Vila Santa Teresa Hotel is managed by Camille, Marketing Manager.
R$800 - R$3100/night
Suitable for up to 2 people

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Pool and view over Rio - Vila Santa Teresa Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Camille: “Since Vila Santa Teresa is a private villa, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and set onto an elevated hill, the views of the city, ocean and mountains are unparalleled.”
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— How would you describe Vila Santa Teresa in a nutshell?

Camille: “Vila Santa Teresa Hotel & Spa is a newly renovated 1970s modernist villa with seven opulent bedrooms. This adult-only property (16 and up) combines the luxury of a beautiful private villa with the features of a boutique hotel, right in the heart of the bohemian district of Rio de Janeiro.”
Pool and view over Rio - Vila Santa Teresa Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Pool and view over Rio

— Please tell us about the hotel and the rooms.

Camille: “Eucalyptus trees and views of Rio’s famous Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay surround Vila Santa Teresa. It’s a peaceful haven on top of a hill in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, the tour of the ground floor will take you through our lobby area, dining room, living room, library, an event space, on to the pool and the outside deck.

The seven bedrooms are on the upper floor, each room with an en-suite bathroom. Our guests can choose from three room categories, the Deluxe Suites, Premier Suites, and Master Suites. The four Deluxe rooms overlook the lush gardens. The two Premier rooms are a bit larger. One of them has a separate bedroom and living room where a third bed could be added at no additional charge. The other Premier Suite has a balcony with incredible views over the city and the ocean. Our Master Suite also has a balcony with views of the city, the ocean and the mountains. The master bathroom has a bathtub as well as a walk-in shower.”
Living space - Vila Santa Teresa Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Living space

— What makes Vila Santa Teresa a special place to you?

Camille: “The Vila is a place for personalized experiences, with private drivers, reservations at the best restaurants, and specialized tours of the city. One of our very strong points is the level of service that our guests receive on the property. Some of our staff has been here for over 20 years, so they really know those of our guests who come back to see us. For us it is all part of the personalized experience that we like to offer to those coming to stay with us.”
 - Vila Santa Teresa Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— How would you describe the atmosphere inside the villa?

Camille: “The property of Vila Santa Teresa was originally built in the 1920s as a private estate for a famous family in Brazil, the Monteiro de Carvalho family. Due to its history, there is a lot of artwork across the entire estate and the mango trees in the garden have been owned by the same family for almost a century.

Since it’s a private villa, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and set onto an elevated hill, the views of the city and ocean and mountains are unparalleled. Because of such a privileged position, the property has the atmosphere of an urban oasis. It is very silent here and the only thing that can break that silence is the wind or birds singing. We’ve also made sure that the surrounding lush greenery and flowering plants are well maintained. In its entirety you’ll find that Vila Santa Teresa has a very luxurious, yet casual atmosphere where guests are treated like friends of the family.”
Vila Santa Teresa pool area - Vila Santa Teresa Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Vila Santa Teresa pool area

— Please tell us about the facilities and services offered at Vila Santa Teresa.

Camille: “Breakfast at the hotel can be served in our dining room, in the garden cabana, or in the room. For lunch and dinner we have set menus that need to be reserved beforehand. During the day guests can choose from our pool menu, which includes snacks and cocktails. Massages and different treatments can be booked at the spa. Other activities such as yoga, kickboxing or personal fitness can be arranged and there is also a tennis court and the pool.

It is very important to us that our guests have the best experience of the city, which is why we put together 10 to 12 tours for them to choose from. One of our favourites is the ‘artists tour’, during which they will be able to meet local artists and witness their creative process. It is experiences like this one that can really help in understanding Brazilian fashion, architecture and design.”
Master bedroom Claudia - Vila Santa Teresa Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— Master bedroom Claudia
 
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