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TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge

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Front of property
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Papaya suíte exclusiva vista para a montanha com varanda | Balcony

Overview of TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge

TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge

4.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Sao Conrado with 2 outdoor pools and pool bar

9.4/10 Exceptional

79 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
Map
Estrada da Canoa 2600, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22610-210
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Sauna
  • Pool bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Dressing gowns

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sao Conrado
  • Ipanema Beach - 22 min drive
  • Copacabana Beach - 28 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 41 min drive
  • Christ the Redeemer - 68 min drive
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 40 min drive
  • Jornalista Mario Filho Stadium - 39 min drive
  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach - 36 min drive
  • Museum of Tomorrow - 66 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 22 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 28 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 31 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro St. Francis Xavier Station - 19 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 19 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Churrascaria Oásis - 5 min drive
  • CT Brasserie - 6 min drive
  • Gula Gula - 6 min drive
  • Chez L'ami Martin - 6 min drive
  • Gurumê - 6 min drive

About this property

TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge

TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for BRL 250 per room roundtrip. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket lodge include a poolside bar, a sauna and a terrace. The comfortable beds and airport get good marks from fellow travellers.

Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 24 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 24 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (14 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay for free
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Off-site

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1970
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Sauna

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Honesty Bar – This bar overlooks the ocean and pool.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BRL 250 per room (roundtrip)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years of age 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 travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorising 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 authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 24 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Please contact this property for details on release of liability due to specific circumstances, such as fire, flood, or exceptional weather conditions.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is BRL 250 per room roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as boat tours, hiking and rafting, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a sauna and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include CT Brasserie (2.7 mi), Chez L'ami Martin (2.7 mi) and Gurumê (2.8 mi).

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.4/10

Staff & service

10.0/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Cannot say enough about TuAKaza: about the space; the host Matteo who is one of a kind; the privileged location with unique/thoughtful architecture and design that feels surreal - to name but a few. Magical and whimsical retreat in the city of Rio. Come here if you want peace, beauty and an opportunity to absorb the energy from the magnificent landscape that is so unique to Rio. Moments from amazing hiking up to Pedra Bonita, the entrance to Tujica National Park, as well as a short easy drive to fabulous beaches and restaurants. In sum, TuAKaza is an oasis powered by incredible human kindness and generosity.
Nica, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Jay, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Diogo, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent in any aspect! Incredible view....confortable rooms and tasty breakfast.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Erik, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

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.
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing stay in paradise.
My wife and i spent a night at Tuakaza. Upon entry we felt very welcomed by Mateo, who along with the resident dog Donna and cat Raffa, showed us his unique mansion set within Rio's forest. We instantly felt at home and were told that this was our home also. We were upgraded to a larger room with stunning mountain and ocean views. Breakfast was made especially for us with fresh fruit, beautiful breads, eggs made to our liking and beautiful coffee. A magical experience. We would like to stay for a longer period in the not to distant future.
Michael, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

fantastic venue going above and beyond
The main reason to go is to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the house nestled in the lush tropical hills of Rio. The massive lobby/living room/dining room area has a fantastic view and a very relaxing feel. The owner/manager, Matteo, is fantastic. I had booked the single room and was upgraded to a very large room. He was very helpful with recommendations and help me arrange hand gliding. As I was leaving in the evening and the room was not booked, he suggested I could come back and freshen up at 6:30 or so, before flying out. That kind of late checkout at no charge is unheard of in more traditional hotels! Great visit!
frank, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best Way to experience Rio!!
Remote location in the Tropical forest with amazing views of the ocean, forest, and the amazing mountain tops. The facility is a giant cabin/mansion that was converted to a hotel which is operated by the property owners, they really care to make sure you have the best experience in Rio (They speak good English!!). They make an amazing 2 course breakfast in the morning special for you, you just let them know when you are ready for breakfast and they will start to prepare it for you (fresh). You get the jungle like experience seeing beautiful birds and moneys from your room balcony. Away from the noisy city, but is a close drive (10 min) if you want to go to the city. Facility is also equipped with back up electric generator encase of power outage. The hosts make many good recommendations on how to most enjoy your day. Definitely a more authentic experience than one you get from a Brand name hotel, especially in a place like Rio.
Maddy, 4-night trip
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