Where to Stay in Rio de Janeiro

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Jul 01, 2015

by JONATHAN FRANKLIN, Writer

The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming and the temperature is already rising in Rio de Janeiro. Here's where to stay in the Marvellous City.

Arpoador Inn

Want to hear crashing waves while you sleep? Grab a room on the higher floors of this family-run hotel that’s just steps from the water. The rooms are small but good value thanks to an unbeatable location – you’ll love heading to the rocky point for a sunset stroll.

Hotel Santa Teresa

A former coffee-plantation mansion, this impeccably designed hotel features one of Rio’s most famous restaurants, Térèze. The hotel is far from the beach but has convenient access to the up-and-coming galleries of the Santa Teresa neighbourhood. By day you can stroll to art galleries and tiny bistros nestled amid a sprinkling of stylish buildings.

Hotel Casa Mosquito

Hidden at the base of the hills behind Ipanema beach, this boutique getaway is on the edge of the Cantogalo favela. A steep walk is rewarded with a view of the city and a respite from the beachside bustle just blocks away. Designer rooms seem pulled from a magazine photo shoot. This is a great spot for couples.

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