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4.8/5 Exceptional
68 reviews
"A remarkable experience. A highly welcome way to experience Rio’s majestic natur..."

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Tijuca National Park
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
    13 min drive
  • Airport
    Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.)
    31 min drive

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1-800-238-0767
  • PAPAYA Grand Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • LIMA Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • ACAI Signature Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Mirtilo Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • AMORA Romantic Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • KIWI Panoramic Single Suite, 1 Twin Bed, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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About this area

Rio de Janeiro

TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge is located in Rio de Janeiro's Sao Conrado neighborhood, an area with good airport proximity and shopping. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Copacabana Fort, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Maracana Stadium or Sambodrome.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tijuca National Park - 7 min drive
  • Tijuca Lake - 11 min drive
  • Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon - 11 min drive
  • Ipanema Beach - 12 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Antero de Quental Station - 11 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Maracana Station - 17 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • 24hrs Free Snacks Buffet – Pool-view rooftop bar.

About this property

TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge

4-star Rio de Janeiro pousada in Sao Conrado with 2 outdoor swimming pools
2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a bar/lounge are available at this pousada. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and a sauna are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Plasma TVs with satellite channels and first-run movies provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like free minibar items and bathrobes.
TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels and first-run movies.
Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. Housekeeping is provided daily.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna.
Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
SPA On Demand has 1 treatment room. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–11 AM
1 coffee shop/café
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
Free daily reception
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

2 outdoor pools
Full-service spa
Sauna

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Dry cleaning service

Conveniences

Free newspapers in lobby
Library
No elevators

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
French
Portuguese
Spanish

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Pool sun loungers
Pool umbrellas
Terrace

Spa

Aromatherapy
Ayurvedic treatments
Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Facials
Manicures and pedicures
Massages
Massage/treatment rooms
Sauna
Treatment room

More

Designated smoking areas
Fireplace in lobby
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Down comforter
Egyptian cotton sheets
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Free toiletries
Hair dryer

Entertainment

First-run movies
Plasma TV
Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Free minibar

More

Free newspapers
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property at least 72 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Pets

  • Pets stay free

Children and extra beds

  • Children 14 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 14 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: BRL 250 per room (roundtrip)

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 are 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Please contact this property for details on release of liability due to specific circumstances, such as fire, flood, or exceptional weather conditions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We should mention

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 from 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. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the pousada prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 14 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Exclusive Guest House
  • TuAkAzA
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Guest House
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Guest House Pousada
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Guest House Pousada Rio de Janeiro
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Guest House Rio de Janeiro
  • TuAkAzA Guest House
  • Tuakaza - Exclusive Guest House Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Lodge Boutique Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Lodge Boutique Hotel
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Rio de Janeiro
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge Rio de Janeiro
  • Tuakaza Exclusive Brazil
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge Rio de Janeiro
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge Pousada (Brazil)
  • TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge Pousada (Brazil) Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

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5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A remarkable experience. A highly welcome way to experience Rio’s majestic nature. The views of pedra de Gávea, pedra bonita, the ocean, and the paragliders are extraordinary, as the property, its dozens of wood terraces, and pools are tastefully tucked into the hillside. Matteo is attentive to each guest and ensures your experience is relaxing and enjoyable, and the subtle ambiance and ample snacks and drinks make this a perfect getaway. Highly recommend it!

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We were picked up by the owners personal driver from the airport which was great not having to figure out a taxi or Uber. We arrived at night and were amazed by the view when we woke up. When we arrived we were welcomed by Matteo and he treated us like family. Every morning Matteo had breakfast prepared for us, which was usually a collection of local fruits, coffee, fresh baked bread, meats, cheese, and eggs. There were complimentary drinks and snacks available all day in the main are and in our bedrooms. Our room was fantastic and clean with very comfortable beds. The view, the view, the view! We were a little nervous about the location and finding a way to and from restaurants, etc. This was no problem at all as local Ubers were easily available day and night to pick you up and take you where you need to go. Bonus, there is a very nice mall less than 10 mins drive that has many very nice restaurants and one in particular that delivers to Tuakaza. We were there to visit for Carnival and absolutely loved our stay, we can't say enough good things about the property and our hosts.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Excellent in any aspect! Incredible view....confortable rooms and tasty breakfast.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in May 2018

1/5

Environmentally unliveable/toxic for your health.

// Mould issues. I arrived after a red-eye flight. Was asked to sign the bill upon arrival (weird for me & I spent ~3 weeks of the month on the road staying in hotels). Entered the room to try and sleep, and as soon as I laid down, all I could smell was mould. My throat started getting itchy and then I had a headache, within 5 minutes. I rarely get headaches. If I do, it’s a sign something is very-off. This hotel exists in a lush temperate climate. I believe the room I was in has severe mould issues. It stank of mould and my body reacted to it. I booked another hotel & left. I would be curious to see their results from an indoor air quality test & mould spore count. // Unreasonable & sketchy way of handling a health-issue situation. Owners refused to give a refund for the week. I asked them to walk me through their logic (I’m a reasonable human & wanted to understand), they refuse, beyond copy-pasting a “no refund policy” that I agreed to. If I didn’t show-up for the reservation, that is one thing. I would have stayed at the hotel if it was a liveable & healthy space. It was not. That is why I left. // Unethical business practices. I would not recommend supporting this company. They refused to explain their logic & eagerly took some ~3500K for providing: no service. It would have been respectful if they dialogued with me, explained their rational vs. make vague copy-paste policy excuses to justify taking ~3500K for free. Prefer to donate to a favela or ethical company.

Pros: The possibility it has. They could create something special. This will not be actualized unless an overhaul in their approach to business occurs.

Cons: Making sure they do air quality tests. Clean the linens properly. Vacuum & mop the floors, cob-webs were everywhere in the room I was in for a moment.

Location: Didn't stay. I would encourage you to look at the dates from other reviews, as they are many years old-could be related to the existing health issues.

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2018

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