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“The Perfect Pousada in St Teresa”

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Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Ranked #17 of 328 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
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“The Perfect Pousada in St Teresa”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

My son and I stayed here for three days totally enjoying the place and the location - have nothing negative to say. The style of the hotel is perfect for the St Teresa area. Staff is very friendly and helpful is planning your outings. The breakfast is offered on an outdoor area that is watched by marmosets in the trees. The location is great close to many restaurants and sights.
The perfect place to soak in the atmosphere of St Teresa - enjoy !

Room Tip: The hotel is narrow and on several levels, like all the older homes in the area. Ask for a lower roo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Timothy,

We are very proud to read your experience at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada.

It was a great pleasure to have guests like you, and our goal is always to try to exceed expectations.

I am extremely happy that we full filled yours, and we would like to thank you again for your lovely words about every detail.

Kind Regards from all Quinta Azul team.
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Faro, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed at Quinta Azul for 4 nights and felt we had made a great choice for our visit to Rio.
Santa Teresa is quirky and interesting although sadly, the tram was no longer running. The tram would surely add extra charm to this part of the city. Staff at Quinta Azul were friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet was varied and plentiful. We already recommended the hotel to other travellers the following week and they too were very happy to have found such a gem of a place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Algarvedave
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very proud to read your experience at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada.

It was a great pleasure to have guests like you, and our goal is always to try to exceed expectations.

I am extremely happy that we full filled yours, and we would like to thank you again for your lovely words about every detail.

It will be a great pleasure to welcome you once again and we thank you for this wonderful detailed feedback.

Warm regards Quinta Azul Team!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Myself and a friend stayed here for a week - lovely basic hotel in Santa Theresa.

The location was great, walking distance from a lot of good restaurants. The staff were lovely and very helpful.

The rooms, though basic, were very clean.

Two things to note:
1. Be prepared for loud wake up calls from 7am from road traffic and cleaners running up and down and shouting in the stairways

2. Watch out for an addition 10% charge which they slap on the bill when you go to check out. Despite having payed 100% of the cost before arriving, apparently this 10% service fee covers the cost of cleaning and breakfast.

Room Tip: The rooms located at the front of the building are very noisy
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Zehra,

Thank you for staying at Quinta Azul and we are so grateful to see your review.

It is very important for us to have your feedback and to know that you had a good time with us.

We are surprised at your comment to be awake at 07:00 am for our cleaners, what happened when guests were coming from a party and making a lot of noise. They were a group of friends, who were staying close to your room.

Our goal is to prioritize the guest, we offer to you and your friend a late check out when you inform to us that your flight was in the evening. No additional cost but to better serve you.

We have no hidden fees! All our fees are reported on the site, and the policy of each booking.

Quinta Azul Team
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

After several stays directly at the coast line in Rio de Janeiro we decided change location when German friends visited us. The Pousada is large and nicely located at a steep hill (you don't notice when you are standing at the entrance door) with Caja trees (not Caju) - the personnel showed us how to eat the fruits with salt - we liked them. Clean, good breakfast and very nice staff with at least one person around who speaks a decent English. At our late arrival at 21 h they gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation nearby and managed to book a nice city tour on short notice for the next morning at 9 h (the guide arrived on time ! Which is worth mentioning in Brazil). The bairro Santa Teresa is nice and appeared safe (we parked at the street without any problems). The only drawback is the access to the rooms via steep stairs - not good for little children and elderly or handicapped persons (there was no 'warning' in the description) and if you don't have a car it could be difficult to catch a taxi in and to Santa Teresa (not all taxi drivers like to get there), because it is further out from the majority of the normal customers.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Dear Frank,

Thank you for your great comments about your experience at Quinta Azul. We are really happy to know you appreciated our service and breakfast.

We sincerely hope to host you again in a near future.

Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada Team.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I stayed at Quinta Azul for 3 days and had excellent time!
Erica and all the teams are dilghtful people, they may speak english, spanish, portuguese and definitely do their outmost to assist with every request.
The posada in itself is a beautiful, relaxing and comfortable hotel; and breakfast is just great with full range of choices. Mango juice was my favorite!
If there was a detail to improve, i would say iextend the WIFI internet connexion in the rooms, as it is only available in the restaurant area.
The location in Santa Teresa is about 20/30 minutes from Ipanema and any major attraction of Rio: defnitely good.

Room Tip: My room had a private jacuzzi on a private terrasse, definitely a must if your travelling with your...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
The Team Quinta Azul is immensely grateful for your comments. They motivate us to continue to provide services which bring satisfaction to our guests, as did for you.

We appreciate your positive comments on our services and facilities during your stay and can assure you that its comments like yours that motivate us all in delivering on our service standards.

We are very happy to know how much he liked to have been staying in our hotel. His words serve to encourage us to continue our work philosophy that is always looking for satisfy our guests.

As the Quinta Azul is a place where the comfort of our guests really matters, I was concerned to read we didn't meet your expectations in this particular issue.

We're naturally very sorry we were unable to deliver on some of our services and facilities and would like to mention that we take each and every guest/s comments very seriously.

We would be happy to inform you that we will work on and take steps to address the points you brought.

We were exceedingly pleased with your comments about our hotel and its services.

The main goal of our team is making sure that guests leave here very satisfied and return to our hotel.

We do believe in personalized and great service and your comments does motivate us to do an even better job.

I have also shared your encouraging feedback with our staff, and it truly drives us to give our very best.

Looking forward to welcoming you back.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The staff are lovely and very helpful and the pousada itself is stunning. Set in the steep hills of Santa Teresa, it's modern, clean and the rooms are a great size. The breakfast is excellent and if you're lucky you'll see some marmosets running around. Santa Teresa is a beautiful place, with great bars and restaurants. Could recommend it highly enough. Thank you!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Redbellyboy
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear,

We are delighted to have you here as our guest, and we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Thank you for the kind words.

We sincerely hope to host you at Quinta Azul again!

Warm regards from Santa Teresa.
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

My stay of 4 days and nights in Quinta Azul was made extremely pleasant thanks to the comfort of the room and friendliness of the wonderful staff – one lovely lady even drove us to a samba club in Lapa, danced with us into the night and then drove us home. My memories of Rio will stick for a long time, not in small part because of my comfortable surrounding at Quinta Azul.

Thanks for looking after this gringo so well!

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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4 Thank Drew C
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moviemakerlondon, Gerente at Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Drew,

Many thanks for taking time in sharing your very kind review on Tripadvisor!
We pledge to provide a refined personal service for our guests, as well as properly maintained facilities and are pleased to hear that our effort is recognized.

Thank you for choosing Quinta Azul for your stay in Rio
We hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,
Quinta Azul Team
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Property: Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 256 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #17 of 328 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Quinta Azul is a Nineteenth century colonial building completely restored to original and modern day standards to provide best comforts and great value for money. ... more   less 
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