Just a few minutes away from Vidigal Beach lies this backpackers' delight, a comfortable, inexpensive hostel that provides easy access to the many attractions of Rio's south zone. Providing free shuttle service and welcoming guests with a complimentary caipirinha, the hostel offers facilities like WiFi, laundry, long-distance calls and computer-access, some of which may have an additional fee. The staff at the hostel can give guests the required information about exploring sights like Copacabana Beach and Corcovado. Check website for rates and more.
One of Rio's finest hotels, and listed in the Top Hotels of the World Guide, the Caesar Park Ipanema is favored by business travelers for whom the facilities are top notch. It offers faultless service, great food and a legendary Feijoada on Saturdays at lunchtime. The hotel also has its own section of beach complete with umbrellas, beach towels and security guards. If you have difficulty waking up, the view of the beach you will gaze upon while having breakfast will be sure to do the trick.
Located at the end of Copacabana Beach,Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana offers its guests a wonderfully luxurious stay in the city. A wonderful blend of local customs and French hospitality, the hotel is close to many of Rio's top attractions, among which Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema Beach are just two. Le Pré Catelan serves French fare, while Restaurante Atlantis is known for its international cuisine. The hotel features a golf course and swimming pool, and ski equipment can be hired.
With its façade facing out to the shore, Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel offers an enviable view of the Copacabana beach. To make the location even more enjoyable, all rooms have a balcony with a view of the ocean. The apartments are pleasantly decorated in soft colours, and have a connection for laptop PCs. The hotel also features a restaurant with yet another superb view and two bars: an impressive one in the lobby, and the Pool Bar. It is an excellent location for shopping, leisure and other attractions.
This revamped colonial building is the setting of Discovery Hostel. Comprising of two cozy independent rooms and four distinct dorm rooms, the hostel has 27 beds in all and features lockers, air conditioners, linens, housekeeping, laundry service, complimentary breakfast and WiFi. It also has a full kitchen, bar, a computer lounge, TV area and an outdoor patio. Ideal for backpackers and those on a budget holiday, Discovery Hostel is a good base for your city expedition.
One of South America's greatest places to stay, Copacabana Palace is much favored by the rich and famous, especially royalty and rock stars. The rooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated with a wonderful mixture of history and modern luxury. For business travelers, the executive floor is exceptional. The cuisine is fantastic, the service excellent, and the elegant pool an attraction in itself. Be warned: booking in advance is essential.