You will witness an extra luxurious experience in the hotels of Rio de Janeiro. The city is not short of accommodation options. Some luxurious hotels in the city are a combination of stunning design and impeccable service. Some of the common features of these best hotels are sea-view infinity pools, Michelin starred restaurants, and sublime spas.
Each hotel in Rio de Janeiro has its own unique and show-stopping features which makes it stand out. Here is a list of some best luxury hotels to stay for a luxurious experience.
Miramar Hotel by Windsor is on the well-known Avenida Atlantica which is across the iconic Copacabana beach. You can create your own beach club on Rio’s very famous shorefront with the hotel’s beach towel and parasol set up. Visit the rooftop pool of the hotel to enjoy the view of city. It would be difficult for you to differentiate between the blues of the sky, ocean, and pool. Dine in the hotel’s Italian inspired restaurant and have a risotto or seafood pasta which will top off your stay.
This 5-star hotel is the idealization of sophistication and refinement which overlooks some of the most famous beaches in Brazil. You will have an unparalleled experience with high standard service in a luxurious ambience. All the apartments are equipped with latest technology and comfort. Each room has a LED TV, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi connection, and other exclusive amenities.
Janeiro Hotel is a perfect hotel for those visitors who want to stay at a place that is straight out of a glossy magazine. The hotel is on the cosmopolitan beach of Leblon and is a great photogenic spot. The hotel has a lot of natural light and understated decadence which has been carefully curated throughout. The hotel is located in Leblon which is perfect for tourists to explore the nearby areas of Ipanema and Copacabana. They can also visit the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon where they can cycle the lakeshore, rent a boar, or relax while practicing yoga.
The 51 rooms in the hotel have wide frames which offers mesmerizing views of the ocean outside with plenty of natural light and inherent calm. The rooms are equipped with latest technology. The gastronomy in Janeiro offers fresh and local cuisine. Cedilha is the new restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of the hotel. The menu is based on Caicara cuisine which is healthy and cozy. It includes ingredients from the land and the sea. All this combined with the chef, Morena’s seasonings brings Brazilianness to all the dishes.
The hotel Rio Othon Palace has a prominent presence on the Copacabana seafront. The hotel has a piece de resistance, a beautiful swimming pool on the roof top along with a hot tub gives a relaxing experience to its guests. Loungers are lined up on the roof top. The rooftop gives a panoramic view of the glamorous city. The in-hotel restaurant, Skylab, serves Carioca cuisine which includes the famous feijoada.
All the rooms in the hotel are stylish and contemporary. Many rooms have sublime ocean views. The apartments from the 6th floor to the 13th floor have a balcony from where you can enjoy the view of the city. Also, the rooms have king size beds equipped with Nespresso coffee machine, electric kettle, and special amenities.
Vila Santa Teresa is in the heart of the artistic Santa Teresa. The hotel is luxurious and intimate. While staying in the hotel you will feel like staying in a private villa as it set in a lush greenery and has a tranquil neighborhood. It is the best hotel for you if you want a break from a busy city life and escape the crowd. The suites are lavish with minimum artisan designs and the in-hotel restaurant, Beatriz, has a seasonal Carioca-inspired menu. The restaurant uses its own ingredients which are grown in the hotel’s vegetable garden.
The hotel has a soaring view of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Sugarloaf Mountain. To add to this beautiful view, the Guanabara Bay creates a surreal backdrop. The Master Suite of the hotel has floor-to-ceiling glass doors which opens onto a balcony. It offers beautiful view of the city. There is an irresistible jacuzzi bathtub available only in the Master Suite. The bathroom has Carrara marble floor. After a long day of sight-seeing, you can relax and indulge yourself in the full range of holistic therapies where they use only natural and ethically produced spa products. There is a steam room and outdoor pool to escape the pressures of city life.
Fairmont RJ Copacabana is another remarkable hotel on the shores of Copacabana. Rooms of the hotel have a Scandinavian style and are pared back. To give it a contrast effect, the rooms have bright streak of colors to keep up with Rio’s exuberance. The in-hotel bar, Spirit Copa Bar, will keep you indulged in some of the best caipirinhas in Rio which is accompanied by delicate tapas.
If you are looking for something more substantial, go to the Marine Resto where you can have fresh seafood and quality meat which is cooked on a Josper grill. To relax by listening to sound of the waves, go for a stroll along the beach. You can either go to Copacabana or the nearby Ipanema and Leblon.
PortoBay Rio de Janeiro is at the far end of Copacabana beach and close to the Leme peninsula. The hotel has 117 rooms with private balcony. Each room has a picturesque sea view. The rooms also have Havaiana sandals so that you can casually walk in the hotel in Brazilian style.
To relax, head towards the pool in the hotel where you can listen to the soothing rhythms of bossa nova or simply enjoy the spectacular sunset at the rooftop Bossa Lounge with caipirinha in hand. Start your day by having a wonderful breakfast at the in-hotel restaurant, La Finestra, where they serve tropical fruit juice with cold meats, cheeses, fresh bread, a pastel de nata custard tarts.
