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Rio de Janiero Hotels: From Airbnb To Hidden Gems

By Rachel George

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Traveling outside of your native country can be an enjoyable yet stressful planning experience, especially if you don’t know where to stay.

 

Voted the world’s happiest city, Rio de Janiero is home to some of the most beautiful views and beaches around the world. It’s scenic mountains and culture truly helps shape the city and culture of Brazil.

 

Heading to be your happiest? Take a look at this list of some of the best housing experiences in Rio de Janiero, with complimentary breakfast.

 

Hotels

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janiero

Start your adventures in Barra da Tijuca and experience large shopping malls and the Brazilian nightlife. This beautiful hotel is located on the famous road that runs parallel to Copacabana Beach, Avenida Atlantica. Every room has a balcony looking over the beautiful beach and the rest of the city.

 

Arpoador Fashion Hotel


This Best Western Premier

Aesthetically pleasing, suitable for any fashion or business trip. Encounter a unique bedding experience with a pillow menu and complimentary bike rentals to coast along the Ipanema Beach. Each room is complete with modern furniture and a fashion-inspired backdrop behind the bed.  The minibars in the hotel encourage health and wellness, extending a well-balanced food menu with fresh ingredients.

 

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Gran Melia Nacional Rio de Janiero 

After being closed for a decade, Gran Melia Nacional Rio de Janiero used to house the highly acclaimed Rio Film Festival.  Music icons such as James Brown and BB King frequented this upscale, modernized hotel, glamouring up the São Conrado neighborhood. Learn how to make Brazi’s national cocktail drink,  Caipirinha at a workshop, as well.

 

Hotel Fasano

The lifestyle of the rich and famous. Sleep in luxury at this contemporary style hotel right on the Ipanema beach. There’s a top-notch spa satisfying all of your medical/detox and beauty needs. The earthy tone colors and spacious settings attribute to one of the leading hotels of the world.  

 

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Luxury is the perfect word to describe this classic French-Rivera style hotel. Everything is classic from the marble floors, elegant chandeliers to the French tiling and artwork along the walls. It’s the perfect view of the midnight fireworks show on Copacabana Beach.

 

Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Ipanema

This pet-friendly hotel sits on the front of the Ipanema Beach. On Saturdays, guests enjoy live music and a savoring buffet known as Feijoada de Carnaval. 

Feijoada is a signature dish made of beans, beef, Portuguese pork.

Boutique Hotels

Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel

This hotel reflects the elegant culture of Brazil with a panoramic balcony. Lots of wooden fixtures, and romantic lighting for a calm, serene atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for an intimate destination wedding.

 

Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel

Interact with wild animals in the middle of the forest, right from your room. This hotel comes with a fully-equipped spa and a balcony with a hammock in each suite.

 

Villa Rio

Contemporary, yet luxury. This 11-room boutique hotel overlooks one of the seven wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer monument. Tired? Each suite offers an irresistible view of the oceans and calm ambiance.

 

Rio De Janiero

Villa Rio

 

Les Jardins de Rio Boutique Hotel

Appreciate vintage furniture and tiled flooring? This beautifully restored mansion was built in the early 70s by the architect Roberto Bastos Cruz. He wanted to imitate a view of “what the sea could provide by pushing this mermaid out of the ocean.”

 

Le Relais de Marambaia

Discover a dose of paradise just a few inches away from Copacabana Beach. Enjoy panoramic ocean views and hydro-massage bathtubs, after paddling through nature’s beautiful landscapes.

 

La Maison by Dussol

This stunning Bohemian villa was designed by renowned French architect François-Xavier. Inspired by his travels around the world, each room is influenced by a different culture-Brazil (the Copacabana Room), France (the Recamier Room), India (the Ganesha Room), China (the Shanghai Room), and the United-States (the Tiffany Room).

 

Airbnb

Cinematographic View of Rio!

It looks like heaven doesn’t it? This open scenery boutique hotel is perfect for photographers or anyone in love with white and blue.

Rio de Janiero

Airbnb

 

Luxury Oceanfront 

Futuristic and modern with a hint of red. This spot is great for group couples trips, as each room has a queen bed. Don’t worry about cleaning, there’s a housekeeper available every day.

 

Ipanema Vacation Rental Apartment

Where can you see the oceans, mountains and an overview of the islands at the same time? Here at this vacation rental property. It’s the perfect home away home. Upscale, yet cozy.

 

Niterói Residential Loft

Cloudy with a side of sun. Located in one of the best neighborhoods in Rio de Janiero, this residential loft is stunningly beautiful with accents of yellow and a 1950’s George Jetson kitchen table. All of this for just $41 a night!

 

Hostels

Bananaz Hostel

Perfect for solo travelers looking to save money. This unusual, banana-themed building houses up to 10 people with an eclectic menu for breakfast and dinner. It’s located in Lapa, a popular nightlife area.

 

Solar do Cosme Mansion

Close to all of the cities amenities including the Beach, Botanical Garden, Tomorrow’s Museum and more. Located within this 19th-century spacious mansion, this guesthouse offers a spacious lodge housing experience. Meals are served at large tables.

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