Santa Teresa HotelRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Combining history with the best of modern Brazilian design, the Hotel Santa Teresa is set within a peaceful tropical garden in the district of the same name, which is sometimes referred to as the Montmartre of Rio.
The hotel enjoys an elevated position with fabulous views over the city to Guanabara Bay and its swimming pool, restaurant and bars have great charm – indeed its lounge bar has been voted the most romantic in Rio! The rooms are colonial in style but with stylish modern bathrooms and some of the suites have their own terraces.
The historic district of Lapa, famous for its samba bars and restaurants is located a short taxi ride away.