If you haven’t booked your tickets to the biggest sporting event in the world, chances are, you’re probably not going to Brazil for the Olympics. Who wants to go to an Olympic Games anyway? It’s crowded and noisy and accommodation prices are way up there too. With soccer stars, samba and swimsuits, Brazil is exciting at any time of the year. To find out where to stay, check out 10 popular hotels in Brazil that are getting rave reviews on hotel website Booking.com.
1-Casa Amarelo Boutique Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
A boutique hotel in historic Santa Tereza, Casa Amarelo Boutique Hotel is a home-away-from home with views of the city. It has lovely gardens and a pool. And a range of relaxing massage experiences. It’s a short walk to the Escadaria Selarón (Selaron Steps) where you can soak up the culture of Brazilian. See main photo.
2-Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada, Rio de Janeiro
A value-for-money boutique hotel in a 19th-century building, Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada has cosy rooms and is a short walk to Largo dos Guimarães. The Gloria subway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel and it’s a pretty cool spot to stay on our list of hotels in Brazil.
3-Miramar Hotel by Windsor, Rio de Janeiro
Mention Rio and you’re probably thinking about the Girl from Ipanema. Luckily, Miramar by Windsor is right across the road from Copacabana Beach. And Ipanema Beach is a stroll away. The designer hotel has a feature green granite pool, a modern gym and its one of the hotels in Brazil where you can bring your pet!
4-Mama Ruisa, Rio de Janeiro
Located in the quiet Santa Teresa district, Mama Ruisa has views of Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The elegant boutique hotel is high on the list of hotels in Brazil popular with couples. There’s a lovely view of the coastline from the breakfast terrace and the outdoor pool is a great spot for lunch.
5-Casa Geranio, Rio de Janeiro
Casa Geranio is a charming B&B a stone’s throw from Lapa’s Arches. The hotel’s cosy rooms are set among an orchard of fruit trees and the hotel has an outdoor pool, free breakfast and free WiFi.
6-The Capital São Paulo Itaim, São Paulo
A luxury hotel in lively Itaim Bibi, The Capital São Paulo Itaim has great views of the city and an outdoor spa with a sun terrace. The hotel is not far from Sao Paolo’s cultural precinct, the Modern Art Museum, Abril Theatre and Iguatemi Mall.
7-Bahiacafé Hotel, Salvador
Bahiacafé Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of Salvador de Bahia’s old town. Rich in culture and history, staying here means you’re only a short walk from the local sights, such as the Praça da Sé public square and Elevador Lacerda (a historic art deco elevator you’ll definitely want to check out).
8-Belo Horizonte Othon Palace, Belo Horizonte
Othon Palace is a luxurious hotel in Belo Horizonte. There’s a fabulous outdoor pool and rooftop bar. The hotel has lovely park and lake views. It’s close to museums and shops so staying here makes it a convenient base to explore Belo Horizonte City Centre.
9-Cullinan Hplus Premium, Brasília
Cullinan Hplus Premium is a glamorous hotel in Brasilia close to the city’s landmarks. It’s in a top spot to explore sights like the Cathedral of Brasília Monumental Axis and the National Congress. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and great service.
10-Manaus Hotéis Millennium, Manaus
A charming hotel in the Millennium Mall, Manaus Hotéis Millennium is in a perfect spot for shopping and eating. Rooms come with balconies, views and free Wifi. Facilities include an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness centre.
Discover South America
Looking for more things to do in South America? Here are five ideas you’ll love.
1-Visit the Galapagos Islands on a budget
2-Wander the cobblestone streets of the quaint city of Quito
3-Learn to tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina
4-Discover the secrets of Santiago in Chile
5-Take a luxury cruise around Cape Horn