An award-winning boutique hotel located in the pretty neighborhood of Santa Teresa, considered to be Rio’s cultural hub. Originally a mid-19th century coffee plantation house, it was restored using entirely natural materials, combining tropical chic with Brazil’s African and indigenous roots. A luxurious spa retreat complete with semi-Olympic size pool, not to mention a sophisticated French restaurant and terrace lounge, complement the 44 exquisite rooms and suites. Each room is unique in its décor, stylishly furnished with enormous beds and great attention to detail, The dedicated team of staff ensure a memorable stay.
Decadent luxury – gorgeous rooms, delicious food, excellent service.
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.