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Vila Santa Teresa

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City view
Property entrance
Presidential Suite | View from room
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, pool views
Deluxe Suite | Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe

Overview of Vila Santa Teresa

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Vila Santa Teresa

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Santa Teresa with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

70 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
R. Almirante Alexandrino 2305, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22745271
Main amenities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Steam room
  • Terrace
For families
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Teresa
  • Christ the Redeemer - 49 min drive
  • Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium - 31 min drive
  • Copacabana Beach - 11 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 32 min drive
  • Avenida Atlantica - 32 min drive
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 34 min drive
  • Ipanema Beach - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 7 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 19 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 60 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 5 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 6 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 7 min drive
  • Largo do França Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Vista Alegre Tram Stop - 4 min walk
  • Dois Irmãos Tram Stop - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tasca do Edgar - 7 min drive
  • Desculpe Eu Sou Chique - 7 min drive
  • Kreatori - Coletivo de Arte - 7 min drive
  • Arca dos Sonhos - 7 min drive
  • Cantina do Gaúcho - 8 min walk

About this property

Vila Santa Teresa

Vila Santa Teresa is only 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available on request) for BRL 285 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or body scrubs, and Restaurant Beatriz serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a steam room. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff. Public transportation is only a short walk: Largo do França Tram Stop is steps away and Vista Alegre Tram Stop is 4 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shared fridge
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Working away

  • Conference centre (9257 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • An outdoor pool
  • Built in 1970
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Picnic area
  • Reception hall
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services
  • Steam room
  • Television in common areas
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • IPod docking station
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing gowns
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.


Restaurant Beatriz – This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.
Bar Alberto – This poolside bar only serves light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Vila Santa Teresa is listed in the 2016 Condé Nast Traveller Hot List.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BRL 285 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years of age must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Vila Santa Teresa Hotel
Vila Santa Teresa Hotel
Vila Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro
Vila Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vila Santa Teresa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Vila Santa Teresa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Vila Santa Teresa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Vila Santa Teresa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Vila Santa Teresa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on request. The charge is BRL 285 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Vila Santa Teresa?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Vila Santa Teresa and nearby?
Vila Santa Teresa has an outdoor pool, a steam room and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Vila Santa Teresa?
Yes, Restaurant Beatriz offers al fresco dining and garden views.
What's the area around Vila Santa Teresa like?
Vila Santa Teresa is in Santa Teresa, a short 2-minute walk from Largo do França Tram Stop.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Suzana, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Such an incredible stay at Villa Santa Teresa. We arrived to this absolute dream like villa on a private gated mountain top road surrounded by gardens. The estate and views took our breath away. You will feel almost like you’re staying in a private mansion of a good friend. Room was immaculate and the turndown service was perfect. The staff provided buttons so you always could reach someone for a cocktail or assistance. I can’t rave enough about it. We spent one of our days exploring the town but loved the hotel so much we decided to stay out and enjoy for our last day by the pool and having a beautiful dinner overlooking the mountain and ocean. It’s a truly magical experience and one that my husband and I will remember forever. We would come back in a heartbeat! Don’t hesitate, just book :)
Lauren, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful stay at VST. Excellent service and amazing hotel. Exceeded all my expectations. Thank you very much VST and special thanks to Ursula for her kind hospitality.
Betsy, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Que experiência incrível tivemos! Não tinha uma expectativa tão grande, mas a mesma foi superada em todos os sentidos. Intimista, recomendo como destino para casais!
Ricardo, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is the place to be in Rio. Nice rooms , great service and amazing views
Pascale, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Tremendous views. My biggest complaint was that they don’t go out of the way to clearly point out children are not allowed to stay at the hotel.
Jennifer, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

After being to Rio plenty of times before we were not expecting this level of service. Adorable house, amazing location with probably the best service we've ever experienced in Brazil. Will be back, com certeza!!
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location and grounds and especially the views are excellent, coziness, service and staff
3-night romance trip
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