I travel the world for my business and must communicate my wonder and delight at having found this hidden gem in Rio. Ensconced in the quiet but hip neighborhood of Santa Teresa, with a commanding view of Sugarloaf, Mama Ruisa offers the traveler a quiet and beautiful oasis from the bustle of Rio life.
The owner and proprietor Jean Michel Ruis, has taken this century old walled manor home and transformed it into his personal gallery with Contemporary and Tribal art as well as antiques living side by side with some of the most outlandish and comfortable furniture ensembles I have ever seen. The details throughout this property are magnificent and many. There is always a wonderful floral scent from either the fresh cut flowers or from fragrances wafting from the opulent gardens. each guest room, only 8 on property, has its own color scape and theme. The main hall is a visual delight with marquetry flooring, high ceilings, and copious coffee table books on diverse subjects.
Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, top of the line, made to order, and served with silver service and porcelain. A delight coupled with the wonderful and attentive staff, I give this property my highest rating ever. A rare gem, a true delight on the eyes and senses, and please do not miss the evening candle lighting around the pool and gardens. Breathe it all in, feel your feel glide along century old burnished marble on the veranda., as a soft evening rain evokes rainforest melodies on all the plants below you.
A rare oasis of pleasure, relaxation, and delight. I stayed 4 nights and wish my schedule allowed for 4 more. If you come to Rio, for any reason, put this on your list, Jon Fink Charlottesville, VA
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- Also Known As:
- Mama Ruisa Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Mama Ruisa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil