Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 256 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
NileGuide Expert tip:
There is more to Rio de Janeiro than beaches, and it is well worth booking at least a couple of nights here to see the many charms of Santa Teresa
Arguably the first real boutique hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Quinta Azul opened in 2011 and offers just eight rooms and suites in a handsome old colonial building at the heart of Santa Teresa, Rio's arty, bohemian hilltop neighborhood. The rooms are all impeccably decorated, the leafy outdoor spaces offer fantastic views, and the service is terrific. The location may be some distance from the beaches, but the hotel sits right next door to Santa Teresa's famously good drinking and dining scene, and prices are far more reasonable than you would pay for beachfront accommodation.