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“Tranquil boutique retreat set in a lovely hillside mansion. Stunning views from the private terraces of equally stunning travel-inspired rooms. A fantastic pool with flamboyant cocktails to get you in the mood for the nightlife in nearby Ipanema. Stylish, romantic, unique.”

“Tranquil boutique retreat set in a lovely hillside mansion. Stunning views from the private terraces of equally stunning travel-inspired rooms. A fantastic pool with flamboyant cocktails to get you in the mood for the nightlife in nearby Ipanema. Stylish, romantic, unique.”

Hotel Review

In Alto Gavea, somewhat off the beaten track and yet just ten minutes north of Ipanema Beach, this recently renovated, balconied colonial-style mansion clings to the side of one of Rio’s lush hills, with sumptuous views of the lagoon, the Tijuca rainforest and Christ the Redeemer statue from all around the house. The interior is an artistic evocation, inspired ‘by dreams and travel’ with five individually themed rooms recalling America, India, Asia and the Old Continent (The Tiffany Room has the biggest terrace and the The Recamier Room has the best view). Don't expect TVs and a minibars (although wi-fi is available throughout); do expect wonderful views from the pool and stylish living spaces, plus a warm welcome and practical help and advice from Jacques, the French owner.
Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • Set in a unusually quiet part of town although actually only two miles from great beaches.
 

Written by Alexander Duncan

Recommended For

  • Hideaway
  • Set in a unusually quiet part of town although actually only two miles from great beaches.
  • Sights nearby
  • Don't miss admiring the view from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a day frolicking on one of the cities many stretches of beach.
  • Local markets
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Designer Shopping
  • Child friendly
  • Children under 8 stay for free, babysitting on request.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast included, lunch and dinner by arrangement.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Views
  • Quiet
  • Kids Club
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Pet friendly
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • B+B
  • Spa
  • Intimate
  • Contemporary
  • Wellbeing
  • Beach nearby
  • Hills & mountains

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Children under 8 stay for free, babysitting on request.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast included, lunch and dinner by arrangement.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lovely Outdoor Pool
  • Views
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Communal Dining
  • Bar
  • Kids Club
  • Family Suites
  • Safe
  • Internet
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Bicycle hire
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Pet friendly
  • Garden
  • Spa
  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • In room music system
  • Concierge
  • Private villas

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Don't miss admiring the view from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a day frolicking on one of the cities many stretches of beach.
  • Local markets
  • Trekking
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Birdwatching
  • Designer Shopping

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La Maison is an exceptional guesthouse run by a French passionate about Brazil. In a refined and exceptional environment in Rio, "La Maison" offers a brand new lodging experience in a calm area, just a few minutes from the beach. Offering a refuge perfectly suited to those who are seeking exclusiveness and charm, "La Maison" is also a showroom where artistic style exercise is displayed through a decoration inspired by dreams and travels.

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