Opened in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace brings a sense of Roaring Twenties glamour to the shores of Rio ever since it is opened. Visit the sultry Piano Bar of the hotel and have a sip of blueberry, chamomile, and orange Tea Cup Gin. Have an Asian culinary journey the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Mee. To pamper yourself, visit the spa of the hotel where they offer relaxing massages and facials. For recreational amenities, head towards the outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna.
The hotel has 239 guestrooms with minibars and plasma televisions. The rooms have antique furniture and in every corner of the room you can see the original works of art which will leave you mesmerized. After enjoying the exquisite interior of the hotel, head towards the titular Copacabana beach to soak up Rio’s rays.
The spectacular feature about Hotel Fasano is its 1950s Brazilian design and the golden age of Bossa Nova. The rooms of the hotel are refined, and the furniture are from eminent designers like Sergio Rodrigues and Philippe Starck. The furniture used in hotel has a very detailed work done on it. To relax, head towards the Ipanema beach which is just outside the hotel. Fasano’s beach chairs and umbrellas are lined up for you to sit and enjoy the view of the beach.
After a long day of sightseeing, go to the pristine rooftop pool from where you can enjoy the views of some famous landmark in Rio like the Arpoador peninsula, the humpback hiking spot of Morro Dois Irmaos, and Corcovado Mountain.
Emiliano Rio can be spotted from a mile off as it has a striking façade. The dazzling white building with net-like design will make you want to stop and admire its structure. The hotel is set on Copacabana’s bay-lined Avenida Atlantica. The hotel is filled with natural light and has whitewashed walls. All this along with the blond-wood accent gives this hotel a center stage.
After getting soaked in the big blue, head towards the Santapele Spa for a Shiatsu massage and then go for a dip in the outdoor Onsen-like tub. To complete a wonderful day, head towards the Champagne Bar and try one of the 80 bottles guided by an in-the-know sommelier.
Santa Teresa Hotel is situated on the grounds of a former coffee farm which dates back to the 1850s. The hotel has the privileged view of overlooking the city as it is on a hilltop territory. It enjoys the tranquility as it is in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa. It appears that the hotel has a theme of subtle decadence because of the presence of tropical woods and golden slate.
While staying in the calming rooms of the hotel you will feel that all the hustle and bustle of the city is left far behind. The rooms are quiet, charming, and bright. Each room has a Brazilian art décor with king-size beds. Some bathrooms have Vitty Studio bathtubs or burny cement and showers. Enjoy the stunning view from the balcony of the in-hotel bar, dos Descasados. The bar has deep terracotta hues and craggy stone walls which gives it a cave-like theme inside.
Sheraton is the only oceanfront resort in Rio where you can walk straight into the hotel without crossing the Avenida Atlantica when you step off the white sand. The hotel is located in Leblon. It is between the trendy Barra da Tijuca and Ipanema Beach, so you will be where most of the action takes place in the city. To work up your appetite for a refreshing caipirinha at Casa da Cachaca bar, play some tennis on the tennis court or go for swimming in the pools. Have a hearty cut of meat at Casarao restaurant.
Le Chateauz Joa is on the luscious western side of Rio. It is on top of a hill from where you can enjoy the views of Barra da Tijuca beach and Pedra da Gavea, a mountain which peeks out from Tijuca forest. The rooms of the hotel are 5expansive and have a jungle-lodge feel. It has wooden ceilings and floors which creates a rustic yet palatial resting place. After sightseeing for a long day, wind down at the stone-framed pool which is set in the palmy garden overlooking the city. Have a delicious meal and a fancy candlelit dinner at the city-spying restaurant.
Located in an esteemed area of Sao Conrado, Hotel Nacional Rio is famous for its glamourous beachfront and the upmarket Fashion Mall. Oscar Niemeyer, a renowned Brazilian architect, designed the glistening circular tower. The hotel has 413 rooms, and each room has a view of either a bright ocean or a mountain. Relax in the dry and wet saunas. There is also an indoor pool for the adults and kids to have fun. Visit the shores of the flawless Sao Conrado beach which is just few steps away from the hotel.
The hotel offers services and cuisines which preserve the Carioca soul. They have an incredible pool bar and cozy lobby which is bordered by panels made by the artist Carybe. There is an in-house wine cellar for wine tasting. The panoramic restaurant serves contemporary cuisine. You can also relax by having an exclusive spa with hydromassage. Do not forget to visit the modern fitness center.
La Suite by Dussol, a baroque hotel, is situated at the top of a cliff in a peaceful and exclusive Joa area. There is an immaculate infinity pool and chic wooden deck which is tucked into the mountain and adorns the lush foliage. This eclectic hotel is combination of both history and modern era. The rooms of this hotel have antique furnishings along with contemporary chandeliers. The hotel has a tranquil setting and gives full privacy but on certain occasions, monkeys drop by on the deck for breakfast. So, be prepared for some visitors during morning hours.