Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel was once a coffee plantation mansion but has now been lovingly restored to a hotel with over 40 comfortable rooms and suites which has been accepted into the Relais & Chateaux guide. Each room is slightly different and features art work by different designers as well as having the latest facilities, such as flat-screen television and Wi-Fi. The hotel has tropical gardens, a large outdoor swimming pool and a Spa. The restaurant Térèze, frequented by the high society of Cariocas (residents of Rio) serves the best of French cuisine with a Brazilian flair, whilst the bar/lounge Bar dos Descasados has been voted ‘Rio’s Most Romantic Bar’. Located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa and not beach front, a short taxi drive away and you'll be on the sands of Copacabana or Ipanema.
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