Here are five ‘5 Star’ Rio de Janeiro Hotels
1. Copacabana Palace Hotel
Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Palace has been an enduring city landmark since 1923. With European-inspired interiors, spot-on service and multiple see-and-be-seen bars, the Copacabana is both the trendiest place to be and an established institution of Old World refinements. Counting royalty, celebrities and politicians among its guests, the hotel has built a reputation as one of Rio’s most prestigious addresses.
The elegant 5-star Copacabana Palace features luxurious rooms with marbled bathrooms and panoramic ocean views of Rio de Janeiro´s Copacabana Beachfront. Services include a spa and 2 gourmet restaurants.
The spacious rooms at the Copacabana Palace are individually decorated with English antique furniture and original artwork. All of the rooms have king beds, free use of internet and a free pair of Havaianas flip flops. Some of the rooms include private balconies with panoramic city or ocean views.
The hotel suites are designed by the Orient-Express French designer, Michel Jouannet, and feature 2 balconies and fine Trussardi bed linens.
Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast served in Pérgula restaurant, which also features Brazilian specialties and fresh seafood delicacies. Breakfast can also be served in-room and additional charges apply.
2. Hotel Santa Teresa
In a burst of tropical rain forest on a former coffee plantation, the design-forward Santa Teresa Hotel pays homage to Brazil’s multicultural roots. Its hillside location in the up-and-coming bohemian neighborhood of the same name gives it one prime advantage: unbeatable panoramic views. And the caipirinhas aren’t bad either.
More than an extraordinary hotel, the Hotel Santa Teresa offers peace-of-mind and safety to all guests with tropical gardens, panoramic pools, complete Natura SPA, a lounge bar classified as the most romantic in Rio de Janeiro, and famousTérèze Restaurant with contemporary Brazilian gastronomy .
The decoration and architecture design of the hotel was inspired by the golden ages of coffee and cocoa, in the search for sophistication and elegance through the use of noble and ecological material from the land and culture of Brazil. Burnt cement, bordeaux or golden slate, red and dark tropical woods, banana tree fiber and other tropical adorning blend with contemporary design by Sergio Rodrigues, Rock Lane, Studio Vitty, Zemog and Oficina de Agosto.
A thematic journey to the lands and roots of ethnic Brazil, the Xingu and Tupi Guarani Indians, Afro-Brazilian traditions and culture, offerings of Maranhão, St. Jorge Ogum, art work from Pernambuco and handicrafts from Piauí, sacred and mystical art from Bahia and the origins of Rio de Janeiro.
From all rooms and the gardens, panoramic views of the city, the harbor and bay of Rio.
3.The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is considered to be one of the most prestigious brazilian luxury hotels, matching french savoir-faire with Rio charm.
Located on the famous Copacabana beach and 5 minutes from Ipanema, the hotel has the best view of Copacabana beach and of the Sugarloaf. Enjoy the 388 rooms with balcony, the executive floor with Club Millesime services – a new concept in personalized services, beach service, exclusive service for women, 2 pools and many other facilities, in addition to the award-winning Sofitel cuisine.
For business travelers, the hotel offers an excellent Convention Center and Business Center, the Board Meeting Room – fully equipped with modern appliances, combining comfort and personalized services designed to stage strategic meetings.
4. Fasano Hotel Rio
The Fasano brings its incomparable hospitality to Rio de Janeiro. The new hotel is uniquely situated at the heart of Ipanema Beach. Imagined by Philippe Starck, the devor is elegant and understated with signed pieces of the 1950’s and 60’s. A meeting point for locals and travelers, the hotel features the lobby lounge, Londra, with live music and most prominently the Fasano Al Mare, Rogerio Fasano’s gastronomic restaurant, dedicated to traditional Italian seafood.
The rooftop is an area accessible only for hotel guests with spectacular views over Ipanema Beach featuring a pool, a fitness center, sauna, massage and coffee shop for drinks and light meals.
5. Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro
Located in front of Sao Conrado beach, The Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro (formerly The Intercontinental Hotel Rio) offers 418 rooms, spread out into 17 floors of complete charm and comfort. Large bedroom with balcony, offers the finest views of São Conrado Beach or Gávea Stone.
Amenities include high speed Internet access, a two-line telephone with voicemail, mini bar, in-room safe, cable TV, alarm clock radio, work desk, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. The hotel also has a variety of facilities and services that assure to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers: meeting facilities with capacity to accommodate up to 2.000 people, business center, 24-hour laundry and room service are available to meet your needs at any time.
The hotel also offers a large leisure area with two tennis courts, a swimming pool, a fully equipped gym with modern equipment, a Sauna, a Beauty Salon, a Convenience Store, a Gift Shop, a Newsstand, 2 restaurants and 2 bars.