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Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery

Mountain hotel in Santa Teresa with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Rio de Janeiro, 20241-260, RJ, Brazil
  • The hotel is great, and the neighborhood is awesome. Service is very good. My only…

    Jan 7, 2021

  • Fantastic - charming - great restaurant - loved it

    Nov 2, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 44 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

What’s around

  • In Santa Teresa
  • Ruins Park (Parque das Ruinas) - 10 min walk
  • Museu da Chacara do Ceu - 15 min walk
  • Selaron Steps - 17 min walk
  • Praca da Cruz Vermelha - 18 min walk
  • Catete Palace - 20 min walk
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed


Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Rio de Janeiro, 20241-260, RJ, Brazil
  • In Santa Teresa
  • Ruins Park (Parque das Ruinas) - 10 min walk
  • Museu da Chacara do Ceu - 15 min walk

What’s around


  • In Santa Teresa
  • Ruins Park (Parque das Ruinas) - 10 min walk
  • Museu da Chacara do Ceu - 15 min walk
  • Selaron Steps - 17 min walk
  • Praca da Cruz Vermelha - 18 min walk
  • Catete Palace - 20 min walk
  • Arcos da Lapa - 23 min walk
  • Guanabara Bay - 25 min walk
  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro - 25 min walk
  • Gloria Marina - 25 min walk
  • Cinelandia - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 19 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 6 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
  • Gloria Station - 17 min walk
  • Catete Station - 22 min walk
  • Cinelandia Station - 26 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

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


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • 2 per room (up to 55 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1292
  • Conference space size (meters) - 120
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1850
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Le SPA by L'Occitane. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Tereze - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Tourism fee: BRL 7 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of BRL 80 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for BRL 300.0 per night
  • Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years 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 traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing 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 authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of BRL 50 per pet, per night

Hygiene and cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Relais Châteaux Santa Teresa
  • Brazil
  • Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery Hotel
  • Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais And Chateaux
  • Santa Teresa Hotel Rj - Mgallery Rio De Janeiro
  • Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Relais Châteaux Hotel Santa Teresa
  • Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery Sofitel
  • Hotel RJ MGallery Sofitel
  • Santa Teresa RJ MGallery Sofitel
  • RJ MGallery Sofitel
  • Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Brazil

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 55 lbs per pet. There's a charge of BRL 50 per pet, per night. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - noon. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Tereze offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Marcô (3-min walk), Bar do Mineiro (3-min walk), and Bar do Arnaudo (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery has a spa, an outdoor pool, and a Turkish bath, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    A very different Rio de Janeiro hotel

    I chose this hotel for its proximity to the convention center. I had not realized that this hotel was part of the Accor chain of boutique hotels, very classy residence in a historic building. Being historic, it does not have an elevator. Being on a hill there are further steps down to the very select restaurant also used for breakfast. A lot of charm, very peaceful place in a noisy city, but I was not comfortable venturing into the streets around, a mix of classic building and run-down places. The view of the city and surroundings is stunning, but to get there your taxi or Uber needs to navigate cobblestone-covered winding and steep streets, something that gets old pretty quickly. There were no neighborhood restaurants, and the hotel restaurant is very chic, nouvelle cuisine (small portions) and expensive. The room, bedding, bathroom and amenities were first-class. The wi-fi was not secure, and there were few power sockets in the room for computer and other devices. So to summarize a mixed experience of a unique property with high-end appointments in a different part of Rio (i.e. not Copacabana) but with some limitations and oddities that come with the concept.

    Philip, 3 night business trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique place

    2 night family trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Rio is one of the prettiest cities I have ever be!

    Absolutely loved Rio!!

    Don, 1 night romance trip, Aug 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    New favorite hotel in Rio

    Friendly helpful attentive staff, amazing food, breakfast of beautiful fresh fruit, dinner beyond expectations, scenic views from room (even the shower) and dining room, spectacular grounds, appealing area around hotel, comfortable rooms. Loved it so much, stayed an extra night.

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is lovely converted coffee plantation with a beautiful pool and related bar and restaurant. The hotel is close to the main commercial area of Santa Teresa and a tram stop to downtown.

    2 night family trip, Mar 18, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Trying too hard

    Great time but hotel is overpriced, poolside food is terrible, and they charged us for milk for our baby which I find appalling!

    Amy, 1 night family trip, Feb 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great experience

    It was a very nice and unique hotel. The pool and bar was nice and the restaurant was very good! Didn't stay too long but enjoyed it as much as we could. We had problems with the water in the room and wouldn't give us enough hot water for the shower and sink. Other than that. everything was great!

    James, 2 night romance trip, Dec 12, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Charm in Santa Teresa

    This hotel is so charming, it's a little oasis in Santa Teresa. The room was spacious with great views of Rio. The food at the restaurant was delicious, definitely recommend checking out Tereze if you get a chance. It was cold when we were there so we didn't get a chance to use the pool but it looked lovely. It was be tricky getting to Santa Teresa, you need to know which roads to take as sometimes google maps will take you through a favela to get there so just be aware and you'll be fine. Cute for a night or two in bohemian Santa Teresa, easy to walk to the local bars and restaurants in the area.

    Amelia, 1 night romance trip, Oct 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly and professional welcome and tour of the hotel and its amenities. Beautiful hotel with lots of original features from when it was a coffee plantation. Would definitely recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to return when we are next in Rio

    1 night romance trip, Dec 21, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A beautiful hotel in such a pretty part of Rio. I would definitely recommend and hope to return!

    2 night romance trip, Nov 27, 2019

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