Everything is exotic and big in Brazil which means hotels make no exception. There are plenty of amazing hotels here, from the luxury ones where you are most likely to run into a celebrity to the cheaper ones where you’ll be fellow budget travelers.
Need to know
The hotels in Brasilia, the city’s capital, are neither the most elegant nor the cheapest, as the city is neither the most glamorous nor the most touristy place. However, there are plenty of nice hotels to choose from if you are stuck visiting the capital.
Sao Paulo, on the other hand, being the country’s commercial capital, has some of the most expensive hotels in Brazil. There are plenty of cheap(er) ones as well if you happen to be on a budget.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most sought after holiday locations in the world hence you’ll find the world’s most well know hotel chains here. Most of the hotels are located on the beach.
In general, the prices are determined by the facilities offered and the hotel’s location. The tourist season also influences the prices, which means during summer — November to March — the prices are at their highest.
Sao Paulo: Comfort Hotel Guarulhos
This 3 stars hotel is located close to the Museum of Natural History in Sao Paulo and at only 4 miles from Guarulhos International Airport. There are swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and restaurants within the hotel. Breakfast and transfer to/from the airport are included in the room price. During July expect to pay US$96.56 per night for a suite (2 persons) or US$103.00 per night for a double room. All rooms have AC, TV and minibars. Prices are the same all year round, so in November — high season, summer- expect to pay the same price for the rooms.
Sao Paulo: Estanplaza Ibirapuera
This 3 star stars hotels is located in one of the city’s most sophisticated areas. The buffet breakfast is included in the room price and there is free WiFi internet available in the hotel. You’ll also find a swimming pool, fitness room and golf facilities. During summer expect to pay US$120.00 per night for an executive room (2 persons) or US$166.99 per night for a double deluxe room.
Rio de Janeiro: Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel
This 4 stars hotel is located at less than 100 meters from Impanema beach and only 7 miles from the city center. You’ll find swimming pool, fitness room and computer access (for a fee) in the hotel. All rooms have AC, TV, phone and internet (for a fee). During the high season expect to pay US$243.99 per night for a double superior room or US$195.00 per night for a standard double room.
Rio de Janeiro: Orla Copacabana Hotel
This 3 star hotel is located just couple of minutes from down-town Rio de Janeiro, almost right on Copacabana Beach and 15 min walk from Ipanema Beach. The WiFi internet access is free and there is a 3 nights stay requirement. The breakfast is included in the room price. You’ll also find swimming pool and fitness room. During the high season expect to pay US$125.00 per night for a standard double room (breakfast and internet included), US$159.00 per night for a deluxe double room (breakfast and internet included) or US$250.00 per night for a deluxe double room with AC, minibar and internet.