The best hotels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Regardless of the purpose of their visit, a large number of travellers from around the world share common preferences when it comes to choosing a hotel in Rio (Brazil): closeness to the beach and a wide variety of onsite amenities to help reduce the hassle that is typical of international trips. This way, business travellers and tourists alike can feel at ease and free from concern even when they are far away from home in the land of samba, rich in history and traditions.

In this post, we suggest three different top-quality hospitality establishments located in the areas of Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema that may be perfectly suitable for a work trip, a romantic escape, a group adventure or a family holiday. In all cases, guests are provided with luxury facilities ensuring they enjoy every commodity they may ask for during their stay, including fully equipped guest rooms and suites, private transfers, dining options, indoor wellness centres, swimming pools, gyms, entertainment and conference spaces.

If you want to stay close to Copacabana beach, be rejuvenated with the sea breeze in the Leblon area or find the perfect accommodation in Ipanema, have a look at our recommended hotels in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and decide which suggestion suits your travel needs best.

4-star hotel in Rio de Janeiro: the Atlântico

The Atlântico is conveniently located within short walking distance of Copacabana beach and has a bike rental office nearby. The closest airport is Santos Dumont and it takes less than twenty minutes to arrive if you choose to commute by taxi after landing in the city. During their stay, guests enjoy complimentary daily access to a varied breakfast buffet and are entitled to use the rooftop pool, visit the onsite restaurant and have a drink at the cocktail bar. There is an extensive choice of room categories which allows you to select a nightly rate according to your travel budget: economy, classic, luxury, standard or deluxe of double, twin and triple capacity. Inside the ample rooms, visitors like to relax, watch a movie on the flat-screen TV, have some refreshments from the mini bar or place an order to room service before going to the beach. Many other guest services contribute to a seamless business or leisure stay in this property, among which we count the supervised lockers for left luggage, safes for valuables, bureau the change and multilingual staff in this hotel in Copacabana, Rio.

The Fasano hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Perhaps you are in love with the famous song and have dreamed of staying in the heart of Ipanema, which is exactly what you will do if you stay in this five-star property in Brazil, a short stroll from Praia do Arpoador, an excellent location for sunset-watching, practising water sports and living the most authentic beach life. However short your visit will be, should you wish to enhance it by visiting Christ the Redeemer in Corcovado mountain –only 4,2 kilometres away from the establishment-, the staff will gladly give advice on how to arrive or arrange a private shuttle for you themselves.  Yet there are many things to do inside the premises of this hotel in Ipanema: it features a restaurant, a gym, a solarium, a massage salon, free WiFi all throughout, an infinity pool on the rooftop and spacious rooms and suites with private balcony, most of which offer stunning sea views. An additional perk of choosing this accommodation in Rio is that it offers airport pick-up and drop-off services for a small surcharge.

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro

This recommended luxury accommodation in the popular Niemeyer Avenue of Leblon in Rio belongs to the Sheraton hospitality chain and so offers the top-notch customer service their loyal guests are already acquainted with. Its luxurious rooms have adjustable temperature and private terrace with either mountain or ocean views; they feature capacity of up to four people in the majority of cases (two adults and two children). Inside the premises, guests are entitled to access their swimming pool, a whirlpool bath featuring sea views, the spa, the stylish onsite restaurants, free WiFi all throughout and the spaces specifically designated for the celebration of conferences and events upon request. While staying in this Sheraton hotel in Rio de Janeiro, guests may rent a bike from the front desk to get around, and leave their belongings inside the safety deposit boxes provided for greater peace of mind.

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