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Located in the quiet Santa Teresa district and overlooking the Guanabara Bay, the Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel offers elegance and tranquility in a perfect setting for a romantic stay.

The boutique hotel has seven air-conditioned rooms, all of them overlooking the bay and the Sugar Loaf.

You can also admire the coast while savoring a rich breakfast on the terrace or having lunch by the outdoor pool.

The attentive staff is another highlight of Mama Ruisa. As a guest of this hotel, you can also access the internet for free and get a massage at an additional cost.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jul 1, 2008

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Gluten-free, Buffet


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Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

4 reasons to choose Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel

Welcoming guests since Jul 1, 2008

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  • Hello, We are a 5 people If we get the apartment and two deluxe, can we make one deluxe room with two separate double beds? Thank you in advance

    Good afternoon! Thanks for thinking on Mama Ruisa for your stay. For 5 people, we suggest 1 double Deluxe (1 queen bed ) and 1 triple Junior Suite (1 queen bed + 1 single bed)

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    Answered on December 29, 2021
  • Good morning, Is it possible for 3 ppl to stay in this room??

    Good morning! Most of our room can fit 3 people in, we just add an extra bed for a fee and it´s very comfortable. We also have 1 Junior Suite that can fit up to 4 people.

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    Answered on November 5, 2019
  • Have you taken any precautions for check-in because of the coronavirus?

    We are taking the temperatures on c/in of all our guest hygiening the luggage and passing alcool in every c/in. All our employees are using mask and cleaning with alcool every used.

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    Answered on February 15, 2021
  • Hello! We are having a reservation for Sun 28 Nov 2021 to Mon 29 Nov 2021 in your hotel, we are coming from Europe. Could you please let us know your current COVID regulations? Do we need vaccine certification for anything? Thank you

    Hello, In order to enter to Brazil you just need a Pcr test made 72 hours prior your departure. To visit Museum or Touristical sites you need to be vacinated. The mask is not more mandatory in the city. 75 % of the population in Rio is vacinated.

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    Answered on November 2, 2021

Host Info

Host Review Score 9.8

The Mama Ruisa is located in the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Staying with us is a time travel in the past century where peacefullness, good taste and great and discrete service are combined to offer you an unforgetable stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Selarón Steps
    0.5 miles
  • Palace of the Republic Museum Catete
    0.6 miles
  • Guinle Park
    0.6 miles
  • Arcos da Lapa - Carioca Acqueduct
    0.7 miles
  • Santa Teresa Neighborhood
    0.7 miles
  • Public Promenade
    0.7 miles
  • Santa Teresa Tram
    0.7 miles
  • Marina da Glória
    0.8 miles
  • Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro
    0.8 miles
  • Municipal Theater
    0.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Aprazivel
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Parque das Ruinas
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Explorer Bar
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Espirito Santa
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bar do Mineiro
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bar do Gomes
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Modern Art Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Museum of Tomorrow
    1.8 miles
  • AquaRio Rio Marine Aquarium
    2 miles
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
    2.7 miles
  • Christ the Redeemer
    2.7 miles
  • Corcovado
    2.8 miles
  • Rodrigo de Freitas Lake
    3.8 miles
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens
    4.1 miles
  • Ipanema Beach
    4.8 miles
  • Pedra Bonita
    7.6 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Tijuca Forest
    1.2 miles
  • Mountain Sugar Loaf
    3.1 miles
  • Lake Botanic Garden
    3.1 miles
  • River Cachoeira do Horto
    5 miles
  • Mountain Dos Irmaos
    6.2 miles
  • Lake Lagoa to rent a bike
    6.2 miles
Ski lifts
  • Bondinho Cosme Velho do Cristo
    1.9 miles
  • Cable card Sugar Loaf
    3.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Flamengo Beach
    4,850 feet
  • Botafogo Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Urca Beach
    2.2 miles
  • Fora Beach
    2.3 miles
  • Red Beach
    2.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Santos Dumont Airport
    1.2 miles
  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeao International Airport
    8.6 miles
How to get to Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel from Santos Dumont Airport
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Amenities of Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Solarium
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Safe
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Crib by request
R$ 250 per child, per night
Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed by request
R$ 250 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that this property can also offer, at a surcharge, a special gluten free breakfast and a kids menu. Guests can contact the property directly for more information.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

FAQs about Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • The prices at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Room options at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Apartment

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel by:

    • Taxi 15min

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel is 1.5 miles from the center of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Solarium
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area