“A tropical jewel in the heart of historic Rio”
Maître de Maison
- Monica Paixão
The atmosphere of this colonial fazenda combines traditional authenticity with “tropical chic” design. Whether by the pool or in the tropical gardens, the Santa Teresa boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Rio and the Centro. The unique décor of the rooms features exotic woods, natural fibers and golden slate. The wellness center invites to Xingu massages and Amazonian oil baths. The rising-star chef reinterprets contemporary Brazilian cuisine using fresh and local ingredients. Under the century old arches of the mansion’s former senzala (slave quarters), the lounge of Bar dos Descasados, designed by a local artist, offers a selection of the finest caipirinha.