Review: Rio 180 Boutique Hotel, Santa Teresa

Rio 180 Hotel offers a unique accommodation experience for a romantic getaway. Located outside of Rio in the Santa Teresa Neighbourhood, this secret hideaway will relax any stressed travellers!

Suites are named after various Brazilian sights and events such as Carnaval, Copacabana, Ipanema etc. Each offers a themed luxurious room with funky décor and entertainment. Perfect for honeymooners and couples- the Rio 180 will accommodate any desires you have and customise your stay!

The hotel only has a eight suites, which makes you feel as though you are sharing the experience with friends, not strangers. The staff are very friendly and well spoken- they are also great for advice on things to do and see while you enjoy your stay in Santa Teresa! The little pool area is quiet, clean and the view is amazing!!!!

oh and…. Free Wifi!!!!

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Why I liked it:

On arrival we were warmly greeted, seated as they checked us in and shown the grounds of the hotel. The interesting upstairs restaurant, with a vertical winding staircase leading into the breakfast service area- overlooks all of Rio. The hotel accommodation was stunning, clean and comfortable. It was a ‘wow’ moment every time you walked in. The shampoos and soups were better than most hotels, they smelt amazing and were rapped with gorgeous Brazilian print. The Carnaval Room has a private spa on the balcony overlooking sugarloaf and the bay- making it the most romantic, relaxing way to end a long day of sight seeing!

The Rio 180 did not feel like a hotel, it felt like you were welcomed into a private eclectic retreat hidden away in the artistic district of Santa Teresa.


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Split your time spent in Rio with this hotel and one down at Copacabana, that way you get the relaxation plus the city!

Bring the business card from reception with you when you leave the hotel- give this to taxi drivers so they can find their way back, very few know where to go!!

Spend the extra and get a luxury suite with a balcony- it is worth it!!!

Grab a towel and go down to the pool in the morning before it is too late if you want the bungalow!!

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I would not recommend to:

Party Animals, people with a thin wallet, singles and under 20’s.

Santa Teresa is set away from the bustle of the city and sight seeing will take longer than usual from this area- location is definitely not in walking distance to anything of interest!



Address: R. Dr. Júlio Otoni, 254 – Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20241-400, Brazil

Phone:+55 21 2225-1480

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