About Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Fabulously flashy hotels with infinity pools and beach views; hilltop boutique guest houses and cosy family-run bed and breakfasts; lively backpacker hostels and chic serviced apartments, Rio de Janeiro has lodgings to suit every taste and every budget.
Rio de Janeiro is no longer the bargain beach destination it once was. but those with some serious cash to spend can soak up the city's glamour at hotspots such as Copacabana Palace and Ipanema's Phillipe Starck-designed Fasano Rio.
As a rule of thumb, visitors will get more bang for their buck the further they can bear to be from the beaches, and the historic mountainside neighborhood of Santa Teresa, with its verdant nature and rambling colonial mansions, is the place to come for chic boutique accommodation that often costs less than a boxy room in a beachfront chain hotel.
Backpackers and budget travelers will find a wealth of good hostel options to choose from, with some of the most reasonably-priced options to be found in Botafogo - a residential area that is home to some of the city's best drinking and dining options.
About Lucy Bryson
Lucy is a British freelance writer living in Rio de Janeiro since 2007. While there are some things she misses about her home country, the lure of year-round sunshine has proved too powerful to resist.
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