Rio Hotels

Located 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 inspired choice!

* 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!

* Florida
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.

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