Santa Teresa Experiential
Art Hotel Short Stays & Retreats

Unplug, Unwind & Transform

Digital Detox & Mindfulness:

JOMO celebrates the joy found in being present in the moment and appreciating what you already have. Rather than constantly chasing after the next experience. Turn off all electronic devices and enjoy offline activities like meditation, yoga, or simply sitting quietly to enjoy the moment.

Nature & Solitude

Listen to the melodic calls of birds and the playful chatter of monkeys, or embrace the joy of solitude. Savor the tranquility of being present in the moment, free from the distractions of social media and constant communication. Whether you seek connection with the natural world or the peace of quiet contemplation, our haven offers the space to reconnect with yourself and rediscover the simple pleasures.

Self-Care & Hobbies

It's about saying no to things that drain your energy and choosing activities that bring you joy and a sense of peace. Engage in self-care activities such as reading, cooking, or taking long baths, and pursue personal hobbies or projects.

Book Direct Benefits
  • Two welcome drinks
  • Early check-in if available
  • 1PM late checkout if available

We work with Local Vendors ONLY. Let us know how we can help.


City Tours

Personal Chef

On site Spa

On site Yoga

On site Samba

Cooking Class

Art Class


host & owner - Dacia
I have lived in 4 countries, visited 40 countries and 190 cities.  I am mixed with 4 races, 6 ethnicities and speak 7 languages. An engineer to the bone who enjoys art, history, fashion, design and music.

My family (me, my mom & 2 boys), we enjoy meeting new people and learning about new cultures. Love all things travel. We are so excited to welcome you to our boutique hotel and Marvelous Rio.
Dacia Likes ...

Parque das Ruinas for wonderful bay views. 15 mins walk

Escadaria Selaron Spanish steps. 20 min walk from

Bonde Boca - cozy restaurant with balcony for city views. Brazilian food. Normal food portions.

Bar do Mineiro - best feijoada in Rio. Favorite of Cariocas as well. Portions are large. Keep this in mind.

Explorer Bar - rooftop restaurant with international cuisine. Simple vegan and vegetarian options.

Armazem Sao Joaquim - Brazilian tapas style restaurant with a flare of Spanish/Argentinian cuisine.

Tribas - vegan crust pizza. A good option for vegans but they have meat options as well.

Michelin Star Favorite: Lilia Restaurante in Lapa

Bar do Gomes - 100 year old bar in Santa.

Bank 24H inside Pharmacy at Largo dos Guimaraes. Accepts international cards.

Rio Sul - with information desk in English. Post office located

Farmers Market: 
Gloria Farmer's Market

Hippe Market

Praia Vermelha if I am in a time crunch.

Sao Conrado beach if I have all the time.
Villa - history
Steeped in Spanish Heritage:

Built in the 1930s by two visionary Spanish families (who opened Bar do Gomes), this property embodies the architectural traditions of their homeland. The families' creation offers a rustic and inviting experience that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living.

Walk through the doors and be transported to a world of rich history, evident in the beautiful hardwoods, sun-baked clay tiles, and classic white walls. Spanning three levels, the space offers a captivating journey through time and culture.
Villa - facilities
Unwind in Artistic Comfort:
Choose from eight uniquely themed rooms, each a haven of relaxation. Imagine sinking into a soft, comfy bed in a spacious, light-filled space, complete with an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, a convenient frigo-bar, and Wi-Fi access.

Beyond the Room:
Your relaxation doesn't have to end there! Unwind in one of four inviting lounge areas, perfect for curling up with a book from our well-stocked library. Fancy some sunshine? Take a dip in the rooftop pool, soak up the rays, or simply relax in a hammock nestled amidst our lush fruit garden. Feeling adventurous? Spot playful monkeys swinging through the banana trees, adding a touch of wildlife charm to your getaway.
Best place to stay in Rio
- Santa Teresa
Secluded from street view on a quiet street in Santa Teresa which has been rated the safest neighborhood in Rio and home of the famous Escadaria Selaron (Spanish Stairs).

