Le Relais de Marambaia
What We Love
- A new boutique hotel near one of Rio's last remaining ecological havens, with breakfast and moreHiking to the beaches in Prainha and Grumari, or walking to Guaratiba’s own
- Staying in a suite near one of Rio de Janeiro’s only nature preserves
- Enjoying your welcome drink and discount on spa treatments
- Taking a long drive to the heart of Rio, to visit the Botanical Garden or learn to samba
What To Know
- The property is on the edge of the Rio, a good drive from the city center
- Easy access to the quiet and deserted Prainha and Grumari beaches
- The small staff is very attentive
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Rio de Janeiro (Barra de Guaratiba), Le Relais de Marambaia is close to Grumari Beach and Sitio Roberto Burle Marx. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Roberto Burle Marx Estate and Prainha Municipal Natural Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 7 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I spent two days in the hotel with my husband celebrating our anniversary. We were the only guests during the week and we could enjoy silence, nature, massage and good food in our own time.
After few hours by the pool looking at the spectacular virgin nature you just forget anything else and start enjoying the special things in life.
We had an amazing stay at Le Relais. The rooms are beautiful with a stunning ocean view. The service was great (Ramon made everything possible to make our stay perfect). The spa was great as well. I really recommend, its a great place very close to downtown Rio de Janeiro but it feels like you are in a different country.
Me and my husband stayed there for 10 nights and we had a lovely stay in Cabin 1, which was spacios with a nice view (like all 7 rooms in this hotel) of the sea, the Restinga de Marambaia and the mangrove.
The beds were great and so were the two wash bins and the two showers. Toilet was separated and in a very smal "closet" with blurry glass walls and door, and not at all sound isolated ... so everything done there was easily heard in the room.
Two curtains, instead of the one that was very difficult to move, would have been good as to separate the washingarea from the bedroom and TV.
Minibar fridge was appreciated and all facilities in the room functioned very well.
Breakfast was very generous and the fresh fruits and juice were great as well as the warm breads.
Staff is very attentive, polite and welcoming. Loved them all and especially Leal Ramon with his good energy and also for arranging our boatride to the mangrove!
It's a pity the 50 km long sandy beach, Restinga de Marambaia, is not accessible unless you have a special permit from the military (their piece of land) or surfpaddle/swim over the inflow from the sea where there are great currents almost all the time, due to the tide.
I loved watching the different kind of herons and other birds on the shore opposite our room and also the seaturtles swimming by.
Best beach nearby is about 400m from the hotel, at Praia de Guaratiba which was crowdy only in the weekend.
The hotelpool is small (about 6m long and 3m wide) but nice and you can order drinks and snacks almost all the time.
To consider is that sometimes restaurants in the surroundings suddenly are closed if there are too few guests around and if that's on a tuesday, when the hotel's restaurant is closed it's good to have made a visit to the local supermarket, 200m from the hotel ... and have a nice picnic on the balcony instead. A little disappointing was that for us, the hotel's wine was far too expensive. Their Caipirinas beeing supernice, compensated.
As a conclusion of this resumé - this is a lovely hotel and I can warmly recommend it to others. Maybe not as much to people with young children as to mature couples and friends.
We would certainly love to return!
Me and my friend enjoyed staying at the relais. It was very quiet, clean and the staff was always friendly and helping us with all our questions - no matter how stupid they were. Also the food was very delicious. And we loved the pool with its way down to the sea. Thanks. Merci and Obrigada
Le Relais is a great place for couples that want to be in Rio but without the rush of the city. The hotel has a great pool, an incredible spa place and also easy access to the sea where is possible to see many turtles.
The breakfast was also very good and close to the property there are many places to enjoy seafood with a wonderful view of the bay.