31 Jan 2020 - 1 Feb 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Golden beaches, football, and samba are just three, but three very good, reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro. Rio excels at all of these, so whether you’re here to soak up the sun on one of Rio’s many beautiful beaches or to dance the night away at one of the city’s lively bars, a trip to Rio is one that you’re unlikely to ever forget.
Finding the perfect hotel is key to an unforgettable holiday and, to make that crucial planning stage easier, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite hotels and neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro.
Famous for its world-class beaches, and the beautiful people that frequent them, the Copacabana is one of Rio’s most popular neighbourhoods. This part of Rio has something to offer every type of traveller, whether that’s shopping, lively bars, restaurants, or street fairs. For locals and visitors alike, however, the biggest draw has to be Copacabana’s beautiful beaches. Accommodation options in Copacabana are varied, with something to suit just about every budget and need.
Botafogo is another of Rio’s beachside neighbourhoods, and it is known for having some of the best views in the city. Turn a corner in this part of town, and you’re likely to be greeted with a breathtaking view of either one of Botafogo’s many sandy beaches or nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. This area is less party-focused than many other neighbourhoods, like the nearby Ipanema nieghbourhood. In this part of town, art galleries, museums, and cafes make up the entertainment, making it most suitable for families, older travellers, or just those that don’t want to party until the sun comes up. If you stay in Botafogo and do decide you want some nightlife, Ipanema is only 20-30 minutes by public transport.
Leblon is one of Rio’s most upscale neighbourhoods, and home to some of Rio’s most luxurious hotels as well as numerous boutique shops, high-end restaurants, and posh lounges and clubs. It’s an ideal location for affluent travellers, or those that are coming to Rio to be pampered. Leblon’s beach isn’t as famous as the beach at neighbouring Ipanema. Getting to other neighbourhoods – should you decide you want to party, or are looking for more budget-friendly restaurants – is easy thanks to an excellent bus and metro system that connects Leblon with the rest of the city.
Sant’Martre – A boutique yet affordable hotel whose amenities include a swimming pool, massages, and a fitness centre.
Hotel 1900 – Small and simple yet comfortable and affordable rooms make this a popular hotel for budget travellers. Room facilities include a laptop safe and en-suite private bathrooms.
Hotel OK – Better than okay, this mid-range hotel near Copacabana beach offers high-quality accommodation with a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a rooftop terrace.
Windsor Atlantica – A modern 39-floor hotel with two swimming pools, this hotel is ideally situated just across the street from Copacabana beach. Nearby attractions include the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain, which is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
Hotel Fasano – Offering breathtaking views over Ipanema beach, and rooms with hardwood floors and high-quality leather furniture, this beachfront hotel is ideal for guests looking for an extra luxurious stay in Rio.
Casa Mosquito – A boutique hotel with a rooftop pool and rooftop terrace that’s ideal for couples visiting Rio on a romantic break. Room luxurious include Egyptian Cotton bed sheets, iPod docking stations, and a complimentary minibar service.
I loved, the sights, the people are very friendly and the food is great. Two thumbs up!
It’s simply just the best city in world. You won’t know if you don’t go! Just do it for yourself once in your life. I promisse you won’t ever regret it!!!
Rio, you photogenic city, you. It's really no surprise songs have been written about this city (yes, you'll probably hear "Girl from Ipanema" frequently). People will tell you to be careful in Rio, but it often makes you feel so relaxed (depending on the neighborhood) that you sometimes forget the warnings. This is how much people like Rio: I met a wedding party from Germany here, and although this was the wedding destination, neither the bride nor groom...nor anybody else from the party was from Brazil.
Rio is an amazing city. One with an eclectic variety of activities to engage in as well as some of the greatest outdoor views you'll ever see. The main reason I don't give it five stars is the large divide between the rich and the poor. Hard to enjoy Ipanema Beach while you sit in the shadows of the favelas. I hope the city and country find a way to get it together.