Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 256 | Santa Teresa
Surrounded by a lush garden, this blue charming guesthouse occupies a historic three-story colonial mansion from the nineteenth-century. On Santa Teresa’s main street, the artsy and bohemian district of Rio, Quinta Azul features 13 glamorous boho-chic style accommodations – some have four-poster beds and 400-thread count sheets. Although it is located 20-30 minutes away from the beaches, the hotel is within walking distance to various restaurants, cafes and shops in this lively area. Note that this is a hilly neighborhood; so be prepared for some uphill walks.