on the Atlantic Ocean, and capital of the Brazilian state
of the same name, Rio de Janeiro has to be one of the
most sought after holiday destinations in the world -
especially during carnival time! However, it is Rio's
tropical climate and pleasant sea-breezes that make this
one, if not the, holiday destinations of a life time.
So, if you're looking for a Rio de Janeiro hotel (by the
way, Rio's Portuguese name is the River of January), or
the Marvelous City as it is otherwise known, look no further
than the following hotels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Luxury Rio Hotels
* Copacabana Palace Hotel
The 1923 classic Copacabana Palace Hotel is probably one
of the most famous luxury hotels Rio has. Ideally located
on the beach, and conveniently situated near both Rio's
nightlife and commercial center, this Rio de Janeiro hotel
has 107 rooms (10 floors) catering to your every luxury
hotel Rio need. Amenities and facilities include outdoor
tennis court, swimming pool and [golf] driving range.
* Rio Othon Palace
A massive 559, 30-floor, this modern luxury hotel in Rio
is located right on Copacabana beach, Rio Othon Palace's
amenities include health club, indoor swimming pool, jogging
track and bicycling facilities. This Rio de Janeiro hotel
also provides superb spa and massage services. For the
business travel, this luxury hotel also has a fully functioning
business service unit. Pure elegance in the heart of one
of Rio"s top tourist spots!
* Sofitel Rio Palace
It appears that all of the luxury hotels in Rio contain
the name "palace" somewhere, and the Sofitel Rio Palace
is no different. Smaller, at 256 rooms (8 floors), than
other luxury hotels Rio has, nonetheless this Rio de Janeiro
hotel is considered a classic of the modern hotels in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Along with the standard fare for
luxury Rio hotels, the amenities at this luxury Rio hotel
also include snorkeling!
Mid-range Rio de Janeiro Hotels
* Praia Ipanema Hotel
Built in 1980 the Praia Ipanema Hotel has 90 rooms (over
19 floors) and is located in the residential area of Rio.
However, this hotel is special in that each of the rooms
has a balcony overlooking one of Rio's most beautiful
and charming beaches - providing spectacular views of
the ocean! Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor
swimming pool. But, this is another of Brazil's hotels
that advertises the fact that it is within walking distance
of delightful sand and sea!
* InterContiental Hotel Rio
There must be an InterContiental in every major city in
the world, but the InterContiental Hotel serves as a perfect
choice for a mid-priced Rio hotel. Built in 1974, this
390 room, 17-floor, hotel comes equipped with three different
swimming pools - one of which is specifically for children.
The hotel"s amenities also include first class restaurants
and business facilities. Not too surprisingly, this hotel
was voted Best Hotel in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 by The
Travel Press of Italy. For those who need easy access
to Rio's airport, this hotel might just prove to be an
* Luxor Aeroporto Hotel
Another mid-priced hotel ideally located near to Rio's
airport, the Luxor has 64 rooms all located on the same
floor. Cable / satellite television is provided in every
room and those who may be concerned that this Rio hotel
is located too near the airport need not overly concern
themselves - the hotel has double-glazing windows!
Cheap Hotels in Rio
* Ipanema Inn
If you are going to stay at a cheap Brazil hotel anywhere,
stay in a cheap hotel in Rio de Janeiro! Ipanema Inn has
56 rooms (9 floors) and is located next to the beach and
shopping center of the same name - Ipanema. Close by the
hotel are a range of restaurants, cafe, theaters and entertainment,
not to mention sightseeing, venues that will ensure your
stay here is a pleasant one. After all, staying in a cheap
Brazil hotel should give you the chance to spend more
of your money on the many Rio attractions out there!
* Hotel Angrense
Fantastically cheap hotel in Rio, the Hotel Angrense is
an art-decor hotel located two blocks from Copacabana
beach. Although basic, the hotel offer three different
room services - rooms, standard suites and luxury suites.
Also, you"ll be hard pushed to find a cheaper, clean hotel
closer to the famous Copacabana beach than Hotel Angrense!
Built in 1928, the Florida is a 200 room (9 floors) hotel
located within walking distance of Flamingo beach. Although
a cheap hotel in Rio, the hotel offers a clean modern
service with on-suite bathrooms in every room.