rio sees each of it’s vastly expansive rooms, of which there are just seven, all individually inspired by a particular icon or style. The exclusive getaway boasts high ceilings, beautiful wooden floors and rustic shuttered windows from which guests awake to the breathtaking views of Sugar Loaf and Gunabara Bay. While white washed walls and small but powerful bursts of orange furniture by designers including Ricardo Fasanello and Sergio Rodrigues come together to create a perfectly sophisticated escape in a city so wildly untamed and in waiting to be discovered.
*Note* The Jean Cocteau room boasts the best view and a stunningly large bathroom. It is recomemnded to request this upon booking.