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By Chris Boyle

View of Hotel Toriba

Located on 65 acres of rolling green hills, Hotel Toriba offers a relaxing retreat, especially for those looking to escape urban clutter and commitments.

Built in 1943 in the style of a traditional Swiss lodge, Toriba charms guests with all the comforts of home, pleasant, well-appointed interiors and superb service. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Toriba is truly boutique, with 28 apartments and eight chalets dotted across the property’s extensive acreage. On-site, guests will enjoy comprehensive spa and fitness services, three restaurants (one of which is famed for its fondue), lovely flower gardens and a petite farm with several animals and a vegetable patch.


Hydro Massage Suite Spa Toriba By L’occitane

Number of rooms in suite: Three

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: Three, one with an oversized hydromassage tub, sunroof and walk-in super shower, and two with heated floors and towel racks

Suite style: Contemporary Swiss cottage, by Cristina Allegri

Key selling points: The perfect space for honeymooners, Chalé Azaléia is tucked away in a secluded spot and features a sumptuous king-size bed, as well as a spacious living room with a fireplace and 32-inch LCD TV. Hang out on the suite’s porch, enjoy views of the woods and, if you want, stay connected to the rest of the world with complimentary wireless.

Number of suites in hotel: Four


  • Square footage: 732
  • Nightly rate: About $1,100


SPA Toriba by L’Occitane: Toriba’s spa offers an exclusive menu of 20 treatments developed by skincare specialist L’Occitane.

Soothing aromas, soft music, fresh flowers and a décor reminiscent of Provence engage the senses in a subtle way, creating the perfect backdrop for a treatment that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and completely at ease.

Signature treatments: Reflexology, Swedish massage and lymphatic drainage

Spa Director Tânia Ginjas




Toribinha: In line with its chalet-like structure, Toribinha brings the best of Swiss cuisine to Brazil. Sample unforgettable fondue or raclette, paired with excellent wines.

Pennacchi Restaurant: Adorned with Pennacchi frescoes, this low-key, airy restaurant serves sumptuous chef-prepared meals alongside delicious wines.

Vindima Café: Intimate and cozy, this café is the ideal spot to unwind with a drink and good company.

Manager Joel de Souza Pena



Best Fondue, Veja Vale e Montanha Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

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