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CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa

CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa

5.0 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Escada Flora Mai, 177, Joatinga, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22611-120

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJoatinga Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationIlha Da Gigoia6 min drive
  • Popular LocationPepe Beach16 min drive
  • AirportRio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.)61 min drive

Room options

About this area

Rio de Janeiro

Located near the beach, CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa is in Joatinga neighborhood and is connected to a shopping center. Copacabana Beach and Joatinga Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Sambodrome and Backstage of Unidos da Tijuca Carnival. Museum of Tomorrow and AquaRio are also worth visiting. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Joatinga Beach - 4 min walk
  • Pedra da Gavea - 5 min drive
  • Ilha Da Gigoia - 6 min drive
  • Itanhanga Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Pepe Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Jardim Oceânico Station - 9 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 21 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 60 min drive


  • Concha Doce - 15 min walk
  • Pomar Orgânico - 4 min drive
  • Skinna - 5 min drive
  • Siri - 5 min drive
  • Balada Mix - 5 min drive

About this property

CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa

5-star luxury hotel located in Joatinga
At CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a free daily manager's reception, and a terrace. Adventurous travelers may like the windsurfing at this hotel. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a sports massage, a body scrub, or Ayurvedic treatments. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), access to a nearby health club, and helicopter/airplane tours
  • Tour/ticket assistance, smoke-free premises, and barbecue grills
Room features
All guestrooms at CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa include perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free Internet and safes.
More amenities include:
  • 5 bathrooms with showers
  • 39-inch Smart TVs with Netflix, streaming services, and digital channels


English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured, uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free offsite parking within 3 ft
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private picnics
  • Spa services
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Reflexology


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 39-inch Smart TV
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Minibar
  • Paper towels


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for BRL 800.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: BRL 250 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)
  • Rollaway bed fee: BRL 800.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

CLIFFSIDE Guest house Experience Hotel Rio de Janeiro
CLIFFSIDE Guest house Experience Hotel
CLIFFSIDE Guest house Experience Rio de Janeiro
CLIFFSIDE Guest house Experience
CLIFFSIDE house Experience
Cliffside & Spa Rio Janeiro
CLIFFSIDE Guest house Experience
CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa Hotel
CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa Rio de Janeiro
CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Does CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa?

As of Nov 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa on Nov 28, 2022 start from $275.07, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much is parking at CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa?

Check-out is at noon.

Does CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of BRL 250 per vehicle applies.

Where is CLIFFSIDE - Boutique Hotel & Spa located?

Located in Joatinga, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Joatinga Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ilha Da Gigoia and Praia da Barra da Tijuca. Itanhanga Golf Club and Shopping Downtown are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 12 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My entire experience was amazing to say the least. The owner is welcoming and greeted me upon arrival. The personal chef is exceptional. It’s located in a gated community and the view is exceptional. I’d give it 10 stars if I could.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is one of the most unique and breathtaking properties I’ve ever stayed at. The photos don’t do it justice. What I was most delighted by was the level of service provided by the staff. My biggest regret was only booking for 1 night. Looking forward to returning one day!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Ive stayed in many different places all over the world and I truly have to say that this is the overall best hotel Ive ever stayed at. Let me breakdown why. So, first of all, there is the actual house, which is basically a work of art. Then there's the location of the house which is on a cliff with stunning views in a very safe and beautiful neighborhood. Then after all of that, which would sell me on a place already, then comes the best part of the experience at cliffside which is the people that work there. Any need you have, any information about Rio you're curious about, the staff and the owner there are always on hand to help you. Ive never felt so taken care of at an accommodation before. So I just want to say thank you to everyone at cliffside and to the reader of this review who's never been there, book it!
Stayed 9 nights in Jul 2019

2/5 Poor

Verified traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Um projeto em construção...
A casa é linda e a vista espetacular. Mas ainda é um projeto em desenvolvimento. Não tem piscina, pois esta foi transformada em um lago com peixes (há quem goste de nadar com os peixes). Não existe um serviço personalizado e sofisticado que parecia ter. No quarto havia duas pias e só havia toalha em uma delas. Aliás, praticamente não há staff. As opções de refeição (jantar) são limitadas e muito simples, embora o chef seja muito atencioso e queira ajudar. Café da manhã com pães muito ruins. O preço é desproporcional para o que é ofertado. Mas todas as pessoas são muito simpáticas.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
.. o hôtel ta de parabens e parabens ainda mais pela atenção e receptividade do André .. que esteve sempre solicito .. carnaval talvez esteja voltando .. ate a próxima
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Eu acho o Cliffside uma das melhores hospedagens que você pode encontrar no Rio. Precisa estar de carro, porque você fica mais isolado no Joá, mas disparado com a melhor vista da cidade, numa casa histórica e com um atendimento impecável.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
O Cliffside é incrível. Costumo dizer que é o melhor “hotel experiência” da cidade do Rio. Não considero um hotel, mas minha segunda casa. Se não foi, vá. Não tem como se arrepender.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021