An artist district-referred to by New York Magazine as “the drop-dead-sexiest neighborhood in Rio.” Within just a block we have Bar do Gomes, taxi stand, convenience store, pharmacy with ATM, restaurants, bars, Posto de Saude.....

then another couple blocks we have ALL the restaurants, shops, bars of downtown Santa...jump on the BONDE to downtown! So bohemian, artsy and charming! We are one of THE MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED B&B in Santa!!!!!


Our name was born from the feeling we experienced after entering through the gates of the Villa. We felt JOMO and wanted our guests to have this wonderful experience in Rio as well.

Santa Teresa is an art district and we love art. Bringing Immersive art into the guests rooms just made sense to us. A place to truly relax and rebalance with lots of creativity and no pressure.

Take the time for self care or time reconnecting with family or friends. From the moment you enter, you will feel JOMO too.

How safe is neighborhood?

Santa Teresa is the safest neighborhood in Rio. Santa is safe to walk around at night. Streets well lit and paid guards walk up and down.

What is your cancellation policy?

No refund or changes 3 days before booking for regular stays.

For Carnival, New Years or 3 or more rooms booked no refunds for cancellations or changes.

What are check in and check out hours?

Check-In: 2:00 PM
Early Check-In without room access: 8:00 AM
Breakfast option ONLY: R$65 per person
Early Check-In with room access & breakfast: 50%

Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Late Check-out Hour: 8:00 PM
Late Check-out with room access: 50%

How are we helping mother Earth?

We have implemented sustainable measures.

1) No one time use plastic. This means, we do not stock frigo bars with bottled water. We do however, have a large water 20L water jug in dining area for as many refills as needed. We want everyone to stay hydrated.

2) We ask guests to turn off AC, fans and lights when leaving the rooms. Let's reduce consumption to what we need.

Can I use the kitchen?

Unfortunately, our hotel license does not allow for kitchen use. If utensils and dishes are needed. We will gladly help with giving you these.

For group rentals, kitchen use is included.

How will I get around?

Taxi stop 1.5 blocks away, a 2 min walk. Taxis are safe and metered 99% of the time. Some will go off meter for Carnaval, New Years and other high events or if really close in Lapa.

Uber is also a great option. Note: When it rains, taxi will be best as Ubers may not have the engine strength to come up the steep hills.

Public Transportation is available.
With the bus you can embark 2 mins away at Bar do Gomes or 7 mins away at Largo do Guimarães.

The closest metro is Gloria metro about a 20 min walk from us.

Why no TVs?

We have hi speed wifi of around 400-500 Mbps.

Note: Rooms are not soundproof. This is the whole of Rio. TVs would cause noise pollution. We are very quiet and try to maintain a peaceful environment for all.

"Let's think of it as a welcome break from our busy schedules." - Did you Hear about the Morgans?

What should I know before booking my stay?

We cannot accommodate guests with mobility issues. The hotel has many stairs (over 20) and no elevator, and the local streets have many hills and cobblestones. Thank you for considering this before you make your reservation.

Smoking is permitted in outside areas only. There are no outside guests allowed at any time. Swimming pool is for daytime use only.
Quiet Time between 10pm - 8am

Due to safety concerns with our swimming pool, which is in an open area and without lifeguard located on the 2nd rooftop level.
We accept:-Babies under 1 year -Children over 1 year who can swim unaided of a flotation device.

Do you offer lunch or dinner at hotel?

At the moment, our small restaurant is not set up yet. Having said this, please let us know how we can help with delivery and other personal meal options as needed.

For large groups we offer a private chef.

What vaccines are required?

If you are flying from a country with dengue fever, the yellow fever vaccine is required. Please verify departure country to Brazil.

Should I get travel insurance?

Yes!!! We highly recommend travel insurance due to the nature of travel and our cancellation policies. 

Is Brazil safe for solo travelers?

Solo travelers will find Brazil to be very easy to visit. Please be mindful of flashy jewelry, large bags and heels. We are a laid back beach destination. Santa Teresa is the safest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.
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