Photo courtesy of Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel
Located in one of Rio’s trendiest neighborhoods, Hotel Santa Teresa offers an alternative to the beach hotel scene—with all the amenities you’d expect from a Sofitel property. The converted coffee plantation house feels both historic and contemporary, with wood-beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, and lush tropical gardens. Guest rooms mix botanical prints, designer furniture, and crisp white linens; upgrade to a deluxe one for more space and a balcony overlooking the mountains. Elsewhere in the hotel, the chic, romantically lit Térèze restaurant mixes upscale French fare with local ingredients and Bossa Nova flavors, while the buzzy Bar dos Descasadoes features live music and DJs on the weekends. After an afternoon spent exploring the cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa, indulge in a massage at the L’Occitaine spa, or take in the city views from the elegant pool